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Upgrade ideas for very old system.

Geheran
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To start, I have a very limited budget ($400-500).

 

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme 3

CPU: i5-2550k (OC'd to 4.4GHz)

Cooler: Corsair H60

Ram: 16GB DDR3 (Something about overkill for gaming here)

Graphics: GTX 1060 6GB (very new purchase)

Drives: 2x Samsung 860 Evo (500GB)

 

Looking for ideas for future upgrades and stuff. Or, should I just stick with what I have and bask in my antiques?

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Because you already have a good gpu and some decent SSD's you can probably get a ryzen build for around your budget.

 

Look at the 1600/2600 (whichevers cheaper), or maybe a 1700 because theyre fairly inexpensive.

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I'd grab an i5 8400 and a cheap motherboard and some RAM. You can probably get a decent amount for the old hardware.

If you're going to ask for suggestions, you should really tell us what you use your PC for. It will change the recommendations.

 

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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
CPU Cooler Corsair - H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Purchased For $0.00
Motherboard MSI - X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard $149.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $149.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Founders Edition Video Card Purchased For $0.00
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $469.97
  Mail-in rebates -$20.00
  Total $449.97
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-21 16:00 EDT-0400  

 

becouse of intel's shortage, 2600 is a great choise here

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Oh, right, I knew I forgot something. This has been my gaming rig for the last 6-ish years (minus the GPU and SSD's). I had hoped to start streaming, but then we moved and the internet suuuucks here.

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tccccccccc 2nd gen i5 antique....

Makes me wonder what I should call of my Pentium 1 and 2s XD

 

Serious tho are you not satisfied with the performance of this machine anymore or just because it's a few years older you just got to replace it?

 

My advice is first clean out your system, replace thermal compound (get it back to best performing condition), then test it out and see if it still suits your needs. If it doesn't my advice is go for something mid range - Intel or Amd doesn't matter (here I can't help since I don't pay attention to the new chips anymore).

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I7 3770 if you want a cheap, simple upgrade. Other than that, if it performs the way you want, no need to upgrade

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

 

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Keep your graphics card and storage and then buy this:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $249.43 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Pure Rock Slim 35.1 CFM CPU Cooler $27.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B450-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $69.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $139.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $497.30
  Mail-in rebates -$10.00
  Total $487.30
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-22 02:41 EDT-0400  

I assume you already have an ATX case to put it in and a PSU to run it all.

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19 hours ago, Himommies said:

Just get the i7 of your Gen and save up for a more substantial upgrade

Same suggestion as the guy above.  You can find them cheap nowadays.

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