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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello

So I finally decided to upgrade my PC here are the specs:

MSI H61M-P31/W8

Intel I3 3240 3.4 GHz

4 GB DDR3 1333Mhz

Sapphire Vapor X ATI HD 5870 ( 1 GB)

600 W PSU

I was thinking of buying an I7 2600k and overclock it for around 90$ , a 2x8 DDR3 kitfor around  80 $ and a GTX 1070 for 190 $(used) and replacing them on my current setup. My question is if there are any newer components that would advantage me and with I could build something for around 400-450$ ? Or are there better upgrades then what I listed above for around 400 $ ? Thanks for answering.

 

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I'd buy the 1070 for $190 and then wait for the new Ryzen CPUs to come out in a few weeks, maybe lowering prices on the older stock.  Then grab a cheap Ryzen set up, which should be better than that i7 2600K.

 

You can get a 2x8GB ddr4 kit for less than $80 too, so that's good.


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the 2600k route seems like a good option, but it may start to bottleneck the 1070 in certain games. 

 

But, If you dont mind reusing parts like your psu, case and storage

 

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CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($147.39 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($71.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($62.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $282.36
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Throw in a used GTX 1070 and you will be set for quite awhile.


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Would also recommend you wait for 3rd gen ryzen to drop, as that will most likely cause the prices of second gen ryzen to fall, saving you even more money.


Main Rig: CPU: Intel® Core™ i9-9900K Processor  /// Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra /// CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i PRO RGB /// GPU: Gigabyte GTX1080 8G G1 Gaming /// RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB 32GB (4x8GB) 3000Mhz /// Chassis: Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C Blackout TG /// PSU: Corsair RM850x /// Storage: 500GB Samsung 860 EVO M.2 (boot) + 512GB WD SN520 NVMe (Working Drive) + Seagate BarraCuda 2TB (Game Library) + Seagate BarraCuda 3TB (Mass Storage) /// OS: Windows 10 Pro

 

Peripherals (Main Rig): Mice: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum /// Keyboard: CoolerMaster MasterKeys Pro L RGB - MX Blue /// Tablet: Wacom Intuos M BT /// Monitor: 2x LG 27UL500-W (4K IPS Freesync) /// DAC: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 /// Speakers: Logitech Z625 /// Mic: Focusrite CM25 MkII /// Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M50x /// Racing Wheel: Logitech G920 Driving Force with Shifter + Playseat® Revolution /// Printer: Canon imageCLASS MF635Cx /// External Drives: 500GB Samsung T5 SSD (Working Drive) + 1TB Seagate Backup Plus (Small Backups) + 500GB Seagate FreeAgent® GoFlexTM (Just for the GoFlex Sata adapter tbh)

 

HTPC: CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4590S Processor  /// Motherboard: Asus H97M Plus /// CPU Cooler: Intel Stock Cooler /// GPU: Asus GTX 960 2G STRIX /// RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB 12GB (3x4GB) 1600Mhz /// Chassis: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L /// PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G+ /// Storage: 120GB SK Hynix SH920 SSD (boot) + Seagate BarraCuda 1TB (Game Library)  /// OS: Windows 10 Pro

 

Peripherals (HTPC): Mice: Logitech G603 Lightspeed /// Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus /// Monitor: Philips 42PFL4208 (42" 1080p TV) /// Speakers: Sonos Beam (Black)

 

Laptop (Asus UX430UN): CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-8550U Processor  /// Motherboard: Asus UX430UN /// CPU Cooler: Asus UX430UN /// GPU: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 /// RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) 2133Mhz /// Chassis: Asus UX430UN /// PSU: Asus ADP-65GD B AC Adapter /// Storage: 512GB SanDisk SD8SN8U512G1002 (boot) /// OS: Windows 10 Home

 

