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Budget (including currency): 550 USD

Country: US

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: (VR) gaming, video editing/rendering, occasional 3d modelling

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

Currently I have an i5-7400 and a 3060 12G. I also have a 750W HIVE power supply. I'm looking to upgrade the cpu to something more modern because I'm starting to notice the bottleneck in day to day activities and I would like to be able to use the PC to run vr games. I currently run a 4k monitor and a 1080p monitor. 

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/mellonsheep/saved/#view=2CJQRB

I picked out the following part list, but this is my first time upgrading components so I'm not really sure what to look for in terms of things like CPU cooler. Are the parts ok?

I'm also a bit over budget so if you have any suggestions on slimming it down that would also be appreciated.

 

Thanks!

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12 minutes ago, SatanicChicken said:

Budget (including currency): 550 USD

Country: US

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: (VR) gaming, video editing/rendering, occasional 3d modelling

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

Currently I have an i5-7400 and a 3060 12G. I also have a 750W HIVE power supply. I'm looking to upgrade the cpu to something more modern because I'm starting to notice the bottleneck in day to day activities and I would like to be able to use the PC to run vr games. I currently run a 4k monitor and a 1080p monitor. 

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/mellonsheep/saved/#view=2CJQRB

I picked out the following part list, but this is my first time upgrading components so I'm not really sure what to look for in terms of things like CPU cooler. Are the parts ok?

I'm also a bit over budget so if you have any suggestions on slimming it down that would also be appreciated.

 

Thanks!

Do you mostly play on your 4K monitor? and is gaming the thing being the bottleneck?

 

Or is the botlenecking happening during 3d modelling and video editing?

 

Also a few suggestions on the build off the bat, but depending on your use case this might be entirely disregarded.

 

That cooler will never cool a 13700KF, and is actually almost twice the price of one that could, see below

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GpbRsY/thermalright-phantom-spirit-120-se-6617-cfm-cpu-cooler-ps120se

 

Also your RAM is slower than a lot of DDR4 RAM, you want high MHz but low CL, around 6000CL30 is ideal, for example 6000CL30 or 6400CL32 are both fine

 

 

Also, what about AMD? Should be better value for money at the price point you have

System specs:

 

 

CPU: Ryzen 7 7800X3D [-30 PBO all core]

GPU: Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT NITRO+ [1050mV, 2.8GHz core, 2.6Ghz mem, max OC]

Motherboard: MSI MAG B650 TOMAHAWK WIFI

RAM: G.Skill Trident Z5 NEO RGB 32GB 6000MHz CL32 DDR5

Storage: 2TB SN850X, 1TB SN850 w/ heatsink, 500GB P5 Plus (OS Storage)

Case: 5000D AIRFLOW

Cooler: Thermalright Frost Commander 140

PSU: Corsair RM850e

 

PCPartPicker List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/QYLBh3

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22 minutes ago, SatanicChicken said:

I'm also a bit over budget so if you have any suggestions on slimming it down that would also be appreciated.

You could downgrade the 13700KF to a 12600K/12600KF. It would still be a nice upgrade from the i5-7400 and you'd save $100-$150.

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41 minutes ago, SatanicChicken said:

Budget (including currency): 550 USD

Country: US

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: (VR) gaming, video editing/rendering, occasional 3d modelling

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

Currently I have an i5-7400 and a 3060 12G. I also have a 750W HIVE power supply. I'm looking to upgrade the cpu to something more modern because I'm starting to notice the bottleneck in day to day activities and I would like to be able to use the PC to run vr games. I currently run a 4k monitor and a 1080p monitor. 

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/mellonsheep/saved/#view=2CJQRB

I picked out the following part list, but this is my first time upgrading components so I'm not really sure what to look for in terms of things like CPU cooler. Are the parts ok?

I'm also a bit over budget so if you have any suggestions on slimming it down that would also be appreciated.

 

Thanks!

The 90mm cooler won't cut it for a 13700K

But the board won't let you overclock it...

RAM is slow

The PSU is kinda crap, especially if old

 

A better list would be that, it's overbudget but your list was already 🙂

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-13600KF 3.5 GHz 14-Core Processor  ($234.98 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Phantom Spirit 120 SE ARGB 66.17 CFM CPU Cooler  ($35.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z790 PG LIGHTNING ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($188.56 @ Amazon)
Memory: TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6400 CL32 Memory  ($102.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM750e (2023) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $652.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2024-06-24 11:12 EDT-0400

 

System : AMD R9  7950X3D CPU/ Asus ROG STRIX X670E-E board/ 2x32GB G-Skill Trident Z Neo 6000CL30 RAM ASUS TUF Gaming AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX OC Edition GPU/ Phanteks P600S case /  Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 cooler (with 2xArctic P12 Max fans) /  2TB WD SN850 NVme + 2TB Crucial T500  NVme  + 4TB Toshiba X300 HDD / Corsair RM850x PSU

Alienware AW3420DW 34" 120Hz 3440x1440p monitor / ASUS ROG AZOTH keyboard (wireless) / Logitech G PRO X Superlight mouse / Audeze Maxwell headphones

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