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Thoughts on upgrade plan

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Greetings, I’m looking into upgrading my pre-built desktop, it’s an HP 580-023w. Currently it has an i5 7400, 1060 3gb, 16gb of ram, and a 300w power supply. I’m planning on basically buying an entire new rig piecemeal and using my current desktop as a temporary home for the components due to the motherboard being proprietary and not compatible with many different CPU’s. Right now the exact order of parts I’m considering is a new 650w power supply, then getting a new gpu (I know the current cpu will bottleneck It but With it being a short-term pairing I’m not too concerned as long as it will still run.),  I’m looking into getting either a Used 1080 ti Or a 2070 S. I’ll get the new motherboard and CPU together, I’m looking at the MPG Z490 gaming edge motherboard, and an i5 10600. I’ve also got the noctura NH-U12S as the cpu fan. Does this seem like a good build and path to build it? Any and all thoughts or advice on what I should do would be appreciated. This is my first time opening up a pc and I would love any sound advice.

 

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7 minutes ago, ShamedStreaker said:

This is my first time opening up a pc and I would love any sound advice.

practice building computers first, use cheap or free machines to get familiar. Don't spend money before knowing what you are doing.

getting real sick of people encouraging people to spend money first THEN learn computers after.

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5 minutes ago, ShamedStreaker said:

Greetings, I’m looking into upgrading my pre-built desktop, it’s an HP 580-023w. Currently it has an i5 7400, 1060 3gb, 16gb of ram, and a 300w power supply. I’m planning on basically buying an entire new rig piecemeal and using my current desktop as a temporary home for the components due to the motherboard being proprietary and not compatible with many different CPU’s. Right now the exact order of parts I’m considering is a new 650w power supply, then getting a new gpu (I know the current cpu will bottleneck It but With it being a short-term pairing I’m not too concerned as long as it will still run.),  I’m looking into getting either a Used 1080 ti Or a 2070 S. I’ll get the new motherboard and CPU together, I’m looking at the MPG Z490 gaming edge motherboard, and an i5 10600. I’ve also got the noctura NH-U12S as the cpu fan. Does this seem like a good build and path to build it? Any and all thoughts or advice on what I should do would be appreciated. This is my first time opening up a pc and I would love any sound advice.

 

What's your budget?

What are your current specs?

 

If you are considering building an all-new rig right now, I would recommend waiting two months for new graphics cards and CPUs to release. You will get much better value that way.

 

It appears to me from looking at google images that your current system is able to support a standard power supply along with a standard graphics card. That's really all that is important in terms of gaming performance. I would simply recommend installing a new power supply, as you said 650 watts would do you fine. On top of that, a nice and fast boot drive such as a 1tb 2.5 inch SSD would also be helpful, with a next generation graphics card added in a few months. You would have no trouble at all adding something like the next generation version of the RTX 2070 with your current CPU. You could also consider buying some more memory, but I really can't help you beyond this point unless I get a budget and what your current specs are.


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Honestly I wouldn't bother, your PSU isn't very high wattage, and PSUs right now are a horrible purchase due to massively inflated pricing.

Just save up, and buy all of the pieces at once. That way you're getting a more cohesive system.

 

Don't get MSI motherboards, there are better options out there. I'd also save up for a K/KF i5.

If you're waiting anyway though, you might as well see how 4th gen Ryzen does. It'll open you up to cheaper motherboard options if it proves to be decent.

 

I'm all for used hardware, just make sure you don't over pay. The 2070S would have to be substantially cheaper than the 3060, as the 3060 will be quite a bit more powerful.

 

21 minutes ago, emosun said:

practice building computers first, use cheap or free machines to get familiar. Don't spend money before knowing what you are doing.

getting real sick of people encouraging people to spend money first THEN learn computers after.

Building a PC really isn't a hard task. It's just plugging a few things in. You don't really need practice. I didn't have any the first time I built my PC, and I watched an ex build one from scratch as well. She has no interest in PCs and even she said most of the things were just common sense if you look at the part and where it goes.


Current PC:

Spoiler

*WORK IN PROGRESS*

 

Mothballed PC:

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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Just now, dizmo said:

Building a PC really isn't a hard task. It's just plugging a few things in. You don't really need practice. I didn't have any the first time I built my PC, and I watched an ex build one from scratch as well. She has no interest in PCs and even she said most of the things were just common sense if you look at the part and where it goes.

I don't think i'll ever recommend someone pay money for comput....... anything...... with absolutely no knowledge beforehand so.... no real reason to bother quoting me.

if you feel someone should not do free readily available research , then yeah... you do you

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1 minute ago, emosun said:

I don't think i'll ever recommend someone pay money for comput....... anything...... with absolutely no knowledge beforehand so.... no real reason to bother quoting me.

if you feel someone should not do free readily available research , then yeah... you do you

Research online via videos and buying things to experiment on are entirely different.

They also come with manuals. Which is basically equivalent to the research.

Those who are closed minded will never grow as a person.


Current PC:

Spoiler

*WORK IN PROGRESS*

 

Mothballed PC:

Spoiler

 

CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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1 minute ago, dizmo said:

Research online via videos and buying things to experiment on are entirely different.

 

36 minutes ago, emosun said:

use cheap or free machines to get familiar. Don't spend money before knowing what you are doing.

 

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