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1080p Gaming PC Upgrade

PioneerRaptor
  • 56 months ago

Budget: 1,500$ USD Location: United States Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc): 1080p Gaming Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): Mouse *Operating System required: None.

I am looking to upgrade my computer and I have multiple options to do so. I can either basically build a new one and keep a few parts, completely build a new one, or upgrade one or two parts. While I have the budget listed above, my goal is to spend as little of that as needed. My only requirement is that I can once again max out the games that I am playing. The Witcher 3 and GTA V finally brought down my GPU :/.

Current PC: i5 2500K ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 AMD 7970 non-GHZ edition 64gb Corsair Force GT SSD 6TBs of various HDDs 8GB of RAM DDR3 1600

Opinions on how I should upgrade?

Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd replace everything:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $248.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $172.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $104.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB FTW+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card $383.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $93.99 @ NCIX US
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $59.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1329.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-10 14:04 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

That is actually very similar to a build a did for myself. I saved this list, removed the SSD and HDD as well as the PSU. I'll keep it for now and see other suggestions.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

dont use the 970

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there a reason?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

the 390 is better in many ways

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Because he want's a mouse, read the description. ;)

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

My R.A.T 7 is dying, so I figured I would replace it:

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, I have settled on two potential builds. I have 1 build for a complete upgrade and I've for a GPU, ram, case and mouse upgrade. I will talk to the wife and see which one she allows :p.

Ps: I went with the 390x after looking at more benchmarks and factoring in price/performance.

Thanks everyone!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $92.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage Corsair Force Series GT 60GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Western Digital Black 6TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card $204.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $84.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus VX228H 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $129.99 @ Best Buy
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $26.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $894.80
Mail-in rebates -$65.00
Total $829.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-10 21:40 EDT-0400

Anywhere in this build where there are no prices listed means that I don't know exactly what you have, but you should keep it anyway. The Monitor does not have a DVI port, it does however have 2 HDMI ports

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair HX750

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

If I do just the GPU, should i go with the 980 then and add 8 more gbs of DDR3 1600?

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

RAM is cheap, I'm going to upgrade for a little future proofing. I'm not a fan of the 390x reviews, as I don't like the extra heat. Which is the one thing I disliked about my 7970.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm thinking about going with a GPU upgrade and adding RAM to my existing RAM as well as a case change to the Cosair 400D.

So, if not doing a new build, 970 or 980?

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like this upgrade option. I think I have enough options, now to see what the wife thinks as well.

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