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CPU/MB or Graphics Card Upgrade

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello all,

 

My currect PC is:

 

Intel i5 7600k 3.8GHz oc'ed to 4.6GHz and working fine.

Asus Z270H Motherboard

32 GB DDR4 21333MHz Ram

GeForce RTX2070 8GB

 

 

I am planning a small upgrade, but I do not have huge budget.

 

So my option is to upgrade to RTX3070 or to Ryzen 7 3700X with new MB.

I do not need high fps, I have 60Hz monitor and will not change it anytime soon.

 

What are your thoughts?

 

 

 

 


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Definetly go for a ryzen upgrade. More worth it to jump to a new socket with more future upgrades.

EDIT: saw that ram speed now.. Maybe try and overclock it? if you do actually go for a ryzen platform. Ryzen loves fast ram.

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4 minutes ago, DankDeuxez said:

More worth it to jump to a new socket with more future upgrades.

more future upgrade?

think ryzen 4000 is the last am4 cpu, so not much upgrade left

 

7 minutes ago, Voy said:

I have 60Hz monitor and will not change it anytime soon.

what resolution?

and what games?


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I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

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Products I like:

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Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

Products I hate:

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Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

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be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

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Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

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Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, DankDeuxez said:

Definetly go for a ryzen upgrade. More worth it to jump to a new socket with more future upgrades.

EDIT: saw that ram speed now.. Maybe try and overclock it? if you do actually go for a ryzen platform. Ryzen loves fast ram.

Yeah ram speed is my concern as well when it comes to Ryzen upgrade.

I tried to overclock it to 2666MHz but PC wouldn't even start and had to reset BIOS ;)

I might be able to upgrade RAM later down the line but not anytime soon.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Moonzy said:

more future upgrade?

think ryzen 4000 is the last am4 cpu, so not much upgrade left

 

what resolution?

and what games?

Ryzen 4000 yeah that is true. Thought I am not upgrading often, last time was 4 years ago.

 

1440p

 

nothing esports related, mainly story driven, RPG's, strategies.


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2 minutes ago, Voy said:

1440p

 

nothing esports related, mainly story driven, RPG's, strategies.

hmm... you can monitor you individual core and GPU usage to determine which is limiting you and upgrade that

 

but on 1440p, i would expect it to be a mixed bag, and also based on what graphical setting you use and game title.

could be CPU limited, could be GPU limited.

but i would suggest a CPU upgrade would probably do you better if your frametime isnt flat

 

here's an example of how to monitor (with msi afterburner and rivatuner)

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image.png.de5b8fa1bee5f64be4afa5f4676cbe9f.png

using GPU1 in that picture, and you can see it's not capped at 95%+, so it normally means im CPU limited

also notice the frametime graph at the bottom, it can be spiky if you're lacking CPU threads to process your games.


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Spoiler

 

 

I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

Spoiler

 

Products I like:

Spoiler

Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

Products I hate:

Spoiler

Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

Spoiler

be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

Spoiler

Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

Spoiler

Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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