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Looking to upgrade my CPU and motherboard

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys,

 

I've been upgrading my pre-built Dell desktop piece by piece ever since I got it back in 2012. At this point the only thing remaining is the original i7-3770 and 16gb of 1600 MHz ram. I changed out the motherboard for some crappy Gigabyte mb, but I'm looking to upgrade my CPU, motherboard, and probably ram. Beyond that, I'm running a GTX 980ti.

What would you all suggest? I don't stream or edit video, mostly just gaming.

 

Thanks!

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Whats the budget? Can go AMD for this upgrade at an affordable price. 


CPU
Intel® Core i9 9900K 8 Core 16 Threads
Motherboard
ASUS® ROG Strix Z390-E
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB
Graphics Card
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio

1st Drive

500GB Samsung 970 EVO NVME 

2nd Drive

1TB Samsung 970 EVO NVME
3rd Hard Disk
480GB KINGSTON HYPERX 3K SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 540MB/sR | 450MB/sW)
4th Hard Disk
2TB 3.5" SEAGATE SSHD, SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM

5th Hard Disk
2TB 3.5" SEAGATE SSHD, SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM
Power Supply
CORSAIR 850W RM SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET 
Processor Cooling
Corsair H150i Pr 360mm AIO

Case:

Lian Li O11 Air

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how about ram? If you sell the mobo + board + ram (current ones) for ~200$, you can get a R7 2700 (220$) + mid-range X470 board (150$) + 16GB 3000mhz ram (100$), which is 470$.

 

Looking at current eBay pricing, i7-3770 Is ~80-90$, or 75$ after fees and shipping etc.

16GB DDR3-1600 is ~ 60-70$, or 55 after fees

B75 Mobo is ~70-80$, or 60$ after fees, so 60+55+75+300 = 485.

 


Alpha X570 VRM + Features list (PM me if you want to help)

Will prob be making an X570 "tier" list when that is completed.

 

PC (Main)

 

CPU: i5-8400 CPU Cooler: Cryorig M9 Plus   Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M DS3H | RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8 DDR4-2400

 Boot/OS SSD: Inland 480GB SSD | Video Card: RX 570 4GB Strix OC | Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White TG (11/10) PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750

Monitor: Sceptre 24" 1080p 75hz

 

NAS:

Synology DS418J w/ 4x WD Red Pro 6TB RAID 10 (used 7.3/12TB)

 

Phone/Tablet:

iPhone 8 64GB iPad Mini 4 128GB

 

Laptops:

Dell XPS 15 9570 i7-8750H + 1050 ti + 20GB ram (16+4) + 1TB EX920 SSD

 

My old computers:

Athlon Xp + R9600 Pro 256MB Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 3.4ghz + GTX 275 | i5-3570k @ 4.4ghz + GTX 670

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Brooksie359 said:

Just make sure your case is ATX compatible. Some OEM pcs have proprietary mounting for their motherboards 

Yes! The case was one of the first things I changed because my first GPU upgrade didn't fit in the original case haha.

12 minutes ago, Firewrath9 said:

how about ram? If you sell the mobo + board + ram (current ones) for ~200$, you can get a R7 2700 (220$) + mid-range X470 board (150$) + 16GB 3000mhz ram (100$), which is 470$.

 

Looking at current eBay pricing, i7-3770 Is ~80-90$, or 75$ after fees and shipping etc.

16GB DDR3-1600 is ~ 60-70$, or 55 after fees

B75 Mobo is ~70-80$, or 60$ after fees, so 60+55+75+300 = 485.

 

Thank you for your help, firewrath! I'll look into all that. Think I'd have much luck selling the components? I feel like this isn't really stuff people would want. Would I have better luck selling all three together?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I've been looking around at different CPU/mobo combos, and wanted to ask if an R7 2700 is really worth the additional cost compared something like an R5 2600? 

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3 hours ago, bcwebster123 said:

I've been looking around at different CPU/mobo combos, and wanted to ask if an R7 2700 is really worth the additional cost compared something like an R5 2600? 

Well you can wait zen 2 if you wanted to. It's still very good CPU the 7 2700 but for gaming?  I will prefer 5 2600 and save up for gpu or some other stuffs 

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