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Looking to Upgrade Gaming Pc, need suggestions

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So essentially I built this PC mainly for gaming a while ago, and it seems to be crapping out on me. Constant GPU crashes, PSU failing, CPU struggling to manage stream + gaming workload, so I'm really looking to change essentially the CPU, Mobo, GPU, PSU, and maybe add ram since only 8gb and ddr3, budget I'm not really sure, maybe something around $1k USD, honestly open to most suggestions around that price range maybe even more, depends really. I was thinking a Ryzen 7 2700 + a vega 56, not sure tho what's best option. Here's my current build that I'm trying to upgrade, kinda wanna keep the case and SSD if I can as I'm trying to save as much as possible -

 

 

 

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Yeah ryzen will handle simultaneous gaming & streaming much better, if you're looking to pair it with a b450 board the MSI pro carbon is probably the one you want, $95 for a 16GB kit of ddr4 3000MHz team vulcan ram, that leaves a $500 budget to decide if you want to replace the stock cooler and get a gpu... but I'd recommend an rtx 2060 over a vega 56 unless you've found yourself a sweet deal you could even get a 2070 if you stick with the stock cooler (AMD's stock coolers are actually good so it's really an option) here's a quick pcpartpicker list for ya 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor $249.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.99 @ B&H
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $94.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $484.87
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-23 01:35 EST-0500  

 


r5 3600 4.175GHz@1.1875v | Noctua Nh l9x65 am4 | MSI b450i gaming ac | crucial ballistix 2x8 3600mhz | 256GB Samsung 950 pro nvme | 1TB Adata su800 | 4TB HGST drive | Silverstone SX500-LG | Silverstone ML08

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Cyracus said:

Yeah ryzen will handle simultaneous gaming & streaming much better, if you're looking to pair it with a b450 board the MSI pro carbon is probably the one you want, $95 for a 16GB kit of ddr4 3000MHz team vulcan ram, that leaves a $500 budget to decide if you want to replace the stock cooler and get a gpu... but I'd recommend an rtx 2060 over a vega 56 unless you've found yourself a sweet deal you could even get a 2070 if you stick with the stock cooler (AMD's stock coolers are actually good so it's really an option) here's a quick pcpartpicker list for ya 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor $249.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.99 @ B&H
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $94.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $484.87
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-23 01:35 EST-0500  

 

Hmm would you reccommend getting a 2060 plus a new psu or just adding on a 2070 ? I dont mind using stock cooler tbh.
Thanks for the help, appreciate it

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($304.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($119.89 @ OutletPC) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($104.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($77.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8 GB Air Boost 8G OC Video Card  ($329.99 @ Newegg Business) 
Case: NZXT - S340 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case 
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA GS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($89.89 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $1027.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-23 01:39 EST-0500

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1 minute ago, IshGames said:

Hmm would you reccommend getting a 2060 plus a new psu or just adding on a 2070 ? I dont mind using stock cooler tbh.
Thanks for the help, appreciate it

2060 is just as good (if not better) than vega 56. I would get that just for to be able to play around with RT cores, not that i need it.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, SupaKomputa said:

2060 is just as good (if not better) than vega 56. I would get that just for to be able to play around with RT cores, not that i need it.

My only issue with the 2060 is that its 6gb of vram, which is low no ? Currently running a stock rx480 with 8gb so it seems kind of weird to me, maybe im wrong idk

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I think 6gb is enough for now.

As most games still in 3-4gb average vram in 1080p.

Just make sure you get high enough RAM capacity (16 is enough) if you wanna use more than 6gb vram.

If the games uses more than 6gb vram, the rest will be moved to the RAM.

8gb vram is usable today if you play 4k.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, SupaKomputa said:

I think 6gb is enough for now.

As most games still in 3-4gb average vram in 1080p.

Just make sure you get high enough RAM capacity (16 is enough) if you wanna use more than 6gb vram.

If the games uses more than 6gb vram, the rest will be moved to the RAM.

8gb vram is usable today if you play 4k.

Ahh so 2060 should suffice along side 16gb ram ? is there much difference between 2060 and 2070 in terms of performance vs price

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21 minutes ago, IshGames said:

Hmm would you reccommend getting a 2060 plus a new psu or just adding on a 2070 ? I dont mind using stock cooler tbh.
Thanks for the help, appreciate it

that psu should be fine, price to performance the 2060 is better, outright performance the 2070 is better, naturally, probably better suited to 1440p or making sure all AAA titles for the next few years hit 60+ fps


r5 3600 4.175GHz@1.1875v | Noctua Nh l9x65 am4 | MSI b450i gaming ac | crucial ballistix 2x8 3600mhz | 256GB Samsung 950 pro nvme | 1TB Adata su800 | 4TB HGST drive | Silverstone SX500-LG | Silverstone ML08

HTPC i3 7300 | Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H | 16GB G Skill | Adata XPG SX8000 128GB M.2 | Many HDDs | Msi rx 560 aero itx | Rosewill FBM-01 | Corsair CXM 450W

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Don't rule out the used market!! You can find some gems! I found myself a i9-9900k for $300!!! (rarity for sure).


My Rig: CPU: i9-9900k (5Ghz), Ram: 32gigs 3600mhz DDR4, MOBO: Gigabyte Aorus z390 Ultra, HDD: Samsung 970 Evo 500gig, Samsung 850 evo 250 gig, 2 TB Baracuda 7200 rpm,6tb WD Black 7200rpm, 4TB NAS, GPU: 1080Ti Fe, ek water block cpu and gpu custom loop.

 

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