new rig upgrade

Discussion in 'Cases & Case Modding' started by princeboy47, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. princeboy47

    princeboy47 n00b

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    hi there,
    i have this rig
    INTEL I5-4440 3.1 GHZ
    24GB RAM 1600MHZ
    COOLER MASTER K380
    SEASONIC 520W 80+ BRONZE
    MSI R9 390X GAMING 8GB
    GIGABYTE B85-HD3 REV 2.0
    WD HDD GREEN POWER 1TB+WD HDD BLUE 500GB

    i was thinking of upgrading the motherboard and the processor. $250 budget. is it possible now?
     
  2. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    nope. board, chip and ram at a minimum.
    edit: well maybe used you could get a board and chip. but nothing new would be ddr3.
     
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  3. princeboy47

    princeboy47 n00b

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    ok. so, which set from the 9th gen and 8th gen will be most compatible together? i got r9 390x but i plan to change it with a new nvidia. consider a budget.
     
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    vegeta535 2[H]4U

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  6. clownfish27

    clownfish27 [H]Lite

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    yeah, it's doable if you live near a microcenter. $80 for the ryzen 1600, $90 or less for a b450 motherboard and $80 for ddr4 3200 16gb minus the $30 combo discount.
     
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  7. Brian_B

    Brian_B 2[H]4U

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    Holy cow - just go get an SSD and call it a day. It will seem like a brand new computer.

    $250 would get you a new GPU, but it wouldn't be too much better than your 390. $250 won't do much for your CPU given your stuck on DDR3.

    Get the SSD and be happy.
     
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  8. KATEKATEKATE

    KATEKATEKATE Limp Gawd

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    I agree, an SSD would be a good addition.

    And a better PSU since you mentioned in another thread you've noticed instability since installing the 390X

    and if you are really wanting a CPU upgrade, a used i7 4770K/4790K would be a bit of an upgrade from the CPU you have now.
     
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