[SOLVED] Old PC vd New PC

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Hey all... I am planning a future build to replace my older system. I do a lot of web browsing and the games I play are Diablo 3 and some older generation games from 5-20 years ago. My old build is getting really old now and when I have the money I want to build a new PC. I just want some thoughts on my old PC compared to this new one. Links to the builds are here:

Current:
https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Wizardsnapper/saved/9yRRkL

New:
https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Wizardsnapper/saved/3QbzNG

Please let me know what you think in detail. Thanks everyone!
 
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
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CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor | $128.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $85.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $69.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $94.99 @ B&H
Storage | Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $85.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | XFX Radeon RX 570 8 GB Video Card | $139.99 @ Newegg
Case | DIYPC D480 ATX Mid Tower Case | $52.95 @ Newegg
Power Supply | EVGA GD (2019) 700 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply | $66.98 @ Newegg
Keyboard | Logitech K800 Wireless Slim Keyboard | $59.99 @ Amazon
Mouse | Logitech MX MASTER 2S (Black) Wireless Laser Mouse | $66.00 @ Amazon
Speakers | Cyber Acoustics CA-3090 10 W 2.1 Channel Speakers | $20.95 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $892.70
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $872.70
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-19 20:55 EDT-0400 |
 

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5400 rpm? too slow
Can you explain your choice on keyboard and mouse?
why 1tb ssd?
I'm not too worried about the rpm speed as it is just a back up drive.
The keyboard & Mouse I chose are the updated models of what I have and I don't need batteries for them, they charge by solar power. Also I hate wired keyboards and mice as I move them round too much. I take them over to my couch which is about 3 feet away when I want to be more comfortable and not have to get up every time a episode changed on Hulu.
The SSD is there because I use my primary drive for everything, I want it big enough for creating my small non existent YouTube account. I do videos on Diablo 3, Power Rangers, & Dragon Ball.
 

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Why get a $65 mouse?
I would go for a much better PSU.
I like the mouse because it's wireless and I don't need batteries for it. It solar charges. My current KB & M need batteries and it is a pain to replace them every so often especially while gaming.

The PSU is just fine for me. I don't need a whole lot of power and I was trying to limit my budget as much as I could without sacrificing my needs.
 

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I think everything except the SSD are fine choices. Watch Rakuten for the M.2 NVMe Adata SX8200 Pro 512GB = $60 on sale frequently.

Prices are a bit high. Don't put too much trust in PCPartpicker.

Monitor? Maybe a fancy new FreeSync one!?

I want a 1TB SSD for my main drive. I don't want to have to worry about space and have to rely on a HDD which is only for back up of my files from the last 20 years of family items and OS backups.

For my monitor I can always get one down the line which I would want to do anyway to take advantage of the new GPU. It's just not in my budget at the moment.
 

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I did a alternate build reusing some of your existing parts. I kept the same mouse.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterAir MA620P TUF Gaming Edition 53.38 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Thermal Compound: ARCTIC MX-4 2019 Edition 4 g Thermal Paste ($6.99 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
Storage: Seagate IronWolf NAS 4 TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 570 4 GB XXX Edition Video Card ($125.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Velocifire VM02WS Wireless Standard Keyboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech MX MASTER 2S (Black) Wireless Laser Mouse ($67.55 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 120 W 2.1 Channel Speakers ($215.72 @ Amazon)
Custom: Samsung SyncMaster T24B350 EW LED
Total: $735.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-21 15:25 EDT-0400


It reuses the SSD boot drive, the dvdrw's and the power supply. I think you could sell the GTX750, maybe the case, speakers, key,mouse, speakers. I know you don't need the new case i just thought you want the system to look new and fancy that's all.
 
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If you have a larger room to fill with sound, you might want to get a used full sized 5.1 receiver with a remote and one with digital audio in is easier than 5.1 analog wiring like my old sony has, separate speakers and a powered sub.
 

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I did a alternate build reusing some of your existing parts. I kept the same mouse.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterAir MA620P TUF Gaming Edition 53.38 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Thermal Compound: ARCTIC MX-4 2019 Edition 4 g Thermal Paste ($6.99 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
Storage: Seagate IronWolf NAS 4 TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 570 4 GB XXX Edition Video Card ($125.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Velocifire VM02WS Wireless Standard Keyboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech MX MASTER 2S (Black) Wireless Laser Mouse ($67.55 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 120 W 2.1 Channel Speakers ($215.72 @ Amazon)
Custom: Samsung SyncMaster T24B350 EW LED
Total: $735.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-21 15:25 EDT-0400


It reuses the SSD boot drive, the dvdrw's and the power supply. I think you could sell the GTX750, maybe the case, speakers, key,mouse, speakers. I know you don't need the new case i just thought you want the system to look new and fancy that's all.
Are you serious? An AM3 platform ...... when Ryzen 3000 is already here.

