Question Pre 2020 build worth? Yae or Nay

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Sean matthew

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So I've been thinking about building a new pc for a while now but I'm not quite sure if it will be worth it... My current rig is my first rig which was built in 2015 (Can't believe time flies so fast). The hardware itself is still fine when talking about the performance that it is supposed to deliver but I can tell that it isn't enough performance to keep up with my requirements. These are the current specs:
CPU : I5 4460
GPU : GTX 1060 6gb aorus
PSU : CX600M
MOBO : Gigabyte Z97P-D3
RAM : Corsair Vengeance LP 2x4gb 1600 mhz
HDD : seagate barracuda st1000dm003 1tb
SSD: 850 evo 250gb
CASE : Sharkoon VG5-V
OS : WIN 10 Home

But here's the thing, in about 2 years or so I will be applying for the military. On the days that I'll be on training I won't be at home and thus will be unable to use my pc, on the days that I will be at home it will be mostly sleeping I guess lol... I don't want to live the next 2 years being limited with having joy in gaming because my system is unable to keep up but I also don't want to spend a fortune on a nice rig that will be used for 2 years, then be mostly idle for 3 years or so and then get used again and have the same "Unable to keep-up" problem all over again. So here's what I'm asking of you guys:
Will this build be worth it:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2prY6s

Usage will be mostly gaming but I want to have the ability to stream or run a server aswell.
 

Lutfij

Titan
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You can make a few worthwhile investments. You could just change out the PSU to something more reliable and hold onto it for the foreseeable future. You can then manage with your gaming sessions with reduced details while on the existing system.

If you do spend a good amount of time gaming and working off the machine then it's a good idea to get an AMD rig and retain the GTX1060 6GB. The card will the most expensive part in your build. I wouldn't go with Intel either in this day and age, nor would I go for the CXM PSU. Something to hold onto long term, like an 80Plus Platinum rated PSU from Fractal/Seasonic.
 

logainofhades

Titan
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Yes upgrade would be a good idea. That build, not so much. I would go this route, for longer usability. It's a bit more expensive, but you get a better all around system.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($327.79 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard ($163.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Twin Video Card ($1049.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400S ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($110.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1906.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-26 10:36 EDT-0400



If you want to save some cash, the 2080 super is a good option.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($327.79 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard ($163.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card ($704.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400S ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($110.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1561.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-26 10:37 EDT-0400
 
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Sean matthew

Commendable
May 21, 2017
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@logainofhades @Lutfij This Intel and AMD war has been quite confusing for me tbh, I've always been surrounded by intel cpu's and been told to stay away from AMD cpu's because they are a bomb waiting to explode (Tempature wise) that's why I had chosen to go with Intel for this build. But you guys are saying that the bomb story isn't the case anymore? Btw, isn't the RTX 2080 better than the RTX 2080 ti and super because of the performace/dollar ratio?
 

Lutfij

Titan
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AMD turned the tables on Intel as of their Ryzen processors. That word is known as a trigger word in some circles that can and will get flagged so please be careful :D

I'm partially against the idea of buying a new system since it's hard to gauge how much time you're going to allocate to it. If you're away most of the time, that money could've been in the bank or saved for a rainy day. If you're going t start the art of time blocking and want to get gaming sessions in by hook or by crook, then I would consider the upgrade a worthwhile advent.
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
The 2080 super is faster, and less expensive, than the 2080, you linked. It is a replacement, of the 2080. 2080ti is the fastest gaming gpu. If you are looking to not be outdated, for the times you are home, it makes sense to get the fastest you can afford. I use a 3700x, and a 1080ti, myself. Intel's current lineup, are mini space heaters, compared to AMD's current offerings.
 

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