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Old PC. What should I update?

So I'll get straight to the point. I have an old computer that was custom built about 5-6 years ago. Nothing has been updated since then.

This is my current spec list:


Processor: Intel i5 - 4690K @ 3.5Ghz

Motherboard: MSI Z97 Gaming 5

Ram: 2 x 4gb HyperX Fury DDR5

Graphics card: AMD Radeon R9 270

Storage: Western Digital Blue 1TB HDD

Optical Drive: Super Multi DVD Writer

Power Supply: Corsair CX600M

 

I am a huge R6Siege, CSGO, and Borderlands Player. I am currently only getting about 60-70fps in Siege and then for some reason, it'll start to drop to 30-40 at certain points. I want to be able to hit 144hz consistently with no issues of frame drops and so forth while having very good graphics.
What should I change out?

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I would definitely get a new graphics card before anything else and If you want to do 1080p 144hz a GTX 1070 would work really well. 

 

You should also get an SSD and use the WD for a secondary drive

 

Although your processor is getting old it's still not terrible for gaming

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after upgrading the CPU, overclock the CPU, if the cooler isnt good enough upgrade that as well.

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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14 minutes ago, bhan98 said:

I want to be able to hit 144hz consistently with no issues of frame drops and so forth while having very good graphics.

if you want to be over 144fps might need a stronger card depending on if your at 1080p or 1440p.

 

also recommend OCing your i5 4690 you can hit 4,4.2ghz and see a noticeable improvement in your frame drops.

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Start with an SSD. That'll help with boot up times and the PC will be a little bit faster. Probably the cheapest upgrade I can suggest.

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36 minutes ago, bhan98 said:

So I'll get straight to the point. I have an old computer that was custom built about 5-6 years ago. Nothing has been updated since then.

This is my current spec list:


Processor: Intel i5 - 4690K @ 3.5Ghz

Motherboard: MSI Z97 Gaming 5

Ram: 2 x 4gb HyperX Fury DDR5

Graphics card: AMD Radeon R9 270

Storage: Western Digital Blue 1TB HDD

Optical Drive: Super Multi DVD Writer

Power Supply: Corsair CX600M

 

I am a huge R6Siege, CSGO, and Borderlands Player. I am currently only getting about 60-70fps in Siege and then for some reason, it'll start to drop to 30-40 at certain points. I want to be able to hit 144hz consistently with no issues of frame drops and so forth while having very good graphics.
What should I change out?

get an ssd. best choice ever.

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The platform is still very capable. Here's what I'd suggest: 

 

-Upgrade the CPU to an i7-4770/4790K (with a better cooler).

-Double the ram to 16GB.

-Upgrade the GPU to something in the GTX 1070 range.

-Replace the PSU with something of better quality (Corsair RM550x or one of similar quality would be ideal). 

-Add an SSD for the boot drive. 

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This is awesome. You guys are awesome and I appreciate the help. I'll definitely be upgrading the GPU and I have already purchased a SSD. How do i go about OCing my processor?

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5 minutes ago, bhan98 said:

This is awesome. You guys are awesome and I appreciate the help. I'll definitely be upgrading the GPU and I have already purchased a SSD. How do i go about OCing my processor?

You know how to get into the BIOS of your PC?

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aorus pro z390

noctua nh-d15s chromax w black cover

evga 3070 ultra

samsung 128gb, adata swordfish 1tb, wd blue 1tb

seasonic 620w dogballs psu

 

 

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Just now, mxk. said:

You know how to get into the BIOS of your PC?

Yeah i do. But for some reason I can't get into it. It tells me to hit DEL and i spam the living hell out of it but it doesnt take me to the bios.

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Just now, bhan98 said:

Yeah i do. But for some reason I can't get into it. It tells me to hit DEL and i spam the living hell out of it but it doesnt take me to the bios.

try f8

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aorus pro z390

noctua nh-d15s chromax w black cover

evga 3070 ultra

samsung 128gb, adata swordfish 1tb, wd blue 1tb

seasonic 620w dogballs psu

 

 

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Just now, mxk. said:

try f8

Gotcha. thanks for the help

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My wife was really happy with her old laptop which I upgraded its RAM and swapped the HDD to SSD. She said it becomes reeeeeaaaally fast and very snappy when booting the windows and opening any programs. So I would highly recommend you to upgrade RAM to at least 16Gb and swapping the HDD to SSD is the best overall upgrade for your computer that you can do, because these 2 components will give your system a brand new life, then after that upgrade the GPU.

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