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Varsil 2 months ago

Wanting to upgrade my CPU, Mobo, and RAM. My current pieces:

  • CPU: i5-4690k
  • Mobo: Gigabyte z97x-sli-cf
  • RAM: DDR3

Here is what I have chosen: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Varsil/saved/wkZpGX

This computer is used for gaming primarily, with some Unity/Photoshop/Illustrator work.

Let me know what you think. Thanks!

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Flaming.GoolzZz 2 points 2 months ago

Next time use the correct forum but here ya go. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $104.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $129.00 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $147.99 @ Amazon
Storage Intel - 530 Series 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 8 GB PULSE Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Azza - CSAZ-XT1 W ATX Full Tower Case -
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill - N900PCE PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $581.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-14 13:26 EST-0500

Changed the mobo color to black and rgb as it was cheaper. Also I changed the cpu as a 2700x and a 580 doesn't make a great combo and included a cpu cooler as the stock is ok at best.

Varsil submitter 1 point 2 months ago

You know what, now I understand the other comment. I must have clicked on the wrong tab when I put this up. My bad lol.

Why don't they make a great combo if you don't mind me asking?

Flaming.GoolzZz 1 point 2 months ago

The 2700x is a good cpu don't get me wrong, but that is aimed more towards the higher end of mid to low high tier cpu's. The 580 is also a great gpu but pairing it with a 2700x isn't a good idea as there might be a bottle neck if not any. But pairing it with a 2600x is a good mid tier cpu that will get anything done that you need to do. But if you were 100% on the 2700x you should also upgrade your gpu to a 2070 or even a 2060 to have a better pair and get the most out of the 2700x.