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Upgrade PC or Build New rig

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Hi guys,
I'm pretty new to gaming PC building, and I want to either build a new PC from scratch, or totally upgrade my current build to be able to run the latest games at 1440p (144Hz) at decent frames.

It's worth noting I don't need to consider productivity at all as I have a Mac for any other needs I have (such as music production and video editing).


My current build is:
1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Graphics Card
1x Aerocool 80 PLUS 500W PSU
1x Asus PRIME B250M-A Motherboard
2x 4 GB DDR4 2133 MHz Memory
1x Seagate 1TB BarraCuda 7200RPM Hard Disk
1x 250GB Samsung 850 EVO Solid State Drive
1x Intel Pentium G4560 Kaby Lake CPU, 2 Cores, 3.5GHz

I'm considering buying either an RTX 2070 Super (£489) and an intel i5 9600k (£200) as a new build PC, or an i5 7600k (£150) and a 2060 super (£379) as an upgrade to my current build.
Are both of these options going to be powerful enough to run say games like Shadow of the Tomb raider, Star Wars Jedi:Fallen order and Cyberpunk 2077 at 60+ frames at 1440p (144HZ)?

Also, I haven't really considered AMD CPU's at this point, can a case be made for AMD?

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1 minute ago, joshcox said:

Hi guys,
I'm pretty new to gaming PC building, and I want to either build a new PC from scratch, or totally upgrade my current build to be able to run the latest games at 1440p (144Hz) at decent frames.

It's worth noting I don't need to consider productivity at all as I have a Mac for any other needs I have (such as music production and video editing).


My current build is:
1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Graphics Card
1x Aerocool 80 PLUS 500W PSU
1x Asus PRIME B250M-A Motherboard
2x 4 GB DDR4 2133 MHz Memory
1x Seagate 1TB BarraCuda 7200RPM Hard Disk
1x 250GB Samsung 850 EVO Solid State Drive
1x Intel Pentium G4560 Kaby Lake CPU, 2 Cores, 3.5GHz

I'm considering buying either an RTX 2070 Super (£489) and an intel i5 9600k (£200) as a new build PC, or an i5 7600k (£150) and a 2060 super (£379) as an upgrade to my current build.
Are both of these options going to be powerful enough to run say games like Shadow of the Tomb raider, Star Wars Jedi:Fallen order and Cyberpunk 2077 at 60+ frames at 1440p (144HZ)?

Also, I haven't really considered AMD CPU's at this point, can a case be made for AMD?

I would salvage the drives, case, and power supply and the 1050 ti for anotherbuild, but otherwise, replace the otherparts.

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Wait for Ryzen 4000 and Ampere. 


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Nebula - 2020 Build

CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X @ 4.0GHz - CPU Cooler: AMD Wraith Prism - Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX - RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16) @ 2933Mhz CL16 - Storage: Crucial MX500 M.2 Sata SSD (2TB 2.5inch SSD COMING SOON) - GPU: Gigabyte RX 5700XT Gaming OC Undervolted w/ Custom Fan Curve - PSU: Corsair RM550x - Case: NZXT H510 Matte Black - Case Fans: 2x NZXT F12 (1x Front Intake / 1x Back Exhaust) - Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Membrane Keyboard (UPGRADE PENDING) - Mouse: Logitech Wireless Mouse (UPGRADE PENDING) - Mousepad: HyperX FuryS XL - Displays: 2x Acer KG281K (4K, 60HZ, TN) - Headset: Sony Platinum Wireless Headset - Mic: Inbuilt Headset Mic (UPGRADE PENDING) - Consoles: PS4 Pro Jet Black (CUH-7115B) - Phone: iPhone X Space Grey (256GB) - Watch: Apple Watch Series 2 (42mm) - Earphones: Airpods Pros

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-Moved to New Builds and Planning-

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14 minutes ago, joshcox said:

Hi guys,
I'm pretty new to gaming PC building, and I want to either build a new PC from scratch, or totally upgrade my current build to be able to run the latest games at 1440p (144Hz) at decent frames.

It's worth noting I don't need to consider productivity at all as I have a Mac for any other needs I have (such as music production and video editing).


My current build is:
1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Graphics Card
1x Aerocool 80 PLUS 500W PSU
1x Asus PRIME B250M-A Motherboard
2x 4 GB DDR4 2133 MHz Memory
1x Seagate 1TB BarraCuda 7200RPM Hard Disk
1x 250GB Samsung 850 EVO Solid State Drive
1x Intel Pentium G4560 Kaby Lake CPU, 2 Cores, 3.5GHz

I'm considering buying either an RTX 2070 Super (£489) and an intel i5 9600k (£200) as a new build PC, or an i5 7600k (£150) and a 2060 super (£379) as an upgrade to my current build.
Are both of these options going to be powerful enough to run say games like Shadow of the Tomb raider, Star Wars Jedi:Fallen order and Cyberpunk 2077 at 60+ frames at 1440p (144HZ)?

Also, I haven't really considered AMD CPU's at this point, can a case be made for AMD?

Do a new build, but keep some of the components from this built. I'd keep the RAM, drives, and CPU cooler, if it's a good cooler. And probably the case if it's a good airflow case and some case fans if you have any. 

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the psu is really bad.

but i would only the drives


|Ryzen 7 3700x || Asus strix 5700 XT || Asus strix x570-E || G.skill tridentZ Neo 32gb 3666mhz cl16-19-19-19-39 || cooler master ml360 RGB AIO || Kolink Horizon RGB || Thermaltake grand rgb 750w 80+gold psu || samsung 250 gb ssd || toshiba 5400rpm 1tb hdd || HyperX cloud alpha || Corsair k55 || Asus gladius 2 origin gaming mouse || Monitor 1 Asus 1080p 144hz || Monitor 2 AOC 1080p 75hz ||   QUOTE ME, FOR ANSWER.

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