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So I have been upgrading my PC little by little over the last couple months as money has been tight, However what do you guys think and what would you guys recommend as a improvement?


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If your satisfied with your graphics and monitors (which I'm assuming you are) you could consider getting a larger and higher quality SSD (any Samsung SSD). 850 Pro 512gb is a good middle option. If you want to go overkill, get a Samsung NVME SSD.
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Depends on what your aims are, as well as budget and currency.

Don't get an NVMe SSD. If that was going to benefit you, you'd probably know already. It would be a waste for the majority of users.

I'd personally add another, larger SSD. Not NVMe, and not an 850 PRO. 850 PRO is also a waste of money IMO. 850 EVO will perform very similarly for a much better price, or even an MX300 would be better than an 850 EVO in a lot of cases since 850 EVO's are pretty over priced atm.

Other than that, I'd probably upgrade peripherals.

Not sure what case and PSU you have, so if those are somewhat low quality, you could upgrade those.
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13 wroteDepends on what your aims are, as well as budget and currency.

Don't get an NVMe SSD. If that was going to benefit you, you'd probably know already. It would be a waste for the majority of users.

I'd personally add another, larger SSD. Not NVMe, and not an 850 PRO. 850 PRO is also a waste of money IMO. 850 EVO will perform very similarly for a much better price, or even an MX300 would be better than an 850 EVO in a lot of cases since 850 EVO's are pretty over priced atm.

Other than that, I'd probably upgrade peripherals.

Not sure what case and PSU you have, so if those are somewhat low quality, you could upgrade those.



Thanks guys. I just mainly use it to play games, ARK, GTA 5, Bo3, h1z1 and others and occasionally stream.

I personal have a Corsair Strafe Gaming Keyboard and a Generic Gaming mouse I paid $40 for from Amazon..

Case that I have is a Deep Cool Tesseract
PSU is EVGA 450B, I feel I will need to upgrade this soon as I want to get a 1080 later down the road.

As for cooling, I noticed whole playing ARK my GPU does tend to run a little on the high side, Should I be looking to Liquid cool at all or would normal coolers work?
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Why have you got an mITX motherboard in a mid sized ATX case? That's wylin b. Grab a nice ITX case, for sure. PSU is fine. It's not very good, and it's not modular but it's not the worst quality so it's not really a necessary upgrade but it is something you could improve if you wanted. It will be fine for a GTX 1080.

315 wroteShould I be looking to Liquid cool at all or would normal coolers work?

For your GPU? Custom watercooling your GPU would be a pain in the ass, especially in a cheap case. It's also totally pointless for a mid ranged GPU lol. It already has an air cooler on it, and unless it's a blower style cooler, you're not really going to see an improvement with any aftermarket GPU air coolers(of which there aren't very many).
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13 wroteWhy have you got an mITX motherboard in a mid sized ATX case? That's wylin b. Grab a nice ITX case, for sure. PSU is fine. It's not very good, and it's not modular but it's not the worst quality so it's not really a necessary upgrade but it is something you could improve if you wanted. It will be fine for a GTX 1080.

315 wroteShould I be looking to Liquid cool at all or would normal coolers work?

For your GPU? Custom watercooling your GPU would be a pain in the ass, especially in a cheap case. It's also totally pointless for a mid ranged GPU lol. It already has an air cooler on it, and unless it's a blower style cooler, you're not really going to see an improvement with any aftermarket GPU air coolers(of which there aren't very many).



The case is actually a recommendation from you when I had a budget for my original build which was $500, But now with everything I have spent money on, I am way past that budget lol. Do you happen to have any recommendations for a MinITX case? Currently I have a red, black and blue color scheme going.
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315 wroteThe case is actually a recommendation from you when I had a budget for my original build which was $500

Yeah, I've recommended the case before as it's a good budget case, but I'm positive I never recommended it with an mITX motherboard lol

315 wroteDo you happen to have any recommendations for a MinITX case? Currently I have a red, black and blue color scheme going.

Depends what kind of budget you have, and whether or not you'd rather a cube case, window, etc.

Fractal Design Define Nano S, Fractal Design Core 500, Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX, Thermaltake Core V1, Silverstone SUGO, Raijintek Metis. A couple of decent options at varying price points. Lian-Li also have some nice mITX offerings.
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315 wroteThe case is actually a recommendation from you when I had a budget for my original build which was $500

Yeah, I've recommended the case before as it's a good budget case, but I'm positive I never recommended it with an mITX motherboard lol

315 wroteDo you happen to have any recommendations for a MinITX case? Currently I have a red, black and blue color scheme going.

Depends what kind of budget you have, and whether or not you'd rather a cube case, window, etc.

Fractal Design Define Nano S, Fractal Design Core 500, Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX, Thermaltake Core V1, Silverstone SUGO, Raijintek Metis. A couple of decent options at varying price points. Lian-Li also have some nice mITX offerings.


Yea I was looking at several cases on Newegg as the one I have is quite large, I appreciate the insight 13, Your a standup guy


PS. Here the link to the original build I started with, But ended up changing out the motherboard.

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[quote="13"]Why have you got an mITX motherboard in a mid sized ATX case? That's wylin b. Grab a nice ITX case, for sure. PSU is fine. It's not very good, and it's not modular but it's not the worst quality so it's not really a necessary upgrade but it is something you could improve if you wanted. It will be fine for a GTX 1080.




For the PSU, Whats does the Modular power supply offer that the one I have doesn't? Just better cable management?
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You should mostly upgrade PSU for something better quality, but something modular would be a bonus. Yes, better/easier cable management. It's a lot less hassle dealing with a modular PSU.
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