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Figuring out if I need to upgrade or not, also questions about amd motherboards

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello there guys of this marvelous forum, today is a happy day, after saving a bit of money by working a crappy, low paid job, I'm able to upgrade my gaming rig! As of now it sports an Intel i7 4790, a h97 pro asus motherboard and a nvidia msi armor 1070!,I would like to upgrade the mobo with a ryzen 5 3600 cpu, a low budget b450-F asus rog strix motherboard and some ddr4 ram.. Essentially I wanted to ask you.. Should I upgrade? Should I instead change the graphic card? (like mine got fixed once, I don't know how much time is going to survive), also.. Is there any difference between the asus rog strix motherboard and other lower budget boards in the *under 100 dollars* range? (the rog one is roughly 130 dollari) Thank you for any reply! 

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1070 is still great card. upgrading your cpu will be the besr rn.

 

Ryzen 5 3600

16 gb g.skill Rippjaws 3600mhz cl 16 (cheapest 3600mhz cl16 kit in USA)

asus b450-f has bad vrm and you need to bios update it in order it to work with the ryzen 5 3600. MSI Tomahawk MAX is a lot better and it has already support for your ryzen


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6 minutes ago, MagePepsi said:

Hello there guys of this marvelous forum, today is a happy day, after saving a bit of money by working a crappy, low paid job, I'm able to upgrade my gaming rig! As of now

What's your monitor resolution/refresh rate and what kind of games do you play?

 

that i7 should still be fine unless you're trying to go past like 100fps average in more modern games.


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank you to the both of you for the reply, I'm Into 1080p gaming, nothing more, 60 fps is enough and my monitor it's a cheap samsung hd TV monitor

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3 minutes ago, MagePepsi said:

Thank you to the both of you for the reply, I'm Into 1080p gaming, nothing more, 60 fps is enough and my monitor it's a cheap samsung hd TV monitor

Then I probably wouldn't bother with a CPU upgrade just yet, as Ryzen 4000 should be out...Q4/eventually, and I'd grab a monitor upgrade of some kind with it, or just upgrade the monitor first to either a 1440p 100-120hz ultra wide, or a 1080p 240hz display, both around $300

 

a $100 B450 MSI Max motherboard, which have decent VRMs, or a B450 Gaming Plus has USB bios flashing for recovery are fine boards for up to the 8 core or even a stock 12 core as long as it has plenty of airflow.
 

 


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank you kindly for the help! I'm still figuring out what to do, but if I will upgrade, I'm going to keep what you all said, in mind! Thanks! 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Also is there any difference between the tomahawk b450 max and the gaming plus max? Sorry to bother

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1 minute ago, MagePepsi said:

Also is there any difference between the tomahawk b450 max and the gaming plus max? Sorry to bother

I think all of them have the same 4 phase VRM, only difference might be the I/O, audio codec, or the size/shape of the VRM heatsink.


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Last question srsly while I am at it.. (thank you kindly) will a nvidia rtx 2060 bottleneck with a i7 4790 on 1080p gaming? 

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24 minutes ago, MagePepsi said:

Last question srsly while I am at it.. (thank you kindly) will a nvidia rtx 2060 bottleneck with a i7 4790 on 1080p gaming? 

a 1070 and a 2060 have the same performance

 

GPUs bottleneck your resolution/quality settings

CPU's bottleneck your max fps/refresh rate

I'd wait for the next generation GPUs as well.


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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