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Best setup for 1080p/1440p 60fps?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Well, the title explains it all. I'm tired of playing TF2 on 720p medium settings on my i3 6100 + GT 730 and I'm looking to make a new PC.

 

I have a LG Ultrawide (1440p, 60Hz) right now and I really want to game full screen on it.

 

I'm considering an AMD CPU since they're cheaper then Intel. Should I wait for 3rd gen or just go and buy 2nd gen?

 

What GPU is the best for 1440p/1080p?

 

Also question: Would an AMD CPU perform well on DirectX 9?

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What do you play besides TF2? If you play a lot more modern games then a 3rd gen Ryzen wouldn't be a bad choice.


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If you want new parts I'd wait for third gen Ryzen, it's only a few weeks away.

 

If you're fine with used, I'd look into a i7 6700/7700 as you'll only need to swap the CPU.

 

As for the GPU, it depends on what games you play, if it's light stuff like TF2 or you're willing to tinker with settings you'll be fine with an RX 580 at 1440p. If you want to max everything out I'd look into a Vega 56, or the upcoming RX 5700 XT depending on how well it actually performs in reviews.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
18 hours ago, System32.exe said:

If you want new parts I'd wait for third gen Ryzen, it's only a few weeks away.

 

If you're fine with used, I'd look into a i7 6700/7700 as you'll only need to swap the CPU.

 

As for the GPU, it depends on what games you play, if it's light stuff like TF2 or you're willing to tinker with settings you'll be fine with an RX 580 at 1440p. If you want to max everything out I'd look into a Vega 56, or the upcoming RX 5700 XT depending on how well it actually performs in reviews.

I need an entirely new setup, and I do want to make it by mid July.

 

I've been considering a RX 580/90, Vega 56 and RTX 2060. Obviously the RTX is the best choice in performance but is way too expensive

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Posted · Original PosterOP
18 hours ago, Aimi said:

What do you play besides TF2? If you play a lot more modern games then a 3rd gen Ryzen wouldn't be a bad choice.

I right now TF2 and nothing else, but I'm planning to buy Hitman and some other major titles.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 6/22/2019 at 8:45 PM, trevb0t said:

 

Looks very neat, thanks!

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17 minutes ago, realpetertdm said:

 

Looks very neat, thanks!

Is that within budget?

Really the 1660Ti is a fine entry level 1440p card. Especially since you've got a 60hz refresh on it.

The RTX 2060 would be a better choice if you could squeeze it.

 

I think at this point you'd be a fool not to see what Zen 2 looks like. We are so close.

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($145.74 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: MSI - B450M PRO-VDH PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($79.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($59.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($43.83 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: PowerColor - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8 GB Red Dragon Video Card  ($299.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Thermaltake - Versa N24 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($39.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($57.88 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $727.41
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-24 09:06 EDT-0400

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On 6/20/2019 at 10:02 PM, realpetertdm said:

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Build this instead....

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core OEM/Tray Processor  ($200.00) 
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($64.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill - Sniper X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($64.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($59.89 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8 GB Video Card  ($269.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($39.90 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Cooler Master - MWE Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($69.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $769.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-24 09:34 EDT-0400


PRIMARY PC

Ryzen 5 2600 - ASRock B450 Pro4 - G.Skill Trident Z (8x2 3000MHz) - Intel 660p Series 512GB - Seagate Barracuda 2TB - MSI GeForce GTX980Ti LIGHTNING - NZXT H500i - Super Flower Leadex ll Gold 650 Watt

 

SECONDARY PC

Xeon X5680 - Asus SABERTOOTH X58 - Crucial (4x2 1333MHz) - Crucial BX500 480GB - MSI RX 570 GAMING X - Cougar MX330 - EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650 Watt

 

LAPTOP

Acer Nitro 5 - 7300HQ - 8GB DDR4 2133MHz - GTX 1050Ti - Intel 600p Series 256GB - Seagate Barracuda TB

 

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Just wait a couple of weeks. 

 

What is your current spec ? As you might be able to reuse some parts like the storage and maybe psu and ram etc.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, lee32uk said:

Just wait a couple of weeks. 

 

What is your current spec ? As you might be able to reuse some parts like the storage and maybe psu and ram etc.

I have almost no parts that I can reuse. The only thing that could be reused is a 500GB Western Digital SSD. 

 

My previous setup was

i3-6100

GT 730

8GB DDR3

OEM mobo

500GB WD SSD

OEM Case (way too small form factor to reuse)

1 case fan (lol)

I don't even know what CPU cooler I have

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