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Old 03 November 2018, 06:15 PM
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I currently have a home PC with the Asus P8Z77-M Motherboard in it along with an i5-3570k cpu, 32gb of Corsair XMS3 DDR3 RAM and a Radeon HD7850 2gb graphics card.

What would be the logical upgrade to all of it. I am not really a PC hardware person.
It has to have PCI Express 3.x on it aswell.

Also the Micro ATX case is a bit restrictive with 2 Bluray players, 5x SSD drives 1x 3TB SATA drive and an internal multi card reader with additional USB 3 ports. However I don~t want to go full tower.

The computer is mainly used for Lightroom and Photoshop editing and is loaded with SSD drives.

Ideally I would like dual processors and more RAM but does that require going for server MB with more expensive DIMMs or can you get normal twin processor motherboards ?

AND NO I AM NOT INTERESTED IN ANYTHING FROM APPLE.

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Old 03 November 2018, 06:52 PM
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I am looking at the Asus Z390-A Motherboard with an i7 cpu but not worked out what yet. It is still only single CPU but can take 64GB of RAM.
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Old 03 November 2018, 09:55 PM
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Sounds to me like really you want a whole new system. Any of the latest i7's are going to be a bit wasted with that GPU IMO. You will need to replace your current ram as well as the newer CPU's use DDR4.

It may be worth reading this post from Puget Systems (a well regarded system builder in America) - https://www.pugetsystems.com/recomme...ecommendations. Might give you a better idea of what components you want to be looking at.

You also need to decide if you plan to overclock the system at all. If the answer is no, you can save a chunk of money by not buying a motherboard with the overclocking capabilities and can even save a bit by getting a non K series processor. K series processors are unlocked for overclocking but are usually more expensive than the equivalent non K series and also do not include any sort of cooler.
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Old 04 November 2018, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by RockyRoad View Post
Sounds to me like really you want a whole new system. Any of the latest i7's are going to be a bit wasted with that GPU IMO. You will need to replace your current ram as well as the newer CPU's use DDR4.

It may be worth reading this post from Puget Systems (a well regarded system builder in America) - https://www.pugetsystems.com/recomme...ecommendations. Might give you a better idea of what components you want to be looking at.

You also need to decide if you plan to overclock the system at all. If the answer is no, you can save a chunk of money by not buying a motherboard with the overclocking capabilities and can even save a bit by getting a non K series processor. K series processors are unlocked for overclocking but are usually more expensive than the equivalent non K series and also do not include any sort of cooler.
Cheers for the link it is very usefull.

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Old 04 November 2018, 03:04 PM
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Created a thread for you on a very good PC forum

https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/th...vise.18836062/

get onto www.forums.overclockers.co.uk and post a thread u will be bombarded with build advise from a very knowledgeable community. Some of which have spend 20K+ on PCs

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Old 04 November 2018, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by hackisfun View Post
Created a thread for you on a very good PC forum

https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/th...vise.18836062/

get onto www.forums.overclockers.co.uk and post a thread u will be bombarded with build advise from a very knowledgeable community. Some of which have spend 20K+ on PCs
Awesome, thank you very much.
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Old 04 November 2018, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Wurzel View Post
Awesome, thank you very much.
have you got a maximum budget for going full new system. Overclockers can be a little more expensive for some parts but do offer finance to spread the cost. They also have some advance RMA with manufactures were they test and replace so can save you a lot of money and time of sending parts half way round the world and waiting weeks on end for repalcements

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Old 04 November 2018, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by hackisfun View Post
have you got a maximum budget for going full new system. Overclockers can be a little more expensive for some parts but do offer finance to spread the cost. They also have some advance RMA with manufactures were they test and replace so can save you a lot of money and time of sending parts half way round the world and waiting weeks on end for repalcements
TBH I haven't thought much about it at the moment, I was just interested where to go from what I alreay had, but now the ball is rolling I may look into it more over the next few months and start to stockpile parts until I have all the bits ro build and replace my current setup.
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