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#1 Stefan Fredriksson

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 0017 AM

Title referreing to me when I bought budget PC for one of the kids. Specs looked "ok", but has shown not to be. So here I am with basically two options:

1. Upgrade. In this case it will mean new... everything.
Package with mobo+i5-7600k+Cooler+16 gb 3000 mhz memory. Around 600 USD.
Add to that a gtx 1060 6gb, another 300.
If I replace i5-7600 with i7-7700k, total sum will 100 USD more.

2. New PC.
On offer now: box, mobo, cooler, i5-7600k, 16 gb 2666 mhz, disk, MSI Geforce gtx 1070 armor OC (8gb). Cost 1300 USD. Parts can be upgraded, for instance another 120 USD will get me i7-7700k instead.

Option one will be cheaper, but leave me with parts I doubt I can sell. Option two will leave me with 2 PCs, even though one of them is subpar.
I am itching for option two obviously, but looking for holes in my reasoning.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 0101 AM

What was/is the Budget PC?. Usually big problem with the prebuilds (beyond the proprietary parts) is the Power Supply is chosen to barely power the parts it comes with so any upgrade is realistically going to require a PSU upgrade.



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 0432 AM

Ironically, psu, disk and box were the reusable stuff.
600W psu, Athlon X4 860 black edition (4gb), ASUS A68HM socket FM2+, Radeon Sapphire RX 460 2 gb, 16 gb 1866 mhz.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 1531 PM

That's not too horrible, Really the only two things you might be able to get any decent  money  between those parts would be the Graphics card and Memory. Memory prices are pretty high right now so it's possible to get close to retail for them.  For what they are going on ebay, you're probably looking at most $200 that you could get for the memory and graphics card. In your shoes the second computer may be worth more than the time it takes to get those parts sold.



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 0734 AM

Problem may be solved.

Extensive problem solving done, searching for mostly sw-errors since hw was "cleared".
But problem boiled down to cpu.
For no real reason I fiddled with the physical cpu, basically releasing it and reseating it.
After that it seems to work.




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