New Build For Me and Upgrading Parts For The Wife

inwood07

Distinguished
Dec 30, 2008
69
0
18,630
0
Hi,
I plan on building a computer within the next month. I would like to get your input on the upgraded build and if the parts I have chosen will work together or if should just build a new computer. I have a computer that I would like to take certain parts from to make a new computer for my self and put in new parts into my old computer for my wife. She doesn’t game so she doesn’t need everything from my computer. I would like to use the parts that she does not need to use for my new build. Thanks in advance.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next month

Budget Range: $500-$600 Dollars, closer to $500 would be better

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video/Audio editing, Light gaming (Overwatch, Hearthstone, Diablo 3)

Are you buying a monitor: NO

Parts to Upgrade: I have Power Supply, HDD, Case

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: cheaper the better, but from a reputable seller

Location: USA

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Giving my old computer to wife, she doesn’t game. She will be mainly using my old computer with a few upgrades for her uses (large excel files, itunes, watching movies, photoshop, multitasking).

Here is my current build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/r888hq

CPU: Intel - Core i7-930 2.8GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus - P6X58D-E ATX LGA1366 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Crucial - M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Western Digital - BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB Video Card
Case: Corsair - 750D Airflow Edition ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair - Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus - PCE-AC56 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter
Monitor: Asus - ML248H 24.0" 1920x1080 Monitor
Monitor: Samsung - S23C200B 23.0" 1920x1080 Monitor

My new build (Video/Audio Editing, Light Gaming, Multitasking): https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RVLdNN

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($128.69 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($113.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Best Buy)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB Video Card
Case: Corsair - 750D Airflow Edition ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair - Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter ($35.89 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus - ML248H 24.0" 1920x1080 Monitor
Monitor: Samsung - 2333T 23.0" 1920x1080 Monitor

Wifey new build (large excel files, itunes, watching movies, photoshop, multitasking): https://pcpartpicker.com/list/mcmNJV
She needs dual monitors at 4k resolution and large excel files, no gaming.

CPU: Intel - Core i7-930 2.8GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus - P6X58D Premium ATX LGA1366 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Crucial - M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GT 710 1GB Video Card ($34.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master - Storm Sniper ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA - B3 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus - PCE-AC56 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter
Monitor: Samsung - B2240W 22.0" 1680x1050 Monitor
Monitor: Dell - S2817Q 28.0" 3840x2160 60Hz Monitor


Total: $578

 

jankerson

Judicious
BANNED
There are so many problems with what you are doing I don't even know were to start.

Actually it would be best to leave the old machine alone as is now and just build a new one for yourself.

 

jankerson

Judicious
BANNED


You aren't doing anything right, that's the problem, the whole thing is a disaster.

Best thing to do is like I said leave the original system as is and just build a new PC for yourself because if you even try to do what you are thinking it just won't work with the parts listed.

You don't need liquid cooling in the old system and defiantly not in the new one for what you are using it for.

You need to take that old CM case you where thinking about using and throw it in the dumpster and get a case with good airflow and cable management options.

Not sure why you have a full tower case in the 1st place, that was a mistake, but you do so you are stuck with it so just leave that system alone.

Take your whole budget and put it towards a new system for yourself, that is including a case.




























 

jankerson

Judicious
BANNED
Here is a system that will handle what you want to do, all new machine. The OEM CPU cooler is plenty and they work well.

Take the $600 budget and add $67 to it and you have a complete new machine.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AB350-GAMING 3 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($108.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB ACX 2.0 Video Card ($124.89 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT - S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($66.59 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $667.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-30 13:05 EST-0500
 

inwood07

Distinguished
Dec 30, 2008
69
0
18,630
0
Thanks, I will probably build a new machine. I would like my old machine to display 4k resolution can you make recommendation for a video card?
 

jankerson

Judicious
BANNED


Any of the newer GPU's will work, a GT 1030 will work fine, just look at the different models to make sure you get the one that fits your needs monitor wise.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS