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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey everyone!

 

I've moved to Singapore while my PC is left in my hometown in Indonesia. I plan to bring all the components except the case i.e. Cooler Master Cosmos SE, which is very bulky and difficult to bring in a flight.

 

My current build (purchased in 2014):

-Intel Core i7 4790 Haswell Series (8M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz)
-MSI Z97 Gaming 5 (LGA1150, Z97, DDR3)
-MSI Geforce GTX 750 Ti 2GB DDR5 - Twin Frozr
-Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Pro Red PC12800 8GB (2x4GB)
-Corsair 256GB CSSD-F256GBLX Force Series LX SATA III
-Corsair RM Series 750W Full Modular - Gold
-WDC 1TB SATA3 64MB - Caviar Black Ver, 2

 

I want to assemble the current build into a new case, NZXT S340 elite, and think to upgrade some components. I would love to continue to play the future simulation games release e.g. Anno series, the SIMS and other game such as Final Fantasy XV in highest setting possible. 

 

With a budget of around USD 1,000, I have few questions:

1. Which parts should I upgrade or replace? 

2. I think GPU is one of the parts that must be upgraded. Which model do you suggest?

3. Any other suggestions?

 

Thank you very much for helping me!

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Probably a 1080/1080TI when they come into stock on Nvidia's website (Only place I can think of in the US to buy them at MSRP) and look around on Ebay/Craigslist for another 8GB's of ram to up it to 16GB. Also maybe a high end air cooler/AIO to OC the CPU (If it's a K sku and not just a 4790) are my suggestions. 

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The only thing that needs an upgrade badly, as you said, is the graphics card. Dont know prices in your region, but try get a 1070ti. Another 2x4 GB DDR3 is also a good step.


Studying abroad, ditched the crappy laptop for a do-all laptop double. Dried factory CPU paste, long memory timings, cooler cools the inductors but not the mosfets and an inch of unused internal space on both left and right

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV system agent undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (1696MHz 0.812V ~ 1860MHz 0.95V) RAM: 12GB DDR4-2666 19-19-19-43 2T Storage: 128GB Toshiba NVMe SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172) Monitor: 1080p 120Hz IPS G-sync

 

The best thing to do is reading the clock speed that doesnt end in a pair of zeros. Software voltage readings are wrong if your motherboard's not a high end model

CPU: i7-2600K 4493MHz (multiplier: 43x) 1.35V (software) --> 1.4V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 104.5MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 10-11-11-30 2T 2133MHz, custom: 10-11-10-30 1T 2229MHz) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (OC'd 150Hz) TN Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Results: Cinebench R15 Single thread:159 Multi-thread: 770 (thx Meltdown Spectre patch) Super Pi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.11s 1M: 8.4s 32M: 7m 45.9s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 18/03/2018 at 1:30 PM, 91wow said:

Probably a 1080/1080TI when they come into stock on Nvidia's website (Only place I can think of in the US to buy them at MSRP) and look around on Ebay/Craigslist for another 8GB's of ram to up it to 16GB. Also maybe a high end air cooler/AIO to OC the CPU (If it's a K sku and not just a 4790) are my suggestions. 

I'm using Cooler Master V8 air cooling. Thinking of switching to NZXT Kraken. What do you think?

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On 03/18/2018 at 4:40 PM, a_cushin said:

What if I get the AMD GPU and a Freesync monitor, say Samsung LC34H890WJEXXS?

Vega 56 is more expensive than Nvidia's competitor though. I dont think Freesync is that important. Besides, isnt that monitor only 60Hz?


Studying abroad, ditched the crappy laptop for a do-all laptop double. Dried factory CPU paste, long memory timings, cooler cools the inductors but not the mosfets and an inch of unused internal space on both left and right

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV system agent undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (1696MHz 0.812V ~ 1860MHz 0.95V) RAM: 12GB DDR4-2666 19-19-19-43 2T Storage: 128GB Toshiba NVMe SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172) Monitor: 1080p 120Hz IPS G-sync

 

The best thing to do is reading the clock speed that doesnt end in a pair of zeros. Software voltage readings are wrong if your motherboard's not a high end model

CPU: i7-2600K 4493MHz (multiplier: 43x) 1.35V (software) --> 1.4V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 104.5MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 10-11-11-30 2T 2133MHz, custom: 10-11-10-30 1T 2229MHz) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (OC'd 150Hz) TN Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Results: Cinebench R15 Single thread:159 Multi-thread: 770 (thx Meltdown Spectre patch) Super Pi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.11s 1M: 8.4s 32M: 7m 45.9s

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