[SOLVED] Upgrade Advice

Nov 12, 2021
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Hello everyone
I recently got into more gaming and multi tasking.
Sadly it seems my cpu isn't as good as it used to be in previous years
When I do a bit of heavy stuff it goes to 80% pretty fast.

Can anyone recommended any good upgrades to this pc (budget is around 500 but just looking around for ideas if it needs more I'll have to wait).

my system is:
CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K -
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070
SSD: Sandisk Ultra 3D NVMe 1TB
SSD: Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB -
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB
MBD: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X (MS-7A11)
 

keith12

Illustrious
Hey there,

So you're kinda limited by your mobo. In this case, you could upgrade to an I7 7700k (with bios update), however, this CPU is not that much stronger than your current one. It's more of a side-grade than an upgrade.

If I were you, I'd keep your ram, GPU, case, SSD. Depending on your PSU you could re-use that too.

For 500 you could get this as a base:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($299.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B550-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($138.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($78.84 @ Amazon)
Total: $516.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-11-12 09:40 EST-0500


This would give a sold base, with an existing upgrade path. Then further down the line when GPU prices are reasonable, you could upgrade that, and have a system capable of using the new GPU at full pelt.
 

keith12

Illustrious
Hey there,

So you're kinda limited by your mobo. In this case, you could upgrade to an I7 7700k (with bios update), however, this CPU is not that much stronger than your current one. It's more of a side-grade than an upgrade.

If I were you, I'd keep your ram, GPU, case, SSD. Depending on your PSU you could re-use that too.

For 500 you could get this as a base:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($299.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B550-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($138.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($78.84 @ Amazon)
Total: $516.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-11-12 09:40 EST-0500


This would give a sold base, with an existing upgrade path. Then further down the line when GPU prices are reasonable, you could upgrade that, and have a system capable of using the new GPU at full pelt.
 
Nov 12, 2021
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I already have a strong enough PSU, would the CPU and motherboard upgrade be much? Since I was looking and I believe the processor was better then the ryzen 5
 

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