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Trying to upgrade without supporting bad pricing


Budget (including currency): 1000CAD

Country: Canada

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: I bought a 144Hz 1440P monitor and now I want to be able to play single-player games at least 90fps on high without having to worry about tweaking and diving into each game's settings, as well I want to be able to run VR at higher frame rates about the same I want to hit 90fps  I also play games on my TV at 4K/60 sometimes but that's not a priority.


I've been looking into buying used 30 series as the prices seem better or AMD as the 6000 series or potentially the 7000 series if priced well could be an option I just don't know what's worth the money these days

Other details:  My existing build is

Case: Phanteks P400s


CPU: Ryzen 5 5600 (I don't think this needs to be upgraded?)

GPU: RTX 2070 (the main thing I'm looking to upgrade)

RAM: 16GB 8x2 Corsair Vengeance LPX running at 3600MHz

MOBO: ROG Strix B350-F (definitely looking to upgrade this as I'm on beta bios just to be able to run my CPU)


I'm looking into upgrading in the next few months no big rush and I don't mind spacing the upgrades


Like I said earlier I want at least 90fps on single-player games on high but if I could get 144fps on high I'd be willing just not sure what the current price or upgrades id need to get that would be

(existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 





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EVGA 500W has to go out if going with a stronger GPU. It's on the low side for the 2070 already.


The R5 5600 is fine for a 2070 on 1440p, but if you want a noticeably stronger card (talking rtx 3080+, 4070Ti, Radeon 6900 and up) it is going to bottleneck.

90+ for SP games, doable with it fine, high refresh gaming with it - a no-no in newer games. 


And a CPU upgrade would need a motherboard upgrade. You could put a 5800X3D in the board, but I wouldn't do it.


My recommendation - keep everything as is for the time now. Or replace the platform (CPU+MBO+RAM) and the PSU - to draw most of the 2070 out, and be able to upgrade the GPU in a year or two.

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Thanks it sounds like it might be best to upgrade the MOBO and PSU and just in the background hunt for unicorn 3080s or similar on ebay for a good price or GPU prices are more normal and then put a CPU upgrade in when I get the GPU

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