Jump to content
Zerebratox

Changing my current build

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi!

 

Im new to the linus tech tips forum but it seems like i need some help with my current processor or even my current build.

 

I want to make clear, that english isn't my main language and there could be some mistakes with my sentences or gramma.

 

My PC Custom Build ist now about 4 years old. I always upgrade my build to have some new parts or extras.

 

Here is my build:

 

Processor: Intel core i7 4770k

Motherboard: MSI Z97 Gaming 5

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16 GB 1600 Mhz

Graphics Card: Gigabyte GTX 980 OC 3x Windforce

Power Supply:  Bequiet 530 Watt

Processor Cooling: Corsair H100i V2

HDD & SSD: 2TB HDD, 512 GB SSD (Windows), 256GB SSD(Games)

Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ( 1x 140mm Bequiet Silent Wings 2 Back, 1x 200mm Thermaltake PURE 20 front)

 

I want to upgrade my Build a little bit. I still want to play all games on the market, no VR, no 144hz or WQHD or 4K, just 1080p with constant 60fps.

I like it to be silent, not completely silent while gaming, but atm i try to have my processor at about 55° Celsius while on full power. My fans then spin for about 2000 rpm. Another way to cool it better, or is it just too old or some problems with the processor? Or do i want it to be too cool? Can i even have my processor at about 62-65° and it wouldnt matter?

 

First of all, do you think my i7 4770k (4 years old) is still able to help me with current games on high - ultra details (1080p, 60 fps).

Should i swap it out? If yes, intel or AMD at the moment? Which Motherboard would be good in those cases and which ddr4 ram?

I want to swap my GTX 980 with a EVGA GTX 980ti Classified, because i would get it for my graphics card + 50€, is it worth?

 

In the end my Budget is: 450€ + Money i would get by selling the old parts. I would think about another 250-300€ for Motherboard + processor + ram.

Is it still possible to upgrade my build? I am familiar with building pc's and i am not completely at a loss with this topic, but i would like to hear some, more professional opinions.

 

I would be grateful for some help and answers. If I did any mistakes in how to write such a post or with my sentences, please be easy on me.

Link to post
Share on other sites

The i7 is fine, no need to upgrade. Your 980 should be able to get a full 60 at high-ultra no problem, no real need for a 980ti to do that. 


Please quote our replys so we get a notification and can reply easily. Never cheap out on a PSU, or I will come to watch the fireworks. 

PSU Tier List

 

My specs

Spoiler

PC:

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K @4.8GHz
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 
Motherboard:  ASUS Maximus VIII Hero 
GPU: Zotac AMP Extreme 1070 @ 2114Mhz
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 
Power Supply: EVGA 750W G2

 

Peripherals 

Keyboard: Corsair K70 LUX Browns
Mouse: Logitech G502 
Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver 

Monitor: U2713M @ 75Hz

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, rn8686 said:

The i7 is fine, no need to upgrade. Your 980 should be able to get a full 60 at high-ultra no problem, no real need for a 980ti to do that. 

even my 770 can do 1080p just fine

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, rn8686 said:

The i7 is fine, no need to upgrade. Your 980 should be able to get a full 60 at high-ultra no problem, no real need for a 980ti to do that. 

And the temperature? Would you do it like me, or cool it less?

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Zerebratox said:

And the temperature? Would you do it like me, or cool it less?

Not really, cooler is fine (4770k is a hot chip anyway). 


Please quote our replys so we get a notification and can reply easily. Never cheap out on a PSU, or I will come to watch the fireworks. 

PSU Tier List

 

My specs

Spoiler

PC:

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K @4.8GHz
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 
Motherboard:  ASUS Maximus VIII Hero 
GPU: Zotac AMP Extreme 1070 @ 2114Mhz
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 
Power Supply: EVGA 750W G2

 

Peripherals 

Keyboard: Corsair K70 LUX Browns
Mouse: Logitech G502 
Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver 

Monitor: U2713M @ 75Hz

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, rn8686 said:

Not really, cooler is fine (4770k is a hot chip anyway). 

and what about the temperatures? How hot could i let my cpu get without damaging it on a longer basis?

Could i even OC it after 4 years? Or is the processor too old?

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Zerebratox said:

and what about the temperatures? How hot could i let my cpu get without damaging it on a longer basis?

Could i even OC it after 4 years? Or is the processor too old?

So long as it is under 90c it will be fine, 50c is pretty safe for even 24/7 load.


Please quote our replys so we get a notification and can reply easily. Never cheap out on a PSU, or I will come to watch the fireworks. 

