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Upgrade kit, help needed plz...

Hey people im from South Africa and I really need your help for best decisions. So I have a budget of R11,000.00 that's about $650/$700 USD. 

My old system had a ryzen 5 1400 , 16GB (2x8GB) 3200 MHz HyperX predator dims, paired with a GTX 1070 (windforce) and a 700W 80+ Silver PSU all in a Micro ATX A320-sh Mobo. I used to play titles like battlefield and Star Wars Battlefront 2, But now I am hectically struggling with Total war titles, I know that total war games are heavily CPU based.

 

So please help.

I was thinking of keeping the PSU, RAM, GPU. 

There is a website where I can buy upgrade kits for way cheaper in a bundle than to buy them separately. It is not like life and death where I need the new system now but was thinking to buy the new system in this month or next month. 

 

Thank you kind people!

 

 

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All those kits would have you rebuy RAM and motherboard.

 

I'd seriously look at the new Ryzen 3300X to drop in that motherboard, or a 3600 if you want.  Coupled with your GPU and RAM, it would be a nice machine.  1080p gaming very well.

 

Unless you really want an X570 motherboard to upgrade to the next gen chips, but I can't see needing that.

Emma : i9 9900K 5.1Ghz - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Gaming 5 - G. Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3200Mhz - 750 EVO 512GB + 2x 860 EVO 1TB (RAID 0) - EVGA SuperNova 650 P2 - Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate 360mm - Fractal Design Define R6 - AOC AGON 35" 3440x1440 100Hz - Mackie CR5BT - Corsair Virtuoso SE - Logitech G910, G502 - Cooler Master Universal Graphics Card Holder

 

Plex : Ryzen 5 1600 - Gigabyte B450M-DS3H - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2400Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - 840 EVO 256GB + Toshiba P300 3TB - TP-Link AC1900 PCIe Wifi - Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500 - Antec Nine Hundred - Samsung 27" + Dell 24" 

 

Raven:  Intel i3 10100F - ASRock H410M-HDV - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2666Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - Inland 256GB SSD + Toshiba 2TB HDD - TP-Link AC600 USB Wifi - Gigabyte GP-P450B PSU -  Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L -  Spectre 24" 

 

Other Tech:

- Ubiquiti Amplifi HD mesh wifi

- 2021 Volvo S60 Recharge T8 Polestar Engineered - 415hp/495tq 2.0L 4cyl. turbocharged, supercharged and electrified.

Lenovo 720S Touch 15.6" - i7 7700HQ, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, 1050Ti, 4K touchscreen

MSI GF62 - i7 7700HQ, 16GB 2400 MHz RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB 7200rpm HDD, 1050Ti

 

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4 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

All those kits would have you rebuy RAM and motherboard.

 

I'd seriously look at the new Ryzen 3300X to drop in that motherboard, or a 3600 if you want.  Coupled with your GPU and RAM, it would be a nice machine.  1080p gaming very well.

 

Unless you really want an X570 motherboard to upgrade to the next gen chips, but I can't see needing that.

Some new B550 motherboards can compete with x470 and sometimes x570... So waiting and upgrading to one of those could be a good idea.
 

 

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Okay yeah thanks, im just really scared to go for ryzen for total war games and I know its stupid to buy a cpu aiming just at one series of games. But online everyone just keeps telling to go for Intel CPU since the older total war games only uses 2 cores, but thanks mahn. Appriciate it.

 

Sorry if my english is bad

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2 minutes ago, Jack Grobbelaar said:

Okay yeah thanks, im just really scared to go for ryzen for total war games and I know its stupid to buy a cpu aiming just at one series of games. But online everyone just keeps telling to go for Intel CPU since the older total war games only uses 2 cores, but thanks mahn. Appriciate it.

 

Sorry if my english is bad

Do research on the 3300X then, it's a 4 core speedy litle chip that competes with Intel's 4 core offerings very well.

 

I wouldn't spend a ton of money on an Intel system for that reason.  If Intel in your research is best for the majority of games, then look at it.  For one?  bah.

Emma : i9 9900K 5.1Ghz - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Gaming 5 - G. Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3200Mhz - 750 EVO 512GB + 2x 860 EVO 1TB (RAID 0) - EVGA SuperNova 650 P2 - Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate 360mm - Fractal Design Define R6 - AOC AGON 35" 3440x1440 100Hz - Mackie CR5BT - Corsair Virtuoso SE - Logitech G910, G502 - Cooler Master Universal Graphics Card Holder

 

Plex : Ryzen 5 1600 - Gigabyte B450M-DS3H - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2400Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - 840 EVO 256GB + Toshiba P300 3TB - TP-Link AC1900 PCIe Wifi - Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500 - Antec Nine Hundred - Samsung 27" + Dell 24" 

 

Raven:  Intel i3 10100F - ASRock H410M-HDV - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2666Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - Inland 256GB SSD + Toshiba 2TB HDD - TP-Link AC600 USB Wifi - Gigabyte GP-P450B PSU -  Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L -  Spectre 24" 

 

Other Tech:

- Ubiquiti Amplifi HD mesh wifi

- 2021 Volvo S60 Recharge T8 Polestar Engineered - 415hp/495tq 2.0L 4cyl. turbocharged, supercharged and electrified.

