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Need to breathe some new life into my pc

i7-2600, used RX 570/GTX 1060 3GB or RX 580/GTX 1060 6GB from eBay and you're good.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all,

I built a low-tier gaming pc probably 6-8 years ago, and now I'm wanting to know what I should upgrade on a budget, to give it a few more years.

 

Here are the specs:

MSI B75MA-P45 (MS-7798)

Intel Core i3-3240

4GB Corsair Vengeance

Nvidia GeForce GTX 650Ti

500GB HDD (Boot drive)

1TB HDD (Storage Drive)

 

I don't really want to spend much more than $200-300.

 

My first thoughts are RAM and GPU, but need your advice.

 

Thanks!

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More RAM will let it last a few years more as an office machine


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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it kinda needs everything if it's doing anything more than day to day tasks

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Posted · Best Answer

i7-2600, used RX 570/GTX 1060 3GB or RX 580/GTX 1060 6GB from eBay and you're good.


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm mostly using for gaming at the moment. Nothing hardcore, just some Planetside 2, Arma 3, etc, and I can feel it is struggling at low settings. Want to know where I should put my money so that I have an OKish gaming machine during this quarantine period

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