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should i upgrade or scrap it?

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7 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Judging from his parts, he'd need a new motherboard regardless. Not only that, the price difference between the two you'd have quite a bit of money towards a new motherboard.

What’s wrong with the current mobo

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Just now, YT_DomDaBomb20 said:

What’s wrong with the current mobo

it can't handle a 9900K man it's a bottom shelf micro atx part...it's meant for the 8400 i5 which he as and is perfectly fine for gaming.


| CPU: Core i7-8700K @ 4.89ghz - 1.21v  Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING  CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 |
| GPU: MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X Trio 2ghz OC  RAM: 32GB T-Force Delta RGB 3066mhz |
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2 minutes ago, i_build_nanosuits said:

NO NO NO, he meant for the 9900K (WHICH WOULD BE A STUPID BUY)

your curent 6 core CPU will do the job perfectly FINE, trust me.

Go on with the list i suggested and you wont be disapointed.

The 8400 can’t handle a 2080 or super. My mom has one And ive used it, it’s not powerful enough, so what’s wrong with upgrading

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1 minute ago, i_build_nanosuits said:

it can't handle a 9900K man it's a bottom shelf micro atx part...it's meant for the 8400 i5 which he as and is perfectly fine for gaming.

I told him get the non-k, pcpartpicker didn’t have it

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Just now, YT_DomDaBomb20 said:

I told him get the non-k, pcpartpicker didn’t have it

still 8 cores 16 threads beast of a CPU...will melt the 3 phase VRM on his board in no time flat....one boost.


| CPU: Core i7-8700K @ 4.89ghz - 1.21v  Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING  CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 |
| GPU: MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X Trio 2ghz OC  RAM: 32GB T-Force Delta RGB 3066mhz |
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24 minutes ago, YT_DomDaBomb20 said:

The 8400 can’t handle a 2080 or super. My mom has one And ive used it, it’s not powerful enough, so what’s wrong with upgrading

if you game at 1440p wiht a 2070 super on high settings you'll get your beautiful 75 to 120FPS in games...that CPU can provide ample gaming performance with an appropriate monitor resolution and graphics card combo.

 

Maybe at 1080p with a RTX 2080 if you aim for high FPS you'll get into CPU limitation.

But if you play on high settings you'll get very smooth gameplay at 1440p especially with a variable refresh rate monitor.

 

Not saying the i5-8400 is the end all be all of CPU's...but he's got a lot more important upgrades to perform than a CPU and motherboard..


| CPU: Core i7-8700K @ 4.89ghz - 1.21v  Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING  CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 |
| GPU: MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X Trio 2ghz OC  RAM: 32GB T-Force Delta RGB 3066mhz |
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46 minutes ago, Jacksacorn said:

so what parts do you suggest 

I'd just suggest waiting. Or, if you're going to spend money now, get something like a used GTX 1070 or RX 580.

45 minutes ago, i_build_nanosuits said:

People are starving for new tech...cards havn't launched in almost 2 years by the time they'll launch...planet in crysis...factory closed for months...evertyhing cost more every day...lots of shit go out of stock and or cost a lot more...why would nvidia give us anything...i think (i'm SURE) the prices on these cards will be very prohibitive...AND they will STILL run out of stock everywhere all the time.

Yes, and that's normal (launch time).

Most things aren't costing more every day. Some electronics, sure, but the supply chains won't take long to start back up.

I don't think they'll overprice the cards at all.

43 minutes ago, YT_DomDaBomb20 said:

What’s wrong with the current mobo

Motherboard with substandard VRMs for such a power hungry chip. The 9900/k isn't meant to be used on low end boards.


Current PC:

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Mothballed PC:

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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15 minutes ago, dizmo said:

I'd just suggest waiting. Or, if you're going to spend money now, get something like a used GTX 1070 or RX 580.

Yes, and that's normal (launch time).

Most things aren't costing more every day. Some electronics, sure, but the supply chains won't take long to start back up.

I don't think they'll overprice the cards at all.

Motherboard with substandard VRMs for such a power hungry chip. The 9900/k isn't meant to be used on low end boards.

wait for what? new gpus to come out? 

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1 minute ago, Jacksacorn said:

wait for what? new gpus to come out? 

yes...he thinks you'll be able to snatch 30% more performance for 30% less money within a couple months...

