Question Is it worth upgrading my build?

Gillfreex

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Hey again,

Posted the other day but due to one of my part lists being private I wasn't able to get an answer. Hopefully I've sorted that now!

I was wondering if this is a worthy upgrade? How much difference will I notice?

I use autocad, Photoshop, I play games like: wow, the witcher, csgo and dota2. I also edit a lot of clips.

Current pc:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR3-2133 Memory
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£37.98 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£157.75 @ Newegg UK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB PULSE Video Card (£273.48 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case (£62.49 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£84.99 @ AWD-IT)
Total: £616.69
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Possible upgrade:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£150.51 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£54.94 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£83.38 @ SmartTeck.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£83.99 @ AWD-IT)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£103.94 @ BT Shop)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.29 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB PULSE Video Card (£273.48 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Corsair Crystal 280X RGB MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£150.00 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£64.99 @ Box Limited)
Total: £1018.52
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-28 09:32 BST+0100


Thanks for reading
 

Batman1121

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r5 3600 will perform better than 4690k across the board. That said though 4000 series ryzen chips will release this year so if you can wait I'd go for those.
Also why are you changing your psu? Your current one should be perfectly fine (unless you're having problems with it). Memory upgrade will definitely help your fps in gaming.
 
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The Ryzen 3600 is a significantly more powerful then the 4690k

Here are a few changes I made to you list. Removed the cooler as the stock AMD cooler is more then enough for stock speeds as well as minor overclock also upgraded your PSU to 650 watts as its a safer bet these days incase you want to upgrade to a more powerful GPU

And unless you are really sold on that case IMO there are better and small mATX cases on the market such as the https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/8DvZxr/phanteks-enthoo-evolv-tg-gray-atx-mini-tower-case-ph-es314etg_ag


You may also wan to consider the NZXT H1 case, it comes with a PSU and AIO cooler and is one slick little computer case https://www.overclockers.co.uk/nzxt-h1-mini-itx-case-with-aio-and-psu-white-tempered-glass-ca-1ak-nx.html

PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/3hrqXv

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£150.51 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B450M MORTAR MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£89.99 @ Box Limited)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£103.94 @ BT Shop)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.29 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB PULSE Video Card (£273.48 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Corsair Crystal 280X RGB MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£150.00 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£89.99 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £911.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-28 09:48 BST+0100
 
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Gillfreex

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r5 3600 will perform better than 4690k across the board. That said though 4000 series ryzen chips will release this year so if you can wait I'd go for those.
Also why are you changing your psu? Your current one should be perfectly fine (unless you're having problems with it). Memory upgrade will definitely help your fps in gaming.
Oh great, I'll look into that!
Well, if I were to upgrade I'd be selling my old pc to my friend, as it's a huge upgrade for him.
I have noticed that my fps is getting stuck at 144...maybe that's why
 

Gillfreex

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The Ryzen 3600 is a significantly more powerful then the 4690k

Here are a few changes I made to you list. Removed the cooler as the stock AMD cooler is more then enough for stock speeds as well as minor overclock also upgraded your PSU to 650 watts as its a safer bet these days incase you want to upgrade to a more powerful GPU

And unless you are really sold on that case IMO there are better and small mATX cases on the market such as the https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/8DvZxr/phanteks-enthoo-evolv-tg-gray-atx-mini-tower-case-ph-es314etg_ag


You may also wan to consider the NZXT H1 case, it comes with a PSU and AIO cooler and is one slick little computer case https://www.overclockers.co.uk/nzxt-h1-mini-itx-case-with-aio-and-psu-white-tempered-glass-ca-1ak-nx.html

PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/3hrqXv

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£150.51 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B450M MORTAR MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£89.99 @ Box Limited)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£103.94 @ BT Shop)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.29 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB PULSE Video Card (£273.48 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Corsair Crystal 280X RGB MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£150.00 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£89.99 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £911.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-28 09:48 BST+0100
Awesome, thanks a lot!

I do really like the case, but I did have a look at the NZXT H1 and it looks bloody impressive, just a bit worried about the pricing of it!
 

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