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What should i spend my money on ?!?! (PC UPGRADE)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi guys and gals looking for some insight from you all, I have some money set aside to spend on my pc however im not really sure where to start, I am pretty happy with how it currently preforms but there is room for improvement.

Some components are pretty dated, My specs are listed bellow please feel free to chime in with any advice/recommendations  i have around $1400 AUD to spend

 

CPU: Ryzen 1600 Cooled by a corsair h60

MOBO: ASUS PRIME B350 PLUS

GPU: RX580 8GB

MEM:  16gb of G.Skill FlareX 2400mhz 2x 8gb dimms

PSU: Thermaltake Evo Blue 750w semi modular (not the 2.0 the original one)

MAIN DRIVE: Samsung 960 evo m.2 250gb

STORAGE DRIVES: 2TB WD GREEN,1TB WD BLACK ,Some random 1.5tb Seagate drive

 

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If you're happy with how it performs, save the money, and that build is great rn, wym 


PC: CPU: i5-9600k - CPU Cooler (Temporary): Deepcool - GAMMAXX 300 R 40 CFM CPU Cooler - GPU: XFX - Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS Black Edition OC+ - Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 - RAM: Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB DDR4-3000 - PSU: Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply - Case: Thermaltake - Core G21 TG

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

everything is dated.maybe get better monitor first ?

Not really in the market for a monitor only just got a new one last month, got a "fake predator"  Acer XZ271

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I would recommend  upgrading your GPU.

P.S. your components are no where near as dated as mine.


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Is there a big price different between a B350 board and B450 board and also a R5 1600 and R5 2600 in AUS?

I wonder if it wouldn't be better do go ahead and get the current gen


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Wh0_Am_1 said:

I would recommend  upgrading your GPU.

P.S. your components are no where near as dated as mine.

yeah i was leaning towards a possible gpu upgrade, also that power supply is going on 6 years old 😅

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Just now, Psybadek said:

Is there a big price different between a B350 board and B450 board and also a R5 1600 and R5 2600 in AUS?

I wonder if it wouldn't be better do go ahead and get the current gen

No major performance difference.  Better to wait for the 3000 series.

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3 minutes ago, Wh0_Am_1 said:

P.S. your components are no where near as dated as mine.

Lets see em, my CPU is dogshit.

 

nvm, though your CPU performs about the same as mine,


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Current PC

CPU: AMD A8-6600k (@4.2Ghz)

GPU: GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX

Motherboard: GA-F2A78M-HD2 

RAM: 8gb Patriot DDR3-1600mhz

Storage: Samsung 830 EVO 120gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM 

PSU: SeaSonicM12II 620w (I wish I didn't buy this)

 Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB 

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP

PSU Tier List v3 

 

New PC (getting parts)

CPU: i7-9700k

Cooling: EVGA CLC 280 RGB [✓]

GPU: EVGA GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX [✓]

Mobo: GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO [✓]

RAM: XPG SPEXTRIX X41 2666mhz (Grey) [✓]

 Storage: T-Force Delta 250gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM [✓]

PSU: 650w+ and ranked well

Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White

Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB [✓]

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP [✓]

Extra: Sky blue front panel, sky blue cable extensions [✓]

 

Other

Phone: Huawei Mate 10 Lite (China steal my data???)

Dog: Irish Water Spaniel, Lucy, 9 years old (I didn't know what to write)

School Laptop: Acer Chromebook R11 ((less RAM than my phone)

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1 minute ago, KarathKasun said:

No major performance difference.  Better to wait for the 3000 series.

Was referring to the price difference, not the performance. If it wasn't much more expensive may as well and get the 2000 series.


Main Rig CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 GPU: AMD MSI RX580 MB:ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-Plus RAM: Crucial Ballistix 32gb DDR4 3000MT/s CPU Cooler: Stock AMD SSD: Crucial 250gb M.2 + Crucial 500gb SSD HDD: 4TB Seagate Baracude PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: Corsair Carbide 275R KB: Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 SE MOUSE: Corsair M65 Pro RGB HEADSET: Corsair Void Pro RGB

 

Linux Ubuntu Rig CPU: Intel i3 6100 GPU: N/A MB: Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H RAM: Crucial Ballistix 1x8gb DDR4 2400MT/s CPU Cooler: Stock Intel SSD: N/A (8GB USB drive used for OS) HDD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda/500GB Seagate Barracudax2 PSU: Corsair CX750M Case: Corsair Spec-01 KB: Same as Main

 

MacBook Pro: Late 2016 with 8gb RAM, 256gb SSD, i5 CPU.