 

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| GPU: MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X Trio 2ghz OC  RAM: 32GB T-Force Delta RGB 3066mhz |
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He might be right tho...who knows 🤨

i wouldn't put my money on it.


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| GPU: MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X Trio 2ghz OC  RAM: 32GB T-Force Delta RGB 3066mhz |
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Just now, Jacksacorn said:

so is that a good plan ur no

personally...if i was in your position...with some money to upgrade...and stuck with a 1050ti and struggling...i would defenetly get at least the PSU and a new graphics card...

AND...i would shoot for something that can do 1440p gaming easily...like a GTX 1080/1080ti used...OR a 2070/2070 Super or RX 5700XT (which is another can of worms in itself)

AND a 1440p monitor and i would enjoy the latest games on high settings 1440p. NOW. BEOFRE THE CARDS ALL SOLD OUT! if you look...MOST interesting stuff on pcpartpicker right now...is OUT OF STOCK.


| CPU: Core i7-8700K @ 4.89ghz - 1.21v  Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING  CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 |
| GPU: MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X Trio 2ghz OC  RAM: 32GB T-Force Delta RGB 3066mhz |
| Displays: Acer Predator XB270HU 1440p Gsync 144hz IPS Gaming monitor | Oculus Rift S

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Posted · Original PosterOP

good point I think ill just start with a 2070 super and a new psu and case and slowly save for upgrades for my motherboard and cpu

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1 minute ago, Jacksacorn said:

good point I think ill just start with a 2070 super and a new psu and case and slowly save for upgrades for my motherboard and cpu

motherboard and CPU are fine, what games are you playing/looking to play? online? story mode etc? What kind of a gamer are you?


| CPU: Core i7-8700K @ 4.89ghz - 1.21v  Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING  CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 |
| GPU: MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X Trio 2ghz OC  RAM: 32GB T-Force Delta RGB 3066mhz |
| Displays: Acer Predator XB270HU 1440p Gsync 144hz IPS Gaming monitor | Oculus Rift S

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1 minute ago, i_build_nanosuits said:

motherboard and CPU are fine, what games are you playing/looking to play? online? story mode etc? What kind of a gamer are you?

right now ive been playing games like arc and rust but im hoping to get an oculus for half life alyx

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6 minutes ago, Jacksacorn said:

right now ive been playing games like arc and rust but im hoping to get an oculus for half life alyx

well...you need to check if you play a lot of indie games and poorly optimized stuff that use only a couple threads and wants high CPU clock speeds then...

i was considering more of an all around gamer who plays games like battlefield for example, far cry, tomb raider, assassin's creed, Doom, resident evil, etc...you know that kind of jazz...do you want better graphics (modern games, higher resolution, high detail settings) or more performance (''lower end'' games, pubg, esport stuff, indie...tarkov, lower graphics details and high FPS at 1080p high refresh rate type of stuff) in which case a faster CPU would help, but i DOUBT you'd get your money's worth chasing that route...you r CPU should do fine even in those type of games unless you want to get competitive and ''MAX OUT'' csgo for example... :D which always makes me laugh cause i think its dumb...but hey whatever floats your boat.

 

OCULUS is awesome, consider a racing wheel if you have any interest in cars or racing what so ever...it's amazing...lots of sim...awesome out there!


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| GPU: MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X Trio 2ghz OC  RAM: 32GB T-Force Delta RGB 3066mhz |
| Displays: Acer Predator XB270HU 1440p Gsync 144hz IPS Gaming monitor | Oculus Rift S

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22 minutes ago, Jacksacorn said:

wait for what? new gpus to come out? 

I would. Or, buy something like a 1070 now, sell it when the new cards come out for almost the same (if you get a decent price), and buy a new card then.

20 minutes ago, Jacksacorn said:

oh ok I might just get a warranty or something so I can return it if he is right

Warranties don't work like that...


Current PC:

Spoiler

*WORK IN PROGRESS*

 

Mothballed PC:

Spoiler

 

CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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| CPU: Core i7-8700K @ 4.89ghz - 1.21v  Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING  CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 |
| GPU: MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X Trio 2ghz OC  RAM: 32GB T-Force Delta RGB 3066mhz |
| Displays: Acer Predator XB270HU 1440p Gsync 144hz IPS Gaming monitor | Oculus Rift S

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