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Thinking of upgrading (Again, because last time i overestimated my budget)

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Budget (including currency): £400

Country: UK

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: CS, Valorant, hopefully cyberpunk and a bunch of other games, also CAD and CFD.

Other details My current PC should be in my signature, but in shor its a 4690k with a MSI Z97 PC mate mobo thats kinda broken, 8gig of ram and a 1050ti

 

I'm going to start working on a dissertation that involves CFD and CAD so i'd like to improve my pc in those areas to get some faster calculation times. I've been thinking of going for a CPU upgrade and getting a new PSU while so I can get a new GPU in the future.

 

ATM of thinking of going for the following, I know its over my budget but I could possibly get it lower by going for a B450M board.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  (£154.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£159.99 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  (£55.00 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Silverstone Essential 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  (£71.50 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £441.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-05 15:39 BST+0100

 

EDIT: Forgot to mention I have a Dark Rock 3 so i'd just need to

My PC:

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MOBO: MSI B450 Tomahawk Max, CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600, Cooler: BeQuiet! Dark Rock 3, GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1050ti D5 4G, Ram: 16GB (2x8) HyperX Fury DDR4, Case: NZXT S340, Psu: Be Quiet! Pure Power 11 600W , HDD's: WD 1TB Caviar Blue, WD 256GB Scorpio Blue, WD 2TB Caviar Blue  SSD: Sandisk SSD PLUS 240Gb

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18 minutes ago, CookiezFort said:

Budget (including currency): £400

Country: UK

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: CS, Valorant, hopefully cyberpunk and a bunch of other games, also CAD and CFD.

Other details My current PC should be in my signature, but in shor its a 4690k with a MSI Z97 PC mate mobo thats kinda broken, 8gig of ram and a 1050ti

 

I'm going to start working on a dissertation that involves CFD and CAD so i'd like to improve my pc in those areas to get some faster calculation times. I've been thinking of going for a CPU upgrade and getting a new PSU while so I can get a new GPU in the future.

 

ATM of thinking of going for the following, I know its over my budget but I could possibly get it lower by going for a B450M board.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  (£154.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£159.99 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  (£55.00 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Silverstone Essential 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  (£71.50 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £441.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-05 15:39 BST+0100

 

its a good build, but to run newer games (like you said cyberpunk) the 1050ti may struggle a little. is it the 3gb or 6 gb variant? you really dont need an x570 board for these parts, either a b450 or a b550 (coming out june 16 onwards) woudl fare well. since you already have 1 stick of 8 gig ram, just buy another stick instead of buying a new kit. otherwise, the rest are solid

 

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You could probably sell your 1050 Ti for a better Radeon RX GPU for the same price.

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            CPU: Intel Core i5 2557M

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            RAM: 16GB DDR4-3200 CL-16

            CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 @ 3.6GHz

            SSD: 256GB

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            Temps: CPU idle 45C, load 78C, top 85C. GPU idle 50C, load ~77C.

 

 

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24 minutes ago, PoopThatTookAPee said:

its a good build, but to run newer games (like you said cyberpunk) the 1050ti may struggle a little. is it the 3gb or 6 gb variant? you really dont need an x570 board for these parts, either a b450 or a b550 (coming out june 16 onwards) woudl fare well. since you already have 1 stick of 8 gig ram, just buy another stick instead of buying a new kit. otherwise, the rest are solid

 

A couple things... the 1050ti only has one Vram amount which is 4GB and then the regular 1050 model which is 2GB. The GPU you may be thinking of with a 3GB and 6GB version is the 1060. Second the 8GB stick of ram that OP already has is DDR3 it is not compatible with AM4(uses DDR4 exclusively) motherboards they cannot just buy another stick and use their old ram they will need to buy a whole new kit.

Yes the GPU is on the low end, OP will want to upgrade that as well if they plan on playing games such as Cyberpunk, 4GB of Vram is the minimum for new and upcoming AAA games, it should be able to run it but it will be poorly. And going for a B450 or B550 when they come out is a much better option than going X570, no need to go X570 unless you are getting a 3900x or better.

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If you ask for a Mid Tower case recommend, I will 90% of the time recommend the Fractal Design Meshify C or S2.

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1 hour ago, PoopThatTookAPee said:

its a good build, but to run newer games (like you said cyberpunk) the 1050ti may struggle a little. is it the 3gb or 6 gb variant? you really dont need an x570 board for these parts, either a b450 or a b550 (coming out june 16 onwards) woudl fare well. since you already have 1 stick of 8 gig ram, just buy another stick instead of buying a new kit. otherwise, the rest are solid

 

4690K uses ddr3 so the ram is useless for this build

 

I'll probably go for a B450 board, which boards are decent for this? Preferably something that doesn't require a CPU to flash the bios incase it comes with outdated bios, (knowing my luck this will happen)

1 hour ago, SpookyCitrus said:

A couple things... the 1050ti only has one Vram amount which is 4GB and then the regular 1050 model which is 2GB. The GPU you may be thinking of with a 3GB and 6GB version is the 1060. Second the 8GB stick of ram that OP already has is DDR3 it is not compatible with AM4(uses DDR4 exclusively) motherboards they cannot just buy another stick and use their old ram they will need to buy a whole new kit.

Yes the GPU is on the low end, OP will want to upgrade that as well if they plan on playing games such as Cyberpunk, 4GB of Vram is the minimum for new and upcoming AAA games, it should be able to run it but it will be poorly. And going for a B450 or B550 when they come out is a much better option than going X570, no need to go X570 unless you are getting a 3900x or better.

Atm with the work load I will be having i'd rather have shittier FPS in games but be able to run CAD smoothly and CFD calculations faster, uni computers have 6000 series i5's iirc and no GPU's.

 

GPU i'll upgrade at some point in the future, no idea when though. I don't care about FPS in modern games too much, I used to play planetside 2 in 2013-2014 at like 30 fps or below.

My PC:

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MOBO: MSI B450 Tomahawk Max, CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600, Cooler: BeQuiet! Dark Rock 3, GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1050ti D5 4G, Ram: 16GB (2x8) HyperX Fury DDR4, Case: NZXT S340, Psu: Be Quiet! Pure Power 11 600W , HDD's: WD 1TB Caviar Blue, WD 256GB Scorpio Blue, WD 2TB Caviar Blue  SSD: Sandisk SSD PLUS 240Gb

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42 minutes ago, CookiezFort said:

I'll probably go for a B450 board, which boards are decent for this? Preferably something that doesn't require a CPU to flash the bios incase it comes with outdated bios, (knowing my luck this will happen)

The B450 Tomahawk Max is my go to for the 3600. It doesn't need a firmware update and is ready to go out of the box.

Main Desktop: CPU - I9-9900k @5ghz | Mobo - Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master | GPU - Asus ROG STRIX RTX 3090 Gaming OC RAM - G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB 3200mhz | AIO - H150i Pro XT | PSU - Evga 850 GQ | Case - Phanteks P500A Digital - White | Storage - Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVME SSD 512GB / Sabrent Rocket 1TB Nvme / Samsung 860 Evo Pro 500GB / Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2tb Nvme |

 

TV Streaming PC: Intel Nuc CPU - i7 8th Gen | RAM - 16GB DDR4 2666mhz | Storage - 256GB WD Black M.2 NVME SSD |

 

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G - Deep Black 512GB |

 

If you ask for a Mid Tower case recommend, I will 90% of the time recommend the Fractal Design Meshify C or S2.

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