Upgrading/replacing 939 build suggestions

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Hey guys in college 2005/2006 i built a computer to help with rendering for projects. i no longer render so i doubt i need a hard core computer but i wanted something to install newer than windows xp. This computer would mainly be used for lighter tasks revolving around videos /dvd playing. What is a good socket to build from? I doubt i need the power of AM4 would you go with an older socket to take advantage of deals? Considering what im going to be using it for.
 
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That is a very good point. it allows flexibility for future needs..... but maybe not 13 years in the future considering what i bought in 2006 was pretty good compared to what was available.

 

kanewolf

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An AM4 will have as long life as any. Intel usually changes their socket every other generation. AMD has more generations of CPU support from a single socket.
 

tennis2

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Arguably anything from socket 939 was extinct a long time ago though. The important part is that your usage changed from "high end" to things a cell phone or $200 tablet is used for these days.

You've got a few options based on your budget (in no particular order):
1) Get a refurb system for ~$150

2) If you get a B450 motherboard (~$60) and an AMD 2200G ($100) with decent integrated graphics that's going to give you a good platform that suits your needs, but can also be upgraded all the way up to a [purportedly] 16 core Ryzen 3xxx later in life.

3) Another solution would be an NUC. Picture a laptop without a screen that you add your own RAM and SSD to.

4) A $500 laptop with a Ryzen 2500U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD.

Country?
Budget?
 
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USA
Budget i wouldnt want to go over 750 but it can range up to 2k.
I have the screen and a fairly new power supply (unsure if the connections are still applicable.) i would want to replace the case with a smaller case since i no longer need 2 GPU's

I enjoy building so it would be my first choice.

 

tennis2

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$750 should be more than enough.

Go ahead and list the make/model of your monitor and power supply.

What you've described so far is an HTPC (Home Theater PC). Is there any chance this ends up in the entertainment center hooked up to your TV, or is it going to be at a desk connected to a monitor?

For either of the above (especially if it's going in an entertainment center), are there any size/space restrictions?

Is videos/Netflix the expected usage for the forseeable future? No gaming? (retro game emulators or full fledged PC games)

RGB LEDs on every system component and fan, and tempered glass case windows are all the rage these days. Is that in line with your style, or would you prefer something less....flashy?
 
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No size restrictions.
Currently desk and monitor
Monitor is Viewsonic VX2276
Roswell RV2-700 700w Atx12v v2.3/eps12v SLI ready power supply
Im sure it could be in the future. Possible/ gaming/ hulu/ Amazon prime etc
Im less flashy
 

logainofhades

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$750 can get you a pretty solid system, with plenty of upgrade room.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($87.83 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($104.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill - NAUTILUS ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg Business)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $749.66
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-23 14:20 EST-0500
 
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Awesome Thanks going with Micr ATX setup since i would like to have a smaller footprint but the other components are awesome.


 
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agreed, im also not afraid of open box or manuf refurb products. Ive ordered some of the stuff on the list and others ive upgraded like the graphics card etc.

Still learning about the newer stuff like M2 SSD looks really good and i will def use that as my OS drive.
 

logainofhades

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M-ATX
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($83.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($57.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $735.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-24 09:31 EST-0500


Or even smaller, but a bit more expensive, mini-itx.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI - B450I GAMING PLUS AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($122.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($57.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake - Core V1 Mini ITX Desktop Case ($44.80 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $778.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-24 09:32 EST-0500

 

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