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Offline egzbuen

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Desktop PC Upgrade Suggestions/Advice
« on: July 16, 2017, 11:35:36 AM »
Well, its that time of the year where the upgrade itch is biting hard. Its been several years since the last time I upgraded my desktop PC. This is what I currently have:


AMD Athlon 7750 BE
Asus M3a78-cm
8gb ram ddr2 (divided into 4 x 2gb sticks)
ATI Radeon  HD 4600 series
12gb (divided into 3 x 4tb drives)
LG dvd writer
Corsair cx600 psu
Chimei 22qd monitor


I currently use it for word processing, surfing and movie/tv/music storage. I just wanna speed up things even more and, perhaps, the ability to play some decent games would be a great bonus.


1. Do I just upgrade some parts of my current system? If yes, which ones and to what?
2. If I get a new desktop, what would you recommend at the Php20k mark and another at the 25k mark, without buying a monitor and storage drives since I can use my existing ones.
3. How much can I sell the old parts since I don't wanna keep parts anymore.


Thanks.
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8gb DDR800
2tb Seagate
4tb Seagate
4tb Seagate
LG 22x DVD writer

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Palit 7300GT 256mb
1GB Kingston ddr400
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Re: Desktop PC Upgrade Suggestions/Advice
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 05:24:31 PM »
Wait a couple of weeks until ryzen 3 is released and compare against intel skylake/kabylake pentium processors (G4560 etc.)

Unfortunately, this is still a bad time to buy a gaming videocard as cryptocoin miners or latecomers to mining are still buying up as many GPUs as they can even though ethereum prices have been dropping steadily recently. Again, wait a couple of weeks or more to see if miners start cashing out and dispose of undervolted/underclocked RX470/RX480/RX570/RX580/GTX1060/GTX1070 cards.

At the very least you need to upgrade:
PSU
motherboard+processor+ram (DDR4 for AMD Ryzen/Intel Skylake, Kaby Lake)
250/500GB SSD for OS & apps speed

That said, a Core i5/i7 Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge/Haswell system + 16GB DDR3 + a GTX1050Ti will handle 1080p gaming/4k video quite easily and probably cost a bit less.
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Re: Desktop PC Upgrade Suggestions/Advice
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 09:15:33 PM »
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Re: Desktop PC Upgrade Suggestions/Advice
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2017, 12:24:14 AM »
Wait a couple of weeks until ryzen 3 is released and compare against intel skylake/kabylake pentium processors (G4560 etc.)

Unfortunately, this is still a bad time to buy a gaming videocard as cryptocoin miners or latecomers to mining are still buying up as many GPUs as they can even though ethereum prices have been dropping steadily recently. Again, wait a couple of weeks or more to see if miners start cashing out and dispose of undervolted/underclocked RX470/RX480/RX570/RX580/GTX1060/GTX1070 cards.

At the very least you need to upgrade:
PSU
motherboard+processor+ram (DDR4 for AMD Ryzen/Intel Skylake, Kaby Lake)
250/500GB SSD for OS & apps speed

That said, a Core i5/i7 Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge/Haswell system + 16GB DDR3 + a GTX1050Ti will handle 1080p gaming/4k video quite easily and probably cost a bit less.
How much is this setup more or less.

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8gb DDR800
2tb Seagate
4tb Seagate
4tb Seagate
LG 22x DVD writer

A64 - 3500+
KN1 SLI Extreme
Palit 7300GT 256mb
1GB Kingston ddr400
500GB Seagate SATA II
200GB Seagate IDE
LG DVD Writer LS

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Re: Desktop PC Upgrade Suggestions/Advice
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2017, 03:46:43 PM »

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cpu          Amd Ryzen 3 1200 (4 cores/4 threads 3.1-3.4Ghz)       5700
motherboard  ASRock A320M-HDV                                      3080
memory       Kingston HyperX Fury 1x8gb 2400 8gb (HX424C15FB2/8)   4890
gpu          gigabyte gtx1050 ti 4gb                               7820
SSD          samsung 850 evo 250gb                                 4740
Total                                                             26230



Holy cow that was hard to format.


