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Terribly out of the loop and looking to upgrade!

Hello everyone! I’m terribly out of the loop when it comes to PC hardware. I have no idea what’s the “best” anymore let alone any idea of where to even start. The last PC I built was sometime back in 2015. I still consider it a power house and it honestly never lets me down. Then again, I don’t really use it much anymore, at least for gaming… 

 

Anyways, I was looking online because I was debating finally upgrading my PC or at least looking into it and I have no idea where to start so I was wondering if I could share my current specs and someone could help point me in the right direction for a build that would match my current one, but for today’s day and age, lol. 😅  Its been so long… I have no idea where to even start anymore 😂 I was also surprised to learn that SLI isn’t really relevant anymore.

 

Thanks in advance. 

 

PC specs:

Intel Core i7-5960X 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor

 

Corsair H100i Liquid CPU Cooler

 

Asus X99-DELUXE ATX Motherboard

 

Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB DDR4-2666 Memory

 

Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

 

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

 

Corsair RM 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

 

Dual GeForce® G TX™ 980 Ti graphics cards (2-way SLI)

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11 minutes ago, wafflez said:

I don’t really use it much anymore, at least for gaming… 

then why do you want to upgrade? its still a beast of a computer.

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the "best" is several options, you end up around ~$3000 at least... and i say several cause that mostly depends if you want to go AMD or Intel.

 

As for "upgrading" I don't think this makes sense, almost everything you have will be incompatible or outdated. 

 

 

Thing is, its still a good pc... but if you want something truly better (the best) you gonna need start from scratch, and that's during a time where next gen cpus are around the corner and gpus on an all time price hike...

 

Not impossible but it's going to be lots of $$$, and might be very well outdated within 1 year.

 

Basically this is like buying a ps4 6 months before ps5 comes out, ok for some people,  most will be like "why did no one tell me!!" however...

 

 

Something really basic, note I chose the cheapest Ampere GPU I saw, thats where you can easily add another 1000$ or so if you want something better...

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vYbBMv

 

 

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor $389.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $84.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard $197.00 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory $199.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $144.90 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 870 QVO 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $181.52 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB XC GAMING Video Card $733.99 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $110.97 @ Amazon
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $2113.25
  Mail-in rebates -$10.00
  Total $2103.25
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-09-15 08:18 EDT-0400  

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11 hours ago, wafflez said:

Hello everyone! I’m terribly out of the loop when it comes to PC hardware. I have no idea what’s the “best” anymore let alone any idea of where to even start. The last PC I built was sometime back in 2015. I still consider it a power house and it honestly never lets me down. Then again, I don’t really use it much anymore, at least for gaming… 

 

Anyways, I was looking online because I was debating finally upgrading my PC or at least looking into it and I have no idea where to start so I was wondering if I could share my current specs and someone could help point me in the right direction for a build that would match my current one, but for today’s day and age, lol. 😅  Its been so long… I have no idea where to even start anymore 😂 I was also surprised to learn that SLI isn’t really relevant anymore.

 

Thanks in advance. 

 

PC specs:

Intel Core i7-5960X 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor

 

Corsair H100i Liquid CPU Cooler

 

Asus X99-DELUXE ATX Motherboard

 

Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB DDR4-2666 Memory

 

Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

 

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

 

Corsair RM 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

 

Dual GeForce® G TX™ 980 Ti graphics cards (2-way SLI)

Already a good pc and should last for quite awhile

 

Just upgrade to a better aio and overclock the cpu

 

 

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I guess you could look into getting a better GPU, but I don't know how SLI's perform compared to the newer high end GPU's

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Thank you all for the responses! I was just curious as to what a comparable PC build would look like using today’s top parts. 

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