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Advice on what to upgrade

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I'm looking to see about what you guys think i should upgrade in my rig. Mostly use it for mmo gaming on ff14, wow, eve online and planning to play Ashes of Creation if its not another complete flop. 

 

Current build is:

Case: Zalman High Performance Mid Tower Case Z11 Plus
Motherboard:  Asus SABERTOOTH X79
CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti    (recently upgraded from an Nvidia GTX 650 Ti Boost)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1600 C9 4x8GB
PSU: Corsair GS600 - 80 PLUS
SSD: Corsair Force GS 240GB
HDD: Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)
Heatsink: Noctua NH-U12S, Premium CPU Cooler with NF-F12 120mm Fan

 

Graphics card upgrade already got me from this bench: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/27559443

to the current bench : https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/28213432

 

Any advice on parts to replace and what to switch to are appreciated. :)

 

Also although the bench's say to connect the drives to SATA 3.0 with the proper cable as far as im aware they are. so i dunno why they're underperforming. 

 

Thanks for your time.

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Do you really need to upgrade, or does it play the games you play fine?
I don't think they're really that demanding. I definitely wouldn't upgrade until at least 4th gen Ryzen comes out, but it'd be better if you can hold out for AM5.

Current PC:

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CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

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CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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The problem you got is you got a very high end system from several years ago.  There not a whole lot of other places to take it.  It’s got a fast 4/8 cpu on an x79 motherboard, a whole bunch of ddr3 memory, and a graphics card that isn’t made any more.  
 

the weak link is the cpu, but at that point the motherboard and memory have to go too.  The thing will still game for at least another 6 months or so.  There’s an argument for selling the cpu/motherboard/ram as a unit and replacing it with ryzen2, at which point talking about the graphics card becomes a thing.

 

Maybe sit on it, build up capital, do a whole rig replacement. The problem is things get old.  There was a time that rig was sizzlin’ hot, but these days you can pwn it with a thousand dollar rig.  The cpu is beatable by $120 CPUs, and the graphics card is competitive with stuff that costs $250

Life is like a bowl of chocolates: there are all these little crinkly paper cups everywhere.

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