Question Need help upgrading on a budget

thetimewespent

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Mar 11, 2018
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Ok, so I was originally going to get a whole new build and spend big bucks, but have had some family drama and can now not get that gtx 2080 ti build. However, I still have approximately 800 dollars to fiddle with. My stats are as follows:
- Fx-8350 4.0 GHz 8-core
-Gtx 1060-3gb GDDR5
-16 gb of DDR3 Ram
-120gb of ssd storage
-1tb of hdd storage
-500 watt power supply
-SkyTech Shadow Computer Case
-AM3+ 970 Chipset gaming motherboard

Help would be greatly appreciated, and just to clarify, I just want to upgrade and not make a new build as that would cost more money. However, if it turns out that it is in my best interest to upgrade, then I just might. Thank you!
 

Wolfshadw

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I would be concerned about your power supply and whether or not it has the required power cables for a new graphics card. To be on the safe side, I'd recommend replacing it as well.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($189.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($88.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($94.99 @ Newegg Business)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card ($349.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec - Earthwatts Gold Pro 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $793.51
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-11 20:15 EDT-0400


-Wolf sends
 
Mar 12, 2019
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If you've got 800 Dollars, i'd salvage the GPU and Storage and go for a new build, you're basically as far as you can go on an AM3+ mobo.

Although it looks like from the Above comments that you can pretty much get the build you wanted anyway for that cash
 
Here's an alternate build (assuming it all fits in your case)


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright - Macho Rev.B 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - B365 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($103.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($65.70)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB DUAL OC Video Card ($360.00)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $805.35
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-13 15:34 EDT-0400


Newegg coupons required for RAM and RTX 2060. Added a cooler for quiet operation.
 

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