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Upgrading help wanted

Ansger
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Hi, 

 

I'm planning on upgrading my system. Current setup: 

- Asus prime B350 plus MOBO

- Ryzen 5 1400 CPU 

- Asus Nvidia GTX 1050 ti graphics card

- 8 GB corsair vengeance (2x4) at 2999 Mhz

- Seasonic 500 W PSU 

- Baracuda 1 tb HDD 

- San disk 120 GB SSD (boot)

- HP 1440p 60Hz display. 

 

It was mainly built for my girlfriend's photoshop needs. 

 

Her workload increased and I want to use the computer for a bit more serious gaming so i'm looking to upgrade.

 

I'm planning: 

- R7 1700 

- adding 2x8 GB of 2x 16 GB of ram 

- getting a GTX 1070 or 1080

- getting an M.2 SSD for boot drive

 

anyone got tips?

also, what PSU should i get? 

 

I live in the EU by the way. 

 

Thanks for the help!

 

 

 

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Your boot times won't be that much faster switching to an NVMe drive. You're better off getting another larger 2.5" SSD for the same amount of money. Depending on your PSU, I might recommend upgrading that. If you haven't overclocked your R5 1400, I would try that before spending the money on the extra cores. The GPU is where you'll get the biggest outright gain, and photoshop may or may not support hardware acceleration, so that would help in that workload as well. As far as RAM, I wouldn't bother with that either unless you are running out while gaming/photo editing. You can watch your RAM usage in task manager or another hardware monitoring software. What is your overall budget for upgrading anyways?

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R5 1600/2600 will do, Photoshop don't scale with core count above 4 and games usually don't go past 6.

 

what is the full model name of the PSU?

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, Cereal5 said:

Your boot times won't be that much faster switching to an NVMe drive. You're better off getting another larger 2.5" SSD for the same amount of money. Depending on your PSU, I might recommend upgrading that. If you haven't overclocked your R5 1400, I would try that before spending the money on the extra cores. The GPU is where you'll get the biggest outright gain, and photoshop may or may not support hardware acceleration, so that would help in that workload as well. As far as RAM, I wouldn't bother with that either unless you are running out while gaming/photo editing. You can watch your RAM usage in task manager or another hardware monitoring software. What is your overall budget for upgrading anyways?

- concerning the M.2: i don't want it to increase boot times, i want to increase the photoshop workflow. Wouldn't a large M.2 help with loading times of big projects? 

- I OCed my R5 and photoshop regularly gets it to 100% so i realy need to upgrade that. 
- the ram absolutely needs to upgraded. photoshop uses up everything, so running chrome in the background makes everything crawl. Importing larger projects also slows down everything. 

-The GPU is not critical for the photoshop work. A 1050ti is enough for photo editing hardware accelleration. The 1070 - 1080 is just for me. Will a 1070 be enough for smooth 1440 p gaming?
-budget is 2000 euro's 

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6 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

R5 1600/2600 will do, Photoshop don't scale with core count above 4 and games usually don't go past 6.

 

what is the full model name of the PSU?

- i didn't know photoshop didn't scale further than 4 cores, thanks for the info!

-PSU: Seasonic M12II-520W Alimentation pour PC 520 W 120 mm 80Plus BRONZE

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4 minutes ago, Ansger said:

- i didn't know photoshop didn't scale further than 4 cores, thanks for the info!

-PSU: Seasonic M12II-520W Alimentation pour PC 520 W 120 mm 80Plus BRONZE

you can stay with this PSU till the warranty ends

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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