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What should I use my $$ for on a computer upgrade?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I got $200 USD I want to use to upgrade my PC. What should I spend it on? 

 

Here re is my current build:

intel i5 6600k@5ghz

MSI Rx 480 gaming x 8G

asrock fatal1ty gaming k4 d3

8Gb (2x4) ddr3 2133mhz

2x OCZ Trion 120gb SSDs

2x WD blue 500gb 7200rpm HDDs

deepcool captain 240 liquid cooler

 

i also have 

Acer ry240 23.8" monitor

logitech k350 keyboard 

Logitech m510 mouse 

 

what should I get?

 

Thanks for all the help guys! 

 

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2 minutes ago, gtx1060=value said:

upgrade to 16gb of ram and then try to do something with your case like fans or lighting 

I have 6 Corsair AF lighted fans. What RAM do you recomend? I can support DDR4 keep in mind.

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Upgrade the ram to 16 gb and maybe get a better psu if you want or case or lighting


I might not know what I'm talking about but I'm gonna say it anyways

 

Try using the PSU Tier List! 

How to reset the bios/clear the cmos

My current rig: Gigabyte Aero 15W v8-BK4 15"

CPU: Intel i7 8750-H 6-core

Ram: 1x16gb DDR4 2666 mHz

Storage: 512 m.2 nvme ssd

GPU: GTX 1060 6gb

Monitor: 23.8" Dell S2417DG 144hz g-sync 1440p + 27" Acer S271HL 60 Hz 1080p

Keyboard: Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry Mx Silent

Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB, Steelseries Rival 600 

Headset: Philips SHP 9500 + Sennheiser hd598

Dac/Amp: Monoprice liquid spark (amp) + topping d10 (dac)

 

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4 minutes ago, CFstorm said:

I got $200 USD I want to use to upgrade my PC. What should I spend it on? 

 

Here re is my current build:

intel i5 6600k@5ghz

MSI Rx 480 gaming x 8G

asrock fatal1ty gaming k4 d3

8Gb (2x4) ddr3 2133mhz

2x OCZ Trion 120gb SSDs

2x WD blue 500gb 7200rpm HDDs

deepcool captain 240 liquid cooler

 

i also have 

Acer ry240 23.8" monitor

logitech k350 keyboard 

Logitech m510 mouse 

 

what should I get?

 

An I5 6600k at 5Ghz how high is your voltage?


Intel Core i7-6700k-Noctua_NH D14-Asus_Z170_Pro_Deluxe-Asus_RTX_2080TI_Strix- 2x Samsung_850_Evo_500GB-4X_Corsair_Vengeance_Lpx_3200Mhz_8GB-Corsair_HX850i-Corsair_750D_Airflow_Edition

 

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New mouse and keyboard for sure.

Mionix NAOS 7200 or Steelseries Rival 300 are my personal favorites and for the keyboard Ducky and WASD are good. If you go with an open box WASD CODE from WASD, you could probably squeeze in 8GBs of RAM


 

 

i7-6700k  Cooling: Deepcool Captain 240EX White GPU: GTX 1080Ti EVGA FTW3 Mobo: AsRock Z170 Extreme4 Case: Phanteks P400s TG Special Black/White PSU: EVGA 850w GS Ram: 1x8 2400MHz Corsair LPX, 1x8 Avexir Core Series (blue LED) Storage 1x 1TB Seagate Barracuda 240GBSandisk SSDPlus, 480GB OCZ Trion 150 Future Upgrades: 2x 34" 1440p IPS Curved 21:9 Ultrawides and a 27" 1440p IPS Freesync/Gsync 120-144Hz panel

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, hconverse02 said:

Upgrade the ram to 16 gb and maybe get a better psu if you want or case or lighting

 

I have a r5 windowed case with a ton of fans and lighting,

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1 minute ago, harry4742 said:

go with ram rest is fine

 

1 minute ago, hconverse02 said:

Upgrade the ram to 16 gb and maybe get a better psu if you want or case or lighting

 

4 minutes ago, gtx1060=value said:

upgrade to 16gb of ram and then try to do something with your case like fans or lighting  I

Did all 3 of you ignore the $30 Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse bundle he is using?


 

 

i7-6700k  Cooling: Deepcool Captain 240EX White GPU: GTX 1080Ti EVGA FTW3 Mobo: AsRock Z170 Extreme4 Case: Phanteks P400s TG Special Black/White PSU: EVGA 850w GS Ram: 1x8 2400MHz Corsair LPX, 1x8 Avexir Core Series (blue LED) Storage 1x 1TB Seagate Barracuda 240GBSandisk SSDPlus, 480GB OCZ Trion 150 Future Upgrades: 2x 34" 1440p IPS Curved 21:9 Ultrawides and a 27" 1440p IPS Freesync/Gsync 120-144Hz panel

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1 minute ago, DarkBlade2117 said:

New mouse and keyboard for sure.