PSU Tier List

 

My specs

Spoiler

PC:

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K @4.8GHz
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 
Motherboard:  ASUS Maximus VIII Hero 
GPU: Zotac AMP Extreme 1070 @ 2114Mhz
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 
Power Supply: EVGA 750W G2

 

Peripherals 

Keyboard: Corsair K70 LUX Browns
Mouse: Logitech G502 
Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver 

Monitor: U2713M @ 75Hz

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, rn8686 said:

So long as it is under 90c it will be fine, 50c is pretty safe for even 24/7 load.

and about the OC thing? Are 4 years a problem for a processor or can i even start oc now? Maybe to about 4Ghz?

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Zerebratox said:

and about the OC thing? Are 4 years a problem for a processor or can i even start oc now? Maybe to about 4Ghz?

Of course you can, no reason you couldn't of before (OC'ing doesnt really hurt life span much, not in a practical way at least at reasonable voltages). 


Please quote our replys so we get a notification and can reply easily. Never cheap out on a PSU, or I will come to watch the fireworks. 

PSU Tier List

 

My specs

Spoiler

PC:

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K @4.8GHz
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 
Motherboard:  ASUS Maximus VIII Hero 
GPU: Zotac AMP Extreme 1070 @ 2114Mhz
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 
Power Supply: EVGA 750W G2

 

Peripherals 

Keyboard: Corsair K70 LUX Browns
Mouse: Logitech G502 
Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver 

Monitor: U2713M @ 75Hz

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, rn8686 said:

Of course you can, no reason you couldn't of before (OC'ing doesnt really hurt life span much, not in a practical way at least at reasonable voltages). 

Sorry for asking so much, but do you have a link to a good OC Tutorial, at best for a i7 4770k (i think linus did one, but im not sure anymore ^^) I still would like to buy the 980ti. Would this graphcis card boost my performance much? 50€ more isnt a big problem.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Zerebratox said:

Sorry for asking so much, but do you have a link to a good OC Tutorial, at best for a i7 4770k (i think linus did one, but im not sure anymore ^^)

Its fine, dont worry (Thats what these forums are for), these two videos look good. 

 


Please quote our replys so we get a notification and can reply easily. Never cheap out on a PSU, or I will come to watch the fireworks. 

PSU Tier List

 

My specs

Spoiler

PC:

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K @4.8GHz
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 
Motherboard:  ASUS Maximus VIII Hero 
GPU: Zotac AMP Extreme 1070 @ 2114Mhz
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 
Power Supply: EVGA 750W G2

 

Peripherals 

Keyboard: Corsair K70 LUX Browns
Mouse: Logitech G502 
Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver 

Monitor: U2713M @ 75Hz

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, rn8686 said:

Its fine, dont worry (Thats what these forums are for), these two videos look good. 

 

And about the 980ti classified, it seems like a very good graphics card. Do you think it would be cooler ?

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Zerebratox said:

And about the 980ti classified, it seems like a very good graphics card. Do you think it would be cooler ?

In terms of temperatures? Dont think it would be, if anything warmer as it has a higher TDP. 


Please quote our replys so we get a notification and can reply easily. Never cheap out on a PSU, or I will come to watch the fireworks. 

PSU Tier List

 

My specs

Spoiler

PC:

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K @4.8GHz
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 
Motherboard:  ASUS Maximus VIII Hero 
GPU: Zotac AMP Extreme 1070 @ 2114Mhz
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 
Power Supply: EVGA 750W G2

 

Peripherals 

Keyboard: Corsair K70 LUX Browns
Mouse: Logitech G502 
Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver 

Monitor: U2713M @ 75Hz

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
33 minutes ago, rn8686 said:

In terms of temperatures? Dont think it would be, if anything warmer as it has a higher TDP. 

Do the higher clock speed, more shaders and the 2 gb vram help much at 1080p gaming? Because I think my 980 doesnt manage to do play every game on ultra in 1080p.

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Zerebratox said:

Do the higher clock speed, more shaders and the 2 gb vram help much at 1080p gaming? Because I think my 980 doesnt manage to do play every game on ultra in 1080p.

It would perform a little better (Like a 1070), but the 980 should still be fine for most games today (Like a 1060), up to your whether to upgrade or not.


Please quote our replys so we get a notification and can reply easily. Never cheap out on a PSU, or I will come to watch the fireworks. 

PSU Tier List

 

My specs

Spoiler

PC:

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K @4.8GHz
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 
Motherboard:  ASUS Maximus VIII Hero 
GPU: Zotac AMP Extreme 1070 @ 2114Mhz
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 
Power Supply: EVGA 750W G2

 

Peripherals 

Keyboard: Corsair K70 LUX Browns
Mouse: Logitech G502 
Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver 

Monitor: U2713M @ 75Hz

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×