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Old February 12, 2019, 08:07 PM
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So i have this older computer though not really sure if it's worth replacing (ie: value for money)


i7 3rd generation 3700
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Let me know what you think. I have considered replacing it with either an i7 9700 or 8700k or ryzen 2700x base system. Been out of the loop since around 2011.
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Old February 12, 2019, 08:56 PM
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So i have this older computer though not really sure if it's worth replacing (ie: value for money)


i7 3rd generation 3700
evga 1070 ftw2
16 GB DDR3
186 GB SSD
5TB WD Black
Asus P8P67 Rev 3.1

Let me know what you think. I have considered replacing it with either an i7 9700 or 8700k or ryzen 2700x base system. Been out of the loop since around 2011.

Only you really know the answer Its an older system but is it still doing what you want? Ot you in the market to replace as its been so long since a new build?

You still have a great GPU there btw !!
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Old February 12, 2019, 09:14 PM
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yeah the gpu is still working great and would be transplanted. i might just look at a mobo/cpu/memory upgrade :)
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I say wait till Ryzen 3000.
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Agree with rjbarker. If you feel it’s causing issues, or need the features that new platforms offer, then upgrade. Otherwise it is still fine. I am still running an i7 3770 in my PC.
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3rd gen is still a nice platform. However if you are feeling the itch, a newer platform opens up the option for m.2 PCIe NVME SSD's which could be a decent upgrade depending on the age/spec of your current SSD. And it's always nice to have the latest USB versions on-board now too (3.1, USB-C etc). 8th/9th Gen Intels and the new Ryzens are both solid options.
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I have considered replacing it with either an i7 9700 or 8700k or ryzen 2700x base system. Been out of the loop since around 2011.
But why? Why do you need a newer platform? You want NVME? Get a Samsung 950pro and you are game on! You need more processing power? Get yourself a Precision T5500 dual lga1366 and upgrade the cpus to highly clocked quad cores or hexa cores.
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Dell-Precisi...E0D:rk:12:pf:0
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partially it's the itch, since i haven't done a substantial upgrade in a quite a while. I also have been having the occasional bsod for no good reason. I just don't know if the investment will net gains that worth while spending the additional coin as it seems parts have gotten much more expensive. I am still thinking it over though as your have already pointed out that my current system is meeting my needs. Any recommendations on motherboards i should be looking at ? I have also been curious about the m2 nvme stuff but would need a new mobo/cpu/memory to likely take full advantage of that platform as my current board doesn't support m2 or nvme for boot.

And no i will never own a dell computer. Monitors are a nothing thin i really like thier ultrasharp line, but i do not want a dell computer. Everyone i have ever used has had serious problems.
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I also have been having the occasional bsod for no good reason..
How old is your PSU? Has it run continuously? Years ago I had the same issue and it was a bad PSU.
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I have also been curious about the m2 nvme stuff but would need a new mobo/cpu/memory to likely take full advantage of that platform as my current board doesn't support m2 or nvme for boot.
the 950 pro has you covered! I already told you that! and it will run at x4 3.0 with an IB i5 or i7!
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