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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello, I want to upgrade my PC but not really sure where to start. I was thinking about upgrading the motherboard, CPU, or case but not really sure which one. Here are my current specs:

 

i5-7400 3 GHz

MSI B150M Bazooka Micro ATX 

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB

EVGA GTX 1060 6 GB

EVGA 430W 80+

It's a pre-built, linked here. Only thing I've added was more RAM and an SSD. 

 

Any suggestions on what to upgrade first? How should I decide on what to get? I'd eventually like to start getting into overclocking but I know I currently can't due to my CPU/Mobo. Thanks! 

 

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4 minutes ago, jackxd said:

EVGA 430W 80+

which specific unit? i'd upgrade this first tbh.

 

also budget and location?

Edited by Oswin

G502 Lightspeed Review

PC:

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i5-6400

GIGABYTE GA-H110M-DS2

CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 2X4 DDR4-2666MHz

ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX 1060-O6G

SEAGATE 2TB HDD

FUJISTU F300 240GB SSD

CORSAIR CX750M

Laptop:

Spoiler

Acer Nitro 5
i5 8300h
GTX 1050 4Gb
12 Gb RAM

128 Gb SSD

1 Tb HDD

Peripherals:

Spoiler

Keyboard:

Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn (Romer G)

Rexus Legionare MX5.1 (Content Browns)

Mice:

Logitech G602

Logitech G502 Lightspeed
Steelseries Rival 105

Logitech M330

Headset:

Logitech G430 
Cooler Master MH 752

 

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The i5-7400 is not a great CPU these days (also wasn't so good when it launched) but it sells for close to $100 which is enough to buy a Ryzen 3 3100. I doubt that ram is any fast so you should consider selling it as well and getting some cheap DDR4 3000 or 3200. The 1060 6GB is still quite a good card for 1080p gaming, may not need an upgrade depending on the games and performance target.


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 - Hyper 212 Black (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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5 minutes ago, jackxd said:

 I'd eventually like to start getting into overclocking but I know I currently can't due to my CPU/Mobo. Thanks

sad fact but you must know overclocking in new cpu might not be faster in games.

start with ryzen 3300x / 3600 with b450 and pair of 3200 mhz ram

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, Oswin said:

which specific unit? i'd upgrade this first tbh.

 

also budget and location?

EVGA 430 W1 100-W1-0430-KR 80+ WHITE 430W Power Supply
Right now under $300 for whatever I do upgrade. VA, USA. 

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2 minutes ago, jackxd said:

EVGA 430 W1 100-W1-0430-KR 80+ WHITE 430W Power Supply
Right now under $300 for whatever I do upgrade. VA, USA. 

definitely factor in a new PSU for the Budget, that is a pretty bad unit if you are going to plan an upgrade.


G502 Lightspeed Review

PC:

Spoiler

i5-6400

GIGABYTE GA-H110M-DS2

CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 2X4 DDR4-2666MHz

ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX 1060-O6G

SEAGATE 2TB HDD

FUJISTU F300 240GB SSD

CORSAIR CX750M

Laptop:

Spoiler

Acer Nitro 5
i5 8300h
GTX 1050 4Gb
12 Gb RAM

128 Gb SSD

1 Tb HDD

Peripherals:

Spoiler

Keyboard:

Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn (Romer G)

Rexus Legionare MX5.1 (Content Browns)

Mice:

Logitech G602

Logitech G502 Lightspeed
Steelseries Rival 105

Logitech M330

Headset:

Logitech G430 
Cooler Master MH 752

 

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5 minutes ago, jackxd said:

EVGA 430 W1 100-W1-0430-KR 80+ WHITE 430W Power Supply
Right now under $300 for whatever I do upgrade. VA, USA. 

Off to a good start

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 3100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $129.99 @ B&H
Motherboard Gigabyte B550M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $94.00 @ Best Buy
Memory OLOy OWL 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory $52.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $276.98
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-10 11:11 EDT-0400  

You can get this and sell your current gear to get the PSU upgrade.


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 - Hyper 212 Black (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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10 hours ago, Fasauceome said:

Off to a good start

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 3100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $129.99 @ B&H
Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $85.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory $53.99 @ Amazon
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $269.97
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-10 11:16 EDT-0400  

just a little change haha..

10 hours ago, jackxd said:

EVGA 430 W1

yea sell the current board, ram and psu and cpu and then get a system power 9 400w/500w or a cx450. 


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

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3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 8/10/2020 at 11:17 AM, TofuHaroto said:
PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 3100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $129.99 @ B&H
Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $85.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory $53.99 @ Amazon
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $269.97
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-10 11:16 EDT-0400  

just a little change haha..

yea sell the current board, ram and psu and cpu and then get a system power 9 400w/500w or a cx450. 

Thank you for the help. The RAM I currently have is 16GB, DDR4, 3000MHz, so I don't think I'll need to upgrade that right now? What would you suggest for upgrading just the motherboard and CPU? $300 USD max? 

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10 hours ago, jackxd said:

so I don't think I'll need to upgrade that right now?

ah i thought you needed a ram upgrade either way..

10 hours ago, jackxd said:

What would you suggest for upgrading just the motherboard and CPU?

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $174.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $85.99 @ B&H
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $260.98
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-11 15:05 EDT-0400  

or you could wait for zen 3, but sell the current board cpu and psu and get a better psu. 


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

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3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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