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User Info: sajt007

sajt007
2 weeks ago#1
Besides my graphics card and ram, I have been using the same components for 8 years and figured it is time to do a big upgrade. My current specs are:

i7 920 @ 2.66 GHz

16 gig DDR3 RAM

Nvidia geforce gtx 970

MSI MSI X58 PLATINUM SLI(MS-7522)

650W PSU
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User Info: TylerJ

TylerJ
2 weeks ago#2
Are you looking for a whole system refresh, or a cost effective upgrade?

And, besides gaming, are you doing any intensive productivity like video editing or file conversions?

Ultimately whichever way you go, at a minimum you're looking at a new motherboard, CPU and RAM.
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johnny_pay
2 weeks ago#3
Know that a new CPU means new motherboard means new ram and that s*** is costly.

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Renraku_San
2 weeks ago#4
TC needs an entirely new system - from scratch. 970 ain't s*** nowadays. Nothing is reusable from that setup.
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JKatarn
2 weeks ago#5
johnny_pay posted...
Know that a new CPU means new motherboard means new ram and that s*** is costly.


This - I would honestly wait a while to upgrade TC. RAM/GPU prices are pretty insanely inflated at the moment, hopefully they will drop and stabilize in the coming year.
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User Info: ToastyOne

ToastyOne
2 weeks ago#6
Upgrade cpu to xeon x5650 (6C/12T) for $20 as a stopgap until prices calm down.

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Superemppu
2 weeks ago#7
Renraku_San posted...
TC needs an entirely new system - from scratch. 970 ain't s*** nowadays. Nothing is reusable from that setup.


GTX 970 will play pretty much any game you throw at it just fine with 60fps at 1080P.
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nominturddaddy
2 weeks ago#8
Renraku_San posted...
TC needs an entirely new system - from scratch. 970 ain't s*** nowadays. Nothing is reusable from that setup.


What? 970 is great. His processor is extremely old though, it's been bottlenecking his system since whenever he went overkill with the 970 for that setup. It isn't a balanced build at all. It's the PC equivalent of someone who only bench presses in the gym. It's a weird spec sheet to look at.

OP I really don't know what to tell you because it's a bizarre spec sheet. You can hang onto the GPU because it's good, but replacing the weakest part (processor) means replacing everything else *but* the GPU. But since it will be such a big upgrade and then the GPU will feel "old" even though it's great and has been largely going to waste in that current build, it's likely you'll get the itch to replace the GPU anyway.
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User Info: sajt007

sajt007
2 weeks ago#9
I use my computer for video editing and gaming. I am looking to just upgrade my system and was hoping to get a good deal on parts for Black Friday. You don’t think it’s the right time to a big upgrade?

Also does the power supply need to be replaced?
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User Info: TheSmilingLord

TheSmilingLord
2 weeks ago#10
A computer will last you around 5 years and chances are high you will never actually upgrade the thing. So go big or get stuck with mediocre equipment for a good part of your life.

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