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  1. byzrk

    Used Graphics Cards?

    If I were you, I'd go with one of these 3 options: If you don't mind a mining card, a used RX470, RX480, RX570, or RX580 would fit your budget nicely. For around $100-120, you can buy a brand new RX570 that comes with 2 games. Used GTX 970's go for around $80-100. You can find them at /r/hardwareswap, locally, or even on EVGA's website during Midweek Madness. These cards use a lot less power and thus generate less heat and would pair with your build nicely. Hope this helps and good luck with your upgrade.
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    Upgrade for 2500k

    You're extremely limiting yourself with Amazon. They'll have everything you need but the deals aren't always there. Here's what I would get if I were you and buying today. https://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.3914805 Best deal in the past 2 weeks for a CPU/mobo. If you don't have a Microcenter, this is it. https://express.google.com/u/0/product/Corsair-Vengeance-LPX-8-GB-DDR4-DRAM-3000MHz-C15-Desktop-Memory-Kit-Black-2-pack/10680836686480237540_1607134934574184164_125181302 Use promo code MAYSAVE19 at checkout (first time customers only) and get this kit for $64. EDIT: looks like the old kit for $64 has sold out. DDR4 prices have been going down like crazy in the past few weeks though and you can get a 16GB 3200 kit for $70 easily. You're welcome.
  3. Price-dropped 8700k is speaking my language hahaha. Guess i'll be waiting! Thanks!
  4. Hey guys I'm looking for some opinions about a possible upgrade. Below is my 1080p gaming build that I mainly use for Starcraft 2, Warframe, and Dungeon Defenders 2. I live near a Micro Center and can upgrade to a Ryzen 5 1600, B450 mobo, and DDR4 for ~$130 more. Would the upgrade be worth it for me considering the games I play or just wait longer for Zen 3? Thanks in advance! Type Part Price CPU i5-2500k @ 4.5ghz $40 Cooler Corsair H80i v2 $25 Motherboard ASUS P8P67 PRO Rev 3.1 LGA 1155 $40 Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 $45 SSD Team L5 LITE 3D 240GB $33 GPU Sapphire RX 580 8GB NITRO+ $130 Case Deepcool Matrexx 55 $33 Case Fans UpHere RGB Series Case Fan RGB123-5 $35 PSU Thermaltake Smart Pro RGB 750W $35 WiFi Intel Wireless-AC 9260 + m.2 Adapter $32 Total: $447
  5. Hi everyone, I recently picked up a motherboard, cpu, ram, cooler combo on Craigslist and was wondering if you guys think it will fit in my build. Here's what I got: i7 3770k ASUS Maximus V Extreme Motherboard Micron Value Ram 16GB DDR3 1600mhz Corsair H80i v2 Cooler Total Cost: $150 My current specs are below: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel - Core i5-4670K 3.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor (Purchased For $0.00) CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i v2 70.69 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (Purchased For $0.00) Motherboard: Asus - SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (Purchased For $0.00) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For $0.00) Storage: Crucial - MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $0.00) Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00) Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Dual Series Video Card (Purchased For $0.00) Case: Corsair - 750D ATX Full Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00) Power Supply: Corsair - RMx 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $0.00) Optical Drive: Samsung - SH-B123L Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit (Purchased For $0.00) Total: $0.00 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-07 17:46 EST-0500 I know I could probably do a quick flip and re-sell these parts, but I would really like to utilize them in some way, as it's my first ASUS Maximus motherboard I have owned. Would it even be worth it to swap out my motherboard/cpu from my current build, or should I start a separate build, and retire my old one? Currently I mainly use my PC to play older titles like Path of Exile and Warframe @1440p 144hz. If I do end up starting a brand new build, my old build would go to a family member for some light gaming (Dungeon Defenders 2, Diablo 3, Left 4 Dead 2) I'm still a little unsure if I need an i7 for the games that I play, so any advice or opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for looking!
  6. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price CPU Intel - Core i5-760 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Processor $225.36 @ Amazon Motherboard Asus - P7P55D-E ATX LGA1156 Motherboard Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2 GB FTW ACX Video Card Power Supply EVGA - 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $149.46 @ OutletPC Monitor Asus - VS247H-P 23.6" 1920x1080 Monitor $128.99 @ Amazon Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $513.81 Mail-in rebates -$10.00 Total $503.81 Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-07 13:44 EST-0500 Hi there, I wanted to add another stick of 8GB DDR3 RAM to my build, but I'm not sure what would be compatible and what would be the cheapest route. Should I be buying a brand new 8GB stick to put in my build, or look for some cheap options on the used market? When searching the used market, I get a little overwhelmed with the amount of choices and it's difficult to check the compatibility. I noticed that even my current stick of ram isn't listed on the compatibility list. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance! EDIT: Just realized I posted this in the wrong forum section. If someone could please move, much appreciated!
  7. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I've only looked as far as googling "fastest 1156 cpu" and found some $90 i7 880's and thought it wouldn't be financially worth it to upgrade to a faster CPU. I guess I should try exploring some more budget options that might be worth it for me.
  8. Thanks again! Last question, do you know if my 750w PSU will be able to supply enough power for the 970? I remember I had to upgrade my PSU last time I changed my GPU.
  9. Awesome, thank you so much for your help and recommendations. You mentioned earlier that you owned and liked the Gigabyte GTX 970, any others models I should be looking out for on eBay?
  10. My 750ti has been serving me very well since I bought it. I don't think it will hold up on a 144hz panel when I upgrade to one though, so I want to upgrade my rig to accommodate. So if I upgrade my GPU to a GTX 970, will my i5 still hold me back from achieving 144hz? So does the GTX 970 pair best with my ancient i5? Should I be completely ignoring the deals for newer RX 570s and just look for used 970s?
  11. Hi everyone, I'm a new forum member from the US and I could use some advice on what to do with my old rig. I recently went on a LTT binge and got inspired to tune-up my rig one final time but wasn't sure what else I could do to it. Here are my specs: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price CPU Intel - Core i5-760 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $200.00 Motherboard Asus - P7P55D-E ATX LGA1156 Motherboard Purchased For $96.00 Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory Purchased For $70.48 Storage Kingston - SSDNow V300 Series 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $75.24 Storage Crucial - MX300 275 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $85.00 Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $50.00 Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2 GB FTW ACX Video Card Purchased For $171.66 Case Lian-Li - PC-K62 ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $86.59 Power Supply EVGA - 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $80.61 Monitor Asus - VS247H-P 23.6" 1920x1080 Monitor Purchased For $171.66 Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $1087.24 Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-05 14:41 EST-0500 From this list, these are the parts I've upgraded to since 2010: GTX 750 ti EVGA 750w PSU Crucial 275GB SSD My aim for this rig is to run older games such as Starcraft 2, L4D2, and Path of Exile, ideally at 1080p, max settings, 60+ FPS. I would like to upgrade to a 120hz panel but I am not sure my old rig could even take advantage of it. My budget for the upgrade would be around $150, not including the monitor. I was hoping I could slot in a low-mid range card (RX 570ish) and that would hopefully run the games at above 60 FPS. Would this a feasible and worthwhile upgrade? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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