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Hello,

I am going to upgrade my CPU, GPU, Mobo and RAM in my PC. I am looking for the best performance I can get under $650. I have the parts by myself so I do not know if I am getting the best bang for my buck. These are the parts I have found that I think will get me the best performance in my budget. I am trying to also decide whether to get an i3-8350k or an i5-8400. Feel free to critique and tell me if there are any better combinations for the money.

Thanks, Landon

 

CPU: i3-8350k

GPU: EVGA GTX 1060 6gb SSC

Mobo: Gigabyte Z370M DS3H

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8gb 3000MHz

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why would you consider buying an 8350k when you already have an 8350k?

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

why would you consider buying an 8350k when you already have an 8350k?

I think those are the parts he's considering upgrading to

PC: CPU: i5-9600k - CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 - GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 - Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 - RAM: Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB DDR4-3000 - PSU: Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply - Case: Thermaltake - Core G21 TG

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1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

why would you consider buying an 8350k when you already have an 8350k?

That is not what I have, the list is what I am upgrading to.

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Just now, lando4commando said:

That is not what I have, the list is what I am upgrading to.

then what do you have right now?

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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I would go with the i5-8400 because I'm fairly certain it is the best value Intel processor atm, and even though its a locked cpu, its 2 extra cores will be more beneficial 

PC: CPU: i5-9600k - CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 - GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 - Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 - RAM: Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB DDR4-3000 - PSU: Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply - Case: Thermaltake - Core G21 TG

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2 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

then what do you have right now?

I have an AMD X4 880k on an old FM2 motherboard, GTX 750 Ti

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Or go 30 bucks over budget and get this instead:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor  ($259.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($100.61 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($79.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card  ($239.00 @ B&H) 
Total: $679.59
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-17 17:34 EDT-0400

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i5 8400 is a good cpu but the 2.8Ghz is kinda slow in 2018 - i'd say a i5 8600k would be better and the possaiblity of overclocking will mean your cpu will be good for many years,especially with 6 cores!

What specs do you have right now?

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1 minute ago, Ben Mills said:

i5 8400 is a good cpu but the 2.8Ghz is kinda slow in 2018 - i'd say a i5 8600k would be better and the possaiblity of overclocking will mean your cpu will be good for man years,especially with 6 cores!

 What specs do you have right now?

I have an Athlon X4 880k on an old gigabyte fm2 mobo and a 750 ti

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3 minutes ago, lmeneses said:

I would go with the i5-8400 because I'm fairly certain it is the best value Intel processor atm, and even though its a locked cpu, its 2 extra cores will be more beneficial 

Not with the Intel shortage hurting their prices.

 

Just now, lando4commando said:

I have an Athlon X4 880k on an old gigabyte fm2 mobo and a 750 ti

You could absolutely get better value out of sticking on the AMD side. A ryzen 5 2600 with a B450 board ought to do it. Do you need micro ATX or can you fit full ATX?

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Just now, fasauceome said:

Not with the Intel shortage hurting their prices.

 

You could absolutely get better value out of sticking on the AMD side. A ryzen 5 2600 with a B450 board ought to do it. Do you need micro ATX or can you fit full ATX?

I have a micro atx but I feel like I should go Intel because I have had pretty bad experiences from AMD's side.

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Ok complete new system then, what monitor do you have?

Also can you go higher than 650 or not? Is there anything you want in particular, such as 1080p or higher? any certain applications or will this just be for gaming?

Maybe a few used components would be a good route to go down 

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Just now, fasauceome said:

Not with the Intel shortage hurting their prices.

Oh, well I was going off of 

 

 

PC: CPU: i5-9600k - CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 - GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 - Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 - RAM: Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB DDR4-3000 - PSU: Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply - Case: Thermaltake - Core G21 TG

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Just now, lando4commando said:

I have a micro atx but I feel like I should go Intel because I have had pretty bad experiences from AMD's side.

