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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I’m going to have a 1440p 144hz pc (for gaming mostly) soon, and idk which graphics to get. I wanna hit at least 144fps consistently (with minimal dips) at 1440p. Games I’m playing include overwatch, csgo, osu, geometry dash, and some other similar games. I won’t be playing any aaa titles now or soon, so that’s no concern to me. Budget is ~USD700, max out at high 700s (no 800 and above). Cpu is a 9600k, if you needed that. Any other questions? Feel free to ask me. Hope you can help me choose a gpu! Thanks in advance too. 

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1440p 144hz is still hard to run. The 9600 won’t help either.

 

Best you can do id imagine would be a used 1080ti 


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A GTX 1080 TI goes for around $500-600 used. And will run those games mentioned with ease. Due to the the new line up of RTX cards and the rumored SUPER cards that are to be released by Nvidia soon the price on previously extremely pricey Nvidia cards have dropped, A 1080 TI for those titles might even be overkill in certain circumstances but it is way below your price limit and plays those titles with ease.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/EVGA-GeForce-GTX-1080-Ti-11GB-GDDR5X-Gaming-Graphics-Card/173925646472?hash=item287ec6c088:g:Q2gAAOSwlCpc-Z9J

 

Once those SUPER cards are released however, the price might even drop lower. So perhaps you should buy one once those cards are released.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, MS-DOS Guy said:

A GTX 1080 TI

Thank you for the suggestion. What about the RTX. Vega and 5000-series cards? Some of them go for about USD700. Also, I forgot to specify that the card must be new. Other people are welcome to respond as well.

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2 hours ago, Slottr said:

The 9600 won’t help either.

 

Then which CPU should I get? Budget is around USD300. Can max out at USD350.

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59 minutes ago, Nobaris said:

Thank you for the suggestion. What about the RTX. Vega and 5000-series cards? Some of them go for about USD700. Also, I forgot to specify that the card must be new. Other people are welcome to respond as well.

Well I mean if you were going to play AAA games then perhaps. But your mostly playing esport titles or just not very demanding titles even if your playing at 1440p 144hz a 1080 TI will certainly suffice.


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1 hour ago, Nobaris said:

Then which CPU should I get? Budget is around USD300. Can max out at USD350.

Well since your going to play CSGO, you should probably get an intel chip ( all the other games you mentioned won't be affected ), it probably won't matter whichever you get ( amd or intel ) but intel chips perform better than AMD chips for some reason in CSGO but if you have a good AMD cheap that shouldn't be a problem at all. 

 

I would just get a good Ryzen processor, probably a Ryzen 7 2600x or if you want an Intel chip then go for a i5 9600k ( or non-k ).


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HDD: 250gb Kingston A400 SSD + 1tb 7200rpm Hitachi HDD

CASE: Rosewill FBM-X1 Case

OS: Windows 10 64-bit / Blackarch Linux

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Personal Email Client, NAS, Website Hoster, and Game Server: 

CPU: Intel Xeon X5647 4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.93GHZ

MOBO: Dell Precision T3500 LGA 1366

RAM: 2x16 32GB 1066MHZ (PC3-8500) generic ram

GPU: Radeon HD 7670  65+ core 65+ mem ( OC ) 

HDD: 3TB Hitachi 7200rpm, 250gb Kingston A400 SSD 

PSU: Corsair TX750m semi-modular 80+ gold 750w

CASE: ( Literally no case, just sat on top of a cardboard box ) 

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Laptop: Dell Precision M6300

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 2 Cores, 2 Threads @2.6GHZ

RAM: 4GB DDR2 800mhz sodimm 

GPU: Quadro FX3600M 512mb vram

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, MS-DOS Guy said:

probably a Ryzen 7 2600x or if you want an Intel chip then gofor an i5 9600k ( or non-k ).

I mean, I have a 9600K in mind already, but the guy above said it won't be enough. Is this true?

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1 hour ago, Nobaris said:

I mean, I have a 9600K in mind already, but the guy above said it won't be enough. Is this true?

Depends on what resolution your running your games at, at 1440p you might experience a bottleneck. But if you overclock, you should be alright. The severity of the bottleneck depends also on ram capacity as well. So the more ram, the less the bottleneck.

 

All in all, you should be alright. As long as you have a good amount of ram, and a overclock, then you should be good.


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CPU: Intel i5 2400 4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.4GHZ ( Turbo ) 

MOBO: Dell 980 1155 Motherboard

RAM: 2x4 DDR3 1333mhz generic ram

GPU: GTX 1060 3GB Zotac Mini 150+ core, 500+ mem ( OC ) 

HDD: 250gb Kingston A400 SSD + 1tb 7200rpm Hitachi HDD

CASE: Rosewill FBM-X1 Case

OS: Windows 10 64-bit / Blackarch Linux

PERIPHERALS: Corsair K55 RGB Keyboard, Logitech G Pro Mouse

 

Personal Email Client, NAS, Website Hoster, and Game Server: 

CPU: Intel Xeon X5647 4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.93GHZ

MOBO: Dell Precision T3500 LGA 1366

RAM: 2x16 32GB 1066MHZ (PC3-8500) generic ram

GPU: Radeon HD 7670  65+ core 65+ mem ( OC ) 

HDD: 3TB Hitachi 7200rpm, 250gb Kingston A400 SSD 

PSU: Corsair TX750m semi-modular 80+ gold 750w

CASE: ( Literally no case, just sat on top of a cardboard box ) 

OS: Windows 7 64-bit / Ubuntu Server 18.04.2 LTS

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Laptop: Dell Precision M6300

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 2 Cores, 2 Threads @2.6GHZ

RAM: 4GB DDR2 800mhz sodimm 

GPU: Quadro FX3600M 512mb vram

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, MS-DOS Guy said:

Depends on what resolution your running your games at, at 1440p you might experience a bottleneck. But if you overclock, you should be alright. The severity of the bottleneck depends also on ram capacity as well. So the more ram, the less the bottleneck.

 

All in all, you should be alright. As long as you have a good amount of ram, and a overclock, then you should be good.

I'm looking at a 9600K to 5ghz, 16gb of gskill ram. Would this be enough? If so, should I still get the 1080 ti?

 

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5 hours ago, Nobaris said:

I'm looking at a 9600K to 5ghz, 16gb of gskill ram. Would this be enough? If so, should I still get the 1080 ti?

 

It likely will be. Realistically speaking though, it’s hard to peg FPS consistently above 144hz at 1440p on a limited budget. The 9600k is currently faster than a ryzen 2600x, however the price difference is huge.

 

the 1080ti is a great card and should be able to push those frames for the most part. I’m not sure if you’d be able to find new old stock though.

 

lets talk bottlenecks for a second. While gaming it’s always good to see your gpu pegged close to 100%. If the CPU is relatively slow (insufficient single core or multi core performance, or just trash programming) it may limit your throughput and you’d see gpu usage falter. Different games behave differently btw. You may need to tweak settings to get consistent FPS above 120hz. Other games behave differently between single player and multiplayer, a classic example is gta 5 vs online. My 1070ti does 90-110 FPS in single player, and drops to 70-90FPS in online due to the processing overhead.


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13 hours ago, RyzenDoctor said:

I’m not sure if you’d be able to find new old stock though.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/EVGA-GeForce-GTX-1080-Ti-11GB-GDDR5X-Gaming-Graphics-Card/173925646472?hash=item287ec6c088:g:Q2gAAOSwlCpc-Z9J


Plenty of second hand 1080 TIs on the market.


My Rig: 

CPU: Intel i5 2400 4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.4GHZ ( Turbo ) 

MOBO: Dell 980 1155 Motherboard

RAM: 2x4 DDR3 1333mhz generic ram

GPU: GTX 1060 3GB Zotac Mini 150+ core, 500+ mem ( OC ) 

HDD: 250gb Kingston A400 SSD + 1tb 7200rpm Hitachi HDD

CASE: Rosewill FBM-X1 Case

OS: Windows 10 64-bit / Blackarch Linux

PERIPHERALS: Corsair K55 RGB Keyboard, Logitech G Pro Mouse

 

Personal Email Client, NAS, Website Hoster, and Game Server: 

CPU: Intel Xeon X5647 4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.93GHZ

MOBO: Dell Precision T3500 LGA 1366

RAM: 2x16 32GB 1066MHZ (PC3-8500) generic ram

GPU: Radeon HD 7670  65+ core 65+ mem ( OC ) 

HDD: 3TB Hitachi 7200rpm, 250gb Kingston A400 SSD 

PSU: Corsair TX750m semi-modular 80+ gold 750w

CASE: ( Literally no case, just sat on top of a cardboard box ) 

OS: Windows 7 64-bit / Ubuntu Server 18.04.2 LTS

PERIPHERALS: Dell L100 Keyboard, Logitech G300s Mouse

 

Laptop: Dell Precision M6300

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 2 Cores, 2 Threads @2.6GHZ

RAM: 4GB DDR2 800mhz sodimm 

GPU: Quadro FX3600M 512mb vram

HDD: 320GB 7200rpm hard drive 2.5"

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On 6/12/2019 at 10:48 PM, Nobaris said:

So I’m going to have a 1440p 144hz pc (for gaming mostly) soon, and idk which graphics to get. I wanna hit at least 144fps consistently (with minimal dips) at 1440p. Games I’m playing include overwatch, csgo, osu, geometry dash, and some other similar games. I won’t be playing any aaa titles now or soon, so that’s no concern to me. Budget is ~USD700, max out at high 700s (no 800 and above). Cpu is a 9600k, if you needed that. Any other questions? Feel free to ask me. Hope you can help me choose a gpu! Thanks in advance too. 

Honestly a 1080ti is perfect. As for the CPU, the 8700k can really do what the 9900k does, ofc with minimal performance decrease, so I would get that.

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On 6/13/2019 at 9:21 PM, MS-DOS Guy said:

I was going for NEW “old stock” I.e unused. But yeah the used market is rife with cards


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