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38 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/WJPs8K <-- the build, I'm upgrading the mobo, ram, cpu and cpu cooler. Any thoughts?

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd definitely recommend including an SSD in your build. An ssd is one of the largest noticeable differences you can do for your PC. You can easily get 240-256gb ssds for 60-70 range, and you can also get 2tb hard drives like the hitachi deskstar for only 60 on amazon. Also I'd get a different video card, the r9 380 is weaker than the new RX 480 and the new GTX 1060, which cost less than the R9 380. As of writing this (Oct 23,2016), here are some deals on GPU's

MSI 4GB RX 480 $164.99 http://slickdeals.net/f/9214107-msi-radeon-rx-480-directx-12-rx-480-gaming-x-4g-4gb-164-99-ar

XFX 8gb RX 480 $204.99 http://slickdeals.net/f/9213523-xfx-radeon-rs-rx-480-8gb-only-205-after-10-rebate-masterpass-code-lowest-price-ever-free-shipping

MSI 3gb GTX 1060 165 http://slickdeals.net/f/9211191-msi-geforce-gtx-1060-gaming-x-3-gb-192-bit-gddr5-pci-e-3-0-video-card-for-189-99ar-asus-z170-p-lga-1151-intel-z170-atx-motherboard-for-79-99-ar-or-less-more-newegg-com

Also, I'd recommend changing to a different case. Although fractal is great, that case has a top mounted PSU which may affect your personal setup. I'd recommend purchasing a larger case, or even cases you may not have heard of. Cases don't really bother the performance of your parts, but I'd definitely recommend getting at least a bottom mounted PSU.

The other changes I would recommend would be swapping down the processor and motherboard if you aren't overclocking, but if you are disregard this comment

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I have added a 120gb hyperx fury ssd, but i dont have money for further upgrades, pushing the budget hard here :D

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