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Finally ready to pull the trigger on a new system. Been a few years since I upgraded, and decided I should go brand new. Interested in thoughts/perspectives - Ryzen or Intel? Nvidia GPU, right? Stay with my Samsung 256GB EVO 2.5" Sata SDD, or move to M2 SSD?

I might have some parts to cannibalize from my current system. However, catch is that my computer has started to randomly BSOD, and I can't figure out what the hell is causing it. Different error message each time, all scans I've run are coming up clean. No need for a monitor or peripherals, just the tower.

Would like to stay within a budget of $1600CAD, but that's proving to be tough as I'm really trying to squeeze in a 1070Ti (unless I go Ryzen, which seems like it's cheaper).

It is amazing how out of date I feel on all of these questions.  Sorry.

I moved to M2 SSD and, well... the difference between my new M2 960 EVO and my older Samsung 840 EVO is pretty significant:

Screenshot where I benchmarked both at the same time.

I actually use the 840 for Windows still, and the 960 for the most demanding games I have (with everything else being on a 4tb WD black SATA drive). It's worked out quite well.

GPU: Nvidia holds the high end. I have a 1080, my first Nvidia card since around 2008. No regrets, but I do still have a big soft spot for AMD.

CPU: I don't really have an opinion  here. I haven't kept up lately. I'm still running an i5 4670k so I'm a few generations out now.

Yeah, that's quite a difference. Guess M2 it is.

Pulled the trigger today. Most money I have ever spent on a computer, Jesus Christ.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor  ($279.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: MSI - X470 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($163.99 @ PC-Canada)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($222.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($132.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card  ($634.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case  ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  ($117.75 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1722.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-10 23:21 EDT-0400


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