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Building Towards the Future

MBeauM

7 days ago

Looking to get a major upgrade from what i have now. Willing to spend about $1500. I want something that i can add to later, so above average motherboard and processor are needed. I can cut a couple costs by using my old gtx980 and ddr4 RAM and just add better pieces to that when I get room in my budget to do so. Definitely want to start off with a Ssd this time. Going to be used for multitasking, gaming, editing, schoolwork.

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  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi, can I ask what speed and size (GB) of ram you have. Also, what monitor and FPS are you looking to achieve? Are there any specialist applications you'll use for homework and finally what processor are you upgrading from (to ensure you see a nice jump).

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

TA XPG Z1 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Desktop Memory Model. Dont really know the specifics to get into, just looking for a solid 1920x1080 display. Really just coding apps. Maybe Vegas pro. Previous processor was Intel core i5 6500

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

You can really go overkill here if you want to max budget by reusing your existing GPU. I pulled an overkill build together below. I would however wait 1 month if you can to see what AMD brings to the table with its next generation Zen CPUs, which at the very least are going to support pcie 4, so better future proofing. They also maybe cheaper, as fast or faster than current intel CPUs. There is also the whole fuss with the recent intel security exploits to keep tabs on.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $484.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair - H115i PRO 55.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $129.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - Z390 Taichi ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $209.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team - T-Force Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Corsair - MP510 960 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $134.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 980 4 GB Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $129.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1434.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-18 04:51 EDT-0400

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