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post Feb 4 2024, 04:19 PM, updated 2 months ago

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Would appreciate if any experts can advise on how to upgrade my 10 years old system which I occasionally upgrade parts by parts over the years. Recently has been lagging and hearing loud noises from my CPU during running some games or videos, unsure if its from GPU or processors or RAM.

Currently use my PC mainly for google browser, creating simple website, microsoft office, occasional short video video editing, gaming like Dota/MMO/Genshin.
Budget RM5000-6000. I am thinking of upgrading my processors, MOBO, RAM but any advise is welcome. I am stuck with compatibility issues as the rig is rather old. Thanks in advance. smile.gif

Intel® Core™ i5-4670 CPU @ 3.40GHz
MOBO: MSI B85-G43 Gaming
GPU: MSI Geforce GTX 970 (twin frozr V) 4G
Ram: Cosair DDR3 Cosair 8GB x2
PSU: Cosair RM 850 80 plus Gold
SSD: SAMSUNG 870 EVO 500GB 2.5" x1, SAMSUNG 870 EVO 250GB 2.5" x1
Case: Segotep Gank 5 Dimensions: 219mm(W) x 485mm(H) x 413mm(D)

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post Feb 4 2024, 04:39 PM

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~6k budget will give you a very capable i5-14400 with RTX4070 build, 32GB RAM

Can reuse your PSU, casing
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post Feb 4 2024, 04:41 PM

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not an expert here

but loud noises likely coming from the fans. could be due to the hardware is pushing max to run whatever that it is running, some factors due to:

- need to replace the thermal paste on either CPU/GPU
- accumulated dust around the fans, making the fans spinning inefficiently

but upgrade CPU + Mobo + RAM (to a DDR4/5) sounds about a thing that i would suggest as well, maybe opt for aftermarket coolers (either AIO liquid cooler/fan) while you're at that
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post Feb 4 2024, 04:45 PM

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QUOTE(jackymai04 @ Feb 4 2024, 04:19 PM)
Would appreciate if any experts can advise on how to upgrade my 10 years old system which I occasionally upgrade parts by parts over the years. Recently has been lagging and hearing loud noises from my CPU during running some games or videos, unsure if its from GPU or processors or RAM.

Currently use my PC mainly for google browser, creating simple website, microsoft office, occasional short video video editing, gaming like Dota/MMO/Genshin.
Budget RM5000-6000. I am thinking of upgrading my processors, MOBO, RAM but any advise is welcome. I am stuck with compatibility issues as the rig is rather old. Thanks in advance.  smile.gif

IntelĀ® Core™ i5-4670 CPU @ 3.40GHz 
MOBO: MSI B85-G43 Gaming
GPU: MSI Geforce GTX 970 (twin frozr V) 4G
Ram: Cosair DDR3 Cosair 8GB x2
PSU: Cosair RM 850 80 plus Gold
SSD: SAMSUNG 870 EVO 500GB 2.5" x1, SAMSUNG 870 EVO 250GB 2.5" x1
Case: Segotep Gank 5 Dimensions: 219mm(W) x 485mm(H) x 413mm(D)
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You can keep your SSD, case, PSU. That's pretty much it if you want a whole new system. If you want to keep RAM it's ok but ddr3 speeds a bit too slow for current usage. In fact I'd start over without the case so you feel like you have new computer.


You need to choose AMD or intel. Currently Intel i7-14700F is very good value for money BUT AMD AM5 will have longer life, i.e. 3 more years you still can use back the same motherboard and upgrade just the processor. Intel already eol for this socket next year will change.

Your usage quite light in terms of gaming. I'd start with processor and motherboard+RAM first, then only see if you need GPU upgrade. Maybe around 3-3.5k first for Proc+mobo+RAM and new 1tb SSD if you need the storage.


AMD can choose 7700x. Intel i7-14700F

mbr
post Feb 21 2024, 03:04 PM

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QUOTE(jackymai04 @ Feb 4 2024, 04:19 PM)
Currently use my PC mainly for google browser, creating simple website, microsoft office, occasional short video video editing, gaming like Dota/MMO/Genshin.
Budget RM5000-6000. I am thinking of upgrading my processors, MOBO, RAM but any advise is welcome.
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Budget of 5k is good enough

If your upgrade cycle is very long (8-10 years), then don't worry about getting something that's kinda lack of upgrade for CPU

ProcessorIntel i5-12400 + H610~RM 1100
RAM16GB DDR5~RM 300-400
SSDPCIE4 NVME 1TB~RM 500

Your choice of GPU, PSU and case to fit all in, as well as processor cooling, for the rest of the money

This post has been edited by mbr: Feb 21 2024, 03:06 PM

 

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