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I NEED A GPU UPGRADE PLS HELP

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, I am having trouble choosing a new graphics card and was wondering if i could get some help getting a part that is not overkill for the overall build of the pc, used for gaming with the best settings as possible #pcmasterrace. I built my computer five years ago and i have just slowly started upgrading things earlier this year. My current build after i install this new cpu waiting for me will be.

Moba-z97x-soc-cf

cpu-i7-4790K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 4.0 GHz

GPU- GTX970

ddr3 at 2400 - yes i went into the bios and changed to profile 1 to use the oc and not factor set.

power supply- cxm750.

Any ideas?

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depends on what games you're playing and the resolution you're playing at.


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2080 should slot in fine. Also pretty nice that you have the RAM at 2400MHz, dont think my 4x4 kit goes that high :D


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Wide game base. Almost anything really. Arma to League and back again. i was just worried about having an old moba with the 1150 chip set. This is probably the best proc and can get without a moba upgrade.

 

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We would really need to know your budget to recommend something. 

 

9 minutes ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

2080 should slot in fine. Also pretty nice that you have the RAM at 2400MHz, dont think my 4x4 kit goes that high :D

He would probably CPU bottleneck that GPU, even a 2070.


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1 minute ago, suchamoneypit said:

We would really need to know your budget to recommend something. 

 

He would probably CPU bottleneck that GPU, even a 2070.

my I7 4790k dosnt hold back my 1080 as far as i know, the 2070 is only about as good as the 1080. Id go for the 2080


I spent $2500 on building my PC and all i do with it is play MTGA & watch anime at 720p...

Builds:

The Toaster Project! Northern Bee! The Cassette Deck!

 

The original LAN PC build log! (Old, dead and replaced by The Toaster Project & 5.0)

Spoiler

"Here is some advice that might have gotten lost somewhere along the way in your life. 

 

#1. Treat others as you would like to be treated.

#2. It's best to keep your mouth shut; and appear to be stupid, rather than open it and remove all doubt.

#3. There is nothing "wrong" with being wrong. Learning from a mistake can be more valuable than not making one in the first place.

 

Follow these simple rules in life, and I promise you, things magically get easier. " - MageTank 31-10-2016

 

 

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1 minute ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

my I7 4790k dosnt hold back my 1080 as far as i know, the 2070 is only about as good as the 1080. Id go for the 2080

I say that because I had a heavy overclocked 4690k and i guess the 4 cores just wasn't enough, it bottlenecked hard on a 1070 and a 1070ti. I guess the extra threads on the 4790k help a lot. Whats your average CPU utilization when gaming with the 1080?


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1 minute ago, suchamoneypit said:

I say that because I had a heavy overclocked 4690k and i guess the 4 cores just wasn't enough, it bottlenecked hard on a 1070 and a 1070ti. I guess the extra threads on the 4790k help a lot. Whats your average CPU utilization when gaming with the 1080?

havent checked that for quite a while since i dont play anything nearly demanding enough atm but it was probably like 70%-90%? The I7 4790K is a really nice chip


I spent $2500 on building my PC and all i do with it is play MTGA & watch anime at 720p...

Builds:

The Toaster Project! Northern Bee! The Cassette Deck!

 

The original LAN PC build log! (Old, dead and replaced by The Toaster Project & 5.0)

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"Here is some advice that might have gotten lost somewhere along the way in your life. 

 

#1. Treat others as you would like to be treated.

#2. It's best to keep your mouth shut; and appear to be stupid, rather than open it and remove all doubt.

#3. There is nothing "wrong" with being wrong. Learning from a mistake can be more valuable than not making one in the first place.

 

Follow these simple rules in life, and I promise you, things magically get easier. " - MageTank 31-10-2016

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

havent checked that for quite a while since i dont play anything nearly demanding enough atm but it was probably like 70%-90%? The I7 4790K is a really nice chip

Then I would say a 2080 would be pushing it bottleneck wise but a 2070 would probably be fine.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

So something like MSI The Duke would be fine? I have a closed case the the armor rgb is a waste. Plus the case is full sized with a lot of room so it should fit the massive 3 fan length.

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14 hours ago, Trombles said:

So something like MSI The Duke would be fine? I have a closed case the the armor rgb is a waste. Plus the case is full sized with a lot of room so it should fit the massive 3 fan length.

Any card that fitts and that you have enough power to drive will be fine


I spent $2500 on building my PC and all i do with it is play MTGA & watch anime at 720p...

Builds:

The Toaster Project! Northern Bee! The Cassette Deck!

 

The original LAN PC build log! (Old, dead and replaced by The Toaster Project & 5.0)

Spoiler

"Here is some advice that might have gotten lost somewhere along the way in your life. 

 

#1. Treat others as you would like to be treated.

#2. It's best to keep your mouth shut; and appear to be stupid, rather than open it and remove all doubt.

#3. There is nothing "wrong" with being wrong. Learning from a mistake can be more valuable than not making one in the first place.

 

Follow these simple rules in life, and I promise you, things magically get easier. " - MageTank 31-10-2016

 

 

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18 hours ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

he 2070 is only about as good as the 1080

the 2070 beats the 1080. it's not as good as the 1080. 

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