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$500 Upgrading Current Build

tarqhat

37 months ago

Hey all. Decided not to sell my current build and instead salvage what I can to put towards a micro ATX build with a focus on small size (I travel for work quite a bit for extended periods of time so a PC I can take with me on a plane as a carry-on or checked luggage would be stellar).

The goal here is to salvage as much as I can (The PSU, CPU Cooler, storage, graphics, etc.) so I can spend around $500 upgrading my build. I could use any help offered.

Thanks.

My Current Build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $149.98 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $127.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $115.98 @ Newegg
Memory Mushkin Redline 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $100.00
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $220.00
Case Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case -
Power Supply Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $848.83
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $823.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-31 08:28 EDT-0400

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  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

First I tried to keep the DDR3-RAM and going with an older Intel architecture. But in the end, it is the same price to buy Skylake and new RAM:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $236.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Purchased For $0.00
Motherboard MSI Z170M Mortar Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $56.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $493.96
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $473.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-31 08:50 EDT-0400

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