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wondering whether or not its worth upgrading my pc or building a new one

Budget (including currency): not really sure just looking to see what i can do

Country: uk

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: would like 4k gaming with rtx if possible

Other details (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): 

hey i have a pc i built quite a few years ago and was wondering whether its worth upgrading it or just buying a whole new pc id mainly like 4k gaming with rtx doesnt need to be really high end

these are my current specs on pc part picker https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/gmuzzy09/saved/YLy98d

 

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2 minutes ago, Muzzy2002 said:

parts list is private

 

2 minutes ago, Muzzy2002 said:

hey i have a pc i built quite a few years ago and was wondering whether its worth upgrading it or just buying a whole new pc id mainly like 4k gaming with rtx doesnt need to be really high end

these are my current specs on pc part

4k gaming with rt on depends on the game. And your fps target. If you want 4k 120 fps with rt on psycho in CP2077 no gpu will cut it

here's a 4090 on it

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DLSS quality does quite a good job of upscaling so you can get it up to 60 fps+

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Message me on discord (bread8669) for more help 

 

Current parts list

CPU: R5 5600 CPU Cooler: Stock

Mobo: Asrock B550M-ITX/ac

RAM: Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3200mhz Cl16

SSD: P5 Plus 500GB Secondary SSD: Kingston A400 960GB

GPU: MSI RTX 3060 Gaming X

Fans: 1x Noctua NF-P12 Redux, 1x Arctic P12, 1x Corsair LL120

PSU: NZXT SP-650M SFX-L PSU from H1

Monitor: Samsung WQHD 34 inch and 43 inch TV

Mouse: Logitech G203

Keyboard: Rii membrane keyboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Damn this space can fit a 4090 (just kidding)

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15 minutes ago, filpo said:

parts list is private

 

4k gaming with rt on depends on the game. And your fps target. If you want 4k 120 fps with rt on psycho in CP2077 no gpu will cut it

here's a 4090 on it

image.thumb.png.10b4849be129977c72ab276021f8844a.png

DLSS quality does quite a good job of upscaling so you can get it up to 60 fps+

image.thumb.png.f3fed52af42c29cd56b17c6f0f124768.png

image.thumb.png.c7fef31009a96a9e7d8d9bef8e9aec1d.png

yeah i only have a gtx 1080 atm and the parts list shouldnt be private anymore

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30 minutes ago, Muzzy2002 said:

Budget (including currency): not really sure just looking to see what i can do

Country: uk

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: would like 4k gaming with rtx if possible

Other details (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): 

hey i have a pc i built quite a few years ago and was wondering whether its worth upgrading it or just buying a whole new pc id mainly like 4k gaming with rtx doesnt need to be really high end

these are my current specs on pc part picker https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/gmuzzy09/saved/YLy98d

 

No matter what, a new platform is worth it, so if you're considering on a whole new build but don't want to fork +$400 for a new GPU right now, then just transplant your GTX 1080 into a new system. You'll see a surprising increase in minimum and average framerate. 

 

Otherwise, I'd suggest looking at for at least an RX 6800 if you're planning on doing 4K. Being able to 'actually' run 4K AAA games effectively requires an RTX 4090 as @filpo suggests.

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3 minutes ago, Muzzy2002 said:

yeah i only have a gtx 1080 atm and the parts list shouldnt be private anymore

which games are you playing? 

And what's your fps target at 4k?

you could sell some of your parts to make the money back

How old is your psu?

if you keep your current psu the below would be a considerable upgrade

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU Cooler: *Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 SE 66.17 CFM CPU Cooler  (£33.97 @ Amazon UK) 
Motherboard: MSI B650 GAMING PLUS WIFI ATX AM5 Motherboard  (£149.00 @ Computer Orbit) 
Memory: *TEAMGROUP T-Create Expert 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL30 Memory  (£107.94 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: *Western Digital Green SN350 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  (£53.95 @ AWD-IT) 
Video Card: *XFX Speedster QICK 319 Core Radeon RX 7800 XT 16 GB Video Card  (£459.98 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Case: Phanteks XT PRO ULTRA ATX Mid Tower Case  (£66.95 @ AWD-IT) 
Custom: 7500F (£110.00)
Total: £981.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2024-04-23 21:04 BST+0100

 

you'd get more than double the performance with the 7800 XT

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BUT if you spend around £170 more you'll get a gpu that's 3x more powerful than your gtx 1080

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XFX Speedster MERC 310 Radeon RX 7900 XT 20 GB Video Card (RX-79TMERCU9) - PCPartPicker

Even though a 4090 is more than 4x better than your current card, the nearly £1600 you'd need to spend makes it not worth it, the 7900 XTX would be my pick for the really high end 4k gaming (unless you're using RT or doing productivity in which case get the 4080 super)

