[SOLVED] ~$750 for PC Upgrade - Suggestions needed (1440p gaming / video editing)

THBronx

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Hey y'all! I'd like some suggestions for my PC upgrade.

- Budget:

Between $700 ~ $750 USD for a: CPU + Motherboard + Ram

- What am I going to use it for:

My initial plan is gaming (Triple A titles) in 1440p (after updating my monitor at the end of the year), editing videos (vlogs, gameplay, short movies) in 1080p using Adobe Premiere / After Effects.

So I'm thinking about migrating to an AMD CPU and I'm not sure about which one to choose. I live in Japan and I'm thinking about getting the parts from NewEgg, since I can have free shipping on a few items and the prices are still better than here.

- My current setup:

i5 4460 Haswell, ASRock H81M-HDS, GTX 1080 8GB, 8GB Ram, Corsair RM650X, Case CMT 230, Monitor, SDD, etc

- Questions:

  1. Do I have to buy a new case?
  2. Please let me know If I'm missing a component or something.
Thank you!
 

Lutfij

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I included the SSD's in there;
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($279.30 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME B550M-A (WI-FI) Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Sniper X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL19 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital SN750 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($105.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $505.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-20 07:25 EDT-0400


feel free to remove them if you already have M.2 SSD's. You could look at an ATX board to fill the space in your case or get a smaller form factor(matx) chassis but the existing case should accept the board without any issues.
 

Lutfij

Titan
Moderator
I included the SSD's in there;
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($279.30 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME B550M-A (WI-FI) Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Sniper X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL19 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital SN750 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($105.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $505.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-20 07:25 EDT-0400


feel free to remove them if you already have M.2 SSD's. You could look at an ATX board to fill the space in your case or get a smaller form factor(matx) chassis but the existing case should accept the board without any issues.
 

THBronx

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Thanks, @Lutfij! I checked your suggestions and I was checking the prices here. Well, I will end up buying everything here in Japan (unfortunately, cuz I'd save around 90 bucks buying from the US stores, anyway...), so I only changed the MB for a B450 Tomahawk Max and removed the Western Digital SSD to save some money.

So this is the list:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL19 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Amazon)

- And after the upgrade, my build will be like this:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL19 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB G1 Gaming Video Card
Case: FSP Group CMT230 ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($125.99 @ Best Buy)

I think I'll be able to see nice improvements, especially regarding the CPU.
Thanks man!
 

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