Other Tech: Console: Xbox One S 1TB /// Phone: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 128GB Midnight Black (Daily Driver) + Apple iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Space Grey /// Tablet: Apple iPad 9.7-inch Wi-Fi (2018) 32GB + Apple Pencil (1st Generation) /// Headphones: Jaybird RUN XT (Daily Driver), Klipsch R6i (When I forget to charge my Jaybirds), Samsung-AKG OEM IEMs (When I can't find my other IEMs)

 

Cameras: Bodies: Canon EOS R, Canon EOS-1D X, Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Sony A6000 /// Lenses: Canon EF 24-70mm F/4L IS USM, Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L II USM, Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II USM, Sony SEL-P1650 E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS /// Flashes: 2x Canon Speedlite 580EXII /// Tripods: Leofoto LS-324C Carbon Fiber Tripod + Leofoto LH-40 Ballhead, Leofoto MC-80 Multipurpose Clamp /// Yes, I am a Canon Fanboy, deal with it

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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 minutes ago, jstudrawa said:

I'd buy the 1070 for $190 and then wait for the new Ryzen CPUs to come out in a few weeks, maybe lowering prices on the older stock.  Then grab a cheap Ryzen set up, which should be better than that i7 2600K.

 

You can get a 2x8GB ddr4 kit for less than $80 too, so that's good.

Will think of waiting for the new ryzen thanks for replying !

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12 minutes ago, berwynhan said:

Would also recommend you wait for 3rd gen ryzen to drop, as that will most likely cause the prices of second gen ryzen to fall, saving you even more money.

I was actually thinking of the exact same build but I was sceptical about the extra cost on the  motherboard , storage( I don't want to format my current HDD) and even on the case because I want to keep the old one(if I build a new PC) functional because I don't want to let a basically full PC lying around . But the new build ideea seems for efficient and future proof .Thanks for replying!

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23 minutes ago, Austin Mo said:

Hello

So I finally decided to upgrade my PC here are the specs:

MSI H61M-P31/W8

Intel I3 3240 3.4 GHz

4 GB DDR3 1333Mhz

Sapphire Vapor X ATI HD 5870 ( 1 GB)

600 W PSU

I was thinking of buying an I7 2600k and overclock it for around 90$ , a 2x8 DDR3 kitfor around  80 $ and a GTX 1070 for 190 $(used) and replacing them on my current setup. My question is if there are any newer components that would advantage me and with I could build something for around 400-450$ ? Or are there better upgrades then what I listed above for around 400 $ ? Thanks for answering.

 

Take yourself to 16GB of RAM. Should cost you about $30 to get three 4GB sticks on eBay. You can get a Xeon E3-1240V2 for about $60, which is basically an i7-3770, so there's an ok upgrade there. The biggest thing killing you is that GPU.

 

If it were me, I'd build a new one. There's not a ton in your current build that's going to hold up for more than another year or two.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, aisle9 said:

Take yourself to 16GB of RAM. Should cost you about $30 to get three 4GB sticks on eBay. You can get a Xeon E3-1240V2 for about $60, which is basically an i7-3770, so there's an ok upgrade there. The biggest thing killing you is that GPU.

 

If it were me, I'd build a new one. There's not a ton in your current build that's going to hold up for more than another year or two.

Yeah , I guess it would be a waste to not spend my money on new hardware when the new components became so cheap anyway. Thanks for replying !

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54 minutes ago, aisle9 said:

Take yourself to 16GB of RAM. Should cost you about $30 to get three 4GB sticks on eBay. You can get a Xeon E3-1240V2 for about $60, which is basically an i7-3770, so there's an ok upgrade there. The biggest thing killing you is that GPU.

 

If it were me, I'd build a new one. There's not a ton in your current build that's going to hold up for more than another year or two.

That would be 12GB of RAM no ? But ya I agree or he can wait 3 weeks and grab a Ryzen 5 and 80 dollar mobo and 80 bucks for RAM and that 1070 won't bottleneck at all.


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