add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube
tmmausol

37 months ago

I'm curious what you guys think about the first things I should upgrade on my build are, I've had it for about a year and haven't had any real problems.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $234.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $102.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $92.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $55.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card $709.87 @ Amazon
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (Black/Orange) ATX Mid Tower Case $90.00 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM 64-bit $169.89 @ OutletPC
Sound Card Creative Labs Z PCIe 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card $85.43 @ Amazon
Monitor ViewSonic VX2452mh 23.6" 60Hz Monitor $139.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1871.48
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $1826.48
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-05 23:11 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Well since you don't have any problems you don't need to upgrade. When you start getting problems upgrade the part that needs replacing.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Your build is still fairly good for 1080P 60FPS so there really isn't anything I could recommend you upgrading unless you want to get a better monitor like a 1440P or a 4K monitor. I would get more SSD storage.

[comment deleted by staff]
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

What would you suggest first, or what to upgrade to for the parts that you suggested? Also I have two of the same monitors so it's not that bad but eventually I will get a bigger one.

[comment deleted by staff]
  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

If you want a generally smoother system, upgrade the first four.

He is likely already getting 60FPS with his CPU so getting a better one would do nothing for him. Same for the RAM.

[comment deleted by staff]
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Its performance is higher but on a 60Hz screen you aren't going to notice the difference. If you are paying ~$500 for no noticeable improvement it would definitely be a bad idea. Plus he is already invested in Haswell so it would be much cheaper overall and easier to just go for a i7 4790K.

Sort

add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube