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Hi all! I'm looking for some advice about what I should be prioritising for my upgrades to make the best out of the parts I have and what I should likewise be replacing. I'm having some pretty severe bottlenecking issues causing low frame rates and overall poor performance on games I wouldn't expect to be bottlenecked. All of your advice is much appreciated!

 

Budget (including currency): ~£700

Country: UK

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: I'm looking to be able to play pretty much everything at 1080p max settings, future proofing for titles like Cyberpunk 2077 and heavily modded games, running a multi-monitor set up, I also stream so need to be able to handle that alongside everything else when needed

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc):

My current build consists of:

Windows 10 OS

AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core Processor, 4000 Mhz

GeForce RTX 2070

Gigabyte Technology 970A-DS3P Baseboard

2 x 8GB DDR3 HyperX RAM

 

Ideally looking to source some better cooling too


Looking to play at 1080p for now, refresh rate of 70hz, looking to buy fairly soon

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Get a better cpu and ddr4 ram at 3600 speed

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13 minutes ago, eliishere said:

Hi all! I'm looking for some advice about what I should be prioritising for my upgrades to make the best out of the parts I have and what I should likewise be replacing. I'm having some pretty severe bottlenecking issues causing low frame rates and overall poor performance on games I wouldn't expect to be bottlenecked. All of your advice is much appreciated!

 

Budget (including currency): ~£700

Country: UK

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: I'm looking to be able to play pretty much everything at 1080p max settings, future proofing for titles like Cyberpunk 2077 and heavily modded games, running a multi-monitor set up, I also stream so need to be able to handle that alongside everything else when needed

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc):

My current build consists of:

Windows 10 OS

AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core Processor, 4000 Mhz

GeForce RTX 2070

Gigabyte Technology 970A-DS3P Baseboard

2 x 8GB DDR3 HyperX RAM

 

Ideally looking to source some better cooling too


Looking to play at 1080p for now, refresh rate of 70hz, looking to buy fairly soon

FX-8350 is preeeeeeety old and slow. A Ryzen 3700 would be a fantastic upgrade. That, new mobo and you will need DDR4 RAM, 3200 or 3600 would be great, and you will likely double your FPS... FX chips are very, very slow by todays standard. Your RTX 2070 is being held back in a big way.

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Headphones/amp/dac: Schiit Lyr 3 - - Fostex TR-X00 - - Sennheiser HD 6xx

 

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Motherboard tier list. Tier A for overclocking 5950x. Tier B for overclocking 5900x, Tier C for overclocking 5800X. Tier D for overclocking 5600X. Tier F for 4/6 core Cpus at stock. Tier E avoid.

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To be honest you should get a 1440p monitor and wait for ryzen 4000 and b550 before upgrading. Also try to overclock the ram and OC the cpu by FSB and nb. Don't expect that big of a overclock since that's not a great fx motherboard. Also be careful of vrm temperatures

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