That's PCHub pricing for Ryzen 3 basic upgrade to egzbuen's rig. Reusing the case, PSU, optical drives and 12TB hdd storage. Memory is only 1 8GB stick but the board only has 2 slots so he can get another 8GB stick once budget/usage needs meet.


egzbuen's monitor may need upgrading, i don't think the 1050ti has analog output anymore. In which case, skip the GPU upgrade for a new full HD LCD instead, like the LG 23MP68VQ. Keep the Radeon 4600 until a new GPU is affordable.
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Re: Desktop PC Upgrade Suggestions/Advice
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2017, 10:38:10 PM »

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cpu          Amd Ryzen 3 1200 (4 cores/4 threads 3.1-3.4Ghz)       5700
motherboard  ASRock A320M-HDV                                      3080
memory       Kingston HyperX Fury 1x8gb 2400 8gb (HX424C15FB2/8)   4890
gpu          gigabyte gtx1050 ti 4gb                               7820
SSD          samsung 850 evo 250gb                                 4740
Total                                                             26230



Holy cow that was hard to format.


That's PCHub pricing for Ryzen 3 basic upgrade to egzbuen's rig. Reusing the case, PSU, optical drives and 12TB hdd storage. Memory is only 1 8GB stick but the board only has 2 slots so he can get another 8GB stick once budget/usage needs meet.


egzbuen's monitor may need upgrading, i don't think the 1050ti has analog output anymore. In which case, skip the GPU upgrade for a new full HD LCD instead, like the LG 23MP68VQ. Keep the Radeon 4600 until a new GPU is affordable.
Would my current PSU suffice considering the mobo+proc combo you suggested plus 1 optical drive, 3 HDDs and 1 SSD?

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Asus M3A78-CM
PC 4670 gddr3 512mb
8gb DDR800
2tb Seagate
4tb Seagate
4tb Seagate
LG 22x DVD writer

A64 - 3500+
KN1 SLI Extreme
Palit 7300GT 256mb
1GB Kingston ddr400
500GB Seagate SATA II
200GB Seagate IDE
LG DVD Writer LS

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Re: Desktop PC Upgrade Suggestions/Advice
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2017, 11:17:48 AM »
The Corsair CX600 should be fine.
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Re: Desktop PC Upgrade Suggestions/Advice
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2017, 10:43:50 AM »

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cpu          Amd Ryzen 3 1200 (4 cores/4 threads 3.1-3.4Ghz)       5700
motherboard  ASRock A320M-HDV                                      3080
memory       Kingston HyperX Fury 1x8gb 2400 8gb (HX424C15FB2/8)   4890
gpu          gigabyte gtx1050 ti 4gb                               7820
SSD          samsung 850 evo 250gb                                 4740
Total                                                             26230



Holy cow that was hard to format.


That's PCHub pricing for Ryzen 3 basic upgrade to egzbuen's rig. Reusing the case, PSU, optical drives and 12TB hdd storage. Memory is only 1 8GB stick but the board only has 2 slots so he can get another 8GB stick once budget/usage needs meet.


egzbuen's monitor may need upgrading, i don't think the 1050ti has analog output anymore. In which case, skip the GPU upgrade for a new full HD LCD instead, like the LG 23MP68VQ. Keep the Radeon 4600 until a new GPU is affordable.

Thanks.

Just bought my new PC yesterday.  Ended up buying everything instead. Got myself ssd as well, 24" LG led and seasonic
AMD X2 7750 Black Edition
Asus M3A78-CM
PC 4670 gddr3 512mb
8gb DDR800
2tb Seagate
4tb Seagate
4tb Seagate
LG 22x DVD writer

A64 - 3500+
KN1 SLI Extreme
Palit 7300GT 256mb
1GB Kingston ddr400
500GB Seagate SATA II
200GB Seagate IDE
LG DVD Writer LS

Dell Inspiron Notebook
Intel Core Duo

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Re: Desktop PC Upgrade Suggestions/Advice
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2017, 12:16:24 PM »
^ Nice, looking at your upgrade and sig I see its AMD all the way! Hehehe
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