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[Solved] Upgrading system from AMD FX 6300

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gx_saurav

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If you are going to get a Kabylake, I highly recommend an i7 instead of an i5. 4c/4t is starting to lag behind in some games.
Core i7 despite of 4c-8t, is very very costly here. Sometimes 50% more than Core i5.

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I have picked the following configuration for upgrade as these components are available here. This is costing me around $ 400 after selling my existing hardware.
  1. Intel Core i5 7500.
  2. Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H
  3. Kingston HyperX 2 x 8 GB DDR4 2133 MHz
I will reuse my existing components. You can check the full PC build here https://pcpartpicker.com/list/FcNpFd

Now, depending on how good Ryzen is, I will either get Kaby Lake or Ryzen as soon as Ryzen is available here.
 
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DrMrLordX

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Bummer about i7 prices. Is 16GB of RAM that much more expensive than 8GB? 8GB doesn't go very far anymore.
 

gx_saurav

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I am going to market to tomorrow. Core i5 7500 PC is under my budget right now if I buy on EMI but for that I also need to sell old hardware and get new hardware with good deals.
 

gx_saurav

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Boys, the following was purchased today.

Intel Core i5 7500.
Gigabyte B150M - D3H DDR4
2 x 8 GB G Skill DR42400

This cost me $485. I was able to sell my old CPU, Motherboard and RAM for $110. I reused all my old components such as cabinet, power supply etc.

My system upgrade is now complete. System is much silent compared to AMD system.
 
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DrMrLordX

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Good luck then! Let's face it, those old FX systems are long in the tooth anyway. You should enjoy the extra performance you get from Kabylake.
 

gx_saurav

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Quantum Break, DirectX 12 edition.

AMD FX 6300 + 8 GB RAM + AMD Radeon R9 270X 2 GB + Medium settings = 14 fps.
AMD FX 6300 + 8 GB RAM + AMD RX 470 8 GB + Medium Settings = 22 ~ 25 fps.
Core i5 7500 + 16 GB RAM + AMD RX 470 8 GB + Medium settings = 1080p @ 60fps.

I am thinking to use Radeon Chill feature to further reduce GPU usage as restrict it to 45 fps only. That is enough for Quantum Break which you play while walking slowly.
 

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