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Telum
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Hi Guys,

 

I built my first PC about 6 months ago on a slight budget, but left it open of upgrades when funds became available.

 

Only problem is, I have not got a clue what to upgrade first/next

 

My PC is:

AMD Ryzen 5 2600, overclocked to 3.9Ghz

Gigabyte Gaming B350 board

8gb DDR4 Corsair Vengeance overclocked to 2666Mhz

Asus Cerberus GTX 1050Ti 4gb

600W PSU

 

Got a nice case and its full with fans and an AIO cooler

 

Totally stuck at what to do next.   

 

Any help welcome :) 

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Do you already have a SSD? 

 

Is the memory a single 8GB stick?

 

Which PSU exactly?

PC Specs - AMD Ryzen 5 5600X MSI B550M Mortar 16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4-3600 @ CL15 - RX5700XT 660p 1TBGB & 256GB 600p Fractal Define Mini C CM V550 - Pop!_OS 20.04

 

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3 minutes ago, Telum said:

Hi Guys,

 

I built my first PC about 6 months ago on a slight budget, but left it open of upgrades when funds became available.

 

Only problem is, I have not got a clue what to upgrade first/next

 

My PC is:

AMD Ryzen 5 2600, overclocked to 3.9Ghz

Gigabyte Gaming B350 board

8gb DDR4 Corsair Vengeance overclocked to 2666Mhz

Asus Cerberus GTX 1050Ti 4gb

600W PSU

 

Got a nice case and its full with fans and an AIO cooler

 

Totally stuck at what to do next.   

 

Any help welcome :) 

depending on your budget pick up another 8gb stick of ram and then grab a nice rx 580 for about 200$

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12 minutes ago, NelizMastr said:

Do you already have a SSD? 

 

Is the memory a single 8GB stick?

 

Which PSU exactly?

I have a 500gb seagate SSD

2 x 4GB stick of RAM

600W EVGA 80Plus ATX PSU

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Just now, Telum said:

I have a 500gb seagate SSD

2 x 4GB stick of RAM

600W EVGA 80Plus ATX PSU

Seagate doesn't make SSDs, they make HDDs and hybrid drives. Do you have a Firecuda drive?

 

That PSU is kinda junky in quality, but I suppose it'll work. Wouldn't use it with a high end GPU like a GTX1080 or RTX2070 though.

PC Specs - AMD Ryzen 5 5600X MSI B550M Mortar 16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4-3600 @ CL15 - RX5700XT 660p 1TBGB & 256GB 600p Fractal Define Mini C CM V550 - Pop!_OS 20.04

 

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3 minutes ago, Telum said:

600W EVGA 80Plus ATX PSU

this one. Not built to last, this thing.

 

@NelizMastr they do now, following WD Blue SSDs they call them Barracuda SSD

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

this one. Not built to last, this thing.

 

@NelizMastr they do now, following WD Blue SSDs they call them Barracuda SSD

Ah gotcha. They don't sell them in my country so I didn't notice.

PC Specs - AMD Ryzen 5 5600X MSI B550M Mortar 16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4-3600 @ CL15 - RX5700XT 660p 1TBGB & 256GB 600p Fractal Define Mini C CM V550 - Pop!_OS 20.04

 

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1 minute ago, NelizMastr said:

Seagate doesn't make SSDs, they make HDDs and hybrid drives. Do you have a Firecuda drive?

Seagate do make SSDs. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/j8smP6/seagate-barracuda-compute-500gb-25-solid-state-drive-stgs500401

 

They're fairly new, and value isn't great compared to the Samsung 860 Evo, Crucial MX500, WD Blue, etc so you probably don't see them recommended often.

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3 minutes ago, NelizMastr said:

Ah gotcha. They don't sell them in my country so I didn't notice.

Was gonna say, it says seagate on it :( lol

 

What PSU do you guys suggest?

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Just now, Telum said:

Was gonna say, it says seagate on it :( lol

 

What PSU do you guys suggest?

Corsair TX series, Seasonic Focus Gold, Cooler Master V-series, Bitfenix Whisper, Corsair RMx to name a few. All high quality units.

PC Specs - AMD Ryzen 5 5600X MSI B550M Mortar 16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4-3600 @ CL15 - RX5700XT 660p 1TBGB & 256GB 600p Fractal Define Mini C CM V550 - Pop!_OS 20.04

 

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3 minutes ago, NelizMastr said:

Quite good, yes.

Thanks. No clue what makes a good PSU 

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Just now, Telum said:

Thanks. No clue what makes a good PSU 

We have a PSU tier list here on the forum, basically anything tier 3 or better is good quality, tier 4 is okay quality and anything worse is basically crap.

 

 

 

PC Specs - AMD Ryzen 5 5600X MSI B550M Mortar 16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4-3600 @ CL15 - RX5700XT 660p 1TBGB & 256GB 600p Fractal Define Mini C CM V550 - Pop!_OS 20.04

 

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1 minute ago, NelizMastr said:

We have a PSU tier list here on the forum, basically anything tier 3 or better is good quality, tier 4 is okay quality and anything worse is basically crap.

 

 

 

? oh dear mine is tier 6. better sort that soon then

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3 minutes ago, Telum said:

It's fine, but 650W is unnecessary for a 2600 + 1050 ti. The 1050Ti is only 75W card. Your system will use less than 200W under load.

Apparently the 550W/650W TXm models are quite noisy as well with 30-40dba under load.

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52 minutes ago, Spotty said:

It's fine, but 650W is unnecessary for a 2600 + 1050 ti. The 1050Ti is only 75W card. Your system will use less than 200W under load.

Apparently the 550W/650W TXm models are quite noisy as well with 30-40dba under load.

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Can you recommend a decent PSU? i'll be upgrading to a 1060 GTX after this probably

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1 hour ago, Spotty said:

It's fine, but 650W is unnecessary for a 2600 + 1050 ti. The 1050Ti is only 75W card. Your system will use less than 200W under load.

Apparently the 550W/650W TXm models are quite noisy as well with 30-40dba under load.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Be-Quiet-BN277-POWER-Cooling/dp/B01N4P1305/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1544543190&sr=8-2&keywords=500w+be+quiet --- how about that one?

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17 minutes ago, Telum said:

Can you recommend a decent PSU? i'll be upgrading to a 1060 GTX after this probably

1060 is only 120W, so again you really only going to be drawing less than 250W. Could just grab a CX450M for 45 pounds.

 

Just now, Telum said:

The Pure Power 10s from Be Quiet are good as well. Looks to be 10 pounds cheaper than the Corsair TX550M/TX650M which is showing 75 pounds on Amazon for me.

Much better fan and noise on the Be Quiet Pure Power 10 CM500 PSUs as well.

 

 

1 hour ago, Telum said:

600W EVGA 80Plus ATX PSU

Do you have the EVGA B 600W, EVGA BR 600W, EVGA BQ 600W, or EVGA W1 600W?

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https://www.scan.co.uk/products/600w-evga-psu-fully-wired-80plus-sli-crossfire-single-rail-49a-120mm-fan-atx-psu-black ----- that is the exact one I have

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