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Would my upgrade parts be worth it for office use?

delartz
  • 34 months ago

Intended use is office and productivity use - ton of tabs and windows open (8 GB RAM was a terrible decision, need at the minimum 16 and highly considering 24/32). Only game I play is League of Legends so the focus is maximum speed on computer for work. My budget is whatever it takes to maximize office productivity, budget isn't a concern but I don't expect it to be off the charts since my use cases are relatively simple.

My current parts: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/dnZ7CJ

My projected upgrade parts: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/9rh6tJ

Would appreciate recommendations :) Thanks!

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  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

I think you would be better off doing a Ryzen build, since you're issue is more with multiple applications being open. You also save some money going this route:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $306.75 @ shopRBC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $44.99 @ NCIX
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $95.00 @ Vuugo
Memory Patriot - Viper Elite 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $140.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $319.99 @ NCIX
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $63.75 @ Vuugo
Video Card PNY - GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card -
Case Cooler Master - N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $54.75 @ Vuugo
Power Supply Antec - High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $104.25 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor Acer - H236HLbid 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $189.99 @ Newegg Canada
Monitor Acer - H236HLbid 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $189.99 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1535.45
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $1510.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-01 09:33 EDT-0400

You're going to see better performance in the M.2 SSD vs the 1TB 850 Evo you had selected; I would use the savings to buy a bigger HDD if space will be an issue. In addition, You've got 6 cores clocked at the same speed as the i7-7700, but the 1600X is about $70 cheaper (30 if you include the price of the cooler), but still overclockable.

In terms of the specific issues you have, I'm not sure if building a new computer is necessarily the solution. It really depends on the application. If you're like me, doing statistical analysis on thousands of observations using SAS, then yes, an upgrade would be beneficial. However, if you're just writing a lot of word documents, you might not see the performance bump you'd hope.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know exactly what programs you use, but heavy multitasking and productivity makes me think multithreaded, and that makes me think Ryzen. You may need a new copy of Windows if you had OEM before- I added a USB version, which is transferable in case you upgrade again. I also swapped out the SSD for a similarly sized M.2 that happens to be cheaper. RAM was an easy switch to a faster kit for a similar price as the two separate single sticks. I didn't see much reason to swap out some of the parts like GPU/PSU. You could keep using your Sandisk SSD if you wanted, maybe as a workspace for projects for faster read/write than the HDD?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor $364.99 @ Newegg Canada
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $95.00 @ Vuugo
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $164.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Crucial - MX300 1.1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $354.99 @ PC Canada
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $63.75 @ Vuugo
Video Card PNY - GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card -
Case Cooler Master - N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $54.75 @ Vuugo
Power Supply Antec - High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $104.25 @ Amazon Canada
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $130.99 @ PC Canada
Monitor Acer - H236HLbid 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $189.99 @ Newegg Canada
Monitor Acer - H236HLbid 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $189.99 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1738.69
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $1713.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-01 10:26 EDT-0400
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