Question This will cost me all I have

May 20, 2019
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Been gaming on a laptop that was never meant for games for so long and finally decided to upgrade. This is almost all the money I currently have so I need to make sure it's worth it before I go for it.

Thanks in advance!
 
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Is it to assemble a new computer, or to upgrade it on the basis of the original one? How much is your budget?
New one, but of course I'm looking for future upgrades. My current budget is roughly $2k, so after this purchase I'll be broke for a while hence I'm asking for more suggestions.
 
Where are you getting these prices from? What currency?
If you can wait and see how Ryzen 3 does, I would recommend it. But if you absolutely have to build now there are options.
There are several points in this system that can be improved based on the first two questions.
 

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Have you considered building a Ryzen based rig?
That would cut your cost by almost 1/2 for basically the same performance.
And if you were gaming on a laptop, the jump to a Ryzen 5 2600 OC'd (or better CPU) would still be a Huge improvement for you.
I personally chose a Ryzen build when I upgraded my MB, CPU, RAM and GPU last November. I only spent $600 vs the $1000 or more I would have spent on an i7-8700 upgrade.
 
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Where are you getting these prices from? What currency?
If you can wait and see how Ryzen 3 does, I would recommend it. But if you absolutely have to build now there are options.
There are several points in this system that can be improved based on the first two questions.
These are from a local store, it's near impossible to purchase something online where I live, but yes I can wait for June and hopefully have Ryzen 3 available where I live.
 
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Have you considered building a Ryzen based rig?
That would cut your cost by almost 1/2 for basically the same performance.
And if you were gaming on a laptop, the jump to a Ryzen 5 2600 OC'd (or better CPU) would still be a Huge improvement for you.
I personally chose a Ryzen build when I upgraded my MB, CPU, RAM and GPU last NOVEMBER. I only spent $600 vs the $1000 or more I would have spent on an i7-8700 upgrade.
That's interesting. I'll have to educate myself a bit more regarding these Ryzen builds. Thanks a lot
 
These are from a local store, it's near impossible to purchase something online where I live, but yes I can wait for June and hopefully have Ryzen 3 available where I live.
Why don't you say where you live?

This would rival that 8700 - no monitor/keyboard/mouse

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($145.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler ($74.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($109.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($125.40 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB XC GAMING Video Card ($264.99 @ B&H)
Case: Phanteks - ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.54 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $947.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-20 20:57 EDT-0400
 
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I would also look at a GTX 1660 Ti and RTX 2060 instead of the GTX 1070.
I don't know the prices where you are but here in the US they are cheaper and both offer better performance.
 

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