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CatTNT
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My current system does not perform as well as i want it to be. In games that i play (mainly R6S and World of Tanks) it struggles to reach 100 FPS, usually around 80 FPS, and if something happens like an explosion, it goes as low as 40 FPS. The only time my system is COMPLETELY stable in R6S is at all low settings.

 

Upgrade CPU (currently I5 8400)

i5 9600k $230, 17% faster (userbenchmark)        

9700k $400, 26% faster   ^

Will also need to buy a better cooler. as Hyper 212 is not enough for OCing, so add like $60-80.

 

Monitor Sidegrade (currently 3440x1440 100HZ)

2560x1440 144hz

So if i get the monitor, i wont be able to afford any other upgrades, so if i do get 144HZ, my system NEEDS to be able handle it in its current state at max settings. But theres no point in getting a monitor with less than 120HZ, as that would be a total downgrade.

 

Other specs

Strix GTX 1080

HD3 Z370 Mobo

650? watt psu

16GB 2400Mhz RAM 2x8

500GB 960 Evo (at least 100GB free space)

First Computer: 3440x1440 @75Hz ROG STRIX 1080 Ti Core i5 8600K @ 1.415V @ 5.08 GHz Corsair Spec 02 EVGA CLC 280mm

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I personally would say monitor upgrade, but the real question, when you're playing those games you mentioned, is the gpu usage at 99% or 100%? or is it less than that while the cpu usage is at 99-100%? If the cpu usage is maxed out while the gpu isnt, then upgrading the cpu would be better.

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Is your CPU an 8600K or an 8400? Your sig says it's an 8600K but you're now saying it's an 8400.

Get whatever fits your budget. If you can afford a 9700K and a good cooler then go for it, but if you would rather some money left over (depends on your budget) then the 9600K is what you want.

  

You have a 1080 Ti so any one of those CPUs will work fine with it.

 

 

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Just now, RickyOG90 said:

I personally would say monitor upgrade, but the real question, when you're playing those games you mentioned, is the gpu usage at 99% or 100%? or is it less than that while the cpu usage is at 99-100%? If the cpu usage is maxed out while the gpu isnt, then upgrading the cpu would be better.

I dont remember the GPU usage, but the CPU is always at least 80% when gaming, always very high. My computer is in another place, so ill be able to check the GPU usage tomorrow

First Computer: 3440x1440 @75Hz ROG STRIX 1080 Ti Core i5 8600K @ 1.415V @ 5.08 GHz Corsair Spec 02 EVGA CLC 280mm

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Just now, 1kv said:

Is your CPU an 8600K or an 8400? Your sig says it's an 8600K but you're now saying it's an 8400.

Get whatever fits your budget. If you can afford a 9700K and a good cooler then go for it, but if you would rather some money left over (depends on your budget) then the 9600K is what you want.

  

 

8600k is another computer

First Computer: 3440x1440 @75Hz ROG STRIX 1080 Ti Core i5 8600K @ 1.415V @ 5.08 GHz Corsair Spec 02 EVGA CLC 280mm

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2 minutes ago, CatTNT said:

8600k is another computer

Ohh, okay.

What GPU do you have in the 8400 system then?

The 9700K might be a bit overkill if it's something like a GTX 970.

 

Also I wouldn't bother with a monitor upgrade. 2560x1440 is perfectly fine for the gaming you can do with a 9600K, nevermind an 8400.

 

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1 minute ago, CatTNT said:

I dont remember the GPU usage, but the CPU is always at least 80% when gaming, always very high. My computer is in another place, so ill be able to check the GPU usage tomorrow

oh ok, well that already sounds kind of a cpu bottleneck but go ahead and confirm that firstly

Just now, CatTNT said:

8600k is another computer

wait so is the 1080ti not in this particular build? then what gpu is in this rig?

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Just now, 1kv said:

Ohh, okay.

What GPU do you have in the 8400 system then?

The 9700K might cause a bottleneck if it's something like a GTX 970.

 

a Strix 1080, OCd a bit to 2GHZ

First Computer: 3440x1440 @75Hz ROG STRIX 1080 Ti Core i5 8600K @ 1.415V @ 5.08 GHz Corsair Spec 02 EVGA CLC 280mm

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3 minutes ago, CatTNT said:

a Strix 1080, OCd a bit to 2GHZ

Yeah that sounds like a small CPU bottleneck is happening with that 8400. 

I would personally go for a 9600K and I'd keep your current monitor. 2560x1440 @ 144Hz is the sweet spot for monitors imo.

 

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My friend uses his i7 5960x and titan x Pascal for his 1440p 144Hz setup, so I think a monitor sidegrade is a good idea. On top of not having the odd game not support ultrawide, I think high refresh rate looks really good, and your current setup should absolutely support it 

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

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3 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

My friend uses his i7 5960x and titan x Pascal for his 1440p 144Hz setup, so I think a monitor sidegrade is a good idea. On top of not having the odd game not support ultrawide, I think high refresh rate looks really good, and your current setup should absolutely support it 

Titan X pascal is 18% faster than my 1080, means id still have to upgrade my GPU, since a 2080 is 22% faster, and a 1080 Ti is 24% faster

First Computer: 3440x1440 @75Hz ROG STRIX 1080 Ti Core i5 8600K @ 1.415V @ 5.08 GHz Corsair Spec 02 EVGA CLC 280mm

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4 minutes ago, CatTNT said:

Titan X pascal is 18% faster than my 1080, means id still have to upgrade my GPU, since a 2080 is 22% faster, and a 1080 Ti is 24% faster

1607 base clock on the 1080 means you've overclocked very significantly to be over 2GHz, his GPU isn't exactly too well cooled with that blower so GPU boost isn't doing much for him. I bet you've closed that gap pretty well. Also, given the very precise percentages you've listed, I'm inclined to believe you're reading from userbenchmark, which is not particularly accurate.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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