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Wanna Upgrade my Rig.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys.
So i got a PC that's about 6 to 7 years old. Over the years, I slowly but steadily replaced parts bit by bit, to be able to play my favourite games, as well as to work on it, like doing 3D modelling (sometimes) and draw my stuff in photoshop (a lot of times). 
So after upgrading to an SSD, getting a GTX 1060 , spending money into Sennheiser Headphones and an AT2020+ microphone (because i dont like potato-mics), I am still running into lags. My Duo-monitor Setup still has problems playing two videos at the same time, or is really choking up when I play a game and watch a stream or movie on the 2nd monitor. (oh and also have been having Blue Screens irregularely, sometimes a few times in a week, and then nothing for a month)

What i haven't upgraded in all these years is the Case, Motherboard and my CPU.
So here's my question. How much better have CPU's gotten over the last 5 years? Is it a notible jump to warrant buying a new one? If so, what CPU's do you recommend for Somebody who wants to be able to use Photoshop and Blender and has 15 Tabs in Chrome open, while chatting on Discord and watching My Hero Academia?

Thank you for your Input. I'll drop my current set-up as soon i figure out how i can easily do it, for reference.
 

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
RAM: 8.0 GB
Operating System:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
Motherboard: MS-7673 ( https://de.msi.com/Motherboard/P67AC45.html)
 
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It's a really far jump. i7s now have 6 cores/12 threads, with AMD's new Ryzen 7 having 8 cores and 16 threads, both with large IPC improvements.

 

If you haven't been staying in the loop, AMD got really good recently.

 

What's your budget for the upgrade? You may also want to wait for 9th gen chips and AMD Zen 2 (on 7nm)


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For your use case i think you should upgrade your memory to 12 or 16gb.

Running game alone would eat most of the memory, adding streaming would used up all the memory.

 

Also upgrading your cpu would be nice.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I want to invest around 200 bucks into a decent CPU that will stay useful for the next couple of years. If I were to spend more, I need to have a real good argument. Spending the 300 bucks on the Graphics card already hit me quite hard... 

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2 minutes ago, Zonalar said:

I want to invest around 200 bucks into a decent CPU that will stay useful for the next couple of years. If I were to spend more, I need to have a real good argument. Spending the 300 bucks on the Graphics card already hit me quite hard... 

Honestly, I'd just get 8GB more RAM. You'll need a motherboard and DDR4 RAM for a new CPU, which costs a ton right now. You'll be looking at about $300 for the motherboard and RAM + CPU cost.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Okay, so get RAM right now, and save up some money for CPU and Motherboard?
What Motherboards do you recommend? I honestly know nothing what slots it should have, or how to avoid buying one and then realize all my Parts dont fit anymore... or it not fitting into my case.

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200 wont be enough for current lineups.

maybe possible if you liquidate your current pc to add funds.

 

i suggest:

R5 1600 ($150) + cheap mobo ($50) + 8gb ddr4 ($60)

 

no upgrade needed for 5 years.


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2 minutes ago, Zonalar said:

Okay, so get RAM right now, and save up some money for CPU and Motherboard?

Get DDR3 RAM for your current CPU, then save up for new CPU, motherboard and RAM later.

 

Nowadays the boards are only compatible with DDR4, whereas your board uses DDR3.

2 minutes ago, Zonalar said:

What Motherboards do you recommend? I honestly know nothing what slots it should have, or how to avoid buying one and then realize all my Parts dont fit anymore... or it not fitting into my case.

Well, it really depends on what platform you buy. The two most up to date ones right now are Z370/LGA1151-v2 and X470/AM4. The former is for Intel and the latter is for AMD.


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Old Server: FX8120 | ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 | 8GB Chinese RAM | Radeon HD 5000 Series iGPU | 4TB HDD | 275GB SSD


 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Oh! Come to think of it, i got my hands on this RAM Stick. My buddy told me that he couldnt confirm if it really works or not. 

