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Looking to renew this build

l3urst

38 months ago

Hey,

I've had this PC for the last 4 year's now and it's slowly starting to show its age. It's not currently not overclocked and its sitting stock. Been having a few problems with fps in games and the have had memory problems with it lately so I've decided to upgrade it a put a new lease of life back in to it. This my current build : http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/K6K4gL - Build also has an extra 250 Integral SSD (Couldn't find it in partslist) Use this PC for gaming, course work and entertainment centre. Would like to start running some of the bigger titles on it soon. ( GTA V, maybe battlefield)

Have a relatively decent budget of £400 - £800

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

For that price point, you can easily build new and go Intel.

IF you're adamant about staying with the current build and upgrading, the first thing I'd do is upgrade the GPU:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB NITRO+ OC Video Card £254.48 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £254.48
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-08 22:37 BST+0100

Now you have the budget to upgrade from the Air Cooler to an AIO Cooler.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £94.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £94.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-08 22:38 BST+0100

If you wanted, you could use your 2-SP120's to replace the fans that come included on the H100i v2

Now, how about a better/more storage SSD perhaps? Unless the storage you have right now is fine.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £84.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £84.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-08 22:40 BST+0100
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  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I updated my post, if you're interested in keeping the AMD build. Otherwise, I could build you an Intel part's list. You could re-use the case, fans, hard drive, and SSD, and even PSU, but I would scrap everything else.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry i posted before it appeared, Would actually be interested in comparing it against a Intel build with my case, fans, hard drive, and SSD, and even PSU, If that's not to much trouble.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor £92.91 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus B150 PRO GAMING/AURA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £106.98 @ Ebuyer
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £62.99 @ Novatech
Storage OCZ Vertex 3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For £0.00
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For £0.00
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB NITRO+ Video Card £239.48 @ Scan.co.uk
Case Cooler Master HAF XB (Black) ATX Desktop Case Purchased For £0.00
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Purchased For £0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £502.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-08 22:53 BST+0100

This is for non-overclocking.

If you want to overclock:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £213.34 @ Aria PC
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £126.84 @ CCL Computers
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £69.98 @ Novatech
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB NITRO+ Video Card £239.48 @ Scan.co.uk
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £649.64
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-08 22:55 BST+0100

It becomes increasingly more expensive; and that's with you re-using the Hyper 212 EVO.

With the first build, you have headroom to get an i5-6500 instead, if you can push closer to the £800.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

So the end product would look like this? http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/C2f9KZ

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £213.34 @ Aria PC
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £104.72 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £39.99 @ Ebuyer
Video Card Palit GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Video Card £373.30 @ Aria PC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £731.35
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-08 23:09 BST+0100

This will be a HUGE upgrade.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Think I've got the main components down now.

Just wondering what would be best graphics card for this now. -

600 pounds upgrade 1? http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/CzRkD8

765 pounds Upgrade 2? http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/vYYH3F

735 Pounds Upgrade 3? http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/zbzNpb

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Would prefer not to if at all possible. But would do if it would make a vast difference on price and not damage the equipment to much. Also please ignore the wireless network that was temp it has now been removed' (If that changed power consumption, guess it wont really but)

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, sorry didn't make that very clear.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

What graphics card would go with the build?

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Would of never thought about using a mini graphics card. Always thought the case was and is massive ^.

They are great cases aren't they

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