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500-600€ for upgrading

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1. Budget & Location

500-600€ Germany

2. Aim

Gaming like World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Undertale at FHD right now
Working: C# and Asp Net MVC Development with VS 2017 mainly, light video editing
Running 2-3 VMs for development purposes (like 3 Debian or 3 Win 10 atm ram usage ~15GB, CPU at 80%)

3. Monitors

I run a 1920x1080 24" right now, had 2 monitors running, sadly one died. Either will replace monitor now if you say there is no good upgrade on other components or will buy a 3440x1440p in summer.

4. Peripherals

Peripherals exist and don't need replacement and I have all licenses needed too.

5. Why are you upgrading?

Mainly because I have some spare money, I enjoy upgrading and the prices seem nice atm. The hdd makes noises and gets really slow, so a 7.200 was my idea. And since I am starting to shop anyway, I thought why no ask if there are other replacements worth the money.
The gpu is way more than needed, I barely can make 40% gpu usage, so I think there is no reason to change it.



my build right now that you helped me with 3 years ago.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  (€316.84 @ Mindfactory) @5.0GHz
Motherboard: Asus - ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (€179.00)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory @2884MHz CL16
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (€88.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Western Digital - WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  (€85.79 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card
Case: Phanteks - Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case  (€167.03 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: be quiet! - STRAIGHT POWER 10 CM 600W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  (€100.68 @ Mindfactory)
Total: €938.24
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-26 13:27 CET+0100

what would you upgrade with 500-600€. Thought of new hdd because old is damn slow (2TB again,since 1,5 are in uses and needed!)
m.2 ssd 500gb
new monitor since I am still running FHD at 24"

or upgrade cpu+mb+32gb ram to Ryzen. Thinking of ryzen 2700 + asrock taichi

 

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Your PC is still really quite good, I think I'd consider getting a nice big SSD and maybe some more RAM? But other that you're fine really


75% of what I say is sarcastic

 

So is the rest probably

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Wait for Zen 2. Then get yourself a top of the line CPU upgrade. (12-16 cores)

 

That will be the best course of action.

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You should keep saving money and wait for Zen 2 release in a few months.


Workstation Rig:
CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @4.7ghz  |~| Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3200mhz CL16 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia TITAN V  |~| PSU: Corsair RM850X 80Plus Gold |~| Boot: WD Black M.2 2280 500GB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
Personal Use Rig:
CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: EVGA Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk SSD Plus G26 480gb |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display Setup: Acer X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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upgrade later dude its not like you have some probs with it. Except you want to work on some rendering or something like that, if its only gaming youre still good

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1 hour ago, Gnomo said:


or upgrade cpu+mb+32gb ram to Ryzen. Thinking of ryzen 2700 + asrock taichi

 

If you thinking of ryzen wait for zen2. If not 6700 is a great cpu. Just upgrade your GPU.

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1 hour ago, Gnomo said:

1. Budget & Location

500-600€ Germany

2. Aim

Gaming like World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Undertale at FHD right now
Working: C# and Asp Net MVC Development with VS 2017 mainly, light video editing
Running 2-3 VMs for development purposes (like 3 Debian or 3 Win 10 atm ram usage ~15GB, CPU at 80%)

3. Monitors

I run a 1920x1080 24" right now, had 2 monitors running, sadly one died. Either will replace monitor now if you say there is no good upgrade on other components or will buy a 3440x1440p in summer.

4. Peripherals

Peripherals exist and don't need replacement and I have all licenses needed too.

5. Why are you upgrading?

Mainly because I have some spare money, I enjoy upgrading and the prices seem nice atm. The hdd makes noises and gets really slow, so a 7.200 was my idea. And since I am starting to shop anyway, I thought why no ask if there are other replacements worth the money.
The gpu is way more than needed, I barely can make 40% gpu usage, so I think there is no reason to change it.



my build right now that you helped me with 3 years ago.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  (€316.84 @ Mindfactory) @5.0GHz
Motherboard: Asus - ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (€179.00)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory @2884MHz CL16
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (€88.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Western Digital - WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  (€85.79 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card
Case: Phanteks - Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case  (€167.03 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: be quiet! - STRAIGHT POWER 10 CM 600W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  (€100.68 @ Mindfactory)
Total: €938.24
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-26 13:27 CET+0100

what would you upgrade with 500-600€. Thought of new hdd because old is damn slow (2TB again,since 1,5 are in uses and needed!)
m.2 ssd 500gb
new monitor since I am still running FHD at 24"

or upgrade cpu+mb+32gb ram to Ryzen. Thinking of ryzen 2700 + asrock taichi

 

Your current set up looks more than capable, like the others say it might be good to wait for Zen 2. However, if youre expecting to have a windfall again by the end of the summer (you said you would get a monitor in the summer if you spend the money now) I would tbh get the monitor and new HDD now and then get zen 2 at the end of the summer when it's been out for a month or two and you have a good idea of what you'll gain from it :)

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