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Posted 15 June 2018 - 05:03 PM

INTRODUCTION:

Hi, I am looking for some help upgrading my gaming computer.

The reason for this is due to its dodgy behavior the last few months.
This has been more noticeable when running Steam and online games.

I have tried several things to adjust and fix this;
         -purchasing more RAM
         -getting a brand new 1T SSD
         -running stress tests
         -heavy virus and malware scans.

It has helped somewhat, but I am still experiencing random freezes and lockups.

I have therefore decided to resort to my last option, which is to upgrade and replace parts.

 

WHAT I NEED HELP WITH:
I need help figuring out what parts I need renewed and what I can keep.

I also need to know what parts are compatible with each other, and if anything I currently have can work with newer models.
I am in other words very much in need of help here :P
 

WHAT I THINK I NEED:

I recon I would need a new GPU and PSU. I am somewhat positive my PSU doesn't provide enough power to my components when I am running heavy programs and games.

I also think I would need a new CPU... and possibly a MOBO?
Don't quote me on this, but I recon if I am gonna get some of it renewed, I might as well get the rest for maximum performance and durability?

 

WHAT I ALREADY HAVE:

Storage is covered (2xSSD).
Two brand new RAM sticks (2x8GB). Would you suggest getting 8 more?

I have fans and a CPU cooler, not sure if I should replace these or keep them?

 

BUDGET:
kr10 000 | $1228 | €1050 | £924

 

 

Thank you so much!!!!
 

SPECCY: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/qQOwSyba3uqPaNyQKSMxRae

 



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 07:07 PM

I think its time for a new processor, new ram and new motherboard.

The Phenom II really wasnt the best for gaming when it came out, I think getting some new hardware is in your future.

Now there are a few details i want to ask: what kind of case do you have?

And what is your PSU?

 

As of note getting that 1TB SSD was a mistake as those cost a lot of money, could have been used on a new GPU or CPU.

SSD's make better boot drives then for storage, you could have still been good with a platter drive if you wanted storage and spared yourself $300


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:22 PM

Now there are a few details i want to ask: what kind of case do you have?

And what is your PSU?

Alright cheers man.

Sure, would be happy to!

 

PSU: Corsair RM750, 750W PSU

Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Black



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:25 PM

Okay so no real need to change them,

 

I guess you are from norway?

Based on the links you gave me that is.


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:31 PM

Okay so no real need to change them,

 

I guess you are from norway?

Based on the links you gave me that is.

Yepp!
Oh so my PSU is actually good for a new rig?



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:43 PM

Yeah I mean its a 750W and one of the better corsair PSU's

 

Modern parts dont have as much power consumption.

 

As for what I suggest, i think you should go with another AMD build, mainly a Ryzen system.

Ryzen is a major game changer from AMD so you would be good there.

Now for memory you will have to jump to DDR4 as DDR3 is kind of old news.

Now i am not really familiar with the Norwegian computer part supplier but i would look into the Ryzen 5 1600 for your CPU, at least 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a GPU... Ram prices and GPU prices are kind of high even here in the US so you may wish to shop around (I dont think there is a pcpartpicker for norway)

If you can score a 1050 or 1050TI then go for it, otherwise a 1030 may still be the best bet if you cannot afford a high end GPU.

For the motherboard a B350 motherboard is recommended as that will offer you overclocking on a budget, all Ryzens can be overclocked (no intel K sku here)

These are suggestions of course but I can tell you if something is a good deal or not. 


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:49 PM

Yeah I mean its a 750W and one of the better corsair PSU's

 

Modern parts dont have as much power consumption.

 

As for what I suggest, i think you should go with another AMD build, mainly a Ryzen system.

Ryzen is a major game changer from AMD so you would be good there.

Now for memory you will have to jump to DDR4 as DDR3 is kind of old news.

Now i am not really familiar with the Norwegian computer part supplier but i would look into the Ryzen 5 1600 for your CPU, at least 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a GPU... Ram prices and GPU prices are kind of high even here in the US so you may wish to shop around (I dont think there is a pcpartpicker for norway)

If you can score a 1050 or 1050TI then go for it, otherwise a 1030 may still be the best bet if you cannot afford a high end GPU.

For the motherboard a B350 motherboard is recommended as that will offer you overclocking on a budget, all Ryzens can be overclocked (no intel K sku here)

These are suggestions of course but I can tell you if something is a good deal or not. 

Wow!
Amazing, thank you so very much!
I will look at it right away.
I can actually build my own PC via the site I gave you.
Give me a few minutes here and I'll cook something up for you to see :)



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:55 PM

I found this:
https://www.komplett.no/product/915328/datautstyr/pc-komponenter/pc-i-deleroppgradering/oppgradering/oppgraderingspakke-amd-ryzen-1700x

 

Apparently it's a Ryzen package.

It contains 

  • 914342 - AMD AM4 RYZEN 7 1700X 8-core
  • 969649 - Cooler Master Hyper H411R White LED
  • 915081 - MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon
  • 917678 - Ballistix LT DDR4 2666MHz 16GB DIMM 2x8

 

If this is solid I only need a GPU, but wanna check with you first.

It's at sub $850, but then again everything is more expensive in Norway. But if it works I got tops $400 left

 

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Edited by PortalBreaker, 15 June 2018 - 08:58 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 09:07 PM

Looks good to me, and yeah i am aware of prices in Norway... may not know the retails but i do know the market isnt cheap.

Though the 1700X does loose some of its value as its not much better than the 1700, but if its a bundle then it is quite a steal.


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 09:16 PM

Alright.

So just to recap and fit everything together here...

You approve of following?:

 

Added to cart:
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti G1 Gaming

CPU: AMD AM4 Ryzen 7 1700X 8-core
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper H411R White LED

MOBO: MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon
RAM: 2666MHz DDR4 2x8GB

 

God I love how everything sounds like hyper advanced battle ships lol...



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 09:17 PM

Sounds good, how much is the 1050 TI?


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 09:20 PM

Exactly $300!



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 09:21 PM

So actually under budget!
I got about $100 more to go.
Any suggestions?



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 09:21 PM

Seems about right, so that would squeeze into your budget.

But can you get another ryzen bundle there? Like one featuring my suggested 1600?

I know some retailers like bundles to justify cost.


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 09:33 PM

Interesting... I found a bundle containing:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 1600X Processor

MOBO: ASUS ROG Strix B350-F Gaming

CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H60 (this one was free!)

This bundle cost approximately $370.

 

Combined with the 1050 TI and 16GB's of RAM, we're looking at a total of sub $900.

 

I read that the CPU cooler had pretty bad reviews tho, but what do you think?


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