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hey guys havent posted in a while but i want to upgrade my rig around the holidays i can either go for a new processer/motherboard or a new gpu

 

what i have currently

cpu: amd fx-8350 black OC @4.5

mboard: asus rog crosshair v formula z

gpu: asus radeon 7950

 

what i want

cpu: i7 (probably 4770k)

mboard: Asus Maximus

gpu: gtx 980

 

im an asus fanboy so dont try to talk me of of them. I'll have anywhere from $400-$900 budget(depends on what happens before now and then). also keep in mind i only have 8gb or ram that i plan on uprading soon

Current: CPU: Intel i7-8700k. Mobo: Gigabyte - Z370 AORUS Gaming 5. RAM: 16gb G Skill Trident Z RGB. GPU: EVGA RTX 2070 Super.

 

First: CPU: AMD FX-8350 @4.5GHz. Mobo: Asus ROG crosshair V formula-Z. RAM: 8GB Patriot Viper XTreme. GPU: Asus Radeon 7950.

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hey guys havent posted in a while but i want to upgrade my rig around the holidays i can either go for a new processer/motherboard or a new gpu

 

what i have currently

cpu: amd fx-8350 black OC @4.5

mboard: asus rog crosshair v formula z

gpu: asus radeon 7950

 

what i want

cpu: i7 (probably 4770k)

mboard: Asus Maximus

gpu: gtx 980

 

im an asus fanboy so dont try to talk me of of them. I'll have anywhere from $400-$900 budget(depends on what happens before now and then). also keep in mind i only have 8gb or ram that i plan on uprading soon

If you want an i7 (not that you really need it if you only gaming) get a i7 4790k instead. But really, the FX 8350 is good enough, you dont have to upgrade it. I'd suggest you get 2 GTX 970 and run 2 ways SLI with them instead, it will perform much better than 1 980 in any games that support SLI (in which most graphic demanding game nowaday do, or will do within 1-2 week of the release date) and in game that dont support SLI, 1 970 will only be around 10-15% slower than 1 GTX 980.

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hey guys havent posted in a while but i want to upgrade my rig around the holidays i can either go for a new processer/motherboard or a new gpu

 

what i have currently

cpu: amd fx-8350 black OC @4.5

mboard: asus rog crosshair v formula z

gpu: asus radeon 7950

 

what i want

cpu: i7 (probably 4770k)

mboard: Asus Maximus

gpu: gtx 980

 

im an asus fanboy so dont try to talk me of of them. I'll have anywhere from $400-$900 budget(depends on what happens before now and then). also keep in mind i only have 8gb or ram that i plan on uprading soon

8GB is generally fine unless you are doing Editing of some sort. 

 

I'd go for the CPU + Mobo. Z97/77 is getting cheaper, have seen many great boards from asus on sale. Probably because of X99 release. 

You can get 4770K + Z77 pretty cheap. 4970K + Z97 is a bit more, but is "the bleeding edge". 

 

Then in a couple months or so, 980's will probably settle in price a bit? 

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8GB is generally fine unless you are doing Editing of some sort. 

 

I'd go for the CPU + Mobo. Z97/77 is getting cheaper, have seen many great boards from asus on sale. Probably because of X99 release. 

You can get 4770K + Z77 pretty cheap. 4970K + Z97 is a bit more, but is "the bleeding edge". 

 

Then in a couple months or so, 980's will probably settle in price a bit?

He's in US, the price isnt as crazy with taxes and all as other place :P

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i would say the best thing for a gaming approach would be to upgrade to a 980.

 

or you could get a 970 and a i7+ mobo

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If you want an i7 (not that you really need it if you only gaming) get a i7 4790k instead. But really, the FX 8350 is good enough, you dont have to upgrade it. I'd suggest you get 2 GTX 970 and run 2 ways SLI with them instead, it will perform much better than 1 980 in any games that support SLI (in which most graphic demanding game nowaday do, or will do within 1-2 week of the release date) and in game that dont support SLI, 1 970 will only be around 10-15% slower than 1 GTX 980.

i do lots of media creation too and programming, but that is an idea, one thing i really dont understand that well is the minimum wattage needed, i currently have a 750w psu, will that support 2 970s? 

Current: CPU: Intel i7-8700k. Mobo: Gigabyte - Z370 AORUS Gaming 5. RAM: 16gb G Skill Trident Z RGB. GPU: EVGA RTX 2070 Super.

 

First: CPU: AMD FX-8350 @4.5GHz. Mobo: Asus ROG crosshair V formula-Z. RAM: 8GB Patriot Viper XTreme. GPU: Asus Radeon 7950.

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He's in US, the price isnt as crazy with taxes and all as other place :P

Actually, now that I think about it.

 

If he can get the $900, just do i7+Mobo + 970 all at once. 970 will murder games at 1080p. and if needed....just get a second later. 

Or i5 + mobo + 980. ::shrugs::

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i do lots of media creation too and programming, but that is an idea, one thing i really dont understand that well is the minimum wattage needed, i currently have a 750w psu, will that support 2 970s?

Short answer: Yes.

 

Long answer: Well... unless less its a really old PSU... still yes. 

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Short answer: Yes.

 

Long answer: Well... unless less its a really old PSU... still yes. 

CX750M 

 

i should probably upgrade from my dvi/vga monitor first shouldn't i.....

Current: CPU: Intel i7-8700k. Mobo: Gigabyte - Z370 AORUS Gaming 5. RAM: 16gb G Skill Trident Z RGB. GPU: EVGA RTX 2070 Super.

 

First: CPU: AMD FX-8350 @4.5GHz. Mobo: Asus ROG crosshair V formula-Z. RAM: 8GB Patriot Viper XTreme. GPU: Asus Radeon 7950.

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CX750M 

 

i should probably upgrade from my dvi/vga monitor first shouldn't i.....

Well, DVI is fine, you wont get a better picture or anything with HDMI. 

 

Now, if you still have a sub-1080p monitor, may want to get a 1080p monitor. 

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CX750M 

 

i should probably upgrade from my dvi/vga monitor first shouldn't i.....

For 2 970... a 720W PSU even have one foot in the realm of "overkill PSU" :P dont worry about it.

If you really need those stuff then yeah, an i7 4790k and a Z97 Mobo from ASUS, along with 1 GTX 970 for now should be good, and you can easily add 1 more later.

DVI is good, dont worry about it. As long as it's 1080p and support what you need (IE- do you need 144Hz? or IPS?)

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hey guys havent posted in a while but i want to upgrade my rig around the holidays i can either go for a new processer/motherboard or a new gpu

 

what i have currently

cpu: amd fx-8350 black OC @4.5

mboard: asus rog crosshair v formula z

gpu: asus radeon 7950

 

what i want

cpu: i7 (probably 4770k)

mboard: Asus Maximus

gpu: gtx 980

 

im an asus fanboy so dont try to talk me of of them. I'll have anywhere from $400-$900 budget(depends on what happens before now and then). also keep in mind i only have 8gb or ram that i plan on uprading soon

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Your CPU will be fine for a long time. Unless you want something super low temp. I suggest you upgrade the GPU to see raw gaming performance increase. (although, the 7950 is still very good xD)

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