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1 minute ago, robsteward said:

This is my current build:

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4 GHz Quad-Core Processor  (€350.00 @ Amazon Netherlands)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  (€60.84 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Motherboard: MSI H110M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  (€66.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Storage: Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (€166.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (€48.97 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Video Card: Asus HD7970-DC2T-3GD5 Radeon HD 7970 3 GB Video Card
Case: BitFenix NOVA MESH SE TG ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair VS450 450 W ATX Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit  (€132.69 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Monitor: AOC CQ32G1 31.5" 2560 x 1440 144 Hz Curved Monitor  (€452.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Keyboard: Logitech G213 PRODIGY RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard
Total: €1279.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Yeah there you go.  A 6700k and a 7970 is WAY too much for that PSU.  You're lucky it hasn't blown up.  Inconsistency in power delivery or insufficent power available will cause crashes in a variety of ways.  IDK if you have any issues with windows, that's always the go to on early diagnosis, but you NEED a new PSU. 

 

The 7970 is also pretty older so newer rendering techniques may suffer greatly on it.  If you got a new PSU to go with your 3070 that you bough. 99.999% chance you will have a perfectly smooth gaming experience at any settings.  Do that before you buy any of this other stuff.  

 

And reinstall windows when you put the new GPU in.  DDU is a meme in my opinion, there's always a good chance you're gonna run into issues anyway.

 

But yeah, in summation, there is no point in buying any of that other stuff.  A properly tuned 6700k is still more than enough for any of the games you mentioned, as well as 95% of the games on the market.  

Budget (including currency): EUR900

Country: Netherlands

Games: Counter-Strike, Valorant, LoL, Age of Empires 4, whatever the next Witcher requires 😉

Programs/Workload: Multitasking work with heavy Chrome use; Firefox (ca 10 tabs at a time), Chrome (ca. 20 tabs at a time with many Google Sheets), Zoom, Slack, OneDrive, GoogleDrive

Upgrade Reason: My current built constantly crashes in Valorant (minimum 1 per match) and Chrome takes ages to load stuff; Resource monitor shows memory bottle neck, booting takes about 1 minutes and programs take a long time to load as well

Limitations: I would like to re-use as many parts as possible from my existing build

 

Current Build:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4 GHz Quad-Core Processor  (€350.00 @ Amazon Netherlands)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  (€60.84 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Motherboard: MSI H110M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  (€66.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Storage: Toshiba VX500 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (€166.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (€42.99 @ Paradigit)
Case: BitFenix NOVA MESH SE TG ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair VS450 450 W ATX Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit  (€109.95 @ Paradigit)
Monitor: AOC CQ32G1 31.5" 2560 x 1440 144 Hz Curved Monitor  (€452.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Keyboard: Logitech G213 PRODIGY RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard
Total: €1250.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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New Build:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.7 GHz 12-Core Processor  (€456.89 @ Amazon Netherlands)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler  (€55.99 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard  (€249.00 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  (€114.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  (€156.88 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Video Card: MSI VENTUS 2X OC GeForce RTX 3070 LHR 8 GB Video Card  (€619.00 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Case: BitFenix NOVA MESH SE TG ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Total: €1652.66
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Is there something obvious that I'm missing? I'm following the video advice from the below video and looked for a RTX 3070 on ebay and got some good options.

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18 minutes ago, robsteward said:

Budget (including currency): EUR900

Country: Netherlands

Games: Counter-Strike, Valorant, LoL, Age of Empires 4, whatever the next Witcher requires 😉

Programs/Workload: Multitasking work with heavy Chrome use; Firefox (ca 10 tabs at a time), Chrome (ca. 20 tabs at a time with many Google Sheets), Zoom, Slack, OneDrive, GoogleDrive

Upgrade Reason: My current built constantly crashes in Valorant (minimum 1 per match) and Chrome takes ages to load stuff; Resource monitor shows memory bottle neck, booting takes about 1 minutes and programs take a long time to load as well

Limitations: I would like to re-use as many parts as possible from my existing build

