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Upgrading my current build Would appreciate advice

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello all. I've been keeping an eye on the new RTX cards as they have peaked my interest for sure. I recently got a new job and have been wanting to upgrade my computer. I know these posts are probably tiresome for this forum, but alas, I'd appreciate some help!

 

Current Specs

 

GPU: GTX 1060 6gb

Processor: i5-6500 @ 3.20 ghz

Ram: 16gb DDR4

PSU: 650w

SSD: Samsung

HDD

Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Extreme4


Was looking at the RTX 2070 super, but I'm guessing it's probably smart to just do a full upgrade?

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7 minutes ago, Rygeist said:

Was looking at the RTX 2070 super, but I'm guessing it's probably smart to just do a full upgrade?

Yes, i5-6500 would bottleneck the 2070 Super, degrees varying depending on which resolution you play at

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, _Syn_ said:

Yes, i5-6500 would bottleneck the 2070 Super, degrees varying depending on which resolution you play at

I figured. What processor would you recommend? Also is my Motherboard good enough you think?

 

Sorry for the questions. Pretty uninformed and new to all of this

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I agree with _Syn_.

The highest Processor on you Mainboard is the 7700K. It is still a 4-Core CPU, but it has 8 threads.
And they are still quite expensive i think. But i have to check on ebay.

If you want more cores, for streaming for example, you need a new mainboard + CPU.

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Just now, Rygeist said:

I figured. What processor would you recommend? Also is my Motherboard good enough you think?

Motherboard is great, but I wouldn't recommend upgrading to a 6th or 7th Gen CPU's because they're way overpriced, people are holding on to them still thinking it's still 2015, unless you can find a 6700K/7700K for 150$ then go for it otherwise I would recommend getting a Ryzen 5 3600 + B450 Motherboard for 300$

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Aerpoweron said:

I agree with _Syn_.

The highest Processor on you Mainboard is the 7700K. It is still a 4-Core CPU, but it has 8 threads.
And they are still quite expensive i think. But i have to check on ebay.

If you want more cores, for streaming for example, you need a new mainboard + CPU.

What motherboard, CPU combo would you recommend? Is the DDR4 ram enough as well?

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Just now, Rygeist said:

2400

Oh, low for Ryzen but should be fine I guess? you can probably overclock it to 3000Mhz if you learn how to

It's 2 sticks of RAM right?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, _Syn_ said:

Oh, low for Ryzen but should be fine I guess? you can probably overclock it to 3000Mhz if you learn how to

It's 2 sticks of RAM right?

Yeah two sticks. 16gb. I can always buy more I suppose.

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4 minutes ago, Rygeist said:

Yeah two sticks. 16gb. I can always buy more I suppose.

Buying more doesn't do anything, mainstream Ryzen, and your CPU included only support Dual Channel, so anything above 2 RAM sticks doesn't offer you any benefits at all in terms of performance, you're just adding more capacity
 

15 minutes ago, _Syn_ said:

Ryzen 5 3600 + B450 Motherboard for 300$

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450 Gaming Plus ATX AM4 Motherboard $84.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
     
     
  Total $283.99
     

Here's the part list btw, chose that board because it has BIOS flashback, which means you can update the BIOS without a CPU (to support Ryzen 3000), but you can go with the MSI B450 Tomahawk instead if you don't like the looks of that one, which has BIOS flashback too but it's a bit more expensive

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Yep, memory is a bit "slow" for ryzen, but should work fine.

But i am not very pleased with the VRM of the board _Syn_

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1 minute ago, Aerpoweron said:

But i am not very pleased with the VRM of the board _Syn_ 

It has good VRM's, same as the B450 Tomahawk

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It has a Heatsink, that is a plus.
And i forgot for a moment that we were talking about a R5 3600 CPU. (Other threads go for 3900X).
The VRM should be fine for the 3600 tho. My mistake :)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Aerpoweron said:

It has a Heatsink, that is a plus.
And i forgot for a moment that we were talking about a R5 3600 CPU. (Other threads go for 3900X).
The VRM should be fine for the 3600 tho. My mistake :)

So would you recommend me buying different RAM? Or should I be ok with my current sticks? This is all spanish to me lol

 

Damn. I totally forgot most 2070 Super's are sold out for the most part

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Just now, Aerpoweron said:

It has a Heatsink, that is a plus.
And i forgot for a moment that we were talking about a R5 3600 CPU. (Other threads go for 3900X).
The VRM should be fine for the 3600 tho. My mistake :)

It's one of the best from the B450 boards available, it should handle a 3900X pretty well too, Ryzen 3000 is crazy efficient, don't know why all the X570 boards are so overkill

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I would stick with the 2400MHz memory for now. Do you know especially what memory it is? You can check with CPU-Z. I just want to check the vendors website for it.

And i have to read about Ryzen 3000 memory scaling. i only read about 3000 to 3800 MHz, but there was at best 8% performance increase for a lot of money.

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1 minute ago, Rygeist said:

So would you recommend me buying different RAM? Or should I be ok with my current sticks? This is all spanish to me lol

 

Damn. I totally forgot most 2070 Super's are sold out for the most part

First see how it performs with your current RAM, if you see no bottlenecks then it's no issue, it's difficult to recommend spending that much money when you can overclock, but I'm aware that you might not want to go through the mess of overclocking RAM, so it's up to you

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Aerpoweron said:

I would stick with the 2400MHz memory for now. Do you know especially what memory it is? You can check with CPU-Z. I just want to check the vendors website for it.

And i have to read about Ryzen 3000 memory scaling. i only read about 3000 to 3800 MHz, but there was at best 8% performance increase for a lot of money.

Unfortunately, my box was thrown away after a basement flood back in 2016. 

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