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Reading this post, I thought I'd make my own. I want to upgrade my Monitor and GPU to play some older titles (Witcher 3, Divinity Original Sin) on 4K 60fps, and eventually the new Elder Scrolls 6 game.

 

My current setup is:

Maximus Formula VII

4790k @ 4.4 Ghz

GTX 980 *2 SLI

32 (4*8) GB ram, 2400 MHz CL 10

256 GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD

4TB*2 External HDD's for storage

750W Gold PSU (EVGA SuperNOVA G2 80PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V/EPS12V)

24" 1080p Monitor.

 

Obviously I can upgrade the 980s to an RTX 3080. One thought is higher quality ram - but mine is already 2400 Mhz, CL10. There was once some mythical 2400MHz CL9 around, but I when I bought my PC in 2015, I couldn't find such ram, so went with CL10.

 

Another is my SSD. My 850 Pro, according to some Engineering software I used, is in very rough shape, and performs terribly on benchmarks. So I'm considering a reinstalling my OS on something like a 1TB Samsung 970 Pro Plus NVMe M.2 SSD, which will probably require a PCIe converter.

 

I tried OC'ing my CPU when I bought it, but I either lost the silicon lottery, or did something wrong as my PC became incredibly unstable.

 

Any other thoughts?

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GPU upgrade sure, but you'll probably end up cpu bottlenecked.

 

Ram doesn't make sense, as you'll most likely change platform in the near future. Having a fast kit for your current platform as is- you'll be fine and it would be a waste.

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For 4k 60 cpu is more than fine. Gpu upgrade will be needed. No point for better ram intel at that point could not care less between 1066mhz ram or 2400mhz ram.

 

What exact 750w psu?

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7 minutes ago, jaslion said:

For 4k 60 cpu is more than fine. Gpu upgrade will be needed. No point for better ram intel at that point could not care less between 1066mhz ram or 2400mhz ram.

 

What exact 750w psu?

I have a... (looks up order from 2015...) EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 80PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V/EPS12V 750W Power Supply . I also edited my original post. I think it will suffice just fine even with some degradation over the years.

9 minutes ago, Slottr said:

GPU upgrade sure, but you'll probably end up cpu bottlenecked.

 

Ram doesn't make sense, as you'll most likely change platform in the near future. Having a fast kit for your current platform as is- you'll be fine and it would be a waste.

I'm aware there will be some bottlenecking, it's just a reality at this point, I don't want to upgrade the whole PC. I told the wife in 2015 my PC would probably last 10 years or so before throwing $3K (Canadian) at a new one. I'm selling some rare pen & paper RPG supplements for the extra cash to fund the new Monitor and GPU.

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7 minutes ago, jaslion said:

For 4k 60 cpu is more than fine. 

Wait a minute.

Maybe I misunderstood something but didn’t you just say in another thread that a 4core cpu causes stutter in new games? Now you are saying that it is fine for 4k 60 fps.

 

Might be my bad English that I am confused 

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1 minute ago, Teddy07 said:

Wait a minute.

Maybe I misunderstood something but didn’t you just say in another thread that a 4core cpu causes stuttering in new games? Now you are saying that it is fine for 4k 60 fps.

 

Might be my bad English that I am confused 

I'm mostly going to be playing older games (circa 2014-18).

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1 minute ago, Teddy07 said:

Wait a minute.

Maybe I misunderstood something but didn’t you just say in another thread that a 4core cpu causes stuttering in new games? Now you are saying that it is fine for 4k 60 fps.

 

Might be my bad English that I am confused 

Most like only in 1080p or 1440p, but of course some games, could have these issues. 

CPU: i7 9700K@5.3, 5.3, 5.2, 5.2, 5.1, 5.1, 5.1, 5.1

cache x47, AVX offset 0

Motherboard: Asus Maximus XI Hero

RAM: Patriot Viper Steel 2x8gb@4000, Default CL17, testing new timings

PSU: EVGA SuperNova 750 G3

Mon: Samsung C27HG70 27" 144Hz Freesync

GPU: EVGA 1080ti SC Black Edition w/ G12 bracket

Sound: Odac + Fiio E09K

Case: Fractal Design R6 TG Blackout

Storage: MP510 960gb and 860 Evo 500gb

Cooling: CPU: Kraken X62 - GPU: Kraken X42 - both with Noctua NF-A14's

BIOS SETTINGS: https://www.overclock.net/threads/xtu-oc-help-on-i7-9700k.1773955/post-28649779

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1 minute ago, Raging_Dragon said:

I'm mostly going to be playing older games (circa 2014-18).

