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Abex49

New PC, or Upgrade Old PC

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Sometime within the next year or two im planning on upgrading my whole setup, and i dont know if i should just sell my old PC as it is not a bad PC, to pay for the parts for my new PC, or if i should try to just upgrade what i have.  Honestly i want a whole new setup as the case i bought awhile back just doesn't match my preferences anymore and all of my hardware is a bit dated.

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I think it could but i also do not really like the MOBO aesthetically anymore, all of my peripherals are blue back lit, but my MOBO is red LED so i was thinking of getting either an RGB version of whatever i buy or one without LEDS

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If you are looking to keep the blue theme, I got the midsized Tessaract case and I LOVE it. The only odd thing is the hard drives and SSDs go in sideways? Otherwise it is gorgeous and easy to organize wires in my opinion. This is my first PC build however so I'm not sure how much my opinion matters 😂

Also I agree with wanting to get a new more capable MOBO, especially with the new gen of AMD processors. FYI if you get a Ryzen or a Threadripper make sure the heatsink actually fits the MOBO. My Ryzen 5 was compatible but the heat sink it came with was not??? An annoying thing to discover mid-assembly...

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Thanks for the advice! I'm thinking of sticking with like an i7 7700k or if I really feel like going hardcore just fronting the bill on an i9, I am also possibly be doing 3d modeling for industrial/ for my own uses and I'm not sure on how AMD processors would handle that unless I am just uninformed and they would do better for my purposes 

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AMD is generally cheaper both for processor and motherboard. And the features available for the motherboard are more on par with Intel offerings. Generally speaking you will pay about $50 - $80 less for an AMD than an Intel system. Unfortunately DDR4 is still priced high, as well as graphics cards. 

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i could probably use the DDR4 ram i have in my current computer i have 4 4gb sticks of DDR4 that could get me by, plus prices are bound to drop in the next 2-3 years right? lol

 

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On 7/12/2018 at 12:53 PM, Abex49 said:

What's the price comparison is AMD more cost effective for what I want?

Yes.  By far AMD is going to be better bang for the buck.  Their CPUs range from $10 to $160 cheaper than the Intel counter part from lower end to higher respectively.  Intel is better over all for low core count work (gaming) where CPU isnt going to be taxed by heavy work loads.  AMD will out perform Intel in this area for the most part. In other words what would your price range be?  Would you be using anything from your old computer? If you are using parts from the old computer (depending on what they are) you are going to end up with a bunch of extra parts that you probably wont be able to resell.  Is the computer going to be setup for gaming with 3d modeling being a hobby or will 3d modeling be your focus with gaming as a bonus?  Your biggest price item will by far be your video card.  If you have a decent one in the computer you are using right now i'd suggest using ONLY that in the new build and getting all new parts and just getting a simple lower end video card for the old one and sell the old computer to make a few bucks to put toward the new build.
Lots more info to add on this subject but I dont like putting a huge wall of text on the subject.  If you would like help looking for components or with a build in general let me know.  I'm on discord a lot (usually early or late at night).

 

 

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