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hi i have to make a difficult decision
i would like to upgrade my gpu and my cpu i currently have
cpu: i5 7400
GPU: GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
PSU : 550 wat
2,5 tb storage 
1080p  120 hz
I only use my computer for gaming and not for processing things.
what will i do first my GPu or CPU


 

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For gaming upgrading your GPU tends to get you better performance than the CPU.  What is your budget?

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4 minutes ago, Broenink said:

hi i have to make a difficult decision
i would like to upgrade my gpu and my cpu i currently have
cpu: i5 7400
GPU: GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
I only use my computer for gaming and not for processing things.
what will i do first my GPu or CPU


 

First of all, this isn't a prebuilt right? So you have easier acess to all of the components, because you might have to move to a larger connector (8 pin instead of 6, or 4 pin or something) But if you game always upgrade the GPU first. It will be the most beneficial. 

 

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based on limited knowledge and experience. I'm going to be incorrect at times. 
My build:
CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

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To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

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5 minutes ago, Broenink said:

hi i have to make a difficult decision
i would like to upgrade my gpu and my cpu i currently have
cpu: i5 7400
GPU: GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
I only use my computer for gaming and not for processing things.
what will i do first my GPu or CPU


 

What is your budget, location on the planet, games, resolution, etc.

 

I personally would go with a 9900K + 2080Ti, but that's me.  :)

 

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2 minutes ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

First of all, this isn't a prebuilt right? So you have easier acess to all of the components, because you might have to move to a larger connector (8 pin instead of 6, or 4 pin or something) But if you game always upgrade the GPU first. It will be the most beneficial. 

 

no it isn't a prebuilt so i have al the room to upgrade my stuff

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7 minutes ago, jstudrawa said:

What is your budget, location on the planet, games, resolution, etc.

 

I personally would go with a 9900K + 2080Ti, but that's me.  :)

 

i think around 400 euro  that is way above my budget

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Just now, Broenink said:

i think around 400 euro 

If you want better cooling, go with a tri-fan 5700xt, If you want slightly better performance (at the expensive of a dual-fan setup) go 2070. So I recommend getting a highly-rated tri-fan rx 5700xt

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based on limited knowledge and experience. I'm going to be incorrect at times. 
My build:
CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

Notes:
Spoiler

To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

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Best B550 Motherboards             Best Intel Z490 Motherboards

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PC BUILD Guide! (POV)              How to Overclock your CPU 

 

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6 minutes ago, Worstcaster said:

For gaming upgrading your GPU tends to get you better performance than the CPU.  What is your budget?

i think around between 300-400 euro's

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1 minute ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

If you want better cooling, go with a tri-fan 5700xt, If you want slightly better performance (at the expensive of a dual-fan setup) go 2070. So I recommend getting a highly-rated tri-fan rx 5700xt

if i take the rx 5700xt i also have to upgrade my psu is 600 watt enough or should i take 650 ( i wil nog overclock something ) 

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2 minutes ago, Broenink said:

if i take the rx 5700xt i also have to upgrade my psu is 600 watt enough or should i take 650 ( i wil nog overclock something ) 

600 is fine as long as  you have the connectors

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based on limited knowledge and experience. I'm going to be incorrect at times. 
My build:
CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

Notes:
Spoiler

To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

Motherboard Tier List                   How many watts do I need?
Best B550 Motherboards             Best Intel Z490 Motherboards

PC Troubleshooting                      You don't need a big PSU

PSU Tier List                                Common pc building mistakes 
PC BUILD Guide! (POV)              How to Overclock your CPU 

 

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8 minutes ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

600 is fine as long as  you have the connectors

I still have to get a new PSU so I will pay attention to that
I'm not sure if it's true but I've heard that amd's drivers sometimes don't do as well or were they in the past
and i have 8 gb of ram is this still enough do ?
 

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19 minutes ago, Broenink said:

I still have to get a new PSU so I will pay attention to that
I'm not sure if it's true but I've heard that amd's drivers sometimes don't do as well or were they in the past
and i have 8 gb of ram is this still enough do ?
 

eH. If you do anything else besides game (like if you have 3 chrome tabs open when you launch a game you need 16gb, but if youre okay with dropping everything (all tabs, everything besides the game) 8gb is fine.

