Would it be worth upgradeing?

not worth upgrading your cpu or video card. you will get almost no performance gains (under 5% faster) from your current build and def not worth the cost for what little you will gain. not to mention what trouble the 9xxx cpus tend to have trying to keep them cool.
Is the current system giving you problems?

If it's suffering long load/save times you might get the best results from adding a larger SSD to use for projects in progress with the HDD used as backup and for finished/dormant projects.

I'm not sure you'll get much of a boost by switching over to an Intel build, not without spending a great deal of money, AFAIK all the software you're using takes advantage of the 8 cores available on the current CPU, meaning you'll have to go for at least an i7 to get any sort of meaningful performance gain.

Check around in the Vegas user forums, I have to admit I don't know which GPU acceleration it uses, nor if it prefers AMD or Nvidia, but putting a faster graphics card in may very well yield some significant performance gains, so asking in the user forums seems like a good idea.


Not going to be worth it. The FX-9590 is just a factory-OC'd FX-8350 anyway, so if you wanted to make the CPU faster you'd be better off just buying your own aftermarket cooler & OCing your system. Even then, you'd probably at best only manage a 10-15% improvement in clock speeds, but at least the cost of a cooler is much, much less than the cost of an FX-9590.

GPU-wise, it's up to you whether to go to the RX 480 or not. Technically, it's not considered a wise choice because it only moves you up 1 tier on the GPU hierarchy (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html), & the general recommendation is at least a 2-tier improvement. However, it does look like you could see an improvement of at least 40%, if not 50-60%, depending on the game (http://www.techspot.com/review/1198-amd-radeon-rx-480/page8.html). However, I would only recommend that move if you're actually having issues with your current game performance. Otherwise, stick with what you have for now until next year's CPUs & GPUs come out.


Jan 14, 2016

With vegas im not to worried about render times. More with VMware


Best bet would be a new build, could wait for Zen and see if it lives up to expectations or simply go Intel with Skylake. Most upper expectation lean towards Zen being close to Haswell, though we'll have to wait and see


Jan 14, 2016
Is this any good? PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
What do you think of this? Also I plan on oc to 4.20ghz
CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($240.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($110.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($104.70 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sandisk Z400s 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card ($269.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 100R Silent ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1097.26
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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