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Coming Up On 2 Years Since I Built My PC, Recommendations for Upgrades?

TheVinster

7 months ago

Still going pretty strong, but does anything look massively outdated that I should consider upgrading? If so, recommendations on any parts? At the very least I might upgrade my SSD to something slightly larger. I'm still on Windows 7 but have also been hesitant to update to Windows 10 because of the bloatware that installs with it that I am unable to remove to my best efforts. While I do play a fair amount of video games, I wouldn't say I'm the type of person that will pay a premium to be on the cutting edge, even 2 years ago I got a 1070 instead of a 1080 or 1080ti (although I did consider at least a 1080).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor $354.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - Z270 GAMING M7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $299.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory -
Storage Kingston - SSDNow V300 Series 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.09 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $309.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - Professional 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.89 @ OutletPC
Optical Drive Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $21.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus - MX279H 27.0" 1920x1080 Monitor $209.49 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor AOC - AG271QG 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor $566.60 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2132.50
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $2102.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-09 06:41 EST-0500

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

All I suggest is a bigger SSD, a better cooler, and an RTX 2070

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, what do you prefer for the cooler?

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Something like a Thermalright Macho or a Scythe Mugen would work well

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Get a better CPU cooler and a bigger ssd

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, do you have any CPU coolers you would recommend here?

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Get a better graphics cards.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Like a few others have said, GPU, SSD, and cooler would be the best area's to upgrade. What kind of budget are you able to spend on it? Here's what I'd consider in this situation if you want all new.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $0.00
CPU Cooler Scythe - FUMA Rev.B 79 CFM CPU Cooler $46.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - Z270 GAMING M7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Purchased For $0.00
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory -
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $82.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $498.99 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Corsair - Professional 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Optical Drive Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $0.00
Monitor Asus - MX279H 27.0" 1920x1080 Monitor Purchased For $0.00
Monitor AOC - AG271QG 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $628.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-09 11:26 EST-0500

If you're open to used parts off ebay, you could look for a used 1080ti since so many people are wanting to upgrade to a 2080 or better.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm flexible on the budget for most of the parts but I don't quite want to splurge on the video card. Based on the feedback my 1070 is still treating me fine so I'll give it another year and instead upgrade my OS, SSD, and cooler. Appreciate the SSD and CPU cooler recommendations.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

lol seriously dude?

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