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Should I upgrade my PC with these parts:

celoufran
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Hello!

So my parents bought me a PC for Christmas last year. The only problem is that it's a prebuilt... which means no upgradability.

 

So the PC in question: https://support.hp.com/ca-en/document/c05646024.

 

The upgrade I would like to do (in Canadian dollar):

Is it worth it?

 

Time Stamp: 2018-11-02 21:04 EDT-0400

 

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11 minutes ago, celoufran said:

Is it worth it?

Hell no.

 

1. Kaby Lake has no future

 

2. no graphics card upgrade, which is the most important thing for a gaming system

 

3. Overkill 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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5 minutes ago, celoufran said:

 

Is it worth it?

 

 

No. The only upgrade that you really want to do that that computer is add a ssd, you'll really feel the difference. Other than that, no.

 CPU: I9-7900X RAM: 64GB (16X4) DDR4-2933 GPU: PNY RTX 2060 MOBO: ASUS X299 Deluxe PSU: Corsair RM850 SSD: ADATA XPG SX8200 PRO 1TB HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB Case: Corsair iCUE 465X Cooler: Corsair 280 AIO

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You can upgrade, prebuilt doesn't mean it can't be upgraded.

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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Before upgrading anything check if you can mount a standard PSU into that case, if yes then I'd get a nice 1070Ti, a 550 G2 and a Crucial SSD

 

Don't replace the mobo or any of the other components, you could add a CPU cooler if the stock one is too noisy

ASUS X470-PRO • R7 1700 4GHz • Corsair H110i GT P/P • 2x MSI RX 480 8G • Corsair DP 2x8 @3466 • EVGA 750 G2 • Corsair 730T • Crucial MX500 250GB • WD 4TB

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I can't upgrade anything... It's so small. I can't even put a new GPU even if it's the smallest ones (the overkill PSU is for in the future, and yes I do need the new motherboard. There's only 2 SATA ports with 2 HDD's installed and one 32gb Intel Optane in the m.2 slot... so yah, I do need the new motherboard).

 

Here's a size difference comparasion compared to the Fractal Design (I built them in SketchUp with the exact sizes):

 

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Also, this is not only a gaming system... the RAM addition is because I don't have enough for all the VM's I run.

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13 hours ago, celoufran said:

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Upgrading to a z270 board won't help u much. Also, u'll be limited by ur GPU. U'll have to upgrade that gtx 1050 eventually. I'd rather suggest you to sell that Pc ND put ur money towards something that is more upgradable..

Build something like this...

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor  ($223.95 @ Amazon Canada) 
Motherboard: MSI - B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($105.50 @ Vuugo) 
Memory: Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($157.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Team - L5 LITE 3D 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($47.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Video Card: MSI - Radeon RX 570 8GB ARMOR OC Video Card  ($239.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($58.50 @ Vuugo) 
Power Supply: Cooler Master - MasterWatt 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($71.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Total: $955.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-03 10:43 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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