 

Current Build:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4 GHz Quad-Core Processor  (€350.00 @ Amazon Netherlands)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  (€60.84 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Motherboard: MSI H110M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  (€66.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Storage: Toshiba VX500 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (€166.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (€42.99 @ Paradigit)
Case: BitFenix NOVA MESH SE TG ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair VS450 450 W ATX Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit  (€109.95 @ Paradigit)
Monitor: AOC CQ32G1 31.5" 2560 x 1440 144 Hz Curved Monitor  (€452.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Keyboard: Logitech G213 PRODIGY RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard
Total: €1250.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-09-26 16:13 CEST+0200

 

New Build:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.7 GHz 12-Core Processor  (€456.89 @ Amazon Netherlands)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler  (€55.99 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard  (€249.00 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  (€114.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  (€156.88 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Video Card: MSI VENTUS 2X OC GeForce RTX 3070 LHR 8 GB Video Card  (€619.00 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Case: BitFenix NOVA MESH SE TG ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Total: €1652.66
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-09-26 16:13 CEST+0200

 

Is there something obvious that I'm missing? I'm following the video advice from the below video and looked for a RTX 3070 on ebay and got some good options.

and

 

Nice new rig, but get a better cooler, say a Deepcool AK620 which is cheap, the Hyper212 isn't meant for a 140W TDP chip

Not sure if the hi price B450 board is good VRM wise, you could get a cheaper B550 one

System : AMD R9 5900X / X570 AORUS PRO/ 2x16GB Corsair Vengeance 3600CL18 / RTX3080 Gigabyte EAGLE GPU/ Phanteks P600S case / Customized Watercooling Eisbaer 280mm + Eiswolf2 360mm + VPP755 pump  and 150mm reservoir0.5TB Sabrent Rocket + 2TB WD SN850 NVme Gen4 + 4TB Toshiba X300 HDD drives/ Corsair RM850x PSU/ 34" 120Hz 3440x1440p Alienware AW3420DW monitor / Logitech G915TKL keyboard (wireless) / Logitech G PRO X Superlight mouse

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I assume you already have the GPU? You didn't list it in your current system, but adding it would make the upgrade go way over budget.

 

A 12700F is about as fast as a 5900X and on a newer socket, while being cheaper. AK620 is a better cooler which I definitely recommend for these CPU's. If you buy an extra set of the same RAM that would be cheaper than buying a new 32gb kit.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700F 2.1 GHz 12-Core Processor  (€382.95 @ Megekko)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AK620 68.99 CFM CPU Cooler  (€68.85 @ Megekko)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B660 GAMING X DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  (€158.99 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  (Purchased For €0.00)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  (€66.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Storage: Toshiba VX500 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (Purchased For €0.00)
Storage: Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (Purchased For €0.00)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (Purchased For €0.00)
Video Card: MSI VENTUS 2X OC GeForce RTX 3070 LHR 8 GB Video Card  (Purchased For €0.00)
Case: BitFenix NOVA MESH SE TG ATX Mid Tower Case  (Purchased For €0.00)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Ion Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  (€73.85 @ Megekko)
Total: €751.54
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Mark my answer as solution if it answered your question :). Quote or tag me so I get notified of your reply.

 

CPU: i5-10400F | GPU: Powercolor RX 6600 Fighter 8GB | SSD: WD Black SN770 1TB, Crucial MX500 500GB | HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB | PSU: Corsair RM650x (2018) | Motherboard: ASRock B460M Pro4 | Case: Antec DP301M | Monitor: AOC C24G2U & Samsung SR35 | Headset: Corsair Virtuoso | Keyboard: Drevo Seer Max (Gateron Brown) | Mouse: Logitech G703 | Mousepad: Steelseries QCK Edge XL

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1 hour ago, Pixelfie said:

I assume you already have the GPU?

