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Advice on some upgrades :)

Hi guys,

I've listed my current specs below. I want to upgrade my board, CPU and RAM, just to future proof really. I originally bought those parts 2nd hand as I was on such a budget, and I just think it would be cool to move on now. I'm still on a budget, and I think I've worked out a couple of options here. Could you maybe advise me which option would be best please, bearing in mind I am planning to keep my GPU? I'm still on quite a budget but would like to buy these parts new. I will be running at 1080p on a 144Hz monitor. I've done some checks and I don't think either CPU should bottleneck the GPU too much...

 

Option 1:

i3 9100F, Gigabyte GA-H110-D3A, 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2133Mhz            =£126

 

Option 2:

Ryzen 3 3200G, ASRock B450M-HDV, 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2133Mhz     =£161

 

  • CPU
    i5-4690k
  • Motherboard
    Asus H81M-C
  • RAM
    16GB Kingston HyperX Blue
  • GPU
    Powercolor RedDragon RX580 8GB
  • Storage
    Crucial BX500 120GB, 1TB SeaGate Barracuda
  • PSU
    Corsair CX450M
  • Display
  • Samsung 24" CRG5
  • Cooling
    CoolerMaster Hyper Evo 212

CPU: i5-4690K @ 3.5GHz || MoBo: Asus H81M-C || RAM: 16gb Kingston HyperX Blue || Cooler: Stock intel cooler || GPU: Palit GTX 1050 || PSU: Can't remember exactly but know it meets the needs of my components || Case: White Falcon Case || SSD: Kingston 120GB || Storage: WD Blue 1TB

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sorry about that

My build

Ryzen 5 2600 @3.95ghz

Cryorig M9a

Gigabyte x470 Ultra Gaming

Gigabyte RX 590 @1720mhz

2x8 Corsair LPX Vengeance 2933

ASUS Wireless card

EVGA 650GQ

Cougar MX330G

WD Blue SATA SSD 500GB

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2 minutes ago, rx590overclocker said:

ryzen 5 2600/3600, corsair vengeance memory, and x470/570 or b450 board

Both those CPU's are a little out of my budget :( the 3600 is more than the entire of option 2

CPU: i5-4690K @ 3.5GHz || MoBo: Asus H81M-C || RAM: 16gb Kingston HyperX Blue || Cooler: Stock intel cooler || GPU: Palit GTX 1050 || PSU: Can't remember exactly but know it meets the needs of my components || Case: White Falcon Case || SSD: Kingston 120GB || Storage: WD Blue 1TB

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neither of those are upgrades. the minimum you want to go for an upgrade is a ryzen 5 or 7 or a core i7

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor £98.40 @ Alza
Motherboard MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard £66.80 @ Amazon UK
Memory Patriot Viper 4 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £40.24 @ Ebuyer
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total £205.44
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-09 16:05 GMT+0000  

 

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2 minutes ago, boggy77 said:

neither of those are upgrades. the minimum you want to go for an upgrade is a ryzen 5 or 7 or a core i7

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor £98.40 @ Alza
Motherboard MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard £66.80 @ Amazon UK
Memory Patriot Viper 4 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £40.24 @ Ebuyer
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total £205.44
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-09 16:05 GMT+0000  

 

You're right, maybe I should have said "updates" instead of "upgrades". Do you think the two options I stated would be sensible with the existing RX 580?

 

The Ryzen 5 1600 is in my price range so I may look into that, thank you :)

CPU: i5-4690K @ 3.5GHz || MoBo: Asus H81M-C || RAM: 16gb Kingston HyperX Blue || Cooler: Stock intel cooler || GPU: Palit GTX 1050 || PSU: Can't remember exactly but know it meets the needs of my components || Case: White Falcon Case || SSD: Kingston 120GB || Storage: WD Blue 1TB

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Don't bother, save up and get something better.

You're not upgrading core count, and if you OC your current processor, you're unlikely to see much of a difference.
Also, using RAM that slow with Ryzen is a horrible idea.

Current PC:

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

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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