Question New Build or Possible CPU/mobo upgrade?

willmalcom

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Hello there,

It's come time to upgrade my system. After about 7 years, I think it's time.

I'm wondering if there is anything I can salvage from my old build. What I'm wondering mostly is whether or not I can save some money by squeaking by with some of my old components.

My PSU is a corsair 850hx, and it seems fine. My case was a top of the end corsair case, so I don't have any qualms about reusing it. It's nice and big, but I can't find the invoice with the exact model.

I've been running an i5 2500k on a Gigabyte Gigabyte p67a-ud5, and I'm curious as to whether or not there are any more modern cpus that I can use with this mobo.

I'm currently running a 1060ti, which I may upgrade if I can save some money on other components. RAM needs to be upgraded, need another new(er) SSD as well.

Really, I'd like to not spend much more than $800.00. I don't have a lot of time to play games these days, so I don't need a top-end gaming PC, just something that is reliable for work that I can play games on when I have time. I'm not concerned with the best graphics/cutting edge games, etc.

Any tips would be appreciated. My gut tells me I will probably need a new mobo/cpu, but wanted to check with some other folks first.

Thanks,
 

Lutfij

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Always list your specs like so:
CPU:
Motherboard:
Ram:
SSD/HDD:
GPU:
PSU:
Chassis:
OS:

So your PSU is 8 years old...? If you currently have storage, you don't need to invest on that and if the case checks out fine, you're good to reuse it. We'll need specs to move forward though.
 

Dark Lord of Tech

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Here's a sample of an AMD core with new storage:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Dell)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($152.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $592.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-06 12:49 EST-0500
 

willmalcom

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Thanks Lutfij, it's been a while.

CPU: i5 2500k
Motherboard: Gigabyte p67a-ud5
Ram: old/needs replaced - Gskill Ripjaws 4gb sticks
SSD/HDD: wd 1tb hdd and a generic 256gb samsung ssd
GPU: 1050ti
PSU: corsair hx850w
Chassis: old corsair case, can't find the model, but it's still in good condition
OS: win 7, can upgrade to win 10
 

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