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Would really like help planning out upgrades(Warning big post).

Warning this is a very big post.


I am making this post for a few reasons, I am bored and can't sleep, But I also know that I do want to be able to upgrade over time as needed.

Now my biggest problem is I am broke because I lost my job due declining mental and physical health, and have been unable to get another one since.

So I really need to be careful on what I spend any money.

I will either have to sell or trade off oldest stuff, ask for things for birthday or Christmas, or if we get a second stimulus here in the US, and there is is any left after some car repairs that most likely need done soon, then I might be able to spend that.  


So the main reason I am making this is I am hoping for help planning out what should be upgraded and the order in which to do it.
Because one of my mental health problems I am struggling with is bad ADHD and I can plan a new build all day, but when it come to upgrades I can't seem to figure out, like my mind goes blank.


Main PC:

AMD  R7 1700(stock cooler)                                                                                    :Bought in March 3 years ago 

Asrock X370 Taichi                                                                                                   :Bought in March 3 years ago 

16GB of DDR4 3200Mhz Gskills Ripjawz V                                                             :Bought in March 3 years ago 

Phanteks Enthoo Pro M                                                                                            :Bought in March 3 years ago 

Corsair TX650                                                                                                            :Bought used 3 years ago

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0                                                                                      :Got it as an RMA replacment 3 years ago

2x 120GB Samsung 840's in RAID 0                                                                        :Bought used 6 years ago
3TB Hitachi HDD                                                                                                        :Bought New 5 years ago
750GB Seagate HDD                                                                                                 :Bought New 11 years ago
500GB WD HDD                                                                                                         :Bought used 6 years ago

Hp LP2480zx                                                                                                              :Bought used 7 years ago

Dell 1907FP 1280x1024                                                                                             :Bought used 8 years ago
                               
JVC 19 inch 720P TV                                                                                                 :Bought New 8 years ago

Triple monitor stand                                                                                                  :Bought used 4 years ago

Logitech G510s                                                                                                          :Bought New 3.5 years ago

Razer Deathadder Chroma                                                                                        :Bought New 1.5 years ago

Thrustmaster T80 Steering Wheel Controller                                                          :Bought New 1.5 years ago

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500x                                                                                    :Bought New 2 years ago

Onkyo HTS680 6.1 Surround Sound Speakers With a Onkyo HT-S580 Reciver  :Bought used 10 years ago


Workstation:                                                           

Intel I7 930(stock cooler)                                                           :Got in a trade used 1 year ago

Intel DX58SO                                                                              :Got in a trade used 1 year ago 

1x 8gb DDR3 1600Mhz                                                              :Got in a trade used 1 year ago
1x 4gb DDR3 1333Mhz                                                              :Got in a trade used 1 year ago
2x 2gb DDR3 1866Mhz                                                              :Got in a trade used 1 year ago

NZXT Source 210                                                                       :Got in a trade used 2 years ago

Antec Earthwatts(green) 500W                                                 :Bought used 3 years ago 

ASUS GTX 680 2GB                                                                   :Bought used 3 years ago 

1x 1TB Dell WD HDD                                                                  :Bought used 3 years ago 
3x 500GB Seagate HDD                                                             :Got in a trade used 1 year ago 

Acer H243H                                                                                 :Bought used 6 years ago

HP vs17e                                                                                     :Bought used 10 years ago

Dell L100 Keyboard                                                                    :Bought used 3 years ago 

ONN M241-Black Mouse                                                            :Bought New 2 years ago

Tandy MMS-10                                                                            :Found used 13 years ago

Audiophile SW300/5A Satellite Audio Speakers                     :Found used 13 years ago

Hauss HS-4 Subwoofer                                                              :Found used 3 months ago

Radio Shack LK-1261 Music Keyboard                                    :Bought used 4 years ago
(it may end up not being compatible with PC despite having MIDI out)


HTPC:                                                                  

Intel Q8400                                                                      :Got in a trade 3 years ago

CoolerMaster Hyper TX3                                                :Got in a trade 3 years ago

4x 2gb DDR2 800Mhz                                                     :Bought New 8 years ago

Thermaltake V3 Black Edition                                       :Got in a trade used 5 years ago
 
CoolerMaster 500W                                                        :Bought used 3 years ago

MSI GTS 450 1GB                                                           :Got in a trade used 3 years ago

4x 500GB Seagate HDD                                                 :Got in a trade used 1 year ago

Wired Xbox Controller                                                   :Bought New 1 year ago

old Sanyo 32" 720p TV                                                  :Found used 5 months ago


Server:

FX-6100                                                                           :Bought used 2 years ago

Asus M5A97 LE R2.0                                                     :Bought used 4 years ago

4x 2gb DDR3 1600Mhz                                                  :Got in a trade used 1 year ago

Thermaltake TR2 600w PSU                                         :Got in a trade used 3 years ago

Cooler Master Elite 350                                                 :Bought used 3 years ago

Asus GT240 1GB                                                           :Bought New 10 years ago

6x 500GB Seagate HDD                                                :Got in a trade used 1 year ago


Laptop,Tablet and Phone:

Lenovo ThinkPad T540p                                             :Bought used 2 years ago

Samsung Tab 4 10.1                                                    :Got new from coworker 6 years ago

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8                                                   :Bought New 3 months ago

Samsung Galaxy S4                                                    :Bought refurbed 4 years ago


Console's:

Xbox 360 Elite(Falcon model but with 20GB HDD)

Fat Ps2(with Network adpater)


Other Things:

1960 Metal Tanker desk(with no drawers)                                      :Given to me used 10 years ago
 Walmart Mainstays desk(with a second level for monitors)        :Bought New 15 years ago

Knoll RPM Task Chair                                                                       :Given to me used 2 years ago

 

8 old 775 boards                                                                                :Bought used 3-5 years ago  

8 or 9 775 cpu's all dual cores                                                          :Bought used 3-5 years ago 

2 AM3 Boards                                                                                     :Bought used 1-3 years ago

2x AMD x4 925 CPU's                                                                         :Bought used 1-3 years ago

HP PROLIANT Ml110 G6 w/Pentium G6950 and 2x 4GB ECC        :Bought used 3-5 years ago 

Random sticks of ram from DDR3 to as old as SDRAM                 :Gotten at different times over the last 15 years


I do have one more PC that I almost forgot about that I have been letting my sister use because she wanted a system that she could game on, and she is still using it.

I7 2600                                                                          :Bought used 6 years ago

MSI Z77A-GD65                                                           :Bought used 6 years ago
16GB DDR3                                                                  :Bought used 6 years ago

500w PSU(don't remember the brand or model)      :Bought used 6 years ago

XFX R9 380 2GB                                                          :Got it as an RMA replacment 4 years ago

1TB HDD                                                                      :Bought used 3 years ago 


Systems Use Cases:


Main PC:

It is mostly used for gaming, but I also intend to start doing youtube, so it will be doing video editing, and mabye streaming one day if I can get it to work without stuttering.


Workstation:

I will be using it to learn video editing more,also trying to learn to make music and how to use photoshop, while not taking up all the space on my main PC, Also if i am editing a video on my main pc, and it is going to take over an hour to export, 
I may move it to the workstation to export so I can keep using my main PC.

HTPC:

I will be using it for Video and music streaming, I also plan to do Steam in home streaming from my main pc.
I also plan to do some eumlation, and storing back ups.


Server:

I plan to use it as a game server and home data server, I know FiveM for sure, but unsure what other games I will end up doing.


Laptop,Tablet and Phone:

You know what a phone is used for, and my sister bought the Xiaomi for me to replace my aging Samsung.

The laptop I use if I am going to be wait somewhere and want a screen bigger than my phone.

The tablet I tend to use it in bed.

 

Console's:
The xbox I just need to get a power cord so I can use it to play a few 360 games i still have.
The PS2 I plan to install a hard drive soft mod it.

 

Other Things:

The tanker desk I plan to restore one day when I have money.

The walmart desk I plan to use till I can get a better side desk to replace it.

