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[SOLVED] Help sought for rebuild gaming PC

diggitydo

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within 1-2 months

BUDGET RANGE: About $600-700

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet

PARTS TO UPGRADE MOBO, Ram, CPU

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: case, monitor, PSU, GPU if I can help it, Hard drive etc

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, amazon

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA, Marin county, CA

PARTS PREFERENCES: open

OVERCLOCKING: maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no need

MONITOR RESOLUTION: SAMSUNG 42” 1920x1080@59Hz

WiFi capable - NO need

Exisitng parts;

OS Windows 10 Home 64-bit (retail/volume – not OEM version)

CPU Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.67GHz Lynnfield Socket 1156 LGA -Fan = Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus
https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/42915/intel-core-i5-750-processor-8m-cache-2-66-ghz.html

RAM 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (9-9-9-24)

MoBo ASUSTeK Computer INC. P7P55D-E PRO (LGA1156)
https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/P7P55DE_PRO/

GPU 8192MB ATI Radeon RX 580 Series (XFX Pine Group) with SAMSUNG 42” (1920x1080@59Hz)
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/xfx-amd-radeon-rx-580-gts-black-edition-8gb-gddr5-pci-express-3-0-graphics-card-black/6092641.p?skuId=6092641

PSU Corsair TX750W
https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Power-Supply-Units/Enthusiast-Series™-TX750-—-80-PLUS®-Certified-Power-Supply/p/CMPSU-750TX

HD 465GB Seagate ST3500418AS ATA Device (SATA)
https://www.newegg.com/seagate-barracuda-7200-12-st3500418as-500gb/p/N82E16822148395

Optical Drives ATAPI iHAS124 Y ATA Device

Audio VIA HD Audio

Case CM HAF 922 case (ATX)
https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/cases/mid-tower/haf-922/

Reason for upgrading moBo, Ram and CPU is to play newer games (ie Post Scritum). Is it possible to not reinstall OS win 10 when upgrading these parts?

Thanks for the advice!
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The PSU is not too good but can hold its own for now...
https://www.techpowerup.com/review/corsair-tx750-v2/8.html (should be your next upgrade)

Windows should not be a problem...
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html

The case and HDD can be salvaged for reuse.

The rest should look like this for gaming as surfing is not demanding at all...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor | $338.99 @ B&H
Motherboard | Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard | $189.99 @ Best Buy
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $83.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P2 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $64.99 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $677.96
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-02 17:06 EDT-0400 |


Or wait for Intel next gen. to be available in a couple of weeks...
https://propakistani.pk/2020/05/02/intel-unveils-10th-gen-comet-lake-desktop-processors/
 
You're going to want an SSD. Trust me.

Now isn't a fantastic time to buy. So if you're looking to buy in 1-2 months, come back in June. Any builds people do now will probably be irrelevant by that time.

Intel JUST launched their 10 series CPUs (which will probably spur a price reduction on AMD Ryzen 3000 series CPUs). And AMD is supposedly launching their more budget friendly B550 mobos on June 15.
 
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The PSU is not too good but can hold its own for now...
https://www.techpowerup.com/review/corsair-tx750-v2/8.html (should be your next upgrade)

Windows should not be a problem...
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html

The case and HDD can be salvaged for reuse.

The rest should look like this for gaming as surfing is not demanding at all...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor | $338.99 @ B&H
Motherboard | Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard | $189.99 @ Best Buy
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $83.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P2 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $64.99 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $677.96
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-02 17:06 EDT-0400 |


Or wait for Intel next gen. to be available in a couple of weeks...
https://propakistani.pk/2020/05/02/intel-unveils-10th-gen-comet-lake-desktop-processors/
 

diggitydo

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18,510
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The PSU is not too good but can hold its own for now...
https://www.techpowerup.com/review/corsair-tx750-v2/8.html (should be your next upgrade)

Windows should not be a problem...
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html

The case and HDD can be salvaged for reuse.

The rest should look like this for gaming as surfing is not demanding at all...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor | $338.99 @ B&H
Motherboard | Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard | $189.99 @ Best Buy
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $83.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P2 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $64.99 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $677.96
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-02 17:06 EDT-0400 |


Or wait for Intel next gen. to be available in a couple of weeks...
https://propakistani.pk/2020/05/02/intel-unveils-10th-gen-comet-lake-desktop-processors/
Thanks for the PSU advice. I just bought the parts listed. Seeing the PSU is 10 yrs old, what would be a good replacement ~$100?
 
Thanks for the PSU advice. I just bought the parts listed. Seeing the PSU is 10 yrs old, what would be a good replacement ~$100?
PSU prices are still sky high. For that budget, I would get this...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
Power Supply | Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $94.99 @ Best Buy
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $94.99
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-09 04:37 EDT-0400 |
 

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