Mionix NAOS 7200 or Steelseries Rival 300 are my personal favorites and for the keyboard Ducky and WASD are good. If you go with an open box WASD CODE from WASD, you could probably squeeze in 8GBs of RAM

Awesome, thanks!

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Just now, CFstorm said:

 

I have a r5 windowed case with a ton of fans and lighting,

Cool.  Definitely get more ram though.


I might not know what I'm talking about but I'm gonna say it anyways

 

Try using the PSU Tier List! 

How to reset the bios/clear the cmos

My current rig: Gigabyte Aero 15W v8-BK4 15"

CPU: Intel i7 8750-H 6-core

Ram: 1x16gb DDR4 2666 mHz

Storage: 512 m.2 nvme ssd

GPU: GTX 1060 6gb

Monitor: 23.8" Dell S2417DG 144hz g-sync 1440p + 27" Acer S271HL 60 Hz 1080p

Keyboard: Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry Mx Silent

Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB, Steelseries Rival 600 

Headset: Philips SHP 9500 + Sennheiser hd598

Dac/Amp: Monoprice liquid spark (amp) + topping d10 (dac)

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, DarkBlade2117 said:

 

 

Did all 3 of you ignore the $30 Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse bundle he is using?

Its awesome for the money bro.

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1 minute ago, CFstorm said:

Its awesome for the money bro.

I had the same one but not comparable to high end peripherals :3


 

 

i7-6700k  Cooling: Deepcool Captain 240EX White GPU: GTX 1080Ti EVGA FTW3 Mobo: AsRock Z170 Extreme4 Case: Phanteks P400s TG Special Black/White PSU: EVGA 850w GS Ram: 1x8 2400MHz Corsair LPX, 1x8 Avexir Core Series (blue LED) Storage 1x 1TB Seagate Barracuda 240GBSandisk SSDPlus, 480GB OCZ Trion 150 Future Upgrades: 2x 34" 1440p IPS Curved 21:9 Ultrawides and a 27" 1440p IPS Freesync/Gsync 120-144Hz panel

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, DarkBlade2117 said:

New mouse and keyboard for sure.

Mionix NAOS 7200 or Steelseries Rival 300 are my personal favorites and for the keyboard Ducky and WASD are good. If you go with an open box WASD CODE from WASD, you could probably squeeze in 8GBs of RAM

Hey, what do you think about the Corsair K70? I thought it looked pretty awesome and I like the feel of it,

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1 minute ago, DarkBlade2117 said:

I had the same one but not comparable to high end peripherals :3

True :P

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1 minute ago, CFstorm said:

Hey, what do you think about the Corsair K70? I thought it looked pretty awesome and I like the feel of it,

Not bad, I personally prefer the simplicity of the Ducky Shine 5 and WASD CODE more along with the keycaps are better Imo but the K70 is good. Especially if you go to Corsairs refurbished section and see if they've got the K70 you want for a nice discount.


 

 

i7-6700k  Cooling: Deepcool Captain 240EX White GPU: GTX 1080Ti EVGA FTW3 Mobo: AsRock Z170 Extreme4 Case: Phanteks P400s TG Special Black/White PSU: EVGA 850w GS Ram: 1x8 2400MHz Corsair LPX, 1x8 Avexir Core Series (blue LED) Storage 1x 1TB Seagate Barracuda 240GBSandisk SSDPlus, 480GB OCZ Trion 150 Future Upgrades: 2x 34" 1440p IPS Curved 21:9 Ultrawides and a 27" 1440p IPS Freesync/Gsync 120-144Hz panel

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, Mark17 said:

An I5 6600k at 5Ghz how high is your voltage?

I don't remember. I will post it later. I also have a pretty boss water cooler.

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1 minute ago, DarkBlade2117 said:

Not bad, I personally prefer the simplicity of the Ducky Shine 5 and WASD CODE more along with the keycaps are better Imo but the K70 is good. Especially if you go to Corsairs refurbished section and see if they've got the K70 you want for a nice discount.

Awesome. Thanks for the help!

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I'd get new peripherals. The KM780 is a solid choice for keyboard.

That, or perhaps a monitor upgrade.

 

12 minutes ago, CFstorm said:

I have 6 Corsair AF lighted fans. What RAM do you recomend? I can support DDR4 keep in mind.

Your CPU can, your motherboard can not.


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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14 minutes ago, dizmo said:

I'd get new peripherals. The KM780 is a solid choice for keyboard.

That, or perhaps a monitor upgrade.

 

Your CPU can, your motherboard can not.

Yes...

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1 hour ago, CFstorm said:

Hey, what do you think about the Corsair K70? I thought it looked pretty awesome and I like the feel of it,

I used to have a k70 with cherry mx red switches and i loved it.  Have you looked into a NVMe drive?  Prices have gone up a tad since the holidays, but they're still worth it.

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2 minutes ago, Ctown0812 said:

 

I used to have a k70 with cherry mx red switches and i loved it.  Have you looked into a NVMe drive?  Prices have gone up a tad since the holidays, but they're still worth it.

NVMe isn't really worth it for most people.


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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