[SOLVED] What should I upgrade on my system?

jemf7sk

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Everything is working fine but I thought since the system is two and a half years old I might make a couple of upgrades. What would be the best use of money for my system?

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CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($298.62 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB EVOKE OC Video Card
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor ($509.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1270.56
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Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $89.99
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Ram, I would just buy a 2x16gb kit, and sell, or repurpose your current ram.

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Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($114.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $114.97
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Everything is working fine but I thought since the system is two and a half years old I might make a couple of upgrades. What would be the best use of money for my system?

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bCmjjy

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($298.62 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB EVOKE OC Video Card
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor ($509.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1270.56
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-12-13 07:34 EST-0500
If it is working fine, don't mess with it. Save your money for a complete rebuild when the next AMD socket is released.
 
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RAIDGoblin

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I second @kanewolf if it's working fine then no need to spend money, it looks like a decent spec to me

...but if you want to improve it anyway, you could increase the RAM, but if you have never run out of RAM there's not a lot of point, maybe you would benefit from some HDD's as well as your M.2 for added data storage?

or, that case has a lot of potential from awesome lighting if you haven't already got it?
 
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jacob249358

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Everything is working fine but I thought since the system is two and a half years old I might make a couple of upgrades. What would be the best use of money for my system?

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bCmjjy

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($298.62 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB EVOKE OC Video Card
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor ($509.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1270.56
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-12-13 07:34 EST-0500
Like everyone else said if everything is fine you shouldn't upgrade but if you really have the itch to spend some money you could upgrade the CPU or get a new power supply for whenever you get a new GPU or start entering Newegg shuffle to try and get a new GPU. But especially since you don't need an upgrade right away don't spend more than around MSRP on a GPU. Also adding another monitor is nice for discord and such
 
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jemf7sk

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I've learned that my power supply is not enough for my GPU currently. Any recommendations on a 750 watt or above power supply for this system?

Also, if I add memory should I get two more sticks of 8gb each or two 16gb?
 

logainofhades

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Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $89.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Ram, I would just buy a 2x16gb kit, and sell, or repurpose your current ram.

PCPartPicker Part List

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($114.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $114.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-12-13 14:47 EST-0500
 

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