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Electric_Spark

Build Upgrade-Need input and suggestions

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Firstly, here is my current build. Note the GPU cost more around 300 when I bought it back in February of last year. Also didn't buy windows for 100 dollars.

 

Secondly, here are 2 upgrades I am looking at:

ASUS ROG STRIX 2060 SUPER (I know the that the 5700 is slightly better, but I want an Nvidia GPU)

G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200

 

Any thoughts on these parts?

 

And lastly, I was wondering if it would be worth to wait until Nvidia's 3000 GPU series launch around June, or would I need a CPU and motherboard upgrade to prevent bottlenecks? And would the equivalent card (3060) even release at launch, or just the 3080?

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1. Premium RGB stuff, worsens value

 

2. The PSU should go first, it's awful

 

We dont have Nvidia 3000 leaks of any type yet, so I doubt it will come in June. I wont wait for the.


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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As @Jurrunio said, first upgrade the PSU - ketchup and mustard cables look awful and it's only 80PLUS, not even bronze. So PSU is most important to upgrade. In your budget buying RGB parts is not worth it (it's never worth it lol) but you do you. For GPU you can go with Gigabyte's Windforce OC (nvm, it's a 2fan, go with Gaming OC) [it's 50$ cheaper than Strix] or Gaming OC (if you want RGB logo). And you can choose some cheaper RAM, if you don't need RGB you can go with this one - it's $63.99 now and it's 3200 16-18-18 , if you want RGB you can try this one, but I don't really know anything about it, it's $69.99, RGB, Hynix die. Tho I recommend you ask somebody else about that v-color RAM, I don't really know anything about them. And the money you save on RAM you can put into something else, e.g. better PSU.


CPU: i5-4590 | CPU Cooler: SPC Spartan LT HE922 | MOBO: ASRock H87 Fatal1ty | GPU: Gigabyte R9 280 3GB | RAM: 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix 1600Mhz | SSD: MX500 1TB | Case: SPC Armis AR7X | PSU: XFX TS550W | Custom Cables: Phanteks Extension Kit (White)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, xKr1Sx said:

As @Jurrunio said, first upgrade the PSU - ketchup and mustard cables look awful and it's only 80PLUS, not even bronze. So PSU is most important to upgrade. In your budget buying RGB parts is not worth it (it's never worth it lol) but you do you. For GPU you can go with Gigabyte's Windforce OC (nvm, it's a 2fan, go with Gaming OC) [it's 50$ cheaper than Strix] or Gaming OC (if you want RGB logo). And you can choose some cheaper RAM, if you don't need RGB you can go with this one - it's $63.99 now and it's 3200 16-18-18 , if you want RGB you can try this one, but I don't really know anything about it, it's $69.99, RGB, Hynix die. Tho I recommend you ask somebody else about that v-color RAM, I don't really know anything about them. And the money you save on RAM you can put into something else, e.g. better PSU.

What kind of wattage for PSU? What rating?

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go here:

 Considering your are in the budget tier, i'd say anything is the B+ or B Tier is good and around 550 to 600 Bronze will give you a nice margin for the near future.

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There you go...

 

PCPartPicker Part List

Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($62.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card  ($399.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($59.99 @ Corsair) 
Total: $522.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-11 22:49 EST-0500


SSD TIER LIST

 

PRIMARY PC

Ryzen 7 3700X - ASRock X470 Taichi - G.Skill Trident Z RGB (8x2 3200MHz) - Sabrent Rocket 1TB - Seagate Barracuda 2TB - MSI GeForce GTX980Ti LIGHTNING - Fractal Design Meshify C - Super Flower Leadex ll Gold 650 Watt

 

SECONDARY PC

Xeon X5680 - Asus SABERTOOTH X58 - Crucial (4x2 1333MHz) - Crucial MX500 500GB - Sapphire RX580 Pulse - Cougar MX330 - EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650 Watt

 

LAPTOP

Acer Nitro 5 - 7300HQ - 16GB DDR4 2133MHz - GTX 1050Ti - Intel 600p Series 256GB - Samsung 860 Evo 1TB

 

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An NVME drive would give you some bang for the bucks. you can get a 250gb for under 50 Usd.
As far as your graphic card is concerned, I like EVGA (terrible power supplies but great graphics card). The entry level RTX 2060 super should drive your screen with issues.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 hours ago, VEXICUS said:

There you go...

 

PCPartPicker Part List

Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($62.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card  ($399.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($59.99 @ Corsair) 
Total: $522.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-11 22:49 EST-0500

Is going just to 550w bronze enough for the near future? Or should I get a gold 550w or I get a bronze 600w/650w?

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1 hour ago, Electric_Spark said:

Is going just to 550w bronze enough for the near future? Or should I get a gold 550w or I get a bronze 600w/650w?

Yeah, 550w is pretty much fine even for a 9900k + 2080ti. You can upgrade it to a tier A/B+ unit if needed.

https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1116640-psu-tier-list-40/


SSD TIER LIST

 

PRIMARY PC

Ryzen 7 3700X - ASRock X470 Taichi - G.Skill Trident Z RGB (8x2 3200MHz) - Sabrent Rocket 1TB - Seagate Barracuda 2TB - MSI GeForce GTX980Ti LIGHTNING - Fractal Design Meshify C - Super Flower Leadex ll Gold 650 Watt

 

SECONDARY PC

Xeon X5680 - Asus SABERTOOTH X58 - Crucial (4x2 1333MHz) - Crucial MX500 500GB - Sapphire RX580 Pulse - Cougar MX330 - EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650 Watt

 

LAPTOP

Acer Nitro 5 - 7300HQ - 16GB DDR4 2133MHz - GTX 1050Ti - Intel 600p Series 256GB - Samsung 860 Evo 1TB

 

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1 hour ago, VEXICUS said:

550w is pretty much fine even for a 9900k + 2080ti

without overclocking nor much of other stuff, that is


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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3 minutes ago, SHROUD said:

If its fine for a 2080ti, then it should be fine with a 2060 super.

I didnt say it's noi good for now, I'm saying 9900k + 2080ti on 550w is too optimistic.


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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