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Hi I’m currently running an i7 3770k and an ASUS 1060 6g strix. I’m mostly interested in gaming and streaming and would like to upgrade my system. Should I upgrade gpu or cpu first?

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The 1060 is getting a bit outdated - I suggest updating the GPU first. 

Is it plugged in?

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4 minutes ago, Subsenie said:

Hi I’m currently running an i7 3770k and an ASUS 1060 6g strix. I’m mostly interested in gaming and streaming and would like to upgrade my system. Should I upgrade gpu or cpu first?

What games do you plan on playing?

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3 minutes ago, wat3rmelon_man2 said:

The 1060 is getting a bit outdated - I suggest updating the GPU first. 

The CPU is a lot more outdated than the graphics card

 

5 minutes ago, Subsenie said:

Should I upgrade gpu or cpu first?

Have you tried streaming already? If you enable NVENC and steam off the graphics card you might see some pretty good quality

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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do even need to upgrade? what games do you play and which give you the most issues? 

 

and likely a cpu upgrade would make more sense, 1060 is still a good card. 

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27 minutes ago, wat3rmelon_man2 said:

The 1060 is getting a bit outdated - I suggest updating the GPU first. 

Which gpu would you suggest? My budget is around 500$

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25 minutes ago, Downkey said:

What games do you plan on playing?

Pretty much AAA titles like Assassins Creed ect 

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Pretty much AAA titles like Assassins Creed ect 

 

1 minute ago, Subsenie said:

Which gpu would you suggest? My budget is around 500$

For $500 I would get a new CPU, MOBO, and RAM. Wait for the R5 3600 to come in stock and then get it.
Then, you can snag a used 1070 for around 150 - 200 on ebay 

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $200.00
Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.98 @ Amazon
Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB STRIX Video Card $180.00
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $514.97
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-12-04 09:03 EST-0500  

 

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new gpu alone won't do you any good esp with "AAA" 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Fasauceome said:

The CPU is a lot more outdated than the graphics card

 

Have you tried streaming already? If you enable NVENC and steam off the graphics card you might see some pretty good quality

How would I go about enabling NVENC?

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I’m currently rocking an ASUS 1060 6g strix, an i7 3770k and 16gb of RAM.

My main interest is streaming and gaming (everything from Valorant to AC Valhalla). 
Should I upgrade? If yes what’s the first thing I should swap out? My budget atm is around 500$ .

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And you can also sell your 3770k for $75 or more, because it is as good as an i3-9100f, and there are many people who want to upgrade an older system, and buy a 3770k.

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1 minute ago, Subsenie said:

I’m currently rocking an ASUS 1060 6g strix, an i7 3770k and 16gb of RAM.

My main interest is streaming and gaming (everything from Valorant to AC Valhalla). 
Should I upgrade? If yes what’s the first thing I should swap out? My budget atm is around 500$ .

Why not just stick to your orignal post? There is no need to make a new one. Anyway here is the advice I gave earlier -


 

For $500 I would get a new CPU, MOBO, and RAM. Wait for the R5 3600 to come in stock and then get it.
Then, you can snag a used 1070 for around 150 - 200 on ebay 

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $200.00
Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.98 @ Amazon
Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB STRIX Video Card $180.00
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $514.97
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-12-04 09:03 EST-0500  
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2 hours ago, Subsenie said:

How would I go about enabling NVENC?

If you're using OBS it's in your stream settings, just a check box.

 

If you're streaming via Nvidia shadowplay, it's the default streaming method.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

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4 hours ago, Fasauceome said:

If you're using OBS it's in your stream settings, just a check box.

 

If you're streaming via Nvidia shadowplay, it's the default streaming method.

Thanks !

do you think a gtx 2070 would be bottlenecked by my i7 3770k ?

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9 minutes ago, Subsenie said:

Thanks !

do you think a gtx 2070 would be bottlenecked by my i7 3770k ?

depends on the resolution, refresh rate, and games in question. there are a lot of circumstances where the CPU is a little underpowered, but plenty of cases where it's fine.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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2 hours ago, Fasauceome said:

depends on the resolution, refresh rate, and games in question. there are a lot of circumstances where the CPU is a little underpowered, but plenty of cases where it's fine.

Which cpu would you recommend?

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23 minutes ago, Subsenie said:

Which cpu would you recommend?

Well if you're strictly gaming, a ryzen 5 3600 from the used market is a good choice, since they seem to be scarce at the moment on retail sites. Ryzen 5000 supply is expected to materialize a bit in a month or so, and if you're holding out for top tier gaming performance it would be worth it. 

 

But holding on to your i7 for the time being and waiting for better prices/availability is the best move in my opinion. In fact, I also recommend waiting on that graphics card upgrade as well, for the same reason.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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17 hours ago, Fasauceome said:

Well if you're strictly gaming, a ryzen 5 3600 from the used market is a good choice, since they seem to be scarce at the moment on retail sites. Ryzen 5000 supply is expected to materialize a bit in a month or so, and if you're holding out for top tier gaming performance it would be worth it. 

 

But holding on to your i7 for the time being and waiting for better prices/availability is the best move in my opinion. In fact, I also recommend waiting on that graphics card upgrade as well, for the same reason.

What kind of motherboard would go well with the Ryzen 3600 or 5000?

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21 minutes ago, Subsenie said:

What kind of motherboard would go well with the Ryzen 3600 or 5000?

budget B450 motherboards are a prime candidate for 3000 series CPUs. 5000 series CPUs will see more widespread support from board partners on 400 series motherboards in early 2021, but for now ASRock has BIOS versions available for the CPUs. Otherwise, some budget A520 motherboards are good choices, if you don't mind cutting CPU overclocking.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Sorry, what I posted here previously is not relevant in this topic.

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