Time to upgrade my system

Joe0504

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Last time I upgraded my computer system was in 2010. These are my current specs
MB: ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i7 Processor i7-930 2.80GHz 8 MB LGA1366 CPU (Bloomfield)

Memory: OCZ Gold 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV12GS

GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) DirectX 11 100280OCSR 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Dual GPU Onboard CrossFire Video Card w/ Eyefinity

PS: Thermaltake toughpower W0105RU 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced - High Air Flow Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and All-Black Interior

While the PC is still running, I feel it's time to upgrade and build something again to last another 5+ years.

I figure the Case and PS I can keep. Unless I want to just build the complete system and sell this one, or turn it into a home server

I'm thinking $2000 for everything I need to upgrade;
CPU, MB, Memory, GPU, and going with M.2 SSD

Thanks
Joe


 

badboyrog2

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there is no reason to spend more

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CW6hFd
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CW6hFd/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($160.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($86.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 750 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($134.55 @ Jet)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($113.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP! Edition Video Card ($569.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($0.00)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1487.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-28 17:29 EST-0500
 

badboyrog2

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there is no reason to spend more

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CW6hFd
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CW6hFd/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($160.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($86.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 750 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($134.55 @ Jet)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($113.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP! Edition Video Card ($569.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($0.00)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1487.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-28 17:29 EST-0500
 

Joe0504

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So I never knew about this PC Part Picker and find it very nice.
I've put together a build
PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fZLjLD
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fZLjLD/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Jet)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($82.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE II ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($399.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($204.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 960 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($329.00 @ B&H)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($324.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($389.89 @ Jet)
Case: be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 (Black/Orange) ATX Full Tower Case ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($177.99 @ Best Buy)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($46.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2741.50
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-06 10:05 EST-0500

The reason I'm going with 6850 over 6800 is it goes from 28 to 40 PCIe lanes
Also, I do software development using Visual Studio and SQL Server.
So both of these will take advantage of the multiple cores, especially the SQL Server.

And since it's been 7 years since my last upgrade I feel the 6850 should last me another 7 years.
The only thing I may consider, is changing the 6850 to the 6900, going from the 6 cores to 8 cores, allowing me to even more future proof the cpu selection.
 

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