I have an old ITX PC. The essentials of the spec are currently:
- Cooler Master Elite 130 case
- Corsair 850w PSU
- ASUS® H81I-PLUS: Mini-ITX
- Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-4570 (3.2GHz)
- 8GB DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz RAM
- Gigabyte Geforce RTX2060 Video card
- Samsung 1TB SSD
The video card and PSU are recent upgrades. The rest is around 10 years old.
Since replacing the PSU it has run reliably, however the fan is a bit louder than I would like. I believe the noise comes from the CPU fan which is the original. (I replaced the case fans with quiet models and it made no difference). That said, it isn't unbearable (maybe 25-30dB).
I am looking to upgrade the motherboard, CPU and memory for much improved performance. I am considering:
- ASUS ROG Strix B760-I
- Intel i7 13700F
- Corsair Vengeance DDR5 32GB (2x16GB) 6400MHz C32
I would also upgrade the video card in the future, but not right now.
So, this is pretty high end (which is what I want) without going crazy.
What I am wondering is how the heat generated would compare with the current configuration. On paper, the new CPU has a lower power consumption than the old one (65w vs 84w) and probably better power management, so I am hoping the fan would be quieter. I am not sure how the motherboard will compare (I guess it is not a big factor) or the memory (possibly more, because there is more of it, but again, not a big factor).
The PC will have various uses from running AI models to reading emails. So my ideal system would be able to handle the former case whilst being almost silent in the later case. I'd also want some headroom to slap a bigger video card in later.
Any advice on what difference the proposed upgrades would make (if any) would be much appreciated.