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MSI GAMING TRIO CLASSIC Radeon RX 7900 XTX 24 GB Video Card (RX 7900 XTX GAMING TRIO CLASSIC 24G) - PCPartPicker

Gigabyte WINDFORCE V2 GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER 16 GB Video Card (GV-N408SWF3V2-16GD) - PCPartPicker

Message me on discord (bread8669) for more help 

 

Current parts list

CPU: R5 5600 CPU Cooler: Stock

Mobo: Asrock B550M-ITX/ac

RAM: Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3200mhz Cl16

SSD: P5 Plus 500GB Secondary SSD: Kingston A400 960GB

GPU: MSI RTX 3060 Gaming X

Fans: 1x Noctua NF-P12 Redux, 1x Arctic P12, 1x Corsair LL120

PSU: NZXT SP-650M SFX-L PSU from H1

Monitor: Samsung WQHD 34 inch and 43 inch TV

Mouse: Logitech G203

Keyboard: Rii membrane keyboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Damn this space can fit a 4090 (just kidding)

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1 hour ago, filpo said:

which games are you playing? 

And what's your fps target at 4k?

you could sell some of your parts to make the money back

How old is your psu?

if you keep your current psu the below would be a considerable upgrade

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU Cooler: *Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 SE 66.17 CFM CPU Cooler  (£33.97 @ Amazon UK) 
Motherboard: MSI B650 GAMING PLUS WIFI ATX AM5 Motherboard  (£149.00 @ Computer Orbit) 
Memory: *TEAMGROUP T-Create Expert 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL30 Memory  (£107.94 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: *Western Digital Green SN350 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  (£53.95 @ AWD-IT) 
Video Card: *XFX Speedster QICK 319 Core Radeon RX 7800 XT 16 GB Video Card  (£459.98 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Case: Phanteks XT PRO ULTRA ATX Mid Tower Case  (£66.95 @ AWD-IT) 
Custom: 7500F (£110.00)
Total: £981.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2024-04-23 21:04 BST+0100

 

you'd get more than double the performance with the 7800 XT

image.png.8d55dbd6ae68ea54f9f243218bf0c621.png

BUT if you spend around £170 more you'll get a gpu that's 3x more powerful than your gtx 1080

image.png.0a0610ff474bae504c0ae79c91e435b8.png

XFX Speedster MERC 310 Radeon RX 7900 XT 20 GB Video Card (RX-79TMERCU9) - PCPartPicker

Even though a 4090 is more than 4x better than your current card, the nearly £1600 you'd need to spend makes it not worth it, the 7900 XTX would be my pick for the really high end 4k gaming (unless you're using RT or doing productivity in which case get the 4080 super)

image.png.1bd33a4e88e9b0ee9ac53de15068c42f.png

MSI GAMING TRIO CLASSIC Radeon RX 7900 XTX 24 GB Video Card (RX 7900 XTX GAMING TRIO CLASSIC 24G) - PCPartPicker

Gigabyte WINDFORCE V2 GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER 16 GB Video Card (GV-N408SWF3V2-16GD) - PCPartPicker

Thank you for the help and I'd like to play just all current games really helldivers etc. would prefer 144fps and iv had my psu 7 years now so that may be time for a change.

And I would be doing some productivity so the 4080 is probably what I'd have to go with.

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8 hours ago, Muzzy2002 said:

and iv had my psu 7 years now so that may be time for a change.

There’s no harm in trying. Though for a new 40 series card I would get an atx 3.0 psu such as this one (get the 850w version if you wanna save some money)

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/fKHqqs/be-quiet-pure-power-12-m-1000-w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-bn506

8 hours ago, Muzzy2002 said:

And I would be doing some productivity so the 4080 is probably what I'd have to go with.

Don’t get the normal 4080 though. Get the 4080 super (cheaper and slightly better than the 4080

Message me on discord (bread8669) for more help 

 

Current parts list

CPU: R5 5600 CPU Cooler: Stock

Mobo: Asrock B550M-ITX/ac

RAM: Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3200mhz Cl16

SSD: P5 Plus 500GB Secondary SSD: Kingston A400 960GB

GPU: MSI RTX 3060 Gaming X

Fans: 1x Noctua NF-P12 Redux, 1x Arctic P12, 1x Corsair LL120

PSU: NZXT SP-650M SFX-L PSU from H1

Monitor: Samsung WQHD 34 inch and 43 inch TV

Mouse: Logitech G203

Keyboard: Rii membrane keyboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Damn this space can fit a 4090 (just kidding)

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17 hours ago, filpo said:

There’s no harm in trying. Though for a new 40 series card I would get an atx 3.0 psu such as this one (get the 850w version if you wanna save some money)

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/fKHqqs/be-quiet-pure-power-12-m-1000-w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-bn506

Don’t get the normal 4080 though. Get the 4080 super (cheaper and slightly better than the 4080

Yeah okay thanks for your help

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