Thanks, Pabs I like have an idea of what to look for I have already been looking and have an idea of what I want but I will sit down at a computer and write all that out just on phone now and harder to sit and type it all out without going back and forth a lot to write all the letter and numbers for the different model numbers Also I want around 16gb of RAM since what I have now has 8 but it is much slower type of RAM than what is out today or would 32gb be overkill
What about different graphics cards
I have decided to try and upgrade my current system I have been looking at what parts will work for it that would make it the fastest version of it possible may go from an Intel i3 to an i7 processor from integrated graphics to a graphics card (one that is period correct for this machine) and a bigger power supply Since the parts are older I think I can get them rather cheap and hopefully still get a good bump in performance
SSD and video card should make a notable improvement over integrated graphics and motor disk drives. Let me know if it is a lemon. I think I've got an extra GDDR3 512MB Nvidia or ATi PCIe laying around you can have. Good enough to watch 1080p youtube with anyway.
Poncho, what chipset/or generation/or model is your motherboard?(I'm assuming that you're not planning on upgrading the motherboard?)
I built my own PC a couple of years ago. The original plan was for my friend to build it but he piked on me and said I should build it myself. He had already helped me order the parts so it was just a matter of finding a good YouTube tutorial or two and taking the leap.I put Windows and programs like games on the SSD and things like my CAD program on the D:/ drive. The SSD is almost full, being only 256GB. They are probably much bigger now and perhaps I will get a bigger one sometime. So get bigger than you think you will need.If you want I could list my components so you know what was good in 2016.
I am definitely no expert but you may find with upgrading that you are constrained by what you are keeping limiting how much you can upgrade.
Technology has come a way in years. It's amazing how the integrated graphics in the 4 core AMD 2200G processor almost match a dedicated graphics card with 2gb of graphics card RAM, for $80!And the motherboard is cheaper.(Though for some reason, the gpu benchmark website only shows the benchmark for the slow laptop version of the Vega 8 graphics in the 2200G. )
2nd Gen i3 in a Pegatron Caramel 2 and trying to keep the motherboard Going to have to keep the new CPU in the same gen, so I am going with an i7 2600 if I can get one at a good price
Poncho, I'm sorry to say, that motherboard is a bit too old. I don't know how cheap you will be able to find a i7 2600 for (PCPartPicker says $250 ), but a last generation $100 processor paired with a brand new $60 motherboard will beat it slightly AND still have lots of upgrade life in it....True, you'll need to buy (maybe 8GB) of DDR4, buts RAM is currently the cheapest it's ever been in 2-3 years, almost as cheap as it was in 2016. So now is a great opportunity.I wouldn't pay much more than $50 on a new processor for a 2nd generation Intel motherboard.
Oooh I like that list function defo gonna use it more in future.