I could certainly understand you having bad experiences with your 6 year old quad core, but I assure you AMD is no slouch when it comes to a gaming PC in today's day and age.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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1 minute ago, lando4commando said:

I have a micro atx but I feel like I should go Intel because I have had pretty bad experiences from AMD's side.

AMD has changed a lot recently, and they have the best bang for the buck cpus now 

PC: CPU: i5-9600k - CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 - GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 - Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 - RAM: Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB DDR4-3000 - PSU: Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply - Case: Thermaltake - Core G21 TG

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $149.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - X370 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard $109.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $139.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SSC GAMING Video Card $279.99 @ Amazon
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $709.76
  Mail-in rebates -$30.00
  Total $679.76
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-17 17:40 EDT-0400  

this would be a great upgrade for just a little over budget

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1 minute ago, Ben Mills said:

Ok complete new system then, what monitor do you have?

Also do you have a set budget or anything you want in particular, such as 1080p or higher? any certain applications or will this just be for gaming?

I have a 34 inch LG ultrawide at 2560x1080. My budget is $650 and I will mainly be playing Fortnite and Rainbow Six Siege

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3 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $149.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - X370 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard $109.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $139.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SSC GAMING Video Card $279.99 @ Amazon
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $709.76
  Mail-in rebates -$30.00
  Total $679.76
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-17 17:40 EDT-0400  

this would be a great upgrade for just a little over budget

You could switch out the mobo for MSI's b450-a pro, and if the OP wants to go full AMD, the 1060 to the XFX rx 580 8gb OC edition, which is on sale for $240 

PC: CPU: i5-9600k - CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 - GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 - Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 - RAM: Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB DDR4-3000 - PSU: Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply - Case: Thermaltake - Core G21 TG

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4 minutes ago, lando4commando said:

I have an AMD X4 880k on an old FM2 motherboard, GTX 750 Ti

bleh, not salvaging the mobo or RAM from there then

2 minutes ago, lando4commando said:

I have a 34 inch LG ultrawide at 2560x1080. My budget is $650 and I will mainly be playing Fortnite and Rainbow Six Siege

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $149.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $93.13 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor - Radeon RX 580 8GB Red Devil Video Card $209.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $608.00
  Mail-in rebates -$30.00
  Total $578.00
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-17 17:43 EDT-0400  

 

You might also need a new power supply. What do you have now?

 

2 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $149.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - X370 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard $109.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $139.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SSC GAMING Video Card $279.99 @ Amazon
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $709.76
  Mail-in rebates -$30.00
  Total $679.76
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-17 17:40 EDT-0400  

this would be a great upgrade for just a little over budget

MSI's 300 series AM4 boards suck, terribly.

 

also quite an expensive 1060 6gb

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

bleh, not salvaging the mobo or RAM from there then

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $149.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $93.13 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor - Radeon RX 580 8GB Red Devil Video Card $209.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $608.00
  Mail-in rebates -$30.00
  Total $578.00
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-17 17:43 EDT-0400  

 

You might also need a new power supply. What do you have now?

 

MSI's 300 series AM4 boards suck, terribly.

 

 also quite an expensive 1060 6gb

I have an evga 500w one

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Intel is mostly better for gaming so that might be a better route to go but then ryzen offers good preformacne for the money! 

Will you be using the same case & power supply?

if so , do you have a model of the case ( for pcpartpicker ) and what Wattage is the psu?

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1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

MSI's 300 series AM4 boards suck, terribly.

all the boards? I thought only the low end ones

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Just now, Ben Mills said:

Intel is mostly better for gaming so that might be a better route to go but then ryzen offers good preformacne for the money! 

Will you be using the same case & power supply?

if so , do you have a model of the case ( for pcpartpicker ) and what Wattage is the psu?

Corsair Carbide 88R and an EVGA 500W psu

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Sorry its 50 dollars over but if that 650 is set, 8400 might be better ( not sure if you wanted to use your old hdd for games then a ssd for windows )  let me know on this build then we can change it to suit you

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