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I recommend buying a used Optiplex with an I7 4th gen and a GTX 1060 or 1070. Makes a perfectly capable 4k gaming machine under $400
The 2060 does have a bit better gaming performance than the 1070, but the 1070 has more VRAM which is useful for rendering and futureproofing.
3700x is a great CPU, but you'd need all new RAM + MOBO + CPU. I would stick with the 3770k for a bit longer, until the next big breakthrough in CPU on AMD or Intel.
With a CUDA accelerated workload like rendering as you mentioned, a 1070 would be a better upgrade.
For esports gaming, a 3770k and a 1070 would be more than enough.
What GPU do you have? Old I7s still have good performance.
EVGA is a good manufacturer, I have a EVGA 500B, I use them as my go-to for personal builds and recommendations. It's not above standard sizes, and has plenty of connectors.
Also I have been doing PCs for family members with CPUs similiar to the 3770k, I'd say keep it if you have the mobo and RAM. Probably get an SSD, a new PSU (if you need) and get a GTX 1070. Save a lot, get great performance and all in all it'd be about $400 if you get a used 1070.
also if that RAM is DDR4 then you'll be fine and can skip buying new RAM.
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I'd bet on a Ryzen 7 2700x beating any Intel I7 in AutoCAD
Yeah the 1080 is still really powerful. I have an R7 250 and get by in Davinci Resolve and CSGO at highest settings
idrc when cases come out or case specs, as long as it's easy to build in and isn't ugly as ****. I don't like RGB lmao
You can find other GTX 1070s for around the same price
Generally for $700 you're looking at a 1650 TI, or a 1050 TI / RX 570. A 1070 is faster than any of those used. If you can save up another $100 or so, you can get a HDD and a R5 2600 / R7 1700x, i'd go for the R7
Here, a used GTX 1060 should be pretty good for the price range.
Best to go used for this, here.
Used 1070s are a gold mine, around $230, and is so far the best used video card in the performance and price range.
How dare you? A GT 710 is literal trash! It's way too slow for even web browsing!
A bit over 600, but good.
And also here https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2vFJ9J if you want to have 32 GB RAM, otherwise the same. The extra RAM can really help with streaming and sometimes video editing.
There ya go.
The dual monitors you might not see as necessary, but for streaming and especially video editing it is so worth while to have a dedicated playback screen to have assets and time line on your main screen.
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I went with it because I feel the R5 2600 at around the same price and the R3 1200 are both lacking in performance in gaming compared to the 8400.
Oh sorry, no prob
This has a better GPU than the other builds here. Reason is the Threadripper line is pretty cheap but motherboards are almost as expensive as the CPUs themselves. Having a 1 TB M.2 is also really good for video editing, and so is the 32 GB RAM.
Simple - remove the extra RAM and it's on budget.
ps - 32 GB is just futureproofing, even 8 GB is becoming the new 4 GB
Yeah, a second gen I5 or I7 in a prebuilt with a GT 1030 will be better than a 200 GE
The 200GE I think is a little bit under-performing even for basic tasks.