The chair is good,but the piston is slowly being pushed out the bottom of the base, I am guessing due to my weight.


The parts I have been using for experimenting(I.E. I overclocked an e8400 to 4Ghz with a hyper TX3) Or sometimes I will put together a pc for a family member.


I7 2600 system:
I will be letting my sister use that pc until it breaks or she gets a new one.

Thank you guys for reading this huge post and for any and all advice.

I will also be posting this elsewhere to get better chances to get help.

 

| I7 2600@4.2Ghz | Corsair A70 w/H100 fans | 16GB DDR3 1333Mhz | MSI Z77A G45 Gaming | Corsair TX650 | XFX R9 380 | 2x 120GB Samsung 840 SSD in RAID 0 | 2x Seagate 500GB in RAID 0 | 750GB Seagate | 500GB WDHDD + 500GB WD USB HDD | Sound Blaster Recon | Antec Sonta Case | HP LP2480zx @1920x1200 | Acer H243H @1920x1080 | BenQ EW2440

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6 minutes ago, trainergames said:

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0                                                                                      :Got it as an RMA replacment 3 years ago

first thing I'd replace. depending on your budget, i'd get a 3070, a 3060/ti (when it launches), or wait and see what amd launches.

7 minutes ago, trainergames said:

2x 120GB Samsung 840's in RAID 0                                                                        :Bought used 6 years ago

i'd probably get another bigger ssd for a games library.

 

7 minutes ago, trainergames said:

AMD  R7 1700(stock cooler)     

i'd get a better cooler and try to overclock

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I found your list a little confusing, but did I read that right, that you are using two 720p TVs, one a 19in and one a 32in?

 

Me, personally, one of my priorities would be a better tv, or ideally a monitor.

Upgrading is pointless if you don't have a panel that can take advantage of it, surely?

 

Or is it better having a superior system and then worry about that later, even if it means you are stuck using a 720p tv for a while?

Some will say your gpu, cpu etc...are the priority. 

 

But, once you have that then what?

 

You are still stuck on a 720p tv...if I've read that right, obviously?

 

If I haven't, apologies for rambling on.

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Sorry for the late reply guys i finally fell asleep about 30 minutes after posting this.

9 hours ago, boggy77 said:

first thing I'd replace. depending on your budget, i'd get a 3070, a 3060/ti (when it launches), or wait and see what amd launches.

i'd probably get another bigger ssd for a games library.

 

i'd get a better cooler and try to overclock

Well the only chances I will have of getting a new GPU is if we get another stimulus here in the US, and if there is anything left over after a few car repairs that will be needing done soon.

8 hours ago, Maury Sells Wigs said:

I found your list a little confusing, but did I read that right, that you are using two 720p TVs, one a 19in and one a 32in?

 

Me, personally, one of my priorities would be a better tv, or ideally a monitor.

Upgrading is pointless if you don't have a panel that can take advantage of it, surely?

 

Or is it better having a superior system and then worry about that later, even if it means you are stuck using a 720p tv for a while?

Some will say your gpu, cpu etc...are the priority. 

 

But, once you have that then what?

 

You are still stuck on a 720p tv...if I've read that right, obviously?

 

If I haven't, apologies for rambling on.

The 19inch 720p TV is a side monitor on my main system, I would of used the Acer from the workstation but it's HDMI port is broken, and my GPU's only DVI port is being used by the dell monitor.

The 32 inch is the TV that the HTPC is hooked to, But I got the TV for free, I do have a 40in Samsung 1080p that I forgot about, but it does have a bad power board.

| I7 2600@4.2Ghz | Corsair A70 w/H100 fans | 16GB DDR3 1333Mhz | MSI Z77A G45 Gaming | Corsair TX650 | XFX R9 380 | 2x 120GB Samsung 840 SSD in RAID 0 | 2x Seagate 500GB in RAID 0 | 750GB Seagate | 500GB WDHDD + 500GB WD USB HDD | Sound Blaster Recon | Antec Sonta Case | HP LP2480zx @1920x1200 | Acer H243H @1920x1080 | BenQ EW2440

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