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based on limited knowledge and experience. I'm going to be incorrect at times. 
My build:
CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

Notes:
Spoiler

To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

Motherboard Tier List                   How many watts do I need?
Best B550 Motherboards             Best Intel Z490 Motherboards

PC Troubleshooting                      You don't need a big PSU

PSU Tier List                                Common pc building mistakes 
PC BUILD Guide! (POV)              How to Overclock your CPU 

 

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19 minutes ago, Broenink said:

I still have to get a new PSU so I will pay attention to that
I'm not sure if it's true but I've heard that amd's drivers sometimes don't do as well or were they in the past
and i have 8 gb of ram is this still enough do ?
 

eH. If you do anything else besides game (like if you have 3 chrome tabs open when you launch a game you need 16gb, but if youre okay with dropping everything (all tabs, everything besides the game) 8gb is fine.

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based on limited knowledge and experience. I'm going to be incorrect at times. 
My build:
CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

Notes:
Spoiler

To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

Motherboard Tier List                   How many watts do I need?
Best B550 Motherboards             Best Intel Z490 Motherboards

PC Troubleshooting                      You don't need a big PSU

PSU Tier List                                Common pc building mistakes 
PC BUILD Guide! (POV)              How to Overclock your CPU 

 

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19 minutes ago, Broenink said:

I still have to get a new PSU so I will pay attention to that
I'm not sure if it's true but I've heard that amd's drivers sometimes don't do as well or were they in the past
and i have 8 gb of ram is this still enough do ?
 

What PSU do you have now?  Power isn't the main issue, it's the quality of the unit.  Anything 500w+ is fine for your 7400 and 5700 (if you get it).  

 

Is your RAM in 2 sticks or just 1?

 

What other components do you have?  Monitor?  What resolution do you game in, or want to game in?

 

If you could, answer my questions above please.  We need more info than you're spoon feeding us, to make good suggestions.

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Posted 33 minutes ago · Original Poster
  34 minutes ago, jstudrawa said:

What is your budget, location on the planet, games, resolution, etc.

 

I personally would go with a 9900K + 2080Ti, but that's me.  :)

 

i think around 400 euro  that is way above my budget

 

 - How did you only answer 1 of the questions I asked?  :)  Need the others too.

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9 hours ago, Broenink said:

I still have to get a new PSU so I will pay attention to that
I'm not sure if it's true but I've heard that amd's drivers sometimes don't do as well or were they in the past
and i have 8 gb of ram is this still enough do ?
 

The 5700XT is in your budget and is probably the best bang for the buck option.  AMD was improved the drivers in the past few months.  You should definitively run DDU and do a fresh driver install when changing the GPU.  If you want to stick with Nvidia the 2060 KO is probably the way to go.

 

For the RAM you can use MSI Afterburner overlay to see how much you are using in game.  If you are close to 8 GB or using the full 8 GB, then you should consider upgrading that was well.

 

If you are going to upgrade your PSU, pick that out first and subtract it from your budget to make sure you still have enough.

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10 hours ago, Broenink said:

hi i have to make a difficult decision
i would like to upgrade my gpu and my cpu i currently have
cpu: i5 7400
GPU: GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
I only use my computer for gaming and not for processing things.
what will i do first my GPu or CPU


 

get a new graphics card

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23 hours ago, Broenink said:

hi i have to make a difficult decision
i would like to upgrade my gpu and my cpu i currently have
cpu: i5 7400
GPU: GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
I only use my computer for gaming and not for processing things.
what will i do first my GPu or CPU


 

Might want to edit your first post and include vital information like hard drive, power supply, cooling, etc., etc.  Those would factor in on what people here will recommend.

Also what games are you planning?

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On 4/17/2020 at 7:46 PM, grss1982 said:

Might want to edit your first post and include vital information like hard drive, power supply, cooling, etc., etc.  Those would factor in on what people here will recommend.

Also what games are you planning?

done i think games like
battlefield 5
world of tanks
Apex 
rainbow siege six 
 

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On 4/16/2020 at 8:54 PM, jstudrawa said:
Posted 33 minutes ago · Original Poster
  34 minutes ago, jstudrawa said:

What is your budget, location on the planet, games, resolution, etc.

 

I personally would go with a 9900K + 2080Ti, but that's me.  :)

 

i think around 400 euro  that is way above my budget

 

 - How did you only answer 1 of the questions I asked?  :)  Need the others too.

location: Europe
games: battlefield v , apex , and maybe call of duty modern warfare 
resolution 1080p 

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