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Seeking advise in upgrading my old desktop

post #1 of 6
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I have been opening thread about this several times but NOW, I finally decided to upgrade/buy a new pc.

Old pc:

CPU: i7 950
cooler: corsair h80i GT
display: evga gtx 470
ram: 6GB
motherboard: asus sth
hdd: 1TB
ssd: samsung 850 256GB
case: antec 900
monitor: 22" 1080p dell, 24" 1080p samsung
capture card: elgato hd60pro

The reason why I want to upgrade is that The PSU in my old pc generated too much noise in general. idk if that is coil whine but it's annoying af.

and I recently got a gigabyte mini gtx 970. so i think i might as well upgrade the whole build.

my budget is <1000$ cad with the stuff that i got (e,g, SSD, cooler, display card, monitors, capture card). And it's for a little photoshop work, MORE gaming and streaming

i might wanna upgrade the 22" dell into some 24" 144hz monitor in the future. and Idk if i should keep the cooler if there is a chance to get a mini ITX case. ( or even upgrade to h100i or air cooling?)

what would u guys think about a new list about my pc? Thank you.
Edited by Dennis92 - 6/2/16 at 3:05pm
post #2 of 6
Thread Starter 
could someone please help :')
post #3 of 6
X5650 xeon 6C/12T would work in that board and should OC a bit better than the i7-950
post #4 of 6
The xeon, some more ram and a 144hz screen seem like all you would really need. You could update the cooler, but it should be adequate for most situations.
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Kingston 120GB SSD 8TB Seagate Surveillance 5400RPM Win 10 LG OLED55C6P 
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Xeon X3450 @ 3.5GHz Gigabyte GA P55M UD2 EVGA GTX 1050Ti SC 4GB GDDR5 12GB DDR3 1600Mhz Assorted Kits 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Kingston 120GB SSD 8TB Seagate Surveillance 5400RPM Win 10 LG OLED55C6P 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Logitech K400+ Corsair HX850 80+ Gold Phanteks Evolv mATX Fluance Tower Speakers + JBL Center + Fluance R... 
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AMD 1800X @ Stock Gigabyte Aorus GA-AX370-Gaming K7 Gigabyte GTX 980 TI Gaming OC 16GB EVGA DDR4 3000MHz CL15 
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256GB Crucial M4 SSD 256GB Crucial M4 SSD 512GB Crucial M4 SSD 512GB Crucial MX100 SSD 
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Seagate 1.5TB Samsung 1.5TB  Seagate 3TB LG BD Reader 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Scythe Fuma Windows 10 Pro 60" Samsung PN60E530 Acer GN246HL w/ Lightboost 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP ZR22w ThermalTake Mech w/ Cherry MX Blacks NZXT Hale90 750W ThermalTake Core X31 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
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post #5 of 6
A newer CPU like the 6700k would probably be an upgrade for gaming, but the 6 core xeon they are suggesting would be a better upgrade for photoshop and streaming. Its really whatever takes priority at this point. If you buy used you might be able to grab a bargain on an i7 4770k or 4790k now for people swapping out for broadwell-e. That way you could re-use some of your RAM because its DDR3. Skylake (i7 6700k) uses DDR4, and you would need to buy whole new RAM. Even if RAM is cheap now-a-days.
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 7700k @ 4903 Mhz @1.312v 24/7 Asrock Z270 Taichi eVGA GTX 1080 ACX 3.0 G.Skill Flare X 16GB 3200CL14 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
256GB Samsung 850 Pro 1TB Samsung 850 Evo NZXT Kraken X52 Dell S2417DG 165Hz 1440p G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow X Chroma - Mercury Edition Corsair 750 RM Phanteks Evolv ATX Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition Mercury Edition 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Firefly - Cloth Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 Mercury Edition 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k @ 4.6Ghz Asus MAXIMUS VII GENE GTX 980 Ti @ 1400 Mhz 4 x 4GB (16GB) Corsair LPX DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
240GB Seagate 1TB RAID HDD Cosair H240 Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPower
Asus P278Q Razer BlackWidow Corsair 650W 
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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
how about i5-6600k?

is it a huge diff between 6600k and 6700k?

actually, I am going to sell out my current computer. (CPU, GPU, PSU, ram, case, 22" dell)
Edited by Dennis92 - 6/4/16 at 12:01am
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