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Upgrade - any ideas what i should do?

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Look at a used GTX 1080 or 1080 Ti, that will be a big performance gain, that 950 is holding back your CPU.

so i am thinking that i will upgrade my pc this is my current build

CPU

Intel Core i7-4780

Motherboard

Asus H81m-K

RAM

16GB DDR3

GPU

Asus GeForce GTX 950 Mini

 so what i was thinking is should i upgrade my cpu (which means my motherboard and ram) or my gpu?

i was going to get a i7-9700k, or should i get a gtx 1080 ti?

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you should definetely go for a 1080ti, you will be surprised how well the cpu handles it. i have an i7-4820k(which i dont OC) and a 1080 and it runs fine with about 70 % usage on the cpu in even the most intensive games, so an rtx 2080ti would probably be bottlenecked but a 1080ti will be absolutely fine with cpu usage not going over 90 %.

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1 minute ago, Overbuilder said:

you should definetely go for a 1080ti, you will be surprised how well the cpu handles it. i have an i7-4820k(which i dont OC) and a 1080 and it runs fine with about 70 % usage on the cpu in even the most intensive games, so an rtx 2080ti would probably be bottlenecked but a 1080ti will be absolutely fine with cpu usage not going over 90 %.

Ah ok

Wasn't think of getting an rtx as they are the first for the 20 series and i feel they can improve on them

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Just now, MR_moon2025 said:

Ah ok

Wasn't think of getting an rtx as they are the first for the 20 series and i feel they can improve on them

it has improved pretty well after bf5's last update. performence is much better now.

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Look at a used GTX 1080 or 1080 Ti, that will be a big performance gain, that 950 is holding back your CPU.

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Just now, LukeSavenije said:

it has improved pretty well after bf5's last update. performence is much better now.

True, but i feel when they bring new cards out they would be much better

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Just now, MR_moon2025 said:

True, but i feel when they bring new cards out they would be much better

yeah, if you can wait for the next series, sure. I assume they'll lauch at 2022 or so

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12 minutes ago, MR_moon2025 said:

 

What monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

If it's only 60hz your CPU is still fine for gaming.

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

What monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

If it's only 60hz your CPU is still fine for gaming.

it's a ASUS VS207D-P it's 1600x900,  not sure about refresh

 

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1 minute ago, MR_moon2025 said:

it's a ASUS VS207D-P it's 1600x900,  not sure about refresh

 

Then what's your budget?

Should buy a 1080p 144hz display or a 4k 60hz with a new GPU

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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1 minute ago, MR_moon2025 said:

it's a ASUS VS207D-P it's 1600x900,  not sure about refresh

 

oh, you might want a new monitor while you're at it.

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26 minutes ago, MR_moon2025 said:

so i am thinking that i will upgrade my pc this is my current build

CPU

Intel Core i7-4780

Motherboard

Asus H81m-K

RAM

16GB DDR3

GPU

Asus GeForce GTX 950 Mini

 so what i was thinking is should i upgrade my cpu (which means my motherboard and ram) or my gpu?

i was going to get a i7-9700k, or should i get a gtx 1080 ti?

Definitely get a 1080 or something. Even quad-core Ivy bridge CPUs are still up for it (I used my 3770 up until very recently).  That 950 is the bottleneck right now.

I have no idea what I'm doing and no one can stop me.

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Is that your card? Can you tell me wtf is that fan and could you give me some closeups if you have time? That is one strange fan.

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Before anything, I would honestly first upgrade the motherboard. 

The ability to google properly is a skill of its own. 

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2 minutes ago, Bouzoo said:

Before anything, I would honestly first upgrade the motherboard. 

Upgrade path should be GPU > Ryzen > Case/PSU

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5 minutes ago, OrbitalBuzzsaw said:

Upgrade path should be GPU > Ryzen > Case/PSU

If he's gonna go graphics card and won't be able to upgrade to a new system in near future, then I'd get the motherboard first. 

The ability to google properly is a skill of its own. 

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32 minutes ago, Bouzoo said:

Before anything, I would honestly first upgrade the motherboard. 

The mobo isn't that important. Most motherboards from several years ago are good for anything as long as they have the correct chipset. His 4820K already runs fine on it and all motherboards meet the 75-watt PCIe standard, so it's not that important.

 

Also my Ass Rock AB350M got my 2600 to 4.6 GHz with extra heatsinks.

I have no idea what I'm doing and no one can stop me.

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41 minutes ago, Bouzoo said:

If he's gonna go graphics card and won't be able to upgrade to a new system in near future, then I'd get the motherboard first. 

There is 0 reason to change the motherboard

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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32 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

The mobo isn't that important. Most motherboards from several years ago are good for anything as long as they have the correct chipset. His 4820K already runs fine on it and all motherboards meet the 75-watt PCIe standard, so it's not that important.

It's not the OP who has a 4820K, he has a 4780 (has to be 4790). 

16 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

There is 0 reason to change the motherboard

I could argue a lot of things here, but I won't. If the OP didn't run into issues, I suppose it's ok. But H81 is still a barebone chipset on it's own and is missing some important features. Hence my why the upgrade if he won't upgrade the CPU for some time if he goes out on the GPU. 

The ability to google properly is a skill of its own. 

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Just now, Bouzoo said:

It's not the OP who has a 4820K, he has a 4780 (has to be 4790). 

I could argue a lot of things here, but I won't. If the OP didn't run into issues, I suppose it's ok. But H81 is still a barebone chipset on it's own and is missing some important features. Hence my why the upgrade if he won't upgrade the CPU for some time if he goes out on the GPU. 

There's no point in wasting any money on it, as that money is better spent on switching to a modern platform

Most likely AM4 for the best value.

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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Just now, Streetguru said:

There's no point in wasting any money on it, as that money is better spent on switching to a modern platform

Most likely AM4 for the best value.

Hence my comment that it depends on when he plans to upgrade. Now that I look at it, I didn't even realize those board are that expensive now. It seems like yesterday we were on 2 digit chipsets. 

The ability to google properly is a skill of its own. 

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11 hours ago, Schnoz said:

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Is that your card? Can you tell me wtf is that fan and could you give me some closeups if you have time? That is one strange fan.

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Yes this is my card and when I get home I will take a photo 

 

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