$1,000 CPU, Mobo, Video card upgrade


May 25, 2016
Approximate Purchase Date: Today (If I can get some answers) :)

Budget Range: Less than $1,000 dollars.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, World of Warcraft the most - Then regular usage, browsing web, netflix, emails, word.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, Mobo, Power Supply, Graphics card

Do you need to buy OS: Yes - Windows 10?

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com - But will consider any if it is cheaper and reliable.

Location: New York, USA

Parts Preferences: No preference. Will consider all.

Overclocking: No - unless recommended? (Do not know much)

SLI or Crossfire: (I do not know what this means)

Your Monitor Resolution: 1600 by 900

Additional Comments: I would like to play World of Warcraft on Ultra if it is possible under that budget. But even high can be considered if it is a reasonable price.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: It is an old computer - I get a message that I need to upgrade graphics card when I open the game. The max that I can upgrade with this Motherboard is Intel quad 2 core. So it is not much.

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

**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80662i76700k) | $338.99 @ SuperBiiz
**CPU Cooler** | [Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-cpu-cooler-h60cw9060007ww) | $49.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-maximusviiihero) | $202.98 @ Newegg
**Video Card** | [Asus Radeon R9 380 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-strixr9380dc2oc2gd5gaming) | $159.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600) | $54.99 @ Newegg
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $83.89 @ OutletPC
**Keyboard** | [Razer BlackWidow Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-keyboard-rz0301220200r3u1) | $138.47 @ Amazon
| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1069.30
| Mail-in rebates | -$40.00
| **Total** | **$1029.30**
| Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2016-05-30 17:16 EDT-0400 |


You should not be paying $140 for a keyboard on a budget of $1,000. That is a ridiculous waste of money. That should be going to graphics, and if you wait a couple of weeks the GTX 1070 will be available, and that will be a huge boost in graphics power over an R9-380. I would do that whole build over from scratch and try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($56.60 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($150.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($88.30 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.89 @ OutletPC)
Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Other: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 ACX 3.0 ($359.99)
Total: $1163.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-31 00:29 EDT-0400

That will be a much wiser use of your budget.



May 25, 2016

i5 is better than the i7?
Would I need another case? Or can I just use my old one? Same with the memory?



More like i5 = i7. The only way you would need the extra processing power is if you are going to be going to 4K or using VR devices like the Oculus or HTC Vive. You could reuse your old case depending on what it is to save money. But you can't use your old RAM on a new system. That RAM is 200 pin DDR2, you would need 288 pin DDR4 in order for it to work properly.