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Upgrading my 2014 build

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello!

 

I need some help to upgrade my build from 2014, here are the current specs :

Processor :  Intel Core i7 4790K

Motherboard : Asus Z97-A

CPU Cooler : Be Quiet Dark Rock 3

GPU : Sapphire Radeon R9 280X TRI X 3Go

HDD : Seagate Barracuda 1To 7200rpm 

Case : Fractal Design Define XL R2

Ram : Kingston DDR3 2x8Go Hyper X Fury

PSU :  Cooler Master G700 - 700W

 

My use is mostly music production (recording, mixing), video editing (Premiere, After Effects) with a little bit of gaming sometimes.

Up until now it covered my needs, as I moved my audio/video work to a MacBook pro 3 years ago, but as I got better and projects more complex the MacBook is starting to show its limits as well. 

Yesterday I tried to play Mount & Blade II : Bannerlord and it was unplayable, even worse when I installed the latest drivers for my GPU, so the computer is not enough for my gaming needs either... 

 

The upgraded version should be able to run M&B II and newer games in a playable fashion and "future proof" me by handling 4K video editing 

 

What parts are worth keeping (if any) ? I'd like to keep the case at the very least, but the less money I have to spend the happier I'll be haha.

I'm located in France and my currency is euros.

 

 I think that 600 euros would be my highest budget, but I'd really like to keep it low

 

Thanks in advance !

 

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You may have to contact be quiet to get a proper adapter for your CPU cooler to fit, but your current hardware should transfer with no issue

Only thing I could not find to add was the PSU, if it is an old power supply, you may want to consider replacing it.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Maybe a silly question but couldn't I keep my RAM with the new motherboard ? That would allow me to buy a M.2 SSD which seems like a big upgrade

Same question with my CPU, is it completely outdated or can I keep it along with my motherboard for a while ? I mean would the GTX 1650 work with my current setup ?

 

And if I understood correctly I'd be able to keep my PSU with this new build ?

Thanks!

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You have DDR3 RAM, everything current uses DDR4 so no you can't keep it.

You can't use a newer CPU on your motherboard either. The CPU/motherboard standard changes every couple of years with Intel stuff.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 minutes ago, Kilrah said:

You have DDR3 RAM, everything current uses DDR4 so no you can't keep it.

You can't use a newer CPU on your motherboard either. The CPU/motherboard standard changes every couple of years with Intel stuff.

Wasn't aware of that, thanks !

 

So to summarize :

- I can keep the case, the cooler and the PSU

- I can upgrade the GPU without changing the motherboard

- When I'll upgrade the CPU I need to change the MB and ram as well

Is that correct ?

Sorry for all the questions but I've been out of the tech world for a while haha

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