Now im not sure if my motherboard just cant recognize it, or if the RAM really doesnt work. 

Would you know if this RAM is compatible to my motherboard?

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4 minutes ago, Zonalar said:

Oh! Come to think of it, i got my hands on this RAM Stick. My buddy told me that he couldnt confirm if it really works or not. 

Now im not sure if my motherboard just cant recognize it, or if the RAM really doesnt work. 

Would you know if this RAM is compatible to my motherboard?

20180922_235939.jpg

Try it. It should be compatible with your build (DDR3L-1600)

 

*I am not responsible for death or damage caused by this RAM stick insert.


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Spare Laptop (HP Elitebook 850 G2)/Gaming Laptop (Legion Y7000)/Old Server

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Elitebook: i7 5500U | 8GB DDR3L-1333 | 500GB SAMSUNG 860 Evo | AMD R7 M260 (I found this in a garbage bin at the airport)

Legion: i5 8300H | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD | 1TB HDD | 1050 Ti | Power Brick

Old Server: FX8120 | ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 | 8GB Chinese RAM | Radeon HD 5000 Series iGPU | 4TB HDD | 275GB SSD


 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, LienusLateTips said:

Try it. It should be compatible with your build (DDR3L-1600)

 

*I am not responsible for death or damage caused by this RAM stick insert.

I did try it. My PC wouldn't even boot up with this RAM in. Couldn't even get into BIOS...
Then i tested it with my old RAM in as well, to check Bios. it only recognized my old RAM, not this new one.
But I dont have the expertese to figure out what is wrong with it.

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2 minutes ago, Zonalar said:

I did try it. My PC wouldn't even boot up with this RAM in. Couldn't even get into BIOS...
Then i tested it with my old RAM in as well, to check Bios. it only recognized my old RAM, not this new one.
But I dont have the expertese to figure out what is wrong with it.

DDR3 is cheap nowadays anyone. Spend $30-40 as a stopgap until you have somewhere around $500.


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Helios EVO (Main):

Intel Core™ i7-8700K (Won at LTX, signed by Dennis) | 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 | GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS GAMING 5 | Sapphire NITRO+ AMD RX VEGA 64 | NZXT H510 | GIGABYTE G750H PSU | MasterLiquid ML240L

(Planned upgrades: RTX 3070? RX 6700XT?)

 

Pacific Spirit XT - Server

Intel Core™ i7-4720HQ | GIGABYTE GA-H81M-S2PV | 16GB Kingston HyperX DDR3-1866 | Intel "UrFPSGon" HD Graphics 4600 | Define C TG | Corsair CX450M

 

Spare Laptop (HP Elitebook 850 G2)/Gaming Laptop (Legion Y7000)/Old Server

Spoiler

Elitebook: i7 5500U | 8GB DDR3L-1333 | 500GB SAMSUNG 860 Evo | AMD R7 M260 (I found this in a garbage bin at the airport)

Legion: i5 8300H | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD | 1TB HDD | 1050 Ti | Power Brick

Old Server: FX8120 | ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 | 8GB Chinese RAM | Radeon HD 5000 Series iGPU | 4TB HDD | 275GB SSD


 

Intel is bringing DDR4 to the mainstream with the Intel® Core™ i5 6600K and i7 6700K processors. Learn more by clicking the link in the description below.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank you for your advice. I will get some more RAM and save up some money to upgrade my CPU and Motherboard later on :)

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7 hours ago, Zonalar said:

Oh! Come to think of it, i got my hands on this RAM Stick. My buddy told me that he couldnt confirm if it really works or not. 

Now im not sure if my motherboard just cant recognize it, or if the RAM really doesnt work. 

Would you know if this RAM is compatible to my motherboard?

20180922_235939.jpg

NO! You cannot use that ram stick.

It is for server, That is a DDR3R (registered buffered ECC ram).

Won't work on your consumer class motherboard and cpu.


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