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I'm in a dilemma what should I upgrade first

Hey there

 

I'll try to keep this question short, I'm planning to upgrade my PC however I'm conflicted into two paths, and I don't know which to choose I've got an old case with usb 2.0 ports which I kind off want to replace at some point

The game I'm looking forward to play is Cyberpunk 2077 and I'd like to have a smooth experience at 1080p 75hz with high-medium settings, I finished RDR2 with my current build but I had to search through websites and reddit forums so I could have a decent experience while also making the game look acceptable even though the game was optimized poorly but you get the point.

Also I want to get into VR at some point later in the future and try out Half Life Alyx and Boneworks

 

I've found a 1070 at ebay at around 210 (plus shipping) which seems like a decent deal to me and an upgrade from my 970

However I also thought about building a new PC from scratch while keeping my GPU and PSU, I know that the newest Ryzen CPU's will launch in a few days but sadly it's off my budget right now and while budget GPU's (1660, 1660super and ti) right now don't impress me either, I think the used 1070 is a good deal but I might be wrong

 

for now many games still require the i7-3770 as their recommended CPU with some exceptions (for example I see the 4790k used a lot)

 

Thank you in advance! :)

 

New Parts i'm looking for:

CPU:AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

Mobo:Gigabyte Aorus B450 M

RAM:16GB RAM

Case:Aerocool Cylon Black

and a random M.2 NVME drive

(all around they cost like 350)

 

PC Parts I have:
CPU: I7-3770 (non k)

GPU:GTX 970

RAM:8GB

mobo:asus p8h61-m lx3 plus r2.0

PSU:Corsair VS550 (not the best psu around, but it's good for now however I'm thinking of replacing it)

Storage: 2 HDD's 1 boot SSD

 

Budget (including currency): 440

Country: Greece

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Cyberpunk 2077, VR, slight editing on the side with Premiere/Vegas as a hobby and some photoshop

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Id go for a better GPU first, since a 3rd gen i7 is still pretty good for gaming.

 

After that, Id wait a bit more and see if I could get a R5 3600. This will make a far greater difference than a 2600.

My Gaming PC:
Asus Strix RTX 2080 2150MHz core, 8000MHz memory (3080 soon :D)
i7 8700k @4.95GHz delid + a fuckton of voltage (1.375V LLC3, yeah its a below average OCer) - NZXT x72
G.Skill Trident Z @3450MHz 32GB CL15 (3466 and 3200 mixed CL16) OC
Asus Maximus X Hero
Samsung 840 PRO 128GB (Windows)

Crucial P1 M.2 NVME 1TB (Games)
Samsung 860 EVO 1TB (Games)
Samsung 860 EVO 500GB (Stuff)
Seagate Backup Plus 8TB (Shadowplay and Backups)
Corsair RM-850X

Lian Li O11Dynamic
Dell S2721DGF 165hz 1440p / ASUS ROG SWIFT PG258Q  240hz, BenQ ZOWIE XL2720 144hz, Acer S242HLDBID 60hz

Logitech G Pro Wireless (Corepad Skatez) / Razer Viper Ultimate / Endgame Gear XM1 / Cooler Master MM711
Ducky One 2 Mecha Mini (MX Black) / One 2 TKL (Silver/Blue)

 

My Silent Multimedia PC:

Ryzen 2700 @4GHz 1.337V - Noctua NH-D15

Powecolor RX 5700 XT Red Devil 2030MHz Core, 935MHz Memory, undervolt

G.Skill Trident Z 3200MHz

MSI B450 Pro Carbon AC

Kingston A400 240GB (Windows) + 480GB (Games)

Corsair RM-650

Be Quiet Silent Base 601 with 1x 140mm Noctua exhaust from my D15

Samsung Q60R (4k 60hz for Windows, 1440p 120hz Freesync for gaming)

Logitech G Pro Wireless

Ducky One 2 TKL (Silver/Blue)

 

My Notebook:

Asus Zephyrus G14 Top Spec 120hz

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7 minutes ago, LoneWanderer20 said:

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Definitely GPU, the 2600x is not much better than the 3770, not worth getting an entirely new motherboard and CPU for a small upgrade. If you're going to upgrade the CPU I'd recommend you save a little more and get at least the R5 3600, or even better, wait for 5000 series.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor  (£394.49 @ Amazon UK) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H150i PRO 47.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  (£169.97 @ Box Limited) 
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£176.39 @ Amazon UK) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory  (£182.18 @ Newegg UK) 
Storage: Kingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£27.52 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Corsair MP510 240 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  (£43.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Western Digital Blue 1 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£38.60 @ BT Shop) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£55.38 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB AORUS Video Card (£649.99 @ Box Limited)
Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case  (£115.00 @ Currys PC World) 
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  (£145.47 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  (Purchased For £99.00) 
Case Fan: Corsair ML120 75 CFM 120 mm Fans 2-Pack  (£22.98 @ Amazon UK) 
Case Fan: Corsair ML120 75 CFM 120 mm Fans 2-Pack  (£22.98 @ Amazon UK) 
Case Fan: Corsair ML120 75 CFM 120 mm Fans 2-Pack  (£22.98 @ Amazon UK) 
Case Fan: Corsair AF120 (2018) 52 CFM 120 mm Fan  (£9.98 @ Amazon UK) 
Case Fan: Corsair AF120 (2018) 52 CFM 120 mm Fan  (£9.98 @ Amazon UK) 
Monitor: Samsung S27E450D 27.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor  (£280.06 @ Newegg UK) 
Monitor: Samsung LU32J590UQUXEN 32.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor  (£323.20 @ CCL Computers) 
Keyboard: Razer Huntsman RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard 
Mouse: Logitech G403 Prodigy Wired Optical Mouse 
Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT 990  Headphones  (£143.00 @ Amazon UK) 
Speakers: Logitech Z333 40 W 2.1 Channel Speakers  (£130.00 @ Amazon UK) 

Microphone: Blue Yeti 

Total: £3063.14


Laptop: Razer Blade 15 (2019) 15.6" 4K 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 500GB SSD i7

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6 minutes ago, Noah0302 said:

Id go for a better GPU first, since a 3rd gen i7 is still pretty good for gaming.

 

After that, Id wait a bit more and see if I could get a R5 3600. This will make a far greater difference than a 2600.

That's pretty much my plan for now.

 

Also I don't think there's a big difference between the 2600x and the 3600, from the benchmarks I've seen there's like a +10% fps difference

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12 minutes ago, Zalosath said:

Definitely GPU, the 2600x is not much better than the 3770, not worth getting an entirely new motherboard and CPU for a small upgrade. If you're going to upgrade the CPU I'd recommend you save a little more and get at least the R5 3600, or even better, wait for 5000 series.

I thought about buying a slightly less cheaper motherboard with the R5 3600, would you consider it an upgrade if I did.

 

Even though I still think about upgrading my GPU as you mentioned while the USB 3.0 do intrigue me for VR down the road

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Hold on and save more money. Ideally, get a RX 6800 and that should last you a long time (4K ready, with 16 GB of VRAM, lots of power) 

 

After that upgrade to a B550 motherboard when they're cheaper and a 3xxx or 5xxx  processor to enable the smart memory feature and give an extra 5% performance (on average) to the video cards. 

 

you can probably sell the GTX 970 for around 40-50 euro, you can reuse ram, you can sell the board + cpu for another 30-50 euro .. so about 100 euro would buy a motherboard. 

You just need the money for the actual cpu. 

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