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New Build or New Monitor?

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My current build is as follows:

 

i7-4790K @ 4.7GHz CPU

Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB DDR3 RAM

ASRock Z97 Extreme6 Mobo

NZXT Kraken X61 AIO Cooler

RX 5700 XT Nitro+ Special Edition GPU

EVGA SuperNova G2 1000W PSU

850 EVO 500GB SSD

2TB HDD

BenQ XL2420T 1080P 24 Inch Monitor

 

I recently upgraded the GPU from a GTX 980 Ti, and I've managed to get a stable driver for the 5700 XT (touch wood) and it's running great. I can max out Monster Hunter World with the high res texture pack at a solid 60FPS, I assume most other games will be the same at 1080P.

 

My decision now is whether I want a better monitor, a 27 inch 1440P IPS, or do I want a new 'base build' of Ryzen 7 3700X, X570 Motherboard, 16GB DDR4 Ram and a new case. I'd be carrying over my current GPU and storage.

 

The monitors I'm looking at are the LG 27GL850-B and the Aorus FI27Q, which are both around the same price in the UK (about £470). But for an extra £200 I can just build a new base system and upgrade my monitor down the line. My main worries are not being able to max out games at a solid 60 FPS when I move up to 27 inch 1440P, so I do I just game on my current, old, reliable 1080P with a new system knowing I can just swap out the monitors in six months and be good to go? Or do I upgrade the monitor and maybe not see the performance I was hoping for on the new monitor then want to upgrade the PC? Bare in mind, I can only afford one of these upgrades at the moment, the other would come five to six months later.

 

Just looking for some advice and help on the issue really, let me know!

 

Thank you. 

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Id go for a new monitor for sure.

Your current build is already good.

 

Going for a 1440p high refresh, something like 144 or 165hz, would make a much bigger difference than upgrading your CPU.

 

Hardware Unboxed answered that in a Q&A, although the part in question is the GPU.

So I think it would make even more sense for you to upgrade the moitor first.


My Gaming PC:
Asus Strix RTX 2080 2150MHz core, 8000MHz memory
i7 8700k @4.95GHz delid + a fuckton of voltage (1.36V LLC6, yeah its a below average OCer) - NZXT x72
G.Skill Trident Z @3450MHz 32GB CL15 (3466 and 3200 mixed CL16) OC
Asus Maximus X Hero
Samsung 840 PRO 128GB (Windows)
Samsung 860 EVO 1TB (Games)
Samsung 860 EVO 500GB (Stuff)
Seagate Expension Desk 4TB (Shadowplay and Backups)
Corsair RM-850X

Lian Li O11Dynamic
ROG SWIFT PG258Q  240hz

Razer Viper Ultimate / Endgame Gear XM1 / Logitech G Pro Wireless (Corepad Skatez) 
Ducky One 2 TKL RGB MX Blue/Silver (One 2 Mecha Mini soon?)

 

My Silent Multimedia PC:

Ryzen 2700 @4GHz 1.337V - Noctua NH-D15

Powecolor RX 5700 XT Red Devil 2030MHz Core, 935MHz Memory, undervolt

G.Skill Aegis 3200MHz (3000 kit)

MSI B450 Pro Carbon

Kingston A400 240GB (Windows) + 480GB (Games)

Corsair RM-650

Be Quiet Silent Base 601 with 1x 140mm Noctua exhaust from my D15

Samsung Q60R (4k 60hz for Windows, 1440p 120hz Freesync for gaming)

Logitech G Pro Wireless

Ducky One 2 Mini MX RED

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i too would opt for the new monitor.

Your system could use an upgrade, but that is also where my doubts lay.

Current rumors that i've heard is that AM4 will de discontinued fairly soon. As in a new socket should arrive this year.

I would wait for that if you do not already have existing hardware that you can upgrade. For that bit your specs are more than good.

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2 minutes ago, Caennanu said:

 

Current rumors that i've heard is that AM4 will de discontinued fairly soon. As in a new socket should arrive this year.

 

Not happening until 2021 at the earliest.


OS: Windows 10 Pro

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600

MOBO: MSI B350 Gaming Pro

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3000MHz (2x 8GB)

GPU: ASUS ROG Strix RX 480 8GB

Storage: Crucial MX 500 250GB, Crucial BX 200 240GB, 1TB WD Blue, 1TB Toshiba P300

PSU: Seasonic M12II 620W

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Just now, dankmemes said:

Not happening until 2021 at the earliest.

Thats good to know! Would still go for the screen tho ;)

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