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3d_ROb
  • 21 months ago

My current PC(built in 2014): https://pcpartpicker.com/user/3d_ROb/saved/#view=qg2V6h

My PC with parts I want to upgrade: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/3d_ROb/saved/#view=YLj299

The parts that are on both lists I'll be keeping the same I know it's probably not great I'm on a budget obviously and just asking for some opinions

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

4 things I would do:

  • change the CPU to G5400 (saves 25$)
  • put a small amount of dollars to a better B360 MOBO... 20$ mail-in-rebate? perfect!
  • your MOBO and CPU cant even make use of 3000 RAM, RAM with 2400 CL 15 will do perfectly fine
  • and I'd put the saved dollars towards the PSU (again, 20$ mail-in-rebate)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Pentium Gold G5400 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $62.49 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B360M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $59.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $71.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card XFX - Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card -
Case Rosewill - RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $284.46
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $244.46
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-17 01:56 EDT-0400
  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I see thanks. I didn't even know about the mail in rebates thanks so much. Also about the cpu, is the g5500 not worth it? I would prefer a better processor.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point
  • let's put it that way
  • 3.7 GHz for 62.50$ = 16.89$ per GHz
  • 3.9 GHz for 82.00$ = 21.03$ per GHz
  • the difference of 0.2 GHz is 5.13% in this case
  • the difference of 19.5$ is 23.78% in this case
  • so, you pay 23.78% more money to gain 5.13% power
  • to me, that's a no no
  • If it is personally ok for to pay the extra 20$ to upgrade to the 3.9GHz CPU, then do it.

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