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New pc or upgrade old?

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by Pimmyjage, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. Pimmyjage

    Pimmyjage Member

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    So I need some upgrading to my computer. Last time I built my computer, a friend of mine ordered all the parts for me beforehand and we built it together. I'm kinda novice when it comes to ordering these. That's why I'm asking for your help. It has now been about 4 years when I built this for myself:

    Motherboard + Video Card: GA-F2A88XN-WIFI link: https://www.jimms.fi/fi/Product/Sho...gabyte-ga-f2a88xn-wifi-fm2-amd-a88x-ddr3-mitx

    Memory: Kingston HX318C10FWK2/8 Kingston 8GB (2x4GB) HyperX Fury link: https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-HyperX-FURY-2x4GB-1866MHz/dp/B00J8E91T0

    CPU: AD785KXBJABOX AMD A10-7850K Black Edition link: http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-A10-Series A10-7850K.html

    CPU cooler: 0P105245 Raijintek Themis Evo link: https://www.cclonline.com/product/1...k-Themis-Evo-Professional-CPU-Cooler/CLR0945/

    Storage: WD10EZRX WD Green WD10EZRX 1TB link: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236070

    Storage: SHFS37A/120G HyperX FURY 2.5" 120GB SATA III link: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104483

    Case: BFC-PHE-300-WWXKK-RP link: https://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/chassis/phenom-mini-itx

    Power Supply: CP-9020076-EU Corsair 550W, CS550M link: http://www.corsair.com/en-eu/cs-series-modular-cs550m-550-watt-80-plus-gold-certified-psu

    I'm using Windows 7 and this computer has served well until now. What I think I need is - more memory - new video card - Better CPU

    Editing videos with Adobe Premiere is pain in the ass atm, because it laggs like...a lot. I would like to buy another monitor for my computer and be able to do more stuff at once (have more programs running at once).

    Gaming experience could also be improved, but it's not necessary.

    So my question is: Should I upgrade something from my computer parts that I have now?

    OR

    Should I just build a new one?

    I'm willing to spend 1000€:ish. How should I use it?

    Thank you already in advance! Any advice is more than welcome tbh.
     
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    Thank you for your answer!

    Should I upgrade my CPU too then, since u gave me that list?
    And should I upgrade my memory too, buy a new kit?
    Do I need to upgrade my BIOS for these?

    Sorry forbeing a total noob with these kind of stuff.
     
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    go for new videocard 1st as it will free up shared system ram to see if still lags when editing videos. if still lags then go for new ram so 2x8gb for 16gb. could go for the A10-7890K 4100MHz. check bios version as needs to be at least f5
     
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    What ddp says , get the video card first as that will most likely be the reason for the lag that your seeing it will solve issues when playing some games as well,as games usually don't use more than 1 core apparently

    For video editing this doesn't really require much other than cpu cores as that's what does the processing,well it does for me when encoding & no doubt does for you.tho it would be better if my cpu multi threaded & it appears yours doesn't either.Unless your mobo can multithread i personally think it would be a waste of money to upgrade the cpu as your on a quad already & i highly doubt you'd notice an improvement if the upgraded cpu isn't capable of MT

    As for the ram you'd nee to check the amount used when stressing the computer as to whether your reaching the amount you already have installed,i've yet to do that as i've found even when encoding & watching a movie on kodi it doesn't go above 4gb in use
     
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    okay thanks for your responses! Ill try to get the new video card and maybe new pieces of ram and see how it plays for me.
     
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    Does my computer immediately detect the new videocard and use it or do I have to disable the integrated videocard manually?
     
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    yes it overrides the onboard or should do tho some bios's have option to set onboard only which means for mine i switch it to auto
    once installed and running you need to get the latest driver and software for it to get full functionality,there'll be an installer disc with the card just get the update or bypass the install disc & go straight for the newer versions
     
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    before installing the new card, check your motherboard manual or the bios setup to see how the video is setup as in "onboard(igp)", "pci-e" or "auto".
     

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