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Possible upgrades. Edited

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Posted · Original PosterOP

EDIT: I got such a good deal on a monitor (Asus P248) and GPU (1080 with a waterblock)  (500 bucks for both) that I’m considering doing a CPU MB and RAM upgrade. I’m not married to Intel and I’m considering either sticking with Mini ITX (on a Caselabs S3, water cooled CPU and GPU with 2 2x120 60mm rads) or going back to ATX (Caselabs SM8, with 3x120mm 60mm + 4x120mm 60mm rads). I already have the WC hardware, would only need a new bracket for AMD CPU.

I only need the performance for gaming since my work doesn’t require the horsepower. Please keep as cheap as possible while sticking to the following:

 

NVME support (future)

CPU Overclocking

No need for fancy audio, got that covered

Current or past chipsets

 

Thanks again

 

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Hi, it's been a long time since I post in the forum. Have been out of the hardware game for a minute. I recently started gaming again (BO4, BFV, Fortnite and will try Apex soon) I'm looking to upgrade at least my GPU and display. 

My goal is gaming at 1440p ~165hz with gsync (looking at a Dell S2417DG). I don't mind lower details, I want frames. My current setup is:

 

i5 4690k currently at stock clocks

Evga Z97 Stinger

Evga 980 SC stock cooler

16gb ram

240gb Kingston SSD

850w power supply (good quality, can't recall model right now) 

This used to be watercooled but not right now. 

 

My budget is not set but I was thinking on getting a new 2060 or a used 1080. Not sure what's my best bet for what I want to achieve. 

 

Is my cpu still good enough? I don't really want to go through the hassle of selling my hardware and starting from scratch 

I was thinking of SSD Raid 0 with new sata drives since I don't have more pci e ports for faster drives. Is it worth it for a snappier windows experience? 

I won't give a set budget because hardware prices are all over the place in my country. Just want to know if what I'm thinking of doing makes sense. 

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

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3 minutes ago, notenoughtv said:

Hi, it's been a long time since I post in the forum. Have been out of the hardware game for a minute. I recently started gaming again (BO4, BFV, Fortnite and will try Apex soon) I'm looking to upgrade at least my GPU and display. 

My goal is gaming at 1440p ~165hz with gsync (looking at a Dell S2417DG). I don't mind lower details, I want frames. My current setup is:

 

i5 4690k currently at stock clocks

Evga Z97 Stinger

Evga 980 SC stock cooler

16gb ram

240gb Kingston SSD

850w power supply (good quality, can't recall model right now) 

This used to be watercooled but not right now. 

 

My budget is not set but I was thinking on getting a new 2060 or a used 1080. Not sure what's my best bet for what I want to achieve. 

 

Is my cpu still good enough? I don't really want to go through the hassle of selling my hardware and starting from scratch 

I was thinking of SSD Raid 0 with new sata drives since I don't have more pci e ports for faster drives. Is it worth it for a snappier windows experience? 

I won't give a set budget because hardware prices are all over the place in my country. Just want to know if what I'm thinking of doing makes sense. 

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

I think you need to do two things...

 

1.  Lower your expectations/desires.  1440p at 165Hz is a lot of business.  Either look into 1440p 60+ or 1080p 100+ because....

 

2.  You're not wanting to go thru starting over.  OC that 4690K to 4.4GHz+ and get a used 1080.  Then you can achieve #1 (the 1440p 60Hz or 1080P 100Hz).  Without starting over or spending a lot on a 2080 or 2080Ti... you're not doing 1440p 165Hz.  Well, not without using Low settings.


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Just now, notenoughtv said:

My budget is not set but I was thinking on getting a new 2060 or a used 1080. Not sure what's my best bet for what I want to achieve. 

 

Is my cpu still good enough? I don't really want to go through the hassle of selling my hardware and starting from scratch 

I was thinking of SSD Raid 0 with new sata drives since I don't have more pci e ports for faster drives. Is it worth it for a snappier windows experience? 

