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Finalized upgrades. Looking for opinions.

LostElement
  • 35 months ago

Hello, it's me again. Recently, I my PC would not output a display to the monitor. After some troubleshooting, I found out my GPU is dead. Fan still spins, but it doesn't output anything.

But anyway, it figured it's time for an upgrade anyway. I am not getting this all at once. I am getting them at one or two parts at a time so my wallet isn't hurting.

I plan to replace the GPU, PSU, fan splitter, and case first. Then get a CPU Cooler along with a better looking fan for it. The very last set of upgrades will be replacing the motherboard and CPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A8-5500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $0.00
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L12 37.8 CFM CPU Cooler $56.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Blue 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 470 4GB Video Card $159.99 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $38.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $84.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive HP DVD1265I DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $0.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan be quiet! Pure Wings 2 51.4 CFM 120mm Fan $10.49 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Corsair ML120 Pro LED Blue 75.0 CFM 120mm Fan $27.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Anidees AI Halo Cosmic Blue 39.7 CFM 120mm Fan $14.90 @ Newegg Marketplace
Other MSI 2AE0 Purchased
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $583.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-18 12:38 EDT-0400

I didn't include the CPU and mobo upgrade here (yet).

I know I can save a lot of money on the RAM, but honestly, they look so cool, that it's worth it.

Thoughts?

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