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$900 upgrade! Lets make some magic.

tillertiller
  • 9 months ago

Ok here is my current build from 2 years ago. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ws7PD2

Im looking at getting a 2070 for roughly $480. So that leaves $420. I need a new PROCESSOR, MOTHERBOARD, and RAM im assuming. Everything else is reusable. So is it possible for 400? To upgrade the rest? If so shoot some ideas please!! I play on 1080p 144hz

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  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.00 @ B&H
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49 CFM CPU Cooler Purchased For $0.00
Motherboard ASRock X570 PHANTOM GAMING 4 WIFI ax ATX AM4 Motherboard $168.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-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 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Founders Edition Video Card $480.00
Case Corsair SPEC-03 ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply EVGA 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.74 CFM 120 mm Fans Purchased For $0.00
Custom BitFenix LED-Strip White 30cm Purchased For $0.00
Custom Silverstone Tek Sleeved Extension set Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $907.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-02 05:00 EDT-0400

You'd be looking at something like this.

Personally, I'd wait until the MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX is available as that will come with Ryzen 3000 compatibility straight out of the box as well as being cheaper. Quality isn't an issue as the Tomahawk is an extremely good board for the price. The MAX lineup is only being made as the BIOS chips will be larger (32 MB > 16 MB) and they can add Ryzen 3000 compatibility without losing other features such as the UEFI GUI.

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I recommend going with something like this. The 2060 SUPER is basically the same performance as the 2070 for way cheaper. But if you do not like this just go with Planemaster's build. PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $239.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49 CFM CPU Cooler Purchased
Motherboard ASRock X570 PHANTOM GAMING 4 WIFI ax ATX AM4 Motherboard $168.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $67.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card $399.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-03 ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased
Power Supply EVGA 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Purchased
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit Purchased
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.74 CFM 120 mm Fans Purchased
Custom BitFenix LED-Strip White 30cm Purchased
Custom Silverstone Tek Sleeved Extension set Purchased
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $875.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-02 21:21 EDT-0400
  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

How about a $750 upgrade including the video card?

The Radeon RX 5700 XT compares to the RTX 2070 Super while costing less. The custom cooler cards come out in mid-August if you like open air cooler on the card instead of the blower design.

Try to re-use your RAM and overclock it before considering buying a high speed kit. Configure it to 1.35V and overclock it manually to 3000+, save $70 on a new kit. Ryzen does deliver some better performance with higher clocked RAM, but it doesn't care if those higher clocks come from paying for a prequalified XMP profile or a manual overclock.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49 CFM CPU Cooler Purchased
Motherboard Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard $165.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory Purchased
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased
Video Card ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card $384.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair SPEC-03 ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased
Power Supply EVGA 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Purchased
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.74 CFM 120 mm Fans Purchased
Custom BitFenix LED-Strip White 30cm Purchased
Custom Silverstone Tek Sleeved Extension set Purchased
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $749.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-02 22:11 EDT-0400
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