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Hey, I plan on upgrading my PC, with a new MOBO, CPU, RAM, SSD and case.

Any opinions, or possibly changes, would be greatly appreciated.

Keep in mind I'm reusing some parts, I will tag which ones I'm reusing, and this is all in USD.


Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where

CPU
Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor
$347.00 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime $347.00 Amazon Buy

CPU Cooler
Noctua - NH-L9x65 33.8 CFM CPU Cooler
$48.95 FREE $48.95 Newegg Buy

Motherboard
Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
$196.00 $196.00 SuperBiiz Buy

Memory
Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
$159.99 $0.99 $160.98 Newegg Business Buy

Storage
Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
$143.83 FREE $143.83 Newegg Marketplace Buy


Re-used
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0+ Video Card


Case
NZXT - S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case
$65.99 $65.99 SuperBiiz Buy



Power Supply
Re-used
Corsair - CXM 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
$69.89 FREE $69.89 OutletPC Buy



Base Total: $1031.65
Shipping: $0.99
Total: $1032.64


Current specs are as follows:

Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i5 3570K @ 3.40GHz
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology

RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 933MHz (10-11-10-30)

Motherboard
ASRock Z77 Pro3 (CPUSocket)

Graphics
GN246HL ([email protected])
ASUS VS247 ([email protected])
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (ASRock)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (EVGA)

Storage
931GB Seagate ST1000DM003-1CH162 (SATA ) 34 C
111GB KINGSTON SV300S37A120G (SATA-2 (SSD)) 29 C
931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-00WN4A0 (SATA )

Optical Drives
ASUS DRW-24B1ST c

Audio
VB-Audio VoiceMeeter VAIO
#2. Posted:
thextrememodzz
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looks good about the upgrade.

but!!!!!!

instead of getting 16GB ram, get 32 GB ram, 16 is pretty low, i got 16 and i feel like i need more.
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