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Upgrade PC (i5 4670k + GTX 1070) New CPU/MB?

Epiphany
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Hi all, Have a PC that I want to upgrade.

I have today:

  • MSI GTX1070
  • i5 4670k CPU (not overclocked)
  • Asus ROG maximus VII ranger (socket 1150)
  • Corsair CS 750m PSU
  • 16GB DDR3 ram, 1600 Mhz (2x 8GB)

then is question: upgrade CPU? if so, have to have a new MB? But which one? is it difficult for a first timer to insert new MB, new CPU, new cooler, connect everything into PSU etc?

Looking at:

1x AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Prosessor

1x ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING

1x Ballistix LT DDR4 2666MHz 16GB (2x8GB)

Do you expect this to fit in with my Fractal Design Define R4 and my PSU?

The goal is to get better game performance (in 1440p 144hz) and general multi-tasking in PC work. Thanks :)

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The 1070 is too weak for 144Hz 1440p gaming, so I doubt you'll win a lot there. That said, the weak 4c/4t CPU is holding it back a bit. 

If you're resourceful, you could get an i7-4770K for $150 or less, which can also be overclocked rather well, for the cheapest upgrade possible.

PC Specs - AMD Ryzen 5 5600X MSI B550M Mortar 16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4-3600 @ CL15 - RX5700XT 660p 1TBGB & 256GB 600p Fractal Define Mini C CM V550 - Pop!_OS 20.04

 

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4 minutes ago, Epiphany said:

1x AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Prosessor

1x ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING

1x Ballistix LT DDR4 2666MHz 16GB (2x8GB)

2600 or 2700...

b450 pro4/tomahawk/pro carbon/fatal1ty

x470 fatal1ty/taichi/taichi ultimate/pro carbon

16 gigs, at least 2933 mhz...

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18 minutes ago, NelizMastr said:

The 1070 is too weak for 144Hz 1440p gaming, so I doubt you'll win a lot there. That said, the weak 4c/4t CPU is holding it back a bit. 

If you're resourceful, you could get an i7-4770K for $150 or less, which can also be overclocked rather well, for the cheapest upgrade possible.

Depends on the game, the 1070 can handle 1440 144 in lighter titles and even in GTAV gets about 100 (Science Studio tested it)

CPU: Core i9 12900K || CPU COOLER : Corsair H100i Pro XT || MOBO : ASUS Prime Z690 PLUS D4 || GPU: PowerColor RX 6800XT Red Dragon || RAM: 4x8GB Corsair Vengeance (3200) || SSDs: Samsung 970 Evo 250GB (Boot), Crucial P2 1TB, Crucial MX500 1TB (x2), Samsung 850 EVO 1TB || PSU: Corsair RM850 || CASE: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini || MONITOR: Acer Predator X34A (1440p 100hz), HP 27yh (1080p 60hz) || KEYBOARD: GameSir GK300 || MOUSE: Logitech G502 Hero || AUDIO: Bose QC35 II || CASE FANS : 2x Corsair ML140, 1x BeQuiet SilentWings 3 120 ||

 

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TABLET: iPad Pro

PHONE: Galaxy S9

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1 minute ago, OrbitalBuzzsaw said:

Depends on the game, the 1070 can handle 1440 144 in lighter titles and even in GTAV gets about 100 (Science Studio tested it)

GTA V is a relatively old game nowadays and hardly considered heavy on a system, though. I'm mostly referring to 2018's AAA titles, of which some are tough at 1440p for most of the Pascal lineup if high framerates are what you're after.

PC Specs - AMD Ryzen 5 5600X MSI B550M Mortar 16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4-3600 @ CL15 - RX5700XT 660p 1TBGB & 256GB 600p Fractal Define Mini C CM V550 - Pop!_OS 20.04

 

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1 minute ago, NelizMastr said:

GTA V is a relatively old game nowadays and hardly considered heavy on a system, though. I'm mostly referring to 2018's AAA titles, of which some are tough at 1440p for most of the Pascal lineup if high framerates are what you're after.

Yeah, but just wanted to point out that unless you play latest games at ultra setting the 1070 will probably be a pretty good experience

CPU: Core i9 12900K || CPU COOLER : Corsair H100i Pro XT || MOBO : ASUS Prime Z690 PLUS D4 || GPU: PowerColor RX 6800XT Red Dragon || RAM: 4x8GB Corsair Vengeance (3200) || SSDs: Samsung 970 Evo 250GB (Boot), Crucial P2 1TB, Crucial MX500 1TB (x2), Samsung 850 EVO 1TB || PSU: Corsair RM850 || CASE: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini || MONITOR: Acer Predator X34A (1440p 100hz), HP 27yh (1080p 60hz) || KEYBOARD: GameSir GK300 || MOUSE: Logitech G502 Hero || AUDIO: Bose QC35 II || CASE FANS : 2x Corsair ML140, 1x BeQuiet SilentWings 3 120 ||

 

LAPTOP: Dell XPS 15 7590

TABLET: iPad Pro

PHONE: Galaxy S9

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Games I'll primarily will be playing: 

 

- World of Warcraft

- Overwatch

- Fortnite

- FIFA

 

I can drop down to 1080p if needed, as I want 144hz in most games.

Thanks for all your answers by the way! I appreciate the help. 

 

Second question: I have an SSD + an HDD now, with Windows10 installed on the SSD. (I think)
Can i just connect the SSD+HDD into the new MB, with new CPU, then will the PCstart with Windows? or may I have to do a fresh install? then I might have to get over the installation file on a USB.

 

 

As you might understand, I'm pretty new to this so please be patient! :D

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You need a SATA 2.5" SSD for it to work. You can use the SATA data and powercable you should have in your motherboard box if you have one. You have to use a partition mirroring tool too switch your current image to a new ssd. But you need to turn on ahci support in your bios and there is a windows reg key you need to switch to get advantage of the ssd. 
Maybe consider OC your CPU if you have a decent cooler and your mb chipset supports it to "un-bottleneck" you 1070 a bit.

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