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Upgrading CPU, Motherboard and RAM, advice needed!

thebelgiumpope
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Hi all, 

 

Today I am going to upgrade my PC, I currently have a I5 4670k with a MSI G43 Gaming motherboard and 8bg of DDR3 RAM, I want to upgrade because I am maxing out my RAM + pagefile (16bg) usage constantly and have also noticed my CPU is reaching 100% a lot in games and so I want to refresh it a bit.

 

I am looking at the AMDs for the extra cores because I like to watch Youtube videos and twitch whilst I play and so I feel like I'll make use of the extra cores and threads but not really sure to what extent? 

 

My GPU is a GTX 1060 3gb and I never see it reach anywhere above 70% usage for both computing performance and RAM usage and so clearly my CPU + RAM current set up is bottenecking it.

 

I currently play 60fps 1080p however I will be upgrading my monitor too, I just haven't decided if I want 4k or 144hz yet so that's going to be a future decision but I'm not sure how much the CPU will matter for that.

 

I would like advice on firstly which CPU to get? I have seen a 1800x for £189 and a 2600x for £199 from Scan which is where I will be buying my parts (personal preference to buy everything same vendor).

 

After deciding the CPU I would like to know if it's worth spending an extra £30 for this motherboard (https://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-x470-gaming-plus-amd-x470-s-am4-ddr4-sata3-dual-m2-3-way-crossfire-gbe-usb-31-gen2-a-atx

over this one (https://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-b450-tomahawk-amd-b450-s-am4-ddr4-sata3-m2-2-way-crossfire-realtek-gbe-usb-31-gen2-aplusc-atx) ?

 

I then will need help choosing RAM, I would appreciate if you could find one on the Scan website for me, I will be buying 16gb is a 8x2gb config.

 

Thank you everyone, this site always helps me a lot.

 

Edit - I like on my current motherboard the 'Auto overclock' feature called OC Genie and would like my new board to have something similar.

 

 

2nd edit - forgot to say I have a 212 evo cooler on my 4670k and was wondering if this would fit the new motherboard as I am aware the 1800x doesn't have a stock cooler.

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Seems like you got the old board's name wrong. G43 chipset supports much older CPUs.

 

How much overclock are you on?

 

Maybe something else using unnecessarily high amounts of memory? This includes low VRAM by the way, as stuff that doesnt fit in the 1060 3gb's memory buffer will go to system memory.

12 minutes ago, thebelgiumpope said:

I like on my current motherboard the 'Auto overclock' feature 

That usually means using way to dam much voltage on the CPU

 

13 minutes ago, thebelgiumpope said:

forgot to say I have a 212 evo cooler on my 4670k 

If anything, get a cooler that supports AM4 and LGA 115X at the same time for now and reuse it after upgrades.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) 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 (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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37 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

Seems like you got the old board's name wrong. G43 chipset supports much older CPUs.

 

How much overclock are you on?

 

Maybe something else using unnecessarily high amounts of memory? This includes low VRAM by the way, as stuff that doesnt fit in the 1060 3gb's memory buffer will go to system memory.

That usually means using way to dam much voltage on the CPU

 

If anything, get a cooler that supports AM4 and LGA 115X at the same time for now and reuse it after upgrades.

Hi, thanks for response.

 

It was a z87 board, this one - https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-Z87-G43-GAMING-LGA1150-Motherboard-Gaming/dp/B00EWGSGVI

 

I know the voltages are too high on the onboard overclock but it's just something that is easy for me, I tried overclocking properly when I first got my chip and I couldn't get it stable and with the onboard I got it up to 4ghz which I don't think is bad at all but might be wrong.

 

Does the 2600x come with a cooler?

 

Do you have any advice for the motherboard and also the CPUs?

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