Question Upgrade or new rig?

Garon Booth

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I currently have a rig that I built about 4 years ago, I’m wanting to upgrade or build a new rig for around 1200$ usd.
My current specs: g3258 5ghz, gtx 960 ftw, 550 w bronze evga, I haven’t stayed in touch with the new cpus coming out, preferably Intel builds please! Thanks!
 

kanewolf

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With that CPU you have a 8x or 9x series motherboard. That is a DDR3 generation CPU. I think it is time to retire that and get a DDR4 based system. An i5-9xxx series CPU with a 300 series motherboard. 16GB RAM. A 500GB or 1TB SSD. You could probably keep the GTX960 for a while.
 

logainofhades

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I'd say a new rig would be easily doable with that kind of budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! - PURE ROCK 51.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($129.00 @ B&H)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($69.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Black Video Card ($489.99 @ Newegg)
Case: RIOTORO - CR480 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Monoprice)
Total: $1194.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-21 15:58 EST-0500
 

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