Sorry - yes! Got that for EUR430 on ebay

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Thanks for the feedback. What do you think about

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700F 2.1 GHz 12-Core Processor  (€399.98 @ Amazon Netherlands)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AK620 68.99 CFM CPU Cooler  (€89.45 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B660 GAMING X DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  (€158.99 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  (Purchased For €0.00)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  (€66.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Storage: Toshiba VX500 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (Purchased For €0.00)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  (€149.94 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Storage: Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (Purchased For €0.00)
Video Card: MSI VENTUS 2X OC GeForce RTX 3070 LHR 8 GB Video Card  (Purchased For €0.00)
Case: BitFenix NOVA MESH SE TG ATX Mid Tower Case  (Purchased For €0.00)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit  (Purchased For €0.00)
Monitor: AOC CQ32G1 31.5" 2560 x 1440 144 Hz Curved Monitor  (Purchased For €0.00)
Keyboard: Logitech G213 PRODIGY RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard  (Purchased For €0.00)
Total: €865.26
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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8 minutes ago, robsteward said:

Thanks for the feedback. What do you think about

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700F 2.1 GHz 12-Core Processor  (€399.98 @ Amazon Netherlands)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AK620 68.99 CFM CPU Cooler  (€89.45 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B660 GAMING X DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  (€158.99 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  (Purchased For €0.00)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  (€66.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Storage: Toshiba VX500 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (Purchased For €0.00)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  (€149.94 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Storage: Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (Purchased For €0.00)
Video Card: MSI VENTUS 2X OC GeForce RTX 3070 LHR 8 GB Video Card  (Purchased For €0.00)
Case: BitFenix NOVA MESH SE TG ATX Mid Tower Case  (Purchased For €0.00)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit  (Purchased For €0.00)
Monitor: AOC CQ32G1 31.5" 2560 x 1440 144 Hz Curved Monitor  (Purchased For €0.00)
Keyboard: Logitech G213 PRODIGY RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard  (Purchased For €0.00)
Total: €865.26
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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This is all still way overkill.  I believe you are totally misdioagnosing this issue. 

 

You are not bottlenecking at RAM or CPU cores.  In my house there are 3 different computers all with 16GB of RAM and it's never even close to being an issue in gaming, especially not in valorant.  The 'chrome dragon' is a dead meme, it really doesn't even use that much anymore.  Newer builds of windows will use unused RAM to cache stuff, so utilization will look higher even though it's not restrictive, it's just windows making use of unused assets.  Chrome will also taper off RAM usage with higher tab counts, most of those tabs aren't actually active, they're just paged.

 

When was the last time you reinstalled windows?  Have you made any hardware changes since then?  Valorant crashes a lot, but it's not your RAM or CPU that's causing that.  Also, non of those games use many cores, so a 12-core CPU is a huge waste of budget.  The 3070 is also never gonna get utilized in those games.  What GPU were you coning from?

The sign is a subtle joke. The shop is called "Sneed's Feed & Seed", where feed and seed both end in the sound "-eed", thus rhyming with the name of the owner, Sneed. The sign says that the shop was "Formerly Chuck's", implying that the two words beginning with "F" and "S" would have ended with "-uck", rhyming with "Chuck". So, when Chuck owned the shop, it would have been called "Chuck's Feeduck and Seeduck".

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9 minutes ago, Queen Chrysalis said:

This is all still way overkill.  I believe you are totally misdioagnosing this issue. 

 

You are not bottlenecking at RAM or CPU cores.  In my house there are 3 different computers all with 16GB of RAM and it's never even close to being an issue in gaming, especially not in valorant.  The 'chrome dragon' is a dead meme, it really doesn't even use that much anymore.  Newer builds of windows will use unused RAM to cache stuff, so utilization will look higher even though it's not restrictive, it's just windows making use of unused assets.  Chrome will also taper off RAM usage with higher tab counts, most of those tabs aren't actually active, they're just paged.

 

When was the last time you reinstalled windows?  Have you made any hardware changes since then?  Valorant crashes a lot, but it's not your RAM or CPU that's causing that.  Also, non of those games use many cores, so a 12-core CPU is a huge waste of budget.  The 3070 is also never gonna get utilized in those games.  What GPU were you coning from?

