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Question What are some things I can improve in my PC?

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Hi there.

I recently bought this computer. I swapped a TURBO 1060 for an RTX 2060. I was wondering if there are any other things I could improve in this build?

Specs:


CPU
Intel Core i7 7700K @ 4.20GHz
Kaby Lake 14nm Technology

CPU Cooler
Corsair H100x Liquid Cooler

RAM
16.0GB Single-Channel Crucial 2133MHz

Motherboard
MSI B250M PRO-VD

GPU
ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

Storage
232GB Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB
1862GB Western Digital WD Elements SE

PSU
550W Thermaltake

Interior:

View: https://imgur.com/1VWaDE8
 
Mar 31, 2020
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DDR4 doesnt go that low in MHz. You sure your readings are correct?

Also if you single channeling your memory, you should get another stick of ram so you can utilize dual channel.
100% sure its correct. If I go into task manager, it says

Speed: 2133MHz

But in Speccy, it says 1063MHz which is weird.
 

DSzymborski

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DDR4 doesnt go that low in MHz.
Of course it does.

PCPartPicker Part List

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (4 x 4 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($77.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Patriot 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($18.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (1 x 16 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung Green 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($41.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $383.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-21 02:04 EDT-0400
 

Schlachtwolf

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Don't get a stick of RAM...... get a Kit of 2 sticks as they are guaranteed to work, A single stick of the same make and model but produced on another date may not work. A 2 stick kit of the highest speed for your Mobo and enable XMP will give you a nice dual channel bump up in preformence.

Do you have 1 or 2 sticks already, 1063 x 2 (dual channel) =2126 so around your 2133mhz
 
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Don't get a stick of RAM...... get a Kit of 2 sticks as they are guaranteed to work, A single stick of the same make and model but produced on another date may not work. A 2 stick kit of the highest speed for your Mobo and enable XMP will give you a nice dual channel bump up in preformence.

Do you have 1 or 2 sticks already, 1063 x 2 (dual channel) =2126 so around your 2133mhz
Hm ok. I was thinking of selling my 16GB ram stick, then putting in some extra money to buy a 2400MHz 2x8GB 16 RAM set. 2400MHz is the maximum speed my CPU and MOBO can do.
 
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I'd upgrade to a higher frequency memory just like how everyone has mentioned above but also consider upgrading your GPU, PSU as well. CPU, AIO looks solid. storage and MO is ok for now but might want to bump those up at some point depending on your budget/time.
 
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I'd upgrade to a higher frequency memory just like how everyone has mentioned above but also consider upgrading your GPU, PSU as well. CPU, AIO looks solid. storage and MO is ok for now but might want to bump those up at some point depending on your budget/time.
I just upgraded my GPU though. Was it not a good upgrade? Also, I can’t get memory higher than 2400 MHz because my motherboard doesn’t support that.
 

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