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Old 22-02-2019, 04:28 PM   #1
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Upgrading desktop parts

Hi,

Need help a little, been out of touch on PC building for a long time.

Thinking of upgrading my CPU/MB/RAM/GPU on a low budget, occasionally gaming, hope to last another 4-5 years. (no plans to OC or buy extra cooler here and there, using all at stock)

- GPU, 1060 6GB or 1050Ti 4GB ?
- For CPU, plan to use i8100 or i8400 + 16gb RAM. Reading though RAM stuff, got a bit confused, does RAM speed matters in terms of perf/bottleneck in this set up ? Is 2133mhz ok ?

What would be the best cost/perf combo and where would be best to get these parts ?

TIA for you inputs, much appreciated.
Processor
Intel i3-4160
Mainboard
Asrock H81M-HDS
Graphics Card
Zotac GTX750 Ti 2GB GDDR5
Memory
Crucial DDR3 1600mhz 4GB X 2
Display
DELL S2340L + SE2717H
Storage
Samsung Evo 850 250GB + 500GB HDD + 1TB HDD
Optical Storage
LG 22X DVDRW
Casing
Cooler Master K380
PSU
Super Flower Leadex Gold 550W Full Modular
Audio
Creative Sound BlasterX Katana
OS
Window 10 Home Premium

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Old 22-02-2019, 06:03 PM   #2
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Hi,

Need help a little, been out of touch on PC building for a long time.

Thinking of upgrading my CPU/MB/RAM/GPU on a low budget, occasionally gaming, hope to last another 4-5 years. (no plans to OC or buy extra cooler here and there, using all at stock)

- GPU, 1060 6GB or 1050Ti 4GB ?
- For CPU, plan to use i8100 or i8400 + 16gb RAM. Reading though RAM stuff, got a bit confused, does RAM speed matters in terms of perf/bottleneck in this set up ? Is 2133mhz ok ?

What would be the best cost/perf combo and where would be best to get these parts ?

TIA for you inputs, much appreciated.
1060 6GB or 1050Ti 4GB also determine on what games you are playing
GPU just source 2nd hand, whichever the cheapest
Ram 2133mhz is ok, since you are not going to overclock, it will not bottleneck your setup
Processor
i5-6600K with Corsair GTX H100i
Mainboard
Asus MAXIMUS VIII GENE
Graphics Card
Gigabyte GTX 1080 WF OC
Memory
Vengeance® LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz
Display
Dell U2715H, S2715H
Storage
Samsung 960 Evo 512GB SSD + Seagate 750GB 2.5" HDD
Optical Storage
Asus Slim External DVD Drive
Casing
Phanteks P300
PSU
Corsair AX760
Audio
AudioEngine A2+, Kingston HyperX Cloud 2, Razer Adaro Wireless
OS
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

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Old 22-02-2019, 07:09 PM   #3
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You can consider Ryzen 2400g with integrated Vega GPU, about S$230 + $150 for MB (both local) and another $150 to $200 for 2X8GB DDR4-3000 (from Newegg).

Speed does matter, especially for Ryzen. The lowest speed RAM you should consider is DDR4-2666.
Processor
Intel i7-4770K (delidded)
Mainboard
MSI Z97A Gaming 7
Graphics Card
Galax GTX 1070Ti EX-SNPR
Memory
G.Skill Ripjaws X 16GB DDR3-2400
Display
Acer Predator Z35
Storage
Sandisk 480GB Extreme Pro + Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB + 2X4TB HGST NAS + 8TB Seagate Barracuda
Casing
Phanteks P400S
OS
Windows 10 Pro

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