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Component Bottlenecking & Performance Concerns

I’ve recently come into possession if an office system with an i7 4790k without a GPU. I’m looking to upgrade the system for gaming but there’s a certain performance standard I’m looking for — quality recording/streaming while maintaining at least 144 fps in game. For reference I play CPU dependent games like CSGO, Valorant, and occasionally Minecraft for fun. The most graphically demanding out of those tree is Valorant. What are my best GPU options for performance, and without bottlenecking any components. If this isn’t possible then I already have brand new parts that I’ve chosen. 

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Maybe last gen and low end current gen GPUs is okay, like GTX 16, low end RTX 20, low end 30 series, low end RX 6000 series. 

To be fair the games you mentioned are not demanding at all, but can't have higher resolution like 1440p.

Whats your budget for GPU, and possibly PSU. Whats the PSU that came with the office system? I'd assume it would be low capacity ones. 

 

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CPU: Intel i5-12400 | GPU: Asus TUF RX 6800 XT OC | Mobo: Asus Prime B660M-A D4 WIFI | RAM: Team Delta TUF Alliance 2x8GB DDR4 3200MHz CL16 | SSD: Team MP33 1TB | PSU: MSI MPG A850GF | Case: Phanteks Eclipse P360A |  Cooler: ID-Cooling SE-234 ARGB | OS: Windows 11 Pro | Pcpartpicker: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/FpC7yK
Displays: Samsung Odyssey G5 S32AG50 32" 1440p 165hz | AOC 27G2E 27" 1080p 144hz

Laptop: ROG Strix Scar III G531GU Intel i5-9300H GTX 1660Ti Mobile| OS: Windows 10 Home

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15 minutes ago, Dukesilver27- said:

Maybe last gen and low end current gen GPUs is okay, like GTX 16, low end RTX 20, low end 30 series, low end RX 6000 series. 

To be fair the games you mentioned are not demanding at all, but can't have higher resolution like 1440p.

Whats your budget for GPU, and possibly PSU. Whats the PSU that came with the office system? I'd assume it would be low capacity ones. 

 

The new parts I mentioned included an i7 12700k and a 3060. So that’s my current price range. As for the PSU for the office system.. I’m actually not 100% sure, I would have to go the office I have it in to open it up and look. I just know what the other hardware is cus I checked the task manager.

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41 minutes ago, kdavofc said:

The new parts I mentioned included an i7 12700k and a 3060. So that’s my current price range. As for the PSU for the office system.. I’m actually not 100% sure, I would have to go the office I have it in to open it up and look. I just know what the other hardware is cus I checked the task manager.

Do you do any work that requires a powerful CPU? Coding and stuff. 

If not, then go a step down from 12700k to 12400, then allocate the budget from that to the GPU, like a 3070 or rx 6700 xt. 

Not an expert, just bored at work. **may edit my posts a few times after posting**

Please quote me or mention me if you would like me to see your reply.

CPU: Intel i5-12400 | GPU: Asus TUF RX 6800 XT OC | Mobo: Asus Prime B660M-A D4 WIFI | RAM: Team Delta TUF Alliance 2x8GB DDR4 3200MHz CL16 | SSD: Team MP33 1TB | PSU: MSI MPG A850GF | Case: Phanteks Eclipse P360A |  Cooler: ID-Cooling SE-234 ARGB | OS: Windows 11 Pro | Pcpartpicker: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/FpC7yK
Displays: Samsung Odyssey G5 S32AG50 32" 1440p 165hz | AOC 27G2E 27" 1080p 144hz

Laptop: ROG Strix Scar III G531GU Intel i5-9300H GTX 1660Ti Mobile| OS: Windows 10 Home

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15 minutes ago, Dukesilver27- said:

Do you do any work that requires a powerful CPU? Coding and stuff. 

If not, then go a step down from 12700k to 12400, then allocate the budget from that to the GPU, like a 3070 or rx 6700 xt. 

Do you think I’ll be able to perform well while recording or streaming 720p using the 4790k the office system I mentioned has.. And adding a low end 20 or 30 series GPU? Or would I be better off building a brand new system with a 12400k and a 3070

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5 minutes ago, kdavofc said:

Do you think I’ll be able to perform well while recording or streaming 720p using the 4790k the office system I mentioned has.. And adding a low end 20 or 30 series GPU? Or would I be better off building a brand new system with a 12400k and a 3070

Honesty such an old CPU might not cope well with new GPU, that CPU performs worse than my old laptop, so personally I think you'd be better off with a new system. 

Although, if you're building a new system, just wait for the next gen to drop and those prices will drop. Maybe within this year.

Not an expert, just bored at work. **may edit my posts a few times after posting**

Please quote me or mention me if you would like me to see your reply.

CPU: Intel i5-12400 | GPU: Asus TUF RX 6800 XT OC | Mobo: Asus Prime B660M-A D4 WIFI | RAM: Team Delta TUF Alliance 2x8GB DDR4 3200MHz CL16 | SSD: Team MP33 1TB | PSU: MSI MPG A850GF | Case: Phanteks Eclipse P360A |  Cooler: ID-Cooling SE-234 ARGB | OS: Windows 11 Pro | Pcpartpicker: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/FpC7yK
Displays: Samsung Odyssey G5 S32AG50 32" 1440p 165hz | AOC 27G2E 27" 1080p 144hz

Laptop: ROG Strix Scar III G531GU Intel i5-9300H GTX 1660Ti Mobile| OS: Windows 10 Home

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3 minutes ago, Dukesilver27- said:

Honesty such an old CPU might not cope well with new GPU, that CPU performs worse than my old laptop, so personally I think you'd be better off with a new system. 

Although, if you're building a new system, just wait for the next gen to drop and those prices will drop. Maybe within this year.

Alright, thanks man. Really appreciate your time.

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I used to run my GTX 1660 Super with a Xeon E3-1231v3, which is basically just a lower binned i7-4790k. Its quadcore turbo is 3.6GHz vs the 4790k's 4.2GHz quadcore turbo, otherwise pretty similar cpus other than the 4790k being unlocked and having an igpu. It was a really good combination for AAA games like Red Dead Redemption 2 at 60 fps for example. The cpu only really started showing its age the last couple of years with Elden Ring, Cyberpunk, and Control.

 

Valorant's official recommendation is GTX 1050 Ti for 144 fps. I doubt CSGO or Minecraft would be any harder to run. So 1050 Ti seems like it would be good.

 

4790k was a wildly popular cpu for streaming for years, though mostly at 60 fps if I remember right. Not sure if it'll handle 720p144 streaming, but might as well try it out with the gpu you buy since you have a 4790k system. Don't see any point in spending on an RTX 3060 for CSGO, Valorant, and Minecraft.

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