Lenovo 720S Touch 15.6" - i7 7700HQ, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, 1050Ti, 4K touchscreen

MSI GF62 - i7 7700HQ, 16GB 2400 MHz RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB 7200rpm HDD, 1050Ti

 

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Okay and just a last question. I was also focusing on a futureproof system for 2/3 years.

And the CPU's I had in mind was either the R7 3700X or the Intel i7 7600.

For future proofing which one of the 2 should I go for, I just game on the system, I have a laptop for work related stuff. 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Jack Grobbelaar said:

Okay and just a last question. I was also focusing on a futureproof system for 2/3 years.

And the CPU's I had in mind was either the R7 3700X or the Intel i7 7600.

For future proofing which one of the 2 should I go for, I just game on the system, I have a laptop for work related stuff. 

 

 

Drop the 3700X in your motherboard and you'll be good for 3 years easy.  btw, please don't use the word futureproof, it has no bearing here or anywhere in the world of tech.

 

Are you not understanding me when I say your machine is really very good already?

 

I expect a CPU to be good for a MINIMUM of 3 years regardless, so the 3300X will still be great in 3.  a 3600 will be too.  3700X, overkill for gaming.  i7 7600, hell no.  Why buy a 3 generations-old CPU that requires a new dead-on-arrival motherboard?

Emma : i9 9900K 5.1Ghz - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Gaming 5 - G. Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3200Mhz - 750 EVO 512GB + 2x 860 EVO 1TB (RAID 0) - EVGA SuperNova 650 P2 - Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate 360mm - Fractal Design Define R6 - AOC AGON 35" 3440x1440 100Hz - Mackie CR5BT - Corsair Virtuoso SE - Logitech G910, G502 - Cooler Master Universal Graphics Card Holder

 

Plex : Ryzen 5 1600 - Gigabyte B450M-DS3H - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2400Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - 840 EVO 256GB + Toshiba P300 3TB - TP-Link AC1900 PCIe Wifi - Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500 - Antec Nine Hundred - Samsung 27" + Dell 24" 

 

Raven:  Intel i3 10100F - ASRock H410M-HDV - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2666Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - Inland 256GB SSD + Toshiba 2TB HDD - TP-Link AC600 USB Wifi - Gigabyte GP-P450B PSU -  Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L -  Spectre 24" 

 

Other Tech:

- Ubiquiti Amplifi HD mesh wifi

- 2021 Volvo S60 Recharge T8 Polestar Engineered - 415hp/495tq 2.0L 4cyl. turbocharged, supercharged and electrified.

Lenovo 720S Touch 15.6" - i7 7700HQ, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, 1050Ti, 4K touchscreen

MSI GF62 - i7 7700HQ, 16GB 2400 MHz RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB 7200rpm HDD, 1050Ti

 

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Okay thanks mahn.

You helped alot. 

And I just feel like something the the system is wrong but its probably just my paranoia. Thanks.

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3 minutes ago, Jack Grobbelaar said:

Okay thanks mahn.

You helped alot. 

And I just feel like something the the system is wrong but its probably just my paranoia. Thanks.

Yeah, the CPU is weak.  That's the part we are trying to upgrade, and we can do it without buying a new motherboard or RAM :)

 

For example, the 3300X vs the Ryzen 1500 (couldn't find a 1400 to compare) ... at the 1;05 mark they do Total War.  Find similar videos showing your 1400 vs the 3600,and then 3700X.  Then buy one :)

 

 

 

 

Emma : i9 9900K 5.1Ghz - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Gaming 5 - G. Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3200Mhz - 750 EVO 512GB + 2x 860 EVO 1TB (RAID 0) - EVGA SuperNova 650 P2 - Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate 360mm - Fractal Design Define R6 - AOC AGON 35" 3440x1440 100Hz - Mackie CR5BT - Corsair Virtuoso SE - Logitech G910, G502 - Cooler Master Universal Graphics Card Holder

 

Plex : Ryzen 5 1600 - Gigabyte B450M-DS3H - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2400Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - 840 EVO 256GB + Toshiba P300 3TB - TP-Link AC1900 PCIe Wifi - Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500 - Antec Nine Hundred - Samsung 27" + Dell 24" 

 

Raven:  Intel i3 10100F - ASRock H410M-HDV - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2666Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - Inland 256GB SSD + Toshiba 2TB HDD - TP-Link AC600 USB Wifi - Gigabyte GP-P450B PSU -  Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L -  Spectre 24" 

 

Other Tech:

- Ubiquiti Amplifi HD mesh wifi

- 2021 Volvo S60 Recharge T8 Polestar Engineered - 415hp/495tq 2.0L 4cyl. turbocharged, supercharged and electrified.

Lenovo 720S Touch 15.6" - i7 7700HQ, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, 1050Ti, 4K touchscreen

MSI GF62 - i7 7700HQ, 16GB 2400 MHz RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB 7200rpm HDD, 1050Ti

 

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So I just checked, the 3300X is not yet available here but I can wait.

Since you said the 3700X is overkill... I think it would be best to just get a new CPU intead with something like a B450 board, just so I can overclock the cpu BUT just if I ever wanted to since I have a AIO Cooler.

 

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Lol I know this took a turn but I just checked checked to see what would fit my budget and I can buy a:

Ryzen 5 3600 

MSI B450 Gaming Plus

HIKVISION E2000 256GB NVMe SSD

for R7976.85 (457.33 USD) but will wait for the 3300X to see the price. Once again thank you appreciate.

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