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Posts posted by XplosiveNoctua99

  1. so I currently have an i5 4590

    and I'd like to upgrade (to either the 4770 or 4790)

    and Im not sure if those 2 cpus will make much of a difference over my current one.

    The main reason I'm upgrading is because of VR... I use an OSVR HDK 2 which while running the osvr server my cpu is at 20% just because of that one program, and then all the other things make the overall usage at 35% ish and then that only leaves 65% for the game im running. its constantly at 100% in games. and as my current cpu is the very minimum for vr i feel like upgrading it would help performance a lot.

    the reason why i'm not going from the 4590 to a Ryzen 5 1600 or i5 7600k or higher for example is because I'd have to upgrade the RAM, Motherboard as well as the cpu, and the current cooler i have i don't think is compatible with the 1151 socket or AM4 socket. so i'd have to get another one and also the fact that its not the best cooler lol... and Australian pc part prices are astronomical... so all that'd cost a nice $800-$1000

    and the cost of the i7 4770 (used) is $210 and the i7 4790 (also used) is $265

    please help me decide if it will be worth it and if so, which one to get

  2. 1 minute ago, dizmo said:

    How much can you sell your current CPU for?

    Don't pay $400 for a used CPU that's that old. That's a straight rip off.


    Ryzen 1600

    Intel i5 8400


    Ryzen can be quite cheap, even for a full upgrade:


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($278.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B350-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($128.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Memory: Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($129.00 @ Umart)
    Total: $535.00

    I need 16gb ram

  3. 1 minute ago, Tiwaz said:

    i mean you would still have to get another ddr3 kit because 8gb is a bit of a limitting factor if you want to do gaming andmultitasking at the same time

    I have 16gb i upgraded that last year but i haven't found how to edit the signature i also have an rx 480

    So yeah...

  4. So i have an i5 4590 and would like to upgrade...

    Without me giving reasons. All i want to know is what is better value/more worth it for the money. That is all.


    I found an i7 4790k for $400 used ... (I'm Australian) it sounds a lot... but in comparison 

    I could get an i5 7600k for $299 however I'd need to get a new mobo and new ram and a new cooler which would bring up the price to around 900

    Is the price difference worth the upgrade.

    Or is the 4790k more powerful anyway