Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD - General › What to upgrade next?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

What to upgrade next?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Tax refund season is here again,and I have the itch.I already made a budget and figured out what I am going to save and pay bills with.I should have $500 -600.

I am looking at some ssd drives,and some higher capacity drives as well.I think my video card is good enough for now.I need some suggestions on what to upgrade next.
Thunderstruck!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 7700k Asus Rog Maximus IX Hero Msi Geforce Gtx 1060 G. Skill Trident series DDR4 3200 8gb 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Trident series DD4 3200 8gb Samsung 840 pro 128gb[boot] Seagate 250 gb [games] Hitachi 500 gb [media] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 evo 250 gb [ steam/origin] Crucial M4 64gb [apps] Lg Cooler Master 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
W7 64bit Dell s2440L compaq Corsair Hx750 
CaseMouse
Corsair Vengence C70 logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
Thunderstruck!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 7700k Asus Rog Maximus IX Hero Msi Geforce Gtx 1060 G. Skill Trident series DDR4 3200 8gb 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Trident series DD4 3200 8gb Samsung 840 pro 128gb[boot] Seagate 250 gb [games] Hitachi 500 gb [media] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 evo 250 gb [ steam/origin] Crucial M4 64gb [apps] Lg Cooler Master 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
W7 64bit Dell s2440L compaq Corsair Hx750 
CaseMouse
Corsair Vengence C70 logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 9
The external HDD's I'm selling..... Just throwing that out there tongue.gif

I would go with a couple SSD's in a raid config. You can never go wrong with a good SSD.
post #3 of 9
depends on what are you using computer for, if games, i'd upgrade that 5770, if not, i would go with a 22"+ widescreen display tongue.gif
Warlord
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0 MSI R9 390 GAMING 8G Corsair Venegeance 2x4GB DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 128GB WD Caviar Green 2TB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ G2420HDB 24" A4TECH X7 G800V Corsair RM650i Phanteks Eclipse P400S Tempered 
MouseAudio
A4TECH Bloody V8M HyperX Cloud 
  hide details  
Reply
Warlord
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0 MSI R9 390 GAMING 8G Corsair Venegeance 2x4GB DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 128GB WD Caviar Green 2TB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ G2420HDB 24" A4TECH X7 G800V Corsair RM650i Phanteks Eclipse P400S Tempered 
MouseAudio
A4TECH Bloody V8M HyperX Cloud 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 9
here are the things i recommend . . .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708012

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181016

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148448

about $275

overclock your cpu and wait for the 78xx series gpus, since you still have funds left over thumb.gif
Second Intel Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2700 4.5/ 1.28 77 290 (2) 16 / 1866 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1000 360/240 10 64 28 2160 
PowerCase
850 540 
  hide details  
Reply
Second Intel Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2700 4.5/ 1.28 77 290 (2) 16 / 1866 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1000 360/240 10 64 28 2160 
PowerCase
850 540 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 9
Really depends on what you plan to use this machine for. I would probably:

Upgrade CPU with Ivy i5 + motherboard
SSD
7800 series GPU.

If you don't game much, forget the GPU. You could raise a little additional funding by selling everything you replace.
post #6 of 9
Cooling (CM Hyper 212+), overclock your CPU, upgrade your GPU (560ti / 6950+), and get some more storage and you'll have a solid rig.
Main Rig
(21 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz 24/7 MSI P67 GD55 Gigabyte GTX 1070 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance Blue 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 128GB, 3TB HDD, 1TB HDD Samsung DVD-RW SATA Windows 10 64bit Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Dell S2716DG 1440P 144hz Gsync TN Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz Epson Pro Cinema 9500UB 1080p Projector (110") Razer Black Widow Ultimate BF3 Edition (orange) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 Corsair 400R Steelseries Rival Steelseries QCK+ 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar DG Astro A40 V Moda Crossfade LP Logitech Z5300 
Audio
Denon 1909 + 7.1 infinity surround 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
A6 3420 HD 6520G 8GB 500GB 5400RPM 
MonitorKeyboard
15.6" 1366x768 Generic with numberpad 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(21 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz 24/7 MSI P67 GD55 Gigabyte GTX 1070 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance Blue 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 128GB, 3TB HDD, 1TB HDD Samsung DVD-RW SATA Windows 10 64bit Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Dell S2716DG 1440P 144hz Gsync TN Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz Epson Pro Cinema 9500UB 1080p Projector (110") Razer Black Widow Ultimate BF3 Edition (orange) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 Corsair 400R Steelseries Rival Steelseries QCK+ 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar DG Astro A40 V Moda Crossfade LP Logitech Z5300 
Audio
Denon 1909 + 7.1 infinity surround 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
A6 3420 HD 6520G 8GB 500GB 5400RPM 
MonitorKeyboard
15.6" 1366x768 Generic with numberpad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 9