Yeah no problem but I donˋt suggest a 3080. You can search youtube but a 3070 is already a bottleneck for a 7700k. A tech youtuber tested it already

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1 minute ago, Raging_Dragon said:

I'm mostly going to be playing older games (circa 2014-18).

Then it's fine. Get a 2nd hand 2080, 2080 ti or something? Or buy a card you can take with you, when upgrading at some point, 6800/6800XT or

3070/3080.. 

CPU: i7 9700K@5.3, 5.3, 5.2, 5.2, 5.1, 5.1, 5.1, 5.1

cache x47, AVX offset 0

Motherboard: Asus Maximus XI Hero

RAM: Patriot Viper Steel 2x8gb@4000, Default CL17, testing new timings

PSU: EVGA SuperNova 750 G3

Mon: Samsung C27HG70 27" 144Hz Freesync

GPU: EVGA 1080ti SC Black Edition w/ G12 bracket

Sound: Odac + Fiio E09K

Case: Fractal Design R6 TG Blackout

Storage: MP510 960gb and 860 Evo 500gb

Cooling: CPU: Kraken X62 - GPU: Kraken X42 - both with Noctua NF-A14's

BIOS SETTINGS: https://www.overclock.net/threads/xtu-oc-help-on-i7-9700k.1773955/post-28649779

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Just upgrade the GPU.

 

Since ur aiming for 4k, your unlikely to see more than a 10% FPS difference between that system and a new CPU system, which at 4k 60-120FPS is 6 to 12 fps.

You'll want a 3080 or 6800XT though for 4k 100fps, for 4k 60 target u could get away with a 3070 or 6800.

 

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Just now, SolarNova said:

Just upgrade the GPU.

 

Since ur aiming for 4k, your unlikely to see more than a 10% FPS difference between that system and a new CPU system, which at 4k 60-120FPS is 6 to 12 fps.

 

 

Thank you, I couldn't agree more.

CPU: i7 9700K@5.3, 5.3, 5.2, 5.2, 5.1, 5.1, 5.1, 5.1

cache x47, AVX offset 0

Motherboard: Asus Maximus XI Hero

RAM: Patriot Viper Steel 2x8gb@4000, Default CL17, testing new timings

PSU: EVGA SuperNova 750 G3

Mon: Samsung C27HG70 27" 144Hz Freesync

GPU: EVGA 1080ti SC Black Edition w/ G12 bracket

Sound: Odac + Fiio E09K

Case: Fractal Design R6 TG Blackout

Storage: MP510 960gb and 860 Evo 500gb

Cooling: CPU: Kraken X62 - GPU: Kraken X42 - both with Noctua NF-A14's

BIOS SETTINGS: https://www.overclock.net/threads/xtu-oc-help-on-i7-9700k.1773955/post-28649779

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7 minutes ago, Teddy07 said:

Wait a minute.

Maybe I misunderstood something but didn’t you just say in another thread that a 4core cpu causes stutter in new games? Now you are saying that it is fine for 4k 60 fps.

 

Might be my bad English that I am confused 

A 4790k is a 4 core 8 thread cpu those are still fine.

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2 hours ago, Teddy07 said:

Yeah no problem but I donˋt suggest a 3080. You can search youtube but a 3070 is already a bottleneck for a 7700k. A tech youtuber tested it already

There's a guy who has made 3 videos about a 4790k+a 3080 rtx. My other thought to get use the 3080 to start studying Deep Learning.

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I see no reason why you should upgrade your RAM. It's already a top-notch kit for DDR3.

 

As for the GPU, as long as you don't target high framerates or play competitive games that are CPU-bound, it should be fine.

 

1 hour ago, Raging_Dragon said:

My other thought to get use the start out learning Deep Learning.

I'm upgrading to 64gb of ram just because of that 😛 

Get the best nvidia GPU you can, preferably one with tons of VRAM. The CPU won't matter at all, you could be running 4x Titan RTX on a pentium and it wouldn't make a difference.

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