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Hello guys,

I built my first PC in Dec, 2013. Below is the config:

  • CPU: FX-8350
  • Cooler: Hyper 212X
  • GPU: Sapphire R7 370 (2GB)
  • MOBO: Asrock 990FX Xtreme4
  • PSU: Corsair VS550
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3
  • Case: Cooler Master K281

It has been about 6 years now and most of the parts are available at lesser price than I had paid back then.

I am thinking to sell these parts at 30-40% of the current market price and rebuild the PC so that I can get fresh parts (with warranty) and perhaps improve GPU, PSU, Case and RAM. The reason I want to sell them ASAP is because I think they will die anytime now.

I don't play games anymore, too busy with office work and personal life. I would like to use this PC for watching movies (on HD 1080 monitor), create some videos for YouTube and connect to office PC via Citrix. Therefore I would like this new/upgraded build to last another 5~6 years.

What do you guys think?

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Old but gold. Always love seeing FX builds on here, gets me nostalgic. My first build used an FX 8320. Would've been ok if it wasn't in late 2016.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

My brother uses a similar build, but with the nvidia 970 and he still games and uses it daily. So if you are going to take care of it and keep it clean, it should last you. Good build +1

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

what makes you think they are going to die? If fans are getting loud just replace the fans and it will be good as new. Now im not sure what your load would be for what you want to do and how much horsepower is needed, but if you are going to use it for an HTPC slap an SSD in there and it will be good to go

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The system is getting unstable now a days, frequently freezes up. I have to reset RAM and do some random things in order to start it again. It happened 2 days ago and now it doesn't boot. Tried resetting CPU and other parts. Cannot figure out the problem. I sold the PSU yesterday, will sell rest of the items now and start building a new budget PC.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

yea that might be the best thing if you don't have a treasuretrove of parts to just start swapping stuff to figure out whats wrong with it. id hang on to the case though since that case is fine. if i were to personally guess id guess a ram slot, a bad memory channel on the motherboard or cpu, or a bad ram stick. if you are looking to do an HTPC i would do something like a ryzen 3 2200g with a motherboard that supports 4k 60hz with the onboard video with 8gb of ram dual channel (2x4gb) ram speed really doesn't matter. Get an NVME SSD and you will be good to go.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you think of below list?

Spare parts:

  • GPU: R7 370 2GB
  • Case: K281
  • HDD: Western Digital Blue 1TB

Do you think I should get a new case?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

couple of things. 1. citrix seems like its system requirements is basically nothing. 2. If you want to get the 2600 for youtube video editing fine, im not sure how serious you are about content creation, but i have a feeling if you got a 55 dollar ryzen 5 1400 on aliexpress it would do ya just fine as well. 3. get an NVME SSD in there. you will want it for your boot drive. doesnt have to be an expensive one. they sell 240gb for 30 bucks. that is where you will notice the biggest difference. 4. your case has plenty of ventalation and room for parts, save the cash its fine.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You are probably right. I have not created a single video yet and I already bought professional microphone in 2018. Guess I should go for ryzen 5 1600. I don't trust aliexpress. I wrote 2600 because I sort of want to make this build last for another 5 years. I do a little programming on weekends (for learning purpose, therefore not heavy usage).

Thanks for letting me know about NVME SSD, they are really cheap. However, first I'll build the PC, use it for some months then will add the SSD later on.

The only reason I don't like my case is because the vents at the back panel are now open (as I tried the GPU on all available slots, and had to break the slots for the same on the case's back panel). I can close them with a tape or cardboard though.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I see that the price diff between 1600 and 2600 is same as between 2600 and 3600 in my country. I can afford 3600 if I increase my budget a little bit.

If I go with 3600, should I use the same Mobo (Asrock B450 Pro4)? Also, will my current 2GB GPU work fine with 3600?