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Question ISO Recommendations for Graphic Design/Gaming Rig

LadyKarinsky

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Good afternoon everyone! I am looking to upgrade my rig. I havnt built for a few years, so I'm out of the PC parts loop. We use it for graphic design and light gaming. Your expertise is greatly appreciated!

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 1 month

Budget Range: Up to 1000$ - will try to re-use what i can

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Gaming (left 4 dead, half life, roblox), internet streaming, possible video editing
(this is not a priority, if i can save alot on the graphics card.
Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, Motherboard, Graphics Card, (possibly) Power supply, Memory, Drive

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Not picky - ive used new egg and tiger in the past

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

Additional Comments: I'd like to re-use what parts i can, especially the case if possible.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Choppy lag during online gaming, having a hard time opening and saving large illustrator files, occasionally crashing.

Current Build:
Intel Core i5-4570 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wXK7YJ/intel-cpu-bx80646i54570

Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

G.Skill Ares Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/39MFf7/gskill-memory-f31866c10d16gab

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MwW9TW/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/7RKhP6/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1060-6gb-windforce-oc-6g-video-card-gv-n1060wf2oc-6gd

NZXT S340 ATX Mid Tower Case
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/pP648d/nzxt-case-cas340wbb1

EVGA 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/zNK7YJ/evga-power-supply-100b10500kr

Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit
 

R_1

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for your resolution the GPU is fine. that is a great card for 1080 and you are below that, keep the card.

that leaves CPU, RAM, PSU and the mobo. may I suggest an SSD too?

for your consideration
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($313.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler ($20.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450M MORTAR MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Case: NZXT S340 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $637.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-03 15:23 EST-0500


under budget, crazy powerful, even have enough for a new monitor and GPU if you wish.
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler ($56.68 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate FireCuda 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Case: NZXT S340 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ B&H)
Total: $976.63
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-03 17:39 EST-0500
 
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LadyKarinsky

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler ($56.68 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate FireCuda 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Case: NZXT S340 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ B&H)
Total: $976.63
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-03 17:39 EST-0500
Thank you!
 

LadyKarinsky

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for your resolution the GPU is fine. that is a great card for 1080 and you are below that, keep the card.

that leaves CPU, RAM, PSU and the mobo. may I suggest an SSD too?

for your consideration
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($313.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler ($20.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450M MORTAR MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Case: NZXT S340 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $637.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-03 15:23 EST-0500


under budget, crazy powerful, even have enough for a new monitor and GPU if you wish.
Excellent list, thank you for your time!
 

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