This is my current build:

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4 GHz Quad-Core Processor  (€350.00 @ Amazon Netherlands)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  (€60.84 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Motherboard: MSI H110M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  (€66.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Storage: Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (€166.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (€48.97 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Video Card: Asus HD7970-DC2T-3GD5 Radeon HD 7970 3 GB Video Card
Case: BitFenix NOVA MESH SE TG ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair VS450 450 W ATX Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit  (€132.69 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Monitor: AOC CQ32G1 31.5" 2560 x 1440 144 Hz Curved Monitor  (€452.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Keyboard: Logitech G213 PRODIGY RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard
Total: €1279.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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1 minute ago, robsteward said:

This is my current build:

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4 GHz Quad-Core Processor  (€350.00 @ Amazon Netherlands)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  (€60.84 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Motherboard: MSI H110M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  (€66.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Storage: Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (€166.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (€48.97 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Video Card: Asus HD7970-DC2T-3GD5 Radeon HD 7970 3 GB Video Card
Case: BitFenix NOVA MESH SE TG ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair VS450 450 W ATX Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit  (€132.69 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Monitor: AOC CQ32G1 31.5" 2560 x 1440 144 Hz Curved Monitor  (€452.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Keyboard: Logitech G213 PRODIGY RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard
Total: €1279.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-09-26 22:00 CEST+0200

Yeah there you go.  A 6700k and a 7970 is WAY too much for that PSU.  You're lucky it hasn't blown up.  Inconsistency in power delivery or insufficent power available will cause crashes in a variety of ways.  IDK if you have any issues with windows, that's always the go to on early diagnosis, but you NEED a new PSU. 

 

The 7970 is also pretty older so newer rendering techniques may suffer greatly on it.  If you got a new PSU to go with your 3070 that you bough. 99.999% chance you will have a perfectly smooth gaming experience at any settings.  Do that before you buy any of this other stuff.  

 

And reinstall windows when you put the new GPU in.  DDU is a meme in my opinion, there's always a good chance you're gonna run into issues anyway.

 

But yeah, in summation, there is no point in buying any of that other stuff.  A properly tuned 6700k is still more than enough for any of the games you mentioned, as well as 95% of the games on the market.  

The sign is a subtle joke. The shop is called "Sneed's Feed & Seed", where feed and seed both end in the sound "-eed", thus rhyming with the name of the owner, Sneed. The sign says that the shop was "Formerly Chuck's", implying that the two words beginning with "F" and "S" would have ended with "-uck", rhyming with "Chuck". So, when Chuck owned the shop, it would have been called "Chuck's Feeduck and Seeduck".

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This with a windows reinstall would literally solve all of your problems.  Buying a whole new platform won't change much of anything, especially in the games you listed.

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The sign is a subtle joke. The shop is called "Sneed's Feed & Seed", where feed and seed both end in the sound "-eed", thus rhyming with the name of the owner, Sneed. The sign says that the shop was "Formerly Chuck's", implying that the two words beginning with "F" and "S" would have ended with "-uck", rhyming with "Chuck". So, when Chuck owned the shop, it would have been called "Chuck's Feeduck and Seeduck".

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Thanks for that input. I'll try that out. The PSU seems also to be good enough for a potential upgrade path (on the GPU mainly). I guess I should have listened to the pcpartpicker warnings about the wattage... 0_o

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9 hours ago, robsteward said:

Budget (including currency): EUR900

Country: Netherlands

Games: Counter-Strike, Valorant, LoL, Age of Empires 4, whatever the next Witcher requires 😉

Programs/Workload: Multitasking work with heavy Chrome use; Firefox (ca 10 tabs at a time), Chrome (ca. 20 tabs at a time with many Google Sheets), Zoom, Slack, OneDrive, GoogleDrive

Upgrade Reason: My current built constantly crashes in Valorant (minimum 1 per match) and Chrome takes ages to load stuff; Resource monitor shows memory bottle neck, booting takes about 1 minutes and programs take a long time to load as well

