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 Post subject: PC upgrade
PostPosted: 07 Sep 2017 17:14 
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i decided to completely upgrade my PC considering my current one can't keep up at all and any upgrade i could do currently would barely make the mark. i would like opinions on the parts i picked and possible better options to take.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MCZfwV



also, thank you for those that were going to hand me some parts that they are currently not using. i hope you don't take my decision as a slap in the face.


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 Post subject: Re: PC upgrade
PostPosted: 07 Sep 2017 17:43 
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You sure you don't want my i5-3570? I'm not offended; the offer still stands.

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 Post subject: Re: PC upgrade
PostPosted: 07 Sep 2017 17:57 
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He may have been having trouble finding a motherboard for it. I know we were talking about it yesterday anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: PC upgrade
PostPosted: 07 Sep 2017 18:14 
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If you do not want to go the route with that i5 from Travie, then I would suggest trying to get something with more than just 4 threads, or about 12 threads.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zWCLGf

For the same price this system will give you three times the amount of threads and also an upgrade to a full GTX 1070. You can overclock the Ryzen 1600 fairly well on the stock cooler also, and many reviewers suggest that the 1600 has about the same IPC that most i5s also have.

I basically just re-did the build and adjusted a few things to compensate for the 1070, but ultimately that build is great, I just recommend a Ryzen 1600.

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 Post subject: Re: PC upgrade
PostPosted: 07 Sep 2017 18:25 
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unless you are gonna stream or record video I would stick with the i5. from what I remember you just game and you would be better off with the i5.

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 Post subject: Re: PC upgrade
PostPosted: 07 Sep 2017 18:34 
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unless you are gonna stream or record video I would stick with the i5. from what I remember you just game and you would be better off with the i5.
Many games actually utilize the insane multi-core advantage that the Ryzen 1600 has over the i5 7500. In many situations, the 1600 actually outperforms this i5.

https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comme ... 0/dgqy2s2/

With neck-and-neck results from the gaming side of things taken into account, having all those extra threads is a huge benefit to games that will push the i5's lack of cores.

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 Post subject: Re: PC upgrade
PostPosted: 07 Sep 2017 18:52 
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You sure you don't want my i5-3570? I'm not offended; the offer still stands.

it's not that i didnt want it. it's just as i was looking i started getting attracted to other parts...then got stuck picking... and it got to the point where i just said fuck it and started picking for a new PC... i have a problem :(


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 Post subject: Re: PC upgrade
PostPosted: 07 Sep 2017 19:44 
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Hahaha

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 Post subject: Re: PC upgrade
PostPosted: 07 Sep 2017 21:41 
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Yeah, I guess if you aren't going to go for an i7, then rizen will at least have benefits down the road.

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 Post subject: Re: PC upgrade
PostPosted: 07 Sep 2017 21:55 
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should i not get a CPU cooler with ryzen? does it come with a good one?


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 Post subject: Re: PC upgrade
PostPosted: 07 Sep 2017 22:30 
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should i not get a CPU cooler with ryzen? does it come with a good one?
It comes with one that cools it enough to overclock rather respectably. However, if you want a killer overclock then that EVO could be fine.

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 Post subject: Re: PC upgrade
PostPosted: 07 Sep 2017 23:01 
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yeah in fact some people seek out that cooler that comes with it.

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 Post subject: Re: PC upgrade
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yeah in fact some people seek out that cooler that comes with it.
Actually yes. I would recommend sticking with the stock cooler unless you get some nice Noctua cooler or something at least mid-range in the cooler department. Anything lower you might as well keep the stock cooler.

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 Post subject: Re: PC upgrade
PostPosted: 08 Sep 2017 11:34 
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gotcha, thanks for the heads up.

as of now, after talking to you guys and a few others, this is the build.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/77VwWX



any other changes, or is that all set?


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 Post subject: Re: PC upgrade
PostPosted: 08 Sep 2017 11:49 
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That works, just drop the thermal paste. The CPU cooler has it pre-applied.

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 Post subject: Re: PC upgrade
PostPosted: 08 Sep 2017 13:40 
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First is Microcenter an option?

Also you want 2 sticks of Ram for dual channel (Gaming is meh, but helps most everything else).

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 Post subject: Re: PC upgrade
PostPosted: 08 Sep 2017 14:59 
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Do you plan on serious overclocking?

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 Post subject: Re: PC upgrade
PostPosted: 08 Sep 2017 16:22 
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serious overclocking? nah but i would like to leave that option open.

@jeroh: mircocenter?


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 Post subject: Re: PC upgrade
PostPosted: 08 Sep 2017 16:43 
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@jeroh: mircocenter?
It's a computer store that are somewhat popular in the northeast. I think there's one in Boston.

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 Post subject: Re: PC upgrade
PostPosted: 08 Sep 2017 17:28 
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ahhh aight, just looked it up.

yeah there is one in cambridge. it is about 45 mins from where i am without traffic. so unless it is a great deal i'd rather not.


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