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Old 13-06-2019, 12:46 PM   #1
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Recommendation to upgrade Gaming Rig

Dear all, thanks for taking time to read this thread.

I'm looking to rebuild/change my current rig to a latest one. My current one was built almost 8 years ago with the R9 2 Series given by a friend couple of years ago.

My spec is those on the right and is there anything i need to change or can be re-use? budget looking at around 1.2k.

thanks all for the help. cheers.
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Old 13-06-2019, 01:05 PM   #2
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You need to change the CPU+MB+RAM and add an SSD for the OS.

Everything else is optional and depends on what you are using the PC for.

For gaming, you will certainly need a better GPU. I would suggest a used GTX 1070 at around $300 though you might want to wait a bit as prices of new and old GPUs are expected to fall should rumors of Nvidia-refresh GPUs proved to be true.
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Old 13-06-2019, 02:42 PM   #3
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Hi Koenig168, thanks for the kind advice.

Will you be able to recommend me parts that i should get?
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Old 13-06-2019, 02:53 PM   #4
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u can change everything except the monitor.
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Old 13-06-2019, 02:54 PM   #5
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I suggest you check back here after 7/7 when the new Ryzen CPUs are out. Quite a lot of folks here are waiting for these ....
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Old 13-06-2019, 02:54 PM   #6
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You need to change the CPU+MB+RAM and add an SSD for the OS.

Everything else is optional and depends on what you are using the PC for.

For gaming, you will certainly need a better GPU. I would suggest a used GTX 1070 at around $300 though you might want to wait a bit as prices of new and old GPUs are expected to fall should rumors of Nvidia-refresh GPUs proved to be true.
- dont have to change the ssd. hdd can work also.
- if there are new gpu, why use old gpu 1070. outdated already.
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Old 13-06-2019, 02:54 PM   #7
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Hi Koenig168, thanks for the kind advice.

Will you be able to recommend me parts that i should get?
try to get new parts? ryzen 3000 series cpu out soon?
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Old 13-06-2019, 03:26 PM   #8
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Yup, i intend to get new parts. Or bascially if everything doesnt really fit. Then getting a new one at a budget of 1.2-1.3k. So you suggest i should wait for a bit since there is Nivdia refresh and Ryzen 3000 is coming?
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Old 13-06-2019, 07:39 PM   #9
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nvidia is making "super" graphics card. if u have $$, can wait. they will be more expensive than current gpu cards though.
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Old 14-06-2019, 12:07 AM   #10
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Decision Tree
Urgent -> YES
Preferences -> No.
Follow this guide
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/h...07859-110.html

Urgent -> No
Wait for new release. There is new chip upgrade. it will affect Motherboard.
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Old 14-06-2019, 12:43 AM   #11
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Would be better to wait till 7/7 for the review of the new gpu and of course the ryzen 3000 cpu.

I'm in a similar situation as you but planning to wait and see how everything plays out.
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Old 14-06-2019, 05:14 AM   #12
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Just wait for a few weeks ba and see how the market adjust itself to get a better price/performance deal.
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Old 14-06-2019, 04:14 PM   #13
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wait for ryzen 3000 series to be out... dont think gpu prices will drop since there is no competition from amd.
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Old 14-06-2019, 04:30 PM   #14
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Dear all, thanks for the advice. Shall just wait abit till July before coming back for advice again. Have a great weekend ahead.
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