Question Upgrade advice

Jun 29, 2022
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Hi all,

I'm building 2 computers soon and would like to know if this will work for internet browsing, listening to Pandora, having a couple of Excel files opened and working my lead management software.
This would be the less powerful of the two.
This is my current build:
MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate motherboard
i7 4700 Haswell CPU
Corsair H100i 240 Platinum RGB (will be keeping this for the other computer.)
32GB G-Skill Sniper DDR3-2400 Memory
NVidia GT1030 2GB Video card (pretty weak. LOL)
Older ANTEC 620W PSU (this is the actual PSU I would use. Not the one shown in pcpartpicker config below)
Crucial 500GB SSD

Here is pcpartpicker config:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kP3zW4

Thanks,
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
Yea you can go faster, if you ditch the unnecessary GPU. You will want a better quality PSU. That one is not good. Assuming you want DDR5 for easier future upgrade support?

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12500 3 GHz 6-Core Processor ($202.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Assassin X 120 Refined SE 66.17 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.89 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660M-A WIFI Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-5200 CL40 Memory ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Inland Performance Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Deepcool MATREXX 40 3FS MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($68.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Super Pro 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg Sellers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro OEM - DVD 64-bit ($0.50)
Total: $757.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-10-03 13:34 EDT-0400


If not, then you can save money going with the DDR4 variant.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12500 3 GHz 6-Core Processor ($202.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Assassin X 120 Refined SE 66.17 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.89 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660M-A WIFI DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Inland Performance Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Deepcool MATREXX 40 3FS MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($68.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Super Pro 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg Sellers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro OEM - DVD 64-bit ($0.50)
Total: $682.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-10-03 13:35 EDT-0400
 
Jun 29, 2022
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Yea you can go faster, if you ditch the unnecessary GPU. You will want a better quality PSU. That one is not good. Assuming you want DDR5 for easier future upgrade support?

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12500 3 GHz 6-Core Processor ($202.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Assassin X 120 Refined SE 66.17 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.89 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660M-A WIFI Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-5200 CL40 Memory ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Inland Performance Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Deepcool MATREXX 40 3FS MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($68.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Super Pro 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg Sellers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro OEM - DVD 64-bit ($0.50)
Total: $757.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-10-03 13:34 EDT-0400


If not, then you can save money going with the DDR4 variant.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12500 3 GHz 6-Core Processor ($202.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Assassin X 120 Refined SE 66.17 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.89 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660M-A WIFI DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Inland Performance Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Deepcool MATREXX 40 3FS MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($68.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Super Pro 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg Sellers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro OEM - DVD 64-bit ($0.50)
Total: $682.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-10-03 13:35 EDT-0400
Thanks for your replies. Yes. I want to upgrade later.

This is my main build which will come later. The .50 parts I already have. I will be retiring soon and may have time for gaming. LOL!

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/sNfYwc

Thanks again!
 

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