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Just now, Psybadek said:

Was referring to the price difference, not the performance. If it wasn't much more expensive may as well and get the 2000 series.

OP has a 1600 already, the list is what they have currently.

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I don't understand why everyone is pushing for an upgrade. You have a 1600 which is like, 10% worse maybe than a 2600, and you seem happy with your performance still.

 

I would hold on to that cash, and upgrade later.


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Laptop | 2018 MBA 256/16GB | MX Master 

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Your PC is great as it is. If you want to play higher resolutions than 1080p maybe a better graphics card upgrade could be justified but you really don't need anything at the moment. Save the money for when you actually need it 


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New GPU  (GTX 1080, RTX 2070) if you want, not much else is needed


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24 minutes ago, KarathKasun said:

OP has a 1600 already, the list is what they have currently.

You're right I totally misread that.


Main Rig CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 GPU: AMD MSI RX580 MB:ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-Plus RAM: Crucial Ballistix 32gb DDR4 3000MT/s CPU Cooler: Stock AMD SSD: Crucial 250gb M.2 + Crucial 500gb SSD HDD: 4TB Seagate Baracude PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: Corsair Carbide 275R KB: Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 SE MOUSE: Corsair M65 Pro RGB HEADSET: Corsair Void Pro RGB

 

Linux Ubuntu Rig CPU: Intel i3 6100 GPU: N/A MB: Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H RAM: Crucial Ballistix 1x8gb DDR4 2400MT/s CPU Cooler: Stock Intel SSD: N/A (8GB USB drive used for OS) HDD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda/500GB Seagate Barracudax2 PSU: Corsair CX750M Case: Corsair Spec-01 KB: Same as Main

 

MacBook Pro: Late 2016 with 8gb RAM, 256gb SSD, i5 CPU.

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42 minutes ago, kurtinator177 said:

yeah i was leaning towards a possible gpu upgrade, also that power supply is going on 6 years old 😅

6 years is fine (mine is 8 years old) it's when it starts to get older than 10 that you should start considering replacing it.


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35 minutes ago, mxk. said:

Lets see em, my CPU is dogshit.

 

nvm, though your CPU performs about the same as mine,

That depends are we talking the ARM946E-S in your DS Lite or some other CPU? Because if we are talking the processor in your DS my CPU is several orders of magnitude faster. 


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6 minutes ago, Wh0_Am_1 said:

That depends are we talking the ARM946E-S in your DS Lite or some other CPU? Because if we are talking the processor in your DS my CPU is several orders of magnitude faster. 

The fact that you knew the ARM CPU of my DS lite is amazing. I was talking about my A8-6600k.


Please quote or @ me so I can see you responded!

Current PC

CPU: AMD A8-6600k (@4.2Ghz)

GPU: GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX

Motherboard: GA-F2A78M-HD2 

RAM: 8gb Patriot DDR3-1600mhz

Storage: Samsung 830 EVO 120gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM 

PSU: SeaSonicM12II 620w (I wish I didn't buy this)

 Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB 

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP

PSU Tier List v3 

 

New PC (getting parts)

CPU: i7-9700k

Cooling: EVGA CLC 280 RGB [✓]

GPU: EVGA GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX [✓]

Mobo: GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO [✓]

RAM: XPG SPEXTRIX X41 2666mhz (Grey) [✓]

 Storage: T-Force Delta 250gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM [✓]

PSU: 650w+ and ranked well

Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White

Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB [✓]

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP [✓]

Extra: Sky blue front panel, sky blue cable extensions [✓]

 

Other

Phone: Huawei Mate 10 Lite (China steal my data???)

Dog: Irish Water Spaniel, Lucy, 9 years old (I didn't know what to write)

School Laptop: Acer Chromebook R11 ((less RAM than my phone)

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4 minutes ago, mxk. said:

The fact that you knew the ARM CPU of my DS lite is amazing. 

Lol, I just Googled it! (I wish I knew that stuff of the top of my head) Also apparently the DS Lite apparently has 2 processors (a second ARM V7 chip)

 

10 minutes ago, mxk. said:

 I was talking about my A8-6600k.

Wow, you may want to upgrade that in the near future.


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1 minute ago, Wh0_Am_1 said:

Lol, I just Googled it! (I wish I knew that stuff of the top of my head) Also apparently the DS Lite apparently has 2 processors (a second ARM V7 chip)

 

Wow, you may want to upgrade that in the near future.

check my signature, it's my current plans and i'm real close

 

also my shitty cpu does great in csgo at 1024x768. My 1070Ti upgrade from a 960 let me turn up the textures, so now I can actually look at my pixelated trash with FXAA.


Please quote or @ me so I can see you responded!

Current PC

CPU: AMD A8-6600k (@4.2Ghz)

GPU: GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX

Motherboard: GA-F2A78M-HD2 

RAM: 8gb Patriot DDR3-1600mhz

Storage: Samsung 830 EVO 120gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM 

PSU: SeaSonicM12II 620w (I wish I didn't buy this)

 Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB 

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP

PSU Tier List v3 

 

New PC (getting parts)

CPU: i7-9700k

Cooling: EVGA CLC 280 RGB [✓]

GPU: EVGA GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX [✓]

Mobo: GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO [✓]

RAM: XPG SPEXTRIX X41 2666mhz (Grey) [✓]

 Storage: T-Force Delta 250gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM [✓]

PSU: 650w+ and ranked well

Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White

Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB [✓]

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP [✓]

Extra: Sky blue front panel, sky blue cable extensions [✓]

 

Other

Phone: Huawei Mate 10 Lite (China steal my data???)

Dog: Irish Water Spaniel, Lucy, 9 years old (I didn't know what to write)

School Laptop: Acer Chromebook R11 ((less RAM than my phone)

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Just now, mxk. said:

check my signature, it's my current plans and i'm real close

 

also my shitty cpu does great in csgo at 1024x768. My 1070Ti upgrade from a 960 let me turn up the textures, so now I can actually look at my pixelated trash with FXAA.

Well I hope you can get it soon. (And I thought that my plan to pair a 1070 ti with an ageing fx6300 was a crazy idea...) P.S. the 1070 ti would only really be used for Blender.


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1 minute ago, Wh0_Am_1 said:

Well I hope you can get it soon. (And I thought that my plan to pair a 1070 ti with an ageing fx6300 was a crazy idea...) P.S. the 1070 ti would only really be used for Blender.

I remember princess cadence telling me "that bottleneck is huge" and I was kinda like "no shit". I knew what I was doing, and honestly, it's actually benefited me. I wouldn't of been able to use freesync on my monitor, and I can play csgo at 1920x1080 above 60 fps easily. 


Please quote or @ me so I can see you responded!

Current PC

CPU: AMD A8-6600k (@4.2Ghz)

GPU: GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX

Motherboard: GA-F2A78M-HD2 

RAM: 8gb Patriot DDR3-1600mhz

Storage: Samsung 830 EVO 120gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM 

PSU: SeaSonicM12II 620w (I wish I didn't buy this)

 Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB 

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP

PSU Tier List v3 

 

New PC (getting parts)

CPU: i7-9700k

Cooling: EVGA CLC 280 RGB [✓]

GPU: EVGA GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX [✓]

Mobo: GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO [✓]

RAM: XPG SPEXTRIX X41 2666mhz (Grey) [✓]

 Storage: T-Force Delta 250gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM [✓]

PSU: 650w+ and ranked well

Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White

Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB [✓]

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP [✓]

Extra: Sky blue front panel, sky blue cable extensions [✓]

 

Other

Phone: Huawei Mate 10 Lite (China steal my data???)

Dog: Irish Water Spaniel, Lucy, 9 years old (I didn't know what to write)

School Laptop: Acer Chromebook R11 ((less RAM than my phone)

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6 minutes ago, mxk. said:

I remember princess cadence telling me "that bottleneck is huge" and I was kinda like "no shit". I knew what I was doing, and honestly, it's actually benefited me. I wouldn't of been able to use freesync on my monitor, and I can play csgo at 1920x1080 above 60 fps easily. 

LOL! Whelp if all else fails aim for at least a 2600k. (Or a 3570k)


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