Should I upgrade my current system, or build a whole new rig?

Jun 28, 2018
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my current specs:
i3 6100
GTX 750 ti
8gb ddr4 2133 RAM (1x8)
ASUS h110m-a motherboard
1tb WD blue HDD
500W EVGA PSU

I want to play Battlefield 1 and the upcoming battlefield V at 1080p@60, as well as other AAA games such as just cause 3+4.
Currently i can play battlefield 4 very smooth at 70-90fps on medium settings. battlefield 1 is heavily cpu bottlenecked, running from 25-50fps on LOW.

So my question is whether I should upgrade my current system or if it would make more sense to just make a new rig.

if upgrading, i was thinking i5 7500 and gtx 1060 6gb
for a new rig i would go with i5 8400 and 1060 6gb. (haven't really looked into Ryzen solutions)

16 gb Ram is a must (dual channel) as well as an ssd. I dont plan on overclocking.

since battlefield is heavily reliant on cpu, i dont know if i5 7500 will suffice.

any suggestions are much appreciated,
Thanks
 
WOW....You really cheeped out on that machine... I would go with a new machine, you would be better off in the long run.

Well lets see.

You need a new GPU, CPU, RAM and PSU (PSU you have is garbage), office PC motherboard and one stick of ram, no SSD etc.. Everything working against you.

Here is a list, upgrade list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-7600 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg Business)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SSC GAMING Video Card ($329.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $764.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-28 10:36 EDT-0400


Here is the new machine list. (A good SSD would also help, a 250GB Like a Samsung 860 EVO for the OS drive.)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($178.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI - B360 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg Business)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SSC GAMING Video Card ($329.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $813.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-28 10:38 EDT-0400








 

srimasis

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If you want to upgrade, then the total comes about 600$ :
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-7400 3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($178.69 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Mini Video Card ($269.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $591.56
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-28 10:55 EDT-0400


For a new build you will have to spend about 725$:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($178.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B360M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($68.09 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Mini Video Card ($269.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $726.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-28 12:58 EDT-0400

You can reuse your cpu cabinet and PSU. I see your PSU is 80 plus rated so yeah its not garbage.
Honestly you should buy new build. You can sell your existing system and it will save you good money.
 

artk2219

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Ryzen and Intel themselves put your build in an interesting position, the i5 7400 or 7500 should suffice, but its friggin expensive compared with what you get by moving to either LGA 1151 v3 or socket AM4. Ironically you could get a Ryzen 5 2400G and a motherboard for not much more than just the i5 7500 itself. But honestly, I would just upgrade one component at a time, start with your gpu, add another 8gb stick of ram, maybe get an SSD for the OS, and finally if those dont help then either upgrade your cpu, or jump to a different platform, on the plus you can reuse everything else except for your mobo and cpu so you're not wasting any money. As a nit pick i would also replace that power supply with something a bit less anemic. I've included a list for most of a full build, but honestly you could just pick and choose parts as needed.

[PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/pgmw3b) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/pgmw3b/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FGPKHx/amd-ryzen-5-2400g-36ghz-quad-core-processor-yd2400c5fbbox) | $158.90 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte - GA-AB350M-DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6ddxFT/gigabyte-ga-ab350m-ds3h-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-ga-ab350m-ds3h) | $64.99 @ Amazon
**Memory** | [G.Skill - Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/YRvZxr/gskill-memory-f42133c15s8gis) | $72.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Western Digital - Blue 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/w27v6h/western-digital-blue-250gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-wds250g2b0b) | $69.99 @ Amazon
**Video Card** | [Zotac - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Mini Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Ft7CmG/zotac-geforce-gtx-1060-6gb-mini-video-card-zt-p10600a-10l) | $269.99 @ Amazon
**Power Supply** | [Rosewill - Hive 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/t3TmP6/rosewill-power-supply-hive650) | $64.99 @ Amazon
| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
| **Total** | **$701.85**
| Generated by [PCPartPicker](https://pcpartpicker.com) 2018-06-28 11:35 EDT-0400 |

 

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