Advice please! Upgrading an older gaming rig. Your thoughts?

Jul 7, 2023
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Hey folks… new here! Been out of the gaming world for QUITE some time (several years). I built a Xidax gaming OC back in 2017 and was wanting to upgrade to a new Alienware 34 OLED monitor and a RTX 4090 GPU. I was hoping for your input on what other components are a MUST or SHOULD upgrade on my older rig. Based on power usage, I assume I may need a new power supply as well…

The following is my current build. Is there anything else that you’d recommend in upgrade while I’m at it? (Preferably not a new mobo and new build lol… would like to salvage as much as possible). Not sure what is still even compatible with my mobo and cpu these days.

My current build:

Case White Vertex -
Motherboard ASROCK Z370 KILLER SLI AC -
Processor Intel® Six Core™ i7-8700K Processor -
Memory Xidax Extreme DDR4 2666MHz Memory - 32GB -
Power Supply Corsair RM850 Watt Power Supply -
Graphics Card MSI GTX 1080Ti GAMING X -
Sound Cards Onboard Audio -
HDD/SSD Xidax Performance SSD 250GB -
2nd HDD Western Digital Blue 1TB - 7200RPM 3.5" HDD -
LED Fans Premium Blue LED Fans -
CPU Cooling Xidax 570LX CPU Cooler -
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Jul 7, 2023
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Well… thanks for being the devil on my shoulder… lol especially around Amazon prime day and NewEgg FantasTECH sale… needless to I spent too much and went with the following white themed build:

- Asus ROG Strix X670E-A Gaming Mobo
- AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
- Deepcool white 360mm AIO CPU cooler
- G.SKILL Trident Z5 RGB Series 64GB (2 x 32GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR5 6400
- Two (2) WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe M.2 2280 2TB
- MSI - MPG A1000G PCIE 5.0, 80 GOLD Full Modular PSU
- ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4090 White OC Edition Gaming
- LIAN LI Lancool III RGB White Aluminum / SECC / Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Your thoughts?


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