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Advice on Updating my PC

Go to solution Solved by Herman Mcpootis,

cheaper upgrade:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-i7-4770K-Haswell-Quad-Core-3-5-GHz-LGA-1150-84W-Desktop-Processor-CPU/283217144204?epid=1563151490&hash=item41f10ea98c:g:2HoAAOSwxxVbyK5g:rk:2:pf:0 $188

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2x4GB-DDR3-12800U-Desktop-RAM-Memory/223193642867?epid=1867068166&hash=item33f760b773:g:amIAAOSwDX5bx5T4:rk:42:pf:0 $26

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($84.35 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair - Crystal 460X RGB White ATX Mid Tower Case  ($139.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $224.34
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-20 23:24 EDT-0400

 

upgrade to a ryzen 2600:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor  ($149.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($84.35 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: MSI - B450-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($69.99 @ B&H) 
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($114.99 @ Newegg Business) 
Case: Corsair - Crystal 460X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case  ($129.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $549.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-20 23:27 EDT-0400

Hello all!,   (I assume this is the right area sorry in advance if it is not)

 

I am currently Looking to upgrade a few things;  (Budget  $400)

 

  • Case-->  NZXT Phantom 410  Maybe to a Fractal Design R6 Black TG
  • Watercooling-->   Currently Stock fan (CPU) Maybe to a Corsair - H115i PRO 55.4 CFM
  • RGB--> 1 blue fan (stock i think) to ICUE (ecosystem) Like corsair fans etc.

The things in my cart go as shown below;

  • CORSAIR Lighting Node PRO CL-9011109-WW
  • Fractal Design R6 Black TG
  • Corsair - H115i PRO 55.4 CFM

If There are any better options then what is said above that would be extremely helpful.

  • Maybe a 3 Fan Watercooler?
  • Different EcoSystem or Different Controller?
  • Different case?

Current specs;

  • Intel - Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz OC 4.2GHz
  • MSI - Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
  • Kingston - HyperX Fury Blue 8GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
  • Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
  • 2x Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
  • MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING Z Video Card
  • Corsair - CXM 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

 

 

 

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For $400 you should rather get a used 4790k

Gaming HTPC:

R7 1700X - Scythe Big Shuriken 3 - Asus ROG B350-i - Asus GTX 1080 Strix - 16gb G.Skill Ripjaws V 3333mhz - Silverstone SX500-LG - 500gb 960 EVO - Fractal Design Node 202 - Samsung 60KS7090 - Logitech G502 - Thrustmaster T500RS - Noblechairs Icon


Desktop PC:
R9 3900X - H100i GTX - Asus Prime X570 Pro - EVGA RTX2060KO - 32gb LPX 3200mhz - EVGA 750G2 - 250gb 970 Evo - 6TB WD My Book Duo (Reds) - Inwin 103 White - Dell U3415W - Qpad MK-85 Brown - Logitech MX518 Legendary - Blue Yeti Platinum - Noblechairs Icon 


Boss-NAS [Build Log]:
R5 2400G - Noctua NH-D14 - Asus Prime X370-Pro - 16gb G.Skill Aegis 3000mhz - Seasonic Focus Platinum 550W - Fractal Design R5 - 
250gb 970 Evo (OS) - 2x500gb 860 Evo (Raid0) - 6x4TB WD Red (RaidZ2)

 

Audio Gear:

Hifiman HE-400i - Kennerton Magister - Beyerdynamic DT880 250Ohm - AKG K7XX - Fostex TH-X00 - O2 Amp/DAC Combo - 
Klipsch RP280F - Klipsch RP160M - Klipsch RP440C - Yamaha RX-V479

 

Reviews and Stuff:

GTX 780 DCU2 // 8600GTS // Hifiman HE-400i // Kennerton Magister
Folding all the Proteins! // Boincerino

Useful Links:
Do you need an AMP/DAC? // Recommended Audio Gear // PSU Tier List 

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50 minutes ago, The Real Deadpool said:

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These are the upgrades you should possibly make...

  1. 4790k fr around $200-220.
  2. Dark rock pro 4 fr around $85.
  3. NZXT H500 fr around $70.
  4. Case fan fr around $25.

