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[SOLVED] Pc Upgrade or new build?


Jul 25, 2014
Current build: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/beteen/saved/#view=s4dsZL

CPU: intel xeon e3-1231 v3 3.4 ghz quad-core processor

ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150

RAM: G.Skill Sniper Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (total of 16GB)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB Founders Edition Video Card

Case: Enermax OSTROG ATX Mid Tower Case (
480 mm x 199 mm x 459 mm /18.898" x 7.835" x 18.071")

PSU: EVGA 850 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming, VR, Recording/Streaming, Work, Videos, Editing

Parts to Upgrade: CPU GPU RAM HDD

Parts Preferences: None


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe?

A Why Are You Upgrading: VR and other games have to be played on low settings and still suffer huge fps drops.

Budget Range: I am trying for under 2,000 but can go over for new build

Notes: I would like to get a 2080 GPU because i believe that will be the biggest improvement along with the CPU

Thank you for your time and input. Feel free to ask
any questions or if I left anything off


You can carry over:
-optical drive
-power supply - if it's not exceeded the duration of the warranty(just to be on the safe side)

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.14 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler ($77.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: SK hynix Gold S31 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($63.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($759.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1531.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-12 16:23 EDT-0400

1)The SSD in this list is so you can have an OS only C drive.
2)I could've fit a 2080Ti in there, but that is just a bad idea this late in the game with Nvidia's Ampere(RTX 3000) looking to launch around the end of this year. The 2070 Super and 2080 Super will make for better placeholders, while not breaking the bank.
The above looks pretty darn sensible...and, well within stated budget!

One could end up 'nearly as fast' with 'just' a n R5-3600 and an RX5700XT, perhaps saving ~$380-$400 altogether. (you could save another $80 by getting only a 16 GB RAM kit as well) About enough money to replace the GPU in 3 years time with what will surely be faster than the 2080 Super then... (hypothetically, anyway)