I won't give a set budget because hardware prices are all over the place in my country. Just want to know if what I'm thinking of doing makes sense. 

I would say a used 1070 ti, 1080 or 1080 ti, whatever you can find for a fair price

 

a cheap upgrade would be a 4770k or 4790k and overclock with a good cooler

 

I would personally either get a cached sata and use the one you have for games or something, or just not doing it at all


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For high framerate gaming, you'll need to upgrade your CPU and an old Haswell i7 won't cut it if you want a high-end GPU.

Battlefield V in particular. Without a stronger CPU (even than a i7 4770 or 4790) there's no point in going above GTX 1070 for that game.

You'd want a modern day CPU and at least a mid to high end GPU, not going below an RTX 2060 or a Vega 64 while RTX 2080 or Radeon 7 being recommended.

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Thanks for the quick replies.

Would it be more realistic going for a 1080p gsync monitor so I don't have to change cpu? I could watercool it, I still have the hardware (2x120mm 60mm radiators, only for the cpu). Then I could put some more cash into the gpu. 

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Just now, notenoughtv said:

 

 

Thanks for the quick replies.

Would it be more realistic going for a 1080p gsync monitor so I don't have to change cpu? I could watercool it, I still have the hardware (2x120mm 60mm radiators, only for the cpu). Then I could put some more cash into the gpu. 

980=~1060-1070... so it should do


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Primary PC:

CPU: I5-8600k  @4.5 ghz  GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming   RAM: 8+8 3360 mhz DDR4 Trident Z   MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC   HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung ECOGREEN   SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB   Soundcard: built in   Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB   Screen: Salora 40LED1500

 

Second PC: Cedar mill

CPU: i3-2130   GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 4+2 GB 1333 mhz DDR3    MOBO: HP H series   HDD: 320 GB WD Black 7200 RPM   PSU: HP 250 watt   Soundcard: built in   Case: Sunbeam Quarterback   Screen: IIyama Prolite T2240MTS, Samsung SyncMaster710N

 

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Laptop : Acer TravelMate 8573t

CPU: I3-2330M   GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 8+2 GB 1333 mhz DDR3   MOBO: Acer   SSD: 250 gb mx500 sata   Soundcard: built in   Case: Acer TravelMate 8573t   Screen: TN 768p

 

Game consoles:

PS4 slim glacier white 500 gb, PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 gb, Xbox, 3 DS lites, DSI XL, Gameboy Advanced Color, PS Vita v2, Wii, PS3 500 gb

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1 hour ago, notenoughtv said:

Hi, it's been a long time since I post in the forum. Have been out of the hardware game for a minute. I recently started gaming again (BO4, BFV, Fortnite and will try Apex soon) I'm looking to upgrade at least my GPU and display. 

My goal is gaming at 1440p ~165hz with gsync (looking at a Dell S2417DG). I don't mind lower details, I want frames. My current setup is:

 

i5 4690k currently at stock clocks

Evga Z97 Stinger

Evga 980 SC stock cooler

16gb ram

240gb Kingston SSD

850w power supply (good quality, can't recall model right now) 

This used to be watercooled but not right now. 

 

My budget is not set but I was thinking on getting a new 2060 or a used 1080. Not sure what's my best bet for what I want to achieve. 

 

Is my cpu still good enough? I don't really want to go through the hassle of selling my hardware and starting from scratch 

I was thinking of SSD Raid 0 with new sata drives since I don't have more pci e ports for faster drives. Is it worth it for a snappier windows experience? 

I won't give a set budget because hardware prices are all over the place in my country. Just want to know if what I'm thinking of doing makes sense. 

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Bruh this PSU is overkill

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks to your recommendations I found a great deal on a Asus PG248q used monitor and a 1080 founders edition with an included water block for a good price too. I guess it's back to watercooling for me

 

Thoughts on this configuration would be appreciated 

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