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captbuck98

37 months ago

So, I've had my computer for almost 3 years now, and its still chugging along fairly well. It can play almost any game, render anything I throw at it, but it is starting show its age now, not by much, but enough to warrant a change. My work load has almost doubled and things are getting more complicated and more detailed. With all the updates in hardware the past year or so, I have considered to redo my system, but I'm unsure if I should scrap my system and rebuild from the ground up, or save my parts and upgrade some parts like the GPU, RAM...etc. Only issue with that being that I won't be able to upgrade my cpu (4790K isnt much of an upgrade thats worth the price) I've also considered going a little higher up to an X99 system now that I'm into heavy 3d/gamedesign/rendering/etc...but is the price difference worth it to get that board...I suppose for future-proofing, just not sure.

Here my system: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/TbcTPs

Any suggestions on parts would be most helpful.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

At what GHz is your overclock running?

Get a Z87 or Z97 MOBO and start overclocking.

The i7-4770k is still a very strong CPU.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I get about a 4.3 ghz overclock, stays cool and stable.

And if I did go to a Z87 or Z97, I would most likely up the RAM, probably start off at 32.

Any GPU recommendations?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

32 GB RAM is a lot. I don't know if you will utilize it.

If you already overclock you won't need a new MOBO.

GPU depends on your budget and your settings (1440p / 1080p .... 60Hz / 144Hz) and how long the GPU should last (2 / 4 / 5 years)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I tend to have a lot open at once (3dsMax,Unreal,Photoshop,Substance,etc), but I also do a lot of virtualization ...occasionally I've hit the ceiling...which is only going to occur more often as my work load becomes more complex.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I say keep what you can and replace the core components. This list has a new CPU, cooler, motherboard, memory and GPU. Keep the storage drives, case, optical drive, power supply and monitor. Then sell the old parts as a combo or donate.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $328.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $29.90 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $102.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $184.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Video Card $246.49 @ SuperBiiz
Case Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Corsair CXM 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $0.00
Monitor Asus PA248Q 24.1" Monitor Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $893.35
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-07 00:14 EST-0500
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmmm..interesting. About the 1060 though, I use a 1070 at work, and it renders all my stuff blazing fast. You think it would be worth the extra penny, or is 1060 close enough?

As far as selling the parts, which I have considered, however I did plan on doing this upgrade slowly, that way I could get what I want, and turn my old system into a render slave/server box,

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

If time is money, then yes I would say the 1070 is worth it especially since you are already used to it.

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