Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Should I upgrade my computer

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

Honestly I been debating this with myself for quite a while. I have  AI ntel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz running at 4.3 I have Installed RAM) 32.0 GB running at xmp 2400. I have a GTX 1080 original not any upgrades.  My monitor is a 2k monitor from dell that only goes up to 60khz. There isn't a game it really can't touch. Unless I upgrade my monitor to a 120 or 240 hz display I just been struggling with the fact it feels like my system is struggling at cpu stuff lately. My Gigabyte motherboard is bluescreening on startup sometimes. Hit reset it works fine. I used to be able to afford any upgrade I wanted had a good job. But now I can't I am living paycheck to paycheck really. Should I upgrade to a new AMD?

Link to post
Share on other sites

60 Hz is not so great for gaming. While 1440p is decent, you should look to improve the refresh rate with a GPU and overclockable CPU like that. From your description of the system it sounds like performance isn't a problem.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B


Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.


Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)


EVGA G3 thread, BR/BT threadSeasonic Focus thread, S12II/M12II thread, Userbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions

Link to post
Share on other sites

Do you feel the need to upgrade? 


          yes   no

          /          \_______________  Dont upgrade.

Is it absolutely needed?


Yes  no= look at the price. if its affordable and you genuinly want it, go for it.


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now