Limitations: I would like to re-use as many parts as possible from my existing build

 

Current Build:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4 GHz Quad-Core Processor  (€350.00 @ Amazon Netherlands)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  (€60.84 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Motherboard: MSI H110M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  (€66.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Storage: Toshiba VX500 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (€166.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (€42.99 @ Paradigit)
Case: BitFenix NOVA MESH SE TG ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair VS450 450 W ATX Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit  (€109.95 @ Paradigit)
Monitor: AOC CQ32G1 31.5" 2560 x 1440 144 Hz Curved Monitor  (€452.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Keyboard: Logitech G213 PRODIGY RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard
Total: €1250.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-09-26 16:13 CEST+0200

 

New Build:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.7 GHz 12-Core Processor  (€456.89 @ Amazon Netherlands)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler  (€55.99 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard  (€249.00 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  (€114.90 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  (€156.88 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Video Card: MSI VENTUS 2X OC GeForce RTX 3070 LHR 8 GB Video Card  (€619.00 @ Amazon Netherlands)
Case: BitFenix NOVA MESH SE TG ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Total: €1652.66
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-09-26 16:13 CEST+0200

 

Is there something obvious that I'm missing? I'm following the video advice from the below video and looked for a RTX 3070 on ebay and got some good options.

and

 

You can get an EVGA CLC 280 cooler for 60euros from www.computeruniverse.net, it's a german website & they're really serious & reliable, it's the only thing that i'll change for your build 🙂

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So here's the updated built:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($275.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($43.21 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H110M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba VX500 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($39.89 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus HD7970-DC2T-3GD5 Radeon HD 7970 3 GB Video Card
Case: BitFenix NOVA MESH SE TG ATX Mid Tower Case  ($59.90 @ Newegg Sellers)
Power Supply: Corsair RM750 (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($169.00 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit  ($109.98 @ Amazon)
Monitor: AOC CQ32G1 31.5" 2560 x 1440 144 Hz Curved Monitor
Keyboard: Logitech G213 PRODIGY RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($39.99 @ Logitech)
Mouse: Razer Viper Ultimate w/Dock Wireless Optical Mouse  ($98.50 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Razer BlackShark V2 Pro  Headset  ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1215.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Does it make sense for me to fill my 1 free PCI-e gen 3 port with an m2 drive? I currently have a Wireless card there that I'm not using, since I'm hooked up to LAN. But I'm not sure if the MSI H110M supports a PCI-e drive as a boot drive and whether this would actual result in any reasonable improvements.

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6 hours ago, robsteward said:

So here's the updated built:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($275.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($43.21 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H110M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba VX500 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($39.89 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus HD7970-DC2T-3GD5 Radeon HD 7970 3 GB Video Card
Case: BitFenix NOVA MESH SE TG ATX Mid Tower Case  ($59.90 @ Newegg Sellers)
Power Supply: Corsair RM750 (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($169.00 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit  ($109.98 @ Amazon)
Monitor: AOC CQ32G1 31.5" 2560 x 1440 144 Hz Curved Monitor
Keyboard: Logitech G213 PRODIGY RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($39.99 @ Logitech)
Mouse: Razer Viper Ultimate w/Dock Wireless Optical Mouse  ($98.50 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Razer BlackShark V2 Pro  Headset  ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1215.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-09-29 16:49 EDT-0400

 

One question:

Does it make sense for me to fill my 1 free PCI-e gen 3 port with an m2 drive? I currently have a Wireless card there that I'm not using, since I'm hooked up to LAN. But I'm not sure if the MSI H110M supports a PCI-e drive as a boot drive and whether this would actual result in any reasonable improvements.

Through a PCI-E nVme adapter for the M2? there's no reason for it to not work since your cpu supports PCI-E, you'll not notice amazing performance uplift from a sata ssd to an nVme, Linus even did a video where people can't tell the difference between nVme or sata drive:

 

 

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So I have to confirm: No more crashes at all and much smoother switching between game to desktop. Thanks @Queen Chrysalis!

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