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post #1 of 14
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So I am going to try and sweet talk my wife into upgrading my main components in my sig rig (CPU/Ram/MB and maybe an SSD) with some tax return money to the tune of a $500 dollar budget. I can order online or there is a micro center about 2 hours away which I could get components from. I'd really like to at least stick with my current 6 cores, of which the cheapest I can find is the 5820k around $320 from microcenter. This doesn't leave much room for MB and ram, tho the later seems to be much cheaper now. SSD's have come down also after looking at the online deals section here.

All I really do now a days is web browse and game but I am looking to future proof as much as possible, and my current build has done just that. Thoughts or suggestions?
Edited by C!rkus - 2/7/16 at 8:28am
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post #2 of 14
The x99 platform is not going to happen for $500. The cheapest motherboard you can realistically find is probably $150 or $160. That puts you at $470 to $480 for those two components. You'll need closer to $600 and the ssd will have to wait for another time.

I don't mean to persuade you from your ideal build, but if all you did was game and web browse, your current platform is still very capable. You'll either need to hold on to what you have, buy used, or look at a different platform.

Good luck.

Edit:

This might be an option. It's a Xeon platform that puts you on a newer platform with DDR4 memory, but cheaper than a Skylake i5. You can find 500 GB ssd for around $120. That would put your total just a bit over $500. Albeit, I've never ran a system with your current CPU or this Xeon, so I don't know how much of an upgrade it would be focusing purely on gaming. If your goal was to simply get on a newer platform, this would be a way to do it.

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/L3jwNG) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/L3jwNG/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
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**CPU** | [Intel Xeon E3-1220 V5 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80662e31220v5) | $197.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-X150-PLUS WS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gax150plusws) | $172.98 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f42400c15d8gvr) | $38.99 @ Newegg
| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
| **Total** | **$409.96**
| Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2016-02-07 12:12 EST-0500 |
Edited by Depauville Kid - 2/7/16 at 9:16am
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Thanks for the links! After looking here at MC's combo deals, seems like you are right as it looks like the cheapest I can get MB and 5820k is around $480 without tax and no ram. Seems like I may need to sell some of my current components before I can make the upgrade. I wonder how much a 980x goes for now a days...
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post #4 of 14

Your current rig is pretty fast as it is. If it was me I would just upgrade to more ram other then that the sixcore you have currently is plenty fast enough to run todays games. Your system is still pretty future proof as it is.

 

Maybe upgrade your ram to 3x 8gig sticks and you should be good for another year or two.

 

There is a lot of exciting things coming out later this year early next year and i think it would be a shame to upgrade now with all the amazing things coming out soon.


Edited by ozlay - 2/7/16 at 12:48pm
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There is a lot of exciting things coming out later this year early next year and i think it would be a shame to upgrade now with all the amazing things coming out soon.

What are we expecting!? wheee.gif
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Heres my suggestion. Unless you always go past 90% cpu usage.
Upgrading to a better cpu wouldn't help
.
Faster cpu couppled with enough ram gb means you can load more programs at once.
A slow cpu will full load and you will start to lag

SImularryly if your ram usage always go past 90% then getting more RAM GB can improve performance

I'd upgrade my gpu if I lag in games
and upgrade my storage for faster performance
post #7 of 14
Why not go with a custom loop? What clocks can your current 980x get and with what cooling? Maybe go westmere and see if it locks better, then sell your 980x.
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post #8 of 14
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Heres my suggestion. Unless you always go past 90% cpu usage.
Upgrading to a better cpu wouldn't help
.
Faster cpu couppled with enough ram gb means you can load more programs at once.
A slow cpu will full load and you will start to lag

SImularryly if your ram usage always go past 90% then getting more RAM GB can improve performance

I'd upgrade my gpu if I lag in games
and upgrade my storage for faster performance

I get about 80% cpu usage at 4.1 ghz on roughly half of the cores when I game. The rest of them stay about 30%. Ram is about 75% usage.

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Why not go with a custom loop? What clocks can your current 980x get and with what cooling? Maybe go westmere and see if it locks better, then sell your 980x.

Max temps are around 55C on hottest core at 1.35 volts w/ my cooler. I really don't think I can go much more on the voltage for 24/7 usage.
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post #9 of 14
If half the cores only 80% usage and others 30% that should mean your cpu has plenty of processing power avalible.
Having a faster than needed cpu has no benifits to it, same with having too much GB of ram.

Performance of computing would be detrimined by storage speeds, as everything is loaded from it.
post #10 of 14
~$500 is easily doable for X99 if you go Used. I got my Mobo/CPU/Ram from a user on here local for $550
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