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-4790K 4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($220.00) 
CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($84.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ B&H) 
Case Fan: Corsair - ML120 PRO RGB 47.3 CFM  120mm Fan  ($27.07 @ Newegg) 
Total: $402.05
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-20 17:44 EDT-0400

 

SSD TIER LIST

 

 

CPU - Ryzen 7 3700X

Mobo - ASRock X470 Taichi

Memory - G.Skill Trident Z RGB (8x2 3200MHz) 

Storage - Sabrent Rocket 1TB - Seagate Barracuda 2TBWD Black 1TB

GPU - MSI GeForce GTX 980Ti LIGHTNING

CaseFractal Design Meshify C

PSUSuper Flower Leadex II Gold 650W

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The biggest two things that will add the most performance for their price for gaming is RAM and going from a really bad GPU/integrated to a good GPU. If your processor was socket LGA 1151 this would be a lot easier, because upgrading to a DDR4 mobo would be a lot easier. The way that it is now in order to upgrade your RAM to DRR4 you have to get a new Motherboard, Processor, and RAM, it is hard to get the first two in under 400 dollars alone let alone all three.

 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-7350K 4.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $186.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $26.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - GA-Z270XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $103.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $114.99 @ Newegg Business
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $442.85
  Mail-in rebates -$10.00
  Total $432.85
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-20 18:03 EDT-0400  

The CPU can match almost anything in single core performance, is overclock-able, and has a socket type that can be upgraded to a better CPU when needed. The Hyper 212 Evo is one of the best cheap heat sinks on the market. The motherboard features a lot of PCIe ports, and even an M.2 slot for even more future proofing. Another plus is the CMOS battery not exactly being the worst place it could have been placed, and could probably be removed without having to remove a dual socket card in the first PCIe x16, which let me tell you for overclocking is a major pain if that is poorly placed. The ram is 2x8GB of DDR4 ram which only half populates the DIMM slots allowing for expandability in the future.

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@FloRolf,@barondeau,@vexicus365

Thank you all for the feedback but the goal was to only add things Like water cooling with a new case and make it RGB.

 

My CPU and other parts I didn't have plans to upgrade yet (which is why the budget is low).

 

if you guys think just upgrading my CPU, Motherboard, Etc would be better I might take that route. The budget would be ~$600

I do want water cooling though I'm currently using a stock fan with my OC CPU that is 6 years old (runs really well still surprisingly)

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3 hours ago, barondeau said:
 

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3 hours ago, vexicus365 said:

These are the upgrades you should possibly make...

 

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4 hours ago, FloRolf said:

For $400 you should rather get a used 4790k

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2 minutes ago, The Real Deadpool said:

 

Thank you all for the feedback but the goal was to only add things Like water cooling with a new case and make it RGB.

 

 

You're alot better off finding a used 4770k/4790k on ebay and getting a good air cooler like a dark rock pro 3/4. Remaining budget should be enough for a meshify C which will look close enough to an R6 while costing less.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Palit RTX 3060 Ti Dual RAM: Corsair DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Asus X570-P case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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1 hour ago, Herman Mcpootis said:

used 4770k/4790k on ebay

At that point would just upgrading the motherboard and ram be better like what was said above?  I would increase my budget to ~$600-$800

 

1 hour ago, Herman Mcpootis said:

good air cooler like a dark rock pro 3/4

this would be better than a 360 or the 240mm watercooler?

 

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11 minutes ago, The Real Deadpool said:

At that point would just upgrading the motherboard and ram be better like what was said above?  I would increase my budget to ~$600-$800

the 7350k would be a downgrade so don't bother with that. get a ryzen 2600+B450-A Pro and 16gb of ram. can try a corsair 460X RGB for a case upgrade.

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this would be better than a 360 or the 240mm watercooler?

it'll perform similarly to 240/280mm AIOs.

Edited by Herman Mcpootis

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Palit RTX 3060 Ti Dual RAM: Corsair DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Asus X570-P case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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cheaper upgrade:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-i7-4770K-Haswell-Quad-Core-3-5-GHz-LGA-1150-84W-Desktop-Processor-CPU/283217144204?epid=1563151490&hash=item41f10ea98c:g:2HoAAOSwxxVbyK5g:rk:2:pf:0 $188

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2x4GB-DDR3-12800U-Desktop-RAM-Memory/223193642867?epid=1867068166&hash=item33f760b773:g:amIAAOSwDX5bx5T4:rk:42:pf:0 $26

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($84.35 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair - Crystal 460X RGB White ATX Mid Tower Case  ($139.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $224.34
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-20 23:24 EDT-0400

 

upgrade to a ryzen 2600:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor  ($149.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($84.35 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: MSI - B450-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($69.99 @ B&H) 
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($114.99 @ Newegg Business) 
Case: Corsair - Crystal 460X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case  ($129.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $549.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-20 23:27 EDT-0400

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Palit RTX 3060 Ti Dual RAM: Corsair DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Asus X570-P case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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4 minutes ago, The Real Deadpool said:

Would this Be the better option if I wanted some RGB?

Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB

if you're fine with paying the price premium.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Palit RTX 3060 Ti Dual RAM: Corsair DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Asus X570-P case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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