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Update some parts ($600)

gemichi
  • 1 month ago

I'm moving to another country and will only be bringing some parts back with me, so I'll need to get new parts. The problem is I've been out of the pc building for a while and not sure what is the best I can get for $600.

What I need to get are (parts that I am using):

  • CPU (6700k)

  • MOBO (asus Z270)

  • RAM (8GB, thinking of upgrading to 16)

  • CPU cooler

What do you guys recommend?

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What CPU cooler are you currently using?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $322.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $69.98 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $507.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-10 07:22 EST-0500
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

6700K, so the 3700x is a better choice compare to the i7 9700k?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

3700X has 16 threads for work, vs. 8 for the 9700K.

It also uses just 65W, than 95 on the other one.

Cheaper boards a huge bonus (the B450 is only $115, a good Z390 is $150+)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Forgot to mention, the case I got only fits micro-atx. That make me wonder, should I sell it and get a atx case for more options or just get a matx mobo?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

There are B450 MAX options for mATX as well.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ahh, but for the long run, is it better to switch back to atx? And even get a x570 board? I can spare a but more budget if it means saving more in the future.

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