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*edit Thanks to r/pchardwaresales and micro center~ upgraded to a ryzen 5 1600 gigabyte b450 itx mobo

now; rx580 8gb w/freesync monitor or bstock 1060 6gb evga w/gsync?

Hello all,

Heres my first ever ITX build. Yes she's dusty; also her name

Built her to bring to lans but also my daily driver. I'm a casual gamer that watches alot of movies and anime. Dusty can play [allgames] on med-low settings at 1080p.

almost 4 years old and still plenty of life left

[allgames]: apex; league; csgo; sims4; nba2k; diablo3;

now tell me what to upgrade that's actually worth the performance!

upgrade budget of 200 - 250 max.

Part Reviews

Video Card

My friend's little brother gave it to me when he upgraded to a 1080 for free.

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  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

Going for the Ryzen 5 2nd gen with a new motherboard and DDR4 memory would be a decent upgrade especially when it comes to overall performance and multitasking superiority compared to the i3 You specifying upgrade budget would definitely help us so we could help you by commenting on your post. The 970 is still a decent performer for 1080p e-sport titles so I would recommend keeping it unless you are aiming for 1440p or AAA titles that are intensive on GPU. if it was for me I would go for Ryzen 5 2600, a decent MicroATX motherboard like Asus Prime B450M-A or something and probably 16 GB of DDR4 RAM for future proof and easy multitasking. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/PpH84q like this for example. I believe the power supply would be fine but in case you are aiming to upgrade that too there are multiple power supplies from EVGA, Seasonic and Corsair that are pretty good and low price as well (650W-800W)

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

oops sorry;

budget of $250 for worth while upgrades.

looking into the ryzen 7 1st gen(1700) with a b350 itx board but worried about my ram & power supply. but problems with itx is the price point is always higher.

also if anyone has S+ chair recommendations for under 200.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

you can put your current i3, motherboard and ram as a combo on sale on like Craigslist or something for around 100-150$ and add that to your upgrade budget to make it easier on you

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I would definitely upgrade the CPU. You could find it at a good price if you bought it used. It does not include a stock cooler, so you will need to buy one separately. I recommend the Pure Rock Slim.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-6700K 4 GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor $399.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Pure Rock Slim 35.14 CFM CPU Cooler $29.98 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - H110I Pro Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $30.00
Memory Kingston - HyperX Fury Black 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $95.00
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99
Storage Seagate - Momentus 7200.4 320 GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $35.95
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 970 4 GB ACX 2.0 Video Card -
Case Thermaltake - Core V1 Mini ITX Desktop Case $50.00
Power Supply Corsair - VS 450 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $27.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $773.79
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $758.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-25 07:53 EST-0500
  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

upgrade budget of 200 - 250 max.

I don't think a 6700k will work.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

You can get it much cheaper if you buy it used.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I would upgrade your cpu to something like an i5 8600k which is a 6 core & 6 thread cpu supporting LGA 1151 Socket Motherboards, and has a base clock speed of 3.6GHZ (Overclockable to 4.3) This cpu is around $300 (USD) and is a really great cpu for the price. Ram wise, I would either get another 8gb stick of the 2133mhz ram, or get 8gb 2666mhz or even 3200mhz (if you can afford it) Apart from that, Nice build. :)

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  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points
  • bios update for 7 gen i7. U should also look for the k even u dont gonna over clock it. As long the price is right.
  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! after looking on craigslist and ebay, it looks like im just going to build a new pc i7 6700 are still pricey;

looking to go towards amd this time and save a few bucks.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I got a i7-7770k for $239, that clocks to 5.3GHz from eBay lol!

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