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Is my computer done? Whats my next step?

So I just finished my wish list of components that I have been working on for the last year.  Most recently I got the Mackie CR4 Special Edition which match my HD 598SE so perfectly.....    Anyway I dont know what I want/should upgrade next?  My wife and I have an understanding that allows me to purchase larger items occasionally, and I will be finishing up my master this May so I am looking for my next upgrade.  

 

Currently everything seems "balanced" and I dont have a clear single point weak spot... If I get a 1440P monitor I will probably need a better GPU or If I get better headphones I will need a dac/amp....  

 

Current Build

 

 

Current Options-

 

  • Wait until I can upgrade at least 2 major components (screen/gpu)
  • New Monitor 34" ultrawide 
  • New Monitor 144hz 1080 27"
  • Sub, to pair with my CR4, could use some more base but it doesn't bother me as of yet.
  • Sound card or DAC,  No noticable hiss and the volume is fine so im not sure what it would improve.
  • Crossfire, I already get 70+ FPS on all my games so it wont change anything
  • M.2 NVME,  is it noticeable?  
  • 250GB Evo for Raid 0, this will double my boot drive and make it faster so this is convenient 
  • new fans, silence is always better
  • sell 290 get 980, still only have a 1080

 

 

 

Current rig

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  (Purchased For $250.00) 
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler  (Purchased For $45.00) 
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (Purchased For $95.00) 
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  (Purchased For $62.00) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (Purchased For $71.00) 
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (Purchased For $43.00) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card  (Purchased For $225.00) 
Case: NZXT S340 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case  (Purchased For $60.00) 
Power Supply: Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  (Purchased For $80.00) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Full (32/64-bit)  (Purchased For $10.00) 
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2739WM 27.0" Monitor  (Purchased For $300.00) 
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard  (Purchased For $110.00) 
Mouse: Logitech G9x Wired Laser Mouse  (Purchased For $65.00) 
Headphones: Sennheiser HD 598 SE Headphones  (Purchased For $98.00) 
Speakers: Mackie CR4 28W 2ch Speakers  (Purchased For $125.00) 
Other: Headphone Stand (Purchased For $11.00)
Total: $1650.00

 

 

Computer: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZczbWZ ~$950

Computer w/ Peripherals: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/mZNNnQ ~$1650

Case: Blue s340 painted black CPU: 4790K OC to 4.5MHz Cooler: Dark Rock 3 GPU: Powercolor R9-290 MOBO: z97 MSI Gaming 5 RAM: Fury HyperX 2x8GB 1866Mhz PSU: Corsair rm750x Storage: 250GB 850 EVO & 1TB WD Black HeadPhones: HD598 SE Speakers: MAckie CR4 SE Keyboard: K70 Cherry-Brown Mouse: G9x Fans: Prolimatech Vortex 140mm

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I'd sell the 290 and get an R9 390. You could go 4k on medium/high or 2k on ultra.

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Would recommend the monitor. I don't think you're card will struggle, but if it does not many settings will have to be turned down. If not would recommend 980, It's a killer card.

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31 minutes ago, JeffreyEagan said:

I'd sell the 290 and get an R9 390. You could go 4k on medium/high or 2k on ultra.

Im hoping for a free R9-390, from powercolor..... But I am not holding my breath.   I RMAd the 290 in december and they sent me a 290x with reference cooler.  I RMA'd the 290x because I could not live with the noise of the cooler.  They said they will send me a 290, but who knows maybe ill get lucky

30 minutes ago, Tedol said:

take 144Hz 1440p monitor and wait for r9 490 or gtx 1080 

 

25 minutes ago, Oishter said:

Would recommend the monitor. I don't think you're card will struggle, but if it does not many settings will have to be turned down. If not would recommend 980, It's a killer card.

would you go 144Hz 1440p   or  1440p ultrawide??  the ultra wide is so pretty!   I guess I dont care about graphics all that much, the higher res would be nice for non-gaming

Computer: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZczbWZ ~$950

Computer w/ Peripherals: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/mZNNnQ ~$1650

Case: Blue s340 painted black CPU: 4790K OC to 4.5MHz Cooler: Dark Rock 3 GPU: Powercolor R9-290 MOBO: z97 MSI Gaming 5 RAM: Fury HyperX 2x8GB 1866Mhz PSU: Corsair rm750x Storage: 250GB 850 EVO & 1TB WD Black HeadPhones: HD598 SE Speakers: MAckie CR4 SE Keyboard: K70 Cherry-Brown Mouse: G9x Fans: Prolimatech Vortex 140mm

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Just now, ryanmmax said:

Im hoping for a free R9-390, from powercolor..... But I am not holding my breath.   I RMAd the 290 in december and they sent me a 290x with reference cooler.  I RMA'd the 290x because I could not live with the noise of the cooler.  They said they will send me a 290, but who knows maybe ill get lucky

 

 

I... would not go from powercolor. I've heard some raunchy things about their QC.

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22 minutes ago, ryanmmax said:

Im hoping for a free R9-390, from powercolor..... But I am not holding my breath.   I RMAd the 290 in december and they sent me a 290x with reference cooler.  I RMA'd the 290x because I could not live with the noise of the cooler.  They said they will send me a 290, but who knows maybe ill get lucky

 

would you go 144Hz 1440p   or  1440p ultrawide??  the ultra wide is so pretty!   I guess I dont care about graphics all that much, the higher res would be nice for non-gaming

Depends, are you going to use it for productivity or gaming more? as well as that what games? if competitive 144hz, otherwise ultrawide

 

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