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Upgrades or maybe entire new build

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi Guys, 


after changing parts in my PC for years  i am now AT the point where i am thinking about switching CPU. 


The Thing is, if i switch CPU i could basically switch CPU, gpu, Mainboard, RAM alltogether. 


My current Build :



  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770k
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z97 Gaming 5
  • RAM
    Corsair 16gb DDr3
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 980ti Classified, ACX 2.0
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Pro
  • Storage
    2 TB HDD | 500 GB SSD | 250 GB SSD | 240 GB SSD
  • PSU
    be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W ATX
  • Display(s)
    MSI Optix Mag271CQR (27" WQHD 144hz VA) | BenQ GL2450H (24" FHD 60hz TN)
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-U14S


What would be the Best idea? Changing the whole System, just getting a New graphics card, CPU? 


I am mostly using it for programming and gaming. 


I mainly play games like subnautica, league of legends, shooters and other Single Player games like darksouls and so on. 


I am playing on a WQHD 144hz Monitor and my current Build does have Problems with playing games like subnautica on high settings.

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I would wait. That build is still entirely viable for most games that you say you play. It’s still overall a solid rig. I’d wait until new Ryzen, etc and go from there.

Gaming Build:

CPU: Ryzen 7 3800x (4.35GHz)  |  GPU: Asus ROG STRIX 2080 SUPER Advanced (2115Mhz Core | 9251Mhz Memory) |  Motherboard: Asus X570 TUF GAMING-PLUS  |  RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 3600MHz 16GB  |  PSU: Corsair RM850x  |  Storage: 1TB ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro, 250GB Samsung 840 Evo, 500GB Samsung 840 Evo  |  Cooler: CM ML240R  |  Case: Lian Li PC-O11



Monitor: LG 34GK950F  |  Sound: Sennheiser HD 598  |  Mic: Blue Yeti  |  Keyboard: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum  |  Mouse: Logitech G502



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If you really want to upgrade right now i'd recommend getting a higher end motherboard so its still pretty good when the new stuff comes out, and with the new board you'd need new RAM and CPU. I'd recommend AMD for that. All of that would probably cost a fair bit so after that you'd probably want to wait and save up for the new graphics cards.

Though with what you've got right now your probably better off waiting and saving up for when the new stuff comes out and replacing most/all of the system then.

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