Didn't even see that it is his current pc,but that is why he wants to upgrade ...
 
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The PhenomII X6 is not terrible. It does lack SSE4.1 so some of the newest games like farcry5 wont run on it.
PhenomII X6 1035T OC to 3.7ghz with a RX580.. It seems to run not too bad with this card.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmUWK18UVfM

PhenomII X6 1100T GTX1070 The GTX1070 is too much for it and it runs poorly.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC0Ql7jgx58

Phenom X6 1090T with a GTX980ti.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR1aVPF8cxc

PhenomII X6 1045T vs. Ryzen 7 2700X. RX580. This is very close to the RX570..
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gM789BWAU0

---I am assuming that it's being sold or reused as a complete system somewhere else....
I went with a smaller micro-ATX case. It's also the cheapest case with tempered glass. However small cases like that take patience to build in. It will be sorta crammed inside so take your time.
-This leaves a 6+2 pcie power plug free if you want to buy a 2nd RX570 later on to run Crossfire.

-If you have other drives around so you can mirror the 480ssd over to it and then reuse it in this system, it's still a pretty good ssd. The 480 ssd you have would also work ok as a OS drive if you need to save $60.
-Normally you put your OS and some programs, drivers, ect. on your SSD boot drive and then your Steam folder on a 2nd HDD and sometimes have a 3rd one to backup important stuff, ect.

No CPU bios flashback. (The Ryzen 5 3600X needs the lastest bios to work on a B450 board. )

It ends up being $57 More than your build..
I ended up ditching the Ryzen 5 3600 because you can get a board with Crossfire if you stick with the Ryzen 7 2700. This leaves a cheap and easy GPU upgrade option later on where you can add a second used or on sale RX570.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor ($178.48 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Macho 120 SBM 55.81 CFM CPU Cooler ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Thermal Compound: ARCTIC MX-4 2019 Edition 4 g Thermal Paste ($6.99 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA XPG GAMMIX S11 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 570 4 GB XXX Edition Video Card ($125.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Deepcool MATREXX 30 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12III 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($58.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Velocifire VM02WS Wireless Standard Keyboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech MX MASTER 2S (Black) Wireless Laser Mouse ($68.94 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech Z623 200 W 2.1 Channel Speakers ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Custom: Samsung SyncMaster T24B350 EW LED
Total: $943.22
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-23 12:03 EDT-0400
 
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Hey all... I am planning a future build to replace my older system. I do a lot of web browsing and the games I play are Diablo 3 and some older generation games from 5-20 years ago. My old build is getting really old now and when I have the money I want to build a new PC. I just want some thoughts on my old PC compared to this new one. Links to the builds are here:

Current:
https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Wizardsnapper/saved/9yRRkL

New:
https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Wizardsnapper/saved/3QbzNG

Please let me know what you think in detail. Thanks everyone!
If the system is working fine as it is, and your games also play at the settings you want, you don't really need to change anything. You already have a solid state drive, video card and CPU you have is fine for older games. Are you looking to do higher resolution or refresh rates? Or just want to change the system just to change it?
 

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I did a bit cheaper build. It's $930.84 with a 2nd RX570 if some wanted to know..
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.20 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Freezer 33 CPU Cooler ($29.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: OLOy 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: HP EX900 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($33.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 570 4 GB XXX Edition Video Card ($125.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Deepcool MATREXX 30 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12III 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($58.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Velocifire VM02WS Wireless Standard Keyboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech MX MASTER 2S (Black) Wireless Laser Mouse ($68.94 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech Z623 200 W 2.1 Channel Speakers ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Custom: Samsung SyncMaster T24B350 EW LED
Total: $805.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-23 12:22 EDT-0400
 
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PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/v6LTwh

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.20 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.95 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($77.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($42.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 570 8 GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: DIYPC D480 ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.95 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech K800 Wireless Slim Keyboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech G502 HERO Wired Optical Mouse ($53.87 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Cyber Acoustics CA-3090 10 W 2.1 Channel Speakers ($20.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $818.76
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-24 05:55 EDT-0400

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