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Posted · Original PosterOP

So basically I've been using this beast of an i7 930 for a decade now. I call it a beast 'cause it survived several hurricanes and outages. Paired with, of course.. a Sabertooth x58 board I had to get used off ebay cause my other one died, with 12GB DDR3-1600 ram and a GTX 1060 6GB, which is getting bottlenecked to fuck. Other details but not necessarily important. At some point, I aim to actually have money to upgrade, etc etc..

 

My passion is casual video editing but moreso just gaming and my budget is/will be *high*. I don't want any mid stuff, but I also don't want RGB garbage. I want a total upgrade - sure, but not only do I want to do better than my current hardware, I kinda want something at the top or close, ya feel me? I've seen a fps benchmark comparison of  first gen I7 and I think a 7770K, and I thought the difference over the years wasn't that great and I thought, gee.. intel CPUs are this expensive for this kind of a difference? Maybe I'm wrong there. I just went on pcpartpicker and just tossed in these (yes I have no case, psu, monitor, this is a future thing, just added super important stuff)

 

Are these a good place to start? I thought for over 300 dollars, I'd opt for the Ryzen, I thought since the 2080 got bad reviews I'd opt for the 2070 and since I never tried water cooling I'd opt for the.. Kraken? Also that motherboard was a quick google search pair for the CPU. Otherwise, stir me in the right direction?

 

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($309.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($167.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card  ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1207.95


 

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wait a minute... x58? you got gold in hands

 

look for 1366 xeons, you'll be surprised how much you can get for little money


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Secondary PC: Cedar mill

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Laptop: Acer TravelMate 8573t

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You could get a 6c/12t Xeon for really cheap and then overclock it to 4.2GHz or higher.

 

But if you have a lot of money to use, then the Ryzen 7 2700X is a pretty good upgrade.


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PC 2: Intel Xeon X5677 @ 3.47GHz, HP 0B4Ch (X58), 12gb DDR3 1333MHz, Asus GeForce GTX 660 DC2, 240gb SSD, 1tb HDD

Laptop: Dell Latitude E6430, Intel Core i5-3210M, 6gb DDR3 1600MHz , Intel HD 4000, 250gb Samsung SSD 860 EVO, 1TB WD Blue HDD

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PC 4: Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 @ 3.8GHz, Asus P5KC, 8gb DDR2, NVIDIA GeForce GT 430, 32gb SSD and 500gb HDD

HTPC: Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.0GHz, HP DC7900SFF, 8gb DDR2 800MHz, Asus Radeon HD 6570, 4tb HDD

WinXP PC: Intel Core2 Duo E6300 @ 2.33GHz, Asus P5B, 2gb DDR2 667MHz, NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT, 32gb SSD and 80gb HDD

RetroPC: Intel Pentium 4 HT @ 3.0GHz, Gigabyte GA-8SGXLFS, 2gb DDR1, ATi Radeon 9800 Pro, 2x 40gb HDD

My first PC: Intel Celeron 333MHz, Diamond Micronics C400, 384mb RAM, Diamond Viper V550 (NVIDIA Riva TNT), 6gb and 8gb HDD

Server: 2x Intel Xeon E5420, Dell PowerEdge 2950, 32gb DDR2, ATI ES1000, 4x 146gb SAS

Dual Opteron PC: 2x AMD Opteron 2218, HP XW9400, 12gb DDR2, ATI Radeon 3650, 500gb HDD

Core2 Duo PC: Intel Core2 Duo E8400, HP DC7800, 4gb DDR2, NVIDIA Quadro FX1700, 1tb and 80gb HDD

Athlon XP PC: AMD Athlon XP 2400+, MSI something, 1,5gb DDR1, ATI Radeon 9200, 40gb HDD

Thinkpad: Intel Core2 Duo T7200, Lenovo Thinkpad T60, 4gb DDR2, ATI Mobility Radeon X1400, 1tb HDD

Pentium 3 PC: Intel Pentium 3 866MHz, Asus CUSL2-C, 512mb RAM, 3DFX VooDoo 3 2000 AGP

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Well now, I just learned something new. I thought those Xeons were.. something else entirely, okay now those are cheap. I mean they're not readily available but that's affordable.

 

Ye, to be fair if I have that money I might go the path of new parts and probably a Ryzen 7 2700X but that's a great idea to think about right now.

 

 

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23 minutes ago, Seneschal said:

Well now, I just learned something new. I thought those Xeons were.. something else entirely, okay now those are cheap. I mean they're not readily available but that's affordable.

 

Ye, to be fair if I have that money I might go the path of new parts and probably a Ryzen 7 2700X but that's a great idea to think about right now.

 

 

i would wait, get one of those xeons and go for zen2 when it comes out


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CPU: I5-8600k  @4.5 ghz  GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming   RAM: 8+8 3360 mhz DDR4 Trident Z   MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC   HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung ECOGREEN   SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB   Soundcard: built in   Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB   Screen: Salora 40LED1500

 

Secondary PC: Cedar mill

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CPU: i3-2130   GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 4+2 GB 1333 mhz DDR3    MOBO: HP H series   HDD: 320 GB WD Black 7200 RPM   PSU: HP 250 watt   Soundcard: built in   Case: Sunbeam Quarterback   Screen: IIyama Prolite T2240MTS, Samsung SyncMaster710N

 

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CPU: core2dual E8400   GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 2+1+1+1 gb 1333 mhz ddr3   MOBO: HP Q series   HDD: 4x 1tb 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint Ecogreen   Soundcard: built in   Case: Compaq 6000 pro mt   Screen: Samsung SyncMaster710n

 

Laptop: Acer TravelMate 8573t

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CPU: I3-2330M   GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 8+2 GB 1333 mhz DDR3   MOBO: Acer   SSD: 250 gb mx500 sata   Soundcard: built in   Case: Acer TravelMate 8573t   Screen: TN 768p

 

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PS4 slim glacier white 500 gb, PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 gb, Xbox, 3 DS lites, DSI XL, Gameboy Advanced Color, PS Vita v2, Wii, PS3 500 gb

 

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