VRM cooling would make for a good upgrade to be overclocking-ready

post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

here are the things i recommend . . .
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708012
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181016
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148448
about $275
overclock your cpu and wait for the 78xx series gpus, since you still have funds left over thumb.gif

The ssd really looks good.

Is the corsair cooler easy to install?


Rep + for all.
Thunderstruck!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 7700k Asus Rog Maximus IX Hero Msi Geforce Gtx 1060 G. Skill Trident series DDR4 3200 8gb 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Trident series DD4 3200 8gb Samsung 840 pro 128gb[boot] Seagate 250 gb [games] Hitachi 500 gb [media] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 evo 250 gb [ steam/origin] Crucial M4 64gb [apps] Lg Cooler Master 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
W7 64bit Dell s2440L compaq Corsair Hx750 
CaseMouse
Corsair Vengence C70 logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
Thunderstruck!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 7700k Asus Rog Maximus IX Hero Msi Geforce Gtx 1060 G. Skill Trident series DDR4 3200 8gb 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Trident series DD4 3200 8gb Samsung 840 pro 128gb[boot] Seagate 250 gb [games] Hitachi 500 gb [media] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 evo 250 gb [ steam/origin] Crucial M4 64gb [apps] Lg Cooler Master 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
W7 64bit Dell s2440L compaq Corsair Hx750 
CaseMouse
Corsair Vengence C70 logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishinfan View Post

Is the corsair cooler easy to install?

Ya, they are basically the same as installed a HSF and a seperate 120mm fan, just a little more hassle because of the connection between the two. Its a completely closed loop, so you never open it.

I ran a H50 for about a year. Switched to the CM Hyper 212+ and actually got better temps. I'm sticking with air from now on. I would go full blown real wc setup ($300+) but I'm too lazy to empty it and clean it every so often.
Main Rig
(21 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz 24/7 MSI P67 GD55 Gigabyte GTX 1070 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance Blue 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 128GB, 3TB HDD, 1TB HDD Samsung DVD-RW SATA Windows 10 64bit Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Dell S2716DG 1440P 144hz Gsync TN Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz Epson Pro Cinema 9500UB 1080p Projector (110") Razer Black Widow Ultimate BF3 Edition (orange) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 Corsair 400R Steelseries Rival Steelseries QCK+ 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar DG Astro A40 V Moda Crossfade LP Logitech Z5300 
Audio
Denon 1909 + 7.1 infinity surround 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
A6 3420 HD 6520G 8GB 500GB 5400RPM 
MonitorKeyboard
15.6" 1366x768 Generic with numberpad 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(21 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz 24/7 MSI P67 GD55 Gigabyte GTX 1070 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance Blue 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 128GB, 3TB HDD, 1TB HDD Samsung DVD-RW SATA Windows 10 64bit Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Dell S2716DG 1440P 144hz Gsync TN Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz Epson Pro Cinema 9500UB 1080p Projector (110") Razer Black Widow Ultimate BF3 Edition (orange) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 Corsair 400R Steelseries Rival Steelseries QCK+ 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar DG Astro A40 V Moda Crossfade LP Logitech Z5300 
Audio
Denon 1909 + 7.1 infinity surround 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
A6 3420 HD 6520G 8GB 500GB 5400RPM 
MonitorKeyboard
15.6" 1366x768 Generic with numberpad 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD - General
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD - General › What to upgrade next?