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Looking to upgrade, not sure if it's worth it.


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#1 leontech

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 06:14 PM

Hi there everyone :)

My name is Leon.

 

I'm a designer, and I use my PC mostly for work and gaming. I run software's like, Photoshop / Illustrator / After Effect / Sony Vegas

and I also play some new games like BF4/1 FIFA17 etc. My pc runs good, and dose runs all that i wrote...

 

My reason I'm posting here is that I want to know if its worth upgrading my current setup so I can have a better PC than now.

Nowadays my PC is ok and sometimes when I run multiply software's it gets a bit slow (sometimes freeze)

 

So my setup is this:

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Build 7601
Antivirus Software: MSE Anti Virus
Firewall: Windows Firewall
Computer Type: Custom
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690
Motherboard: GigaByte Z97-HD3
Ram: DDR/SDRAM 2x4
Storage: Western Digital 2TB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 - 4096 MBytes of GDDR5 SDRAM [Samsung]
Power Supply: HUNT-KEY APFC 700w
 
I would like to know if I will upgrade my CPU to Intel i7 and upgrade my GPU to GTX 1060 (or if I can attached another card to it, not sure if my current parts can do it)
get also a SSD hardrive and boost my RAM to 16gb
 
It would be worth to upgrade?
and If yes, could anyone help me choose the right parts?
and walk me through it...
 
Thank you,
Leon.

Edited by leontech, 28 October 2016 - 06:15 PM.


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 07:17 PM

An idea would be to up the ram and install an SSD. put the OS and programs on the SSD use your large spinner for storage.  Both can be done at minimal cost for a very pleasing boost.

 

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 10:40 PM

Yep  :thumbup2:  Install an SSD , and Clone the Operating System from the Old Drive to the SSD. { Big Improvements Noticed }

Then Update the RAM if needed after that to 16G.



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Posted 29 October 2016 - 01:48 PM

Operating System: OK
Antivirus Software: Consider something better
Firewall: OK
CPU: OK, hard to recommend "upgrade" to i7, high cost, low gain.
Motherboard: OK
Memory: Perhaps another 2*4GB kit if you feel you need it as already said above
Storage: OK, adding SSD highly recommended as already said above
Video card: OK, difference between GTX 760 4GB and GTX 1060 is not so big I would recommend that. I also recommend AMD cards as architecture is much better.
Power supply: Hunt key is crap, replace before upgrading anything else.

Edited by Drillingmachine, 29 October 2016 - 01:48 PM.


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Posted 31 October 2016 - 03:52 AM

Ok thanks, that's sounds good guys.

 

I will start changing my Memories to reach as closer to 32gb if I can

and than I will add SSD - This: Crucial MX300 CT750MX300SSD1 750GB SSD SATA III - what you think?

 

And then I will change the PS to: Corsair 750W 80+ Bronze CX750M - Modular and Active

 

Right?



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Posted 31 October 2016 - 06:54 AM

I suggest MLC rather than TLC SSD. For example Adata XPG SX930 240GB.

Corsair CX750 is not good quality and also quite expensive. That one is much better and cheaper http://pcpartpicker.com/product/9q4NnQ/evga-power-supply-220g20650y1

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 04:51 AM

The thing is that I need my SSD to be around 750GB and of course not that expensive. Any other suggestions?

and whats the different between MLC to TLC ?

 

Thanks for the power supply!



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 12:33 PM

The thing is that I need my SSD to be around 750GB and of course not that expensive. Any other suggestions?
and whats the different between MLC to TLC ?
 
Thanks for the power supply!


Cheap and good are different things. If you really need 750GB range at low price, then MX300 probably is one of best choices.

MLC stores two bytes per cell, TLC stores three. TLC is much less durable and slower. Personally I consider TLC drives too unreliable for anything else than storing programs, temporary disk or similar use where data loss matters not. All important data should be stored elsewhere. This usually is the case as programs install user files into different location than stuff that can be re-installed.

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 12:34 PM

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