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DasSnoopy48
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Hey everyone!

 

I'm looking into upgrading my computer and after watching hours of youtube videos, I still don't know what to do. So mainly I would like to upgrade my GPU as I have an older GTX 960 FTW and was looking into a 1070 maybe even a 1080. However, I ran into some videos talking about bottlenecking and I'm worried that my CPU might be outdated. So, basically what I'm looking for is advice on if I should go for the 1080(because it's performance will last longer) or go with a cheaper 1070(because my CPU will bottleneck the higher end graphics card) and invest in a CPU as well. Please find listed below my hardware and let me know what I should actually replace.

 

CPU- AMD FX 8350 4000 MHz

RAM- Dominator Platinum 16 GB

GPU- EVGA GTX 960 FTW

Motherboard- Not sure where to find this info its an ASUS

 

If you guys need more information please let me know where to find it and ill happily provide it.

 

Thanks in advance for some help!

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12 minutes ago, DasSnoopy48 said:

Hey everyone!

 

I'm looking into upgrading my computer and after watching hours of youtube videos, I still don't know what to do. So mainly I would like to upgrade my GPU as I have an older GTX 960 FTW and was looking into a 1070 maybe even a 1080. However, I ran into some videos talking about bottlenecking and I'm worried that my CPU might be outdated. So, basically what I'm looking for is advice on if I should go for the 1080(because it's performance will last longer) or go with a cheaper 1070(because my CPU will bottleneck the higher end graphics card) and invest in a CPU as well. Please find listed below my hardware and let me know what I should actually replace.

 

CPU- AMD FX 8350 4000 MHz

RAM- Dominator Platinum 16 GB

GPU- EVGA GTX 960 FTW

Motherboard- Not sure where to find this info its an ASUS

 

If you guys need more information please let me know where to find it and ill happily provide it.

 

Thanks in advance for some help!

There is no point of upgrading if you're not upgrading the CPU as well.

 

I'd try to sell those as a bundle first and THEN buy something with the money. new i5 would do you nicely or R5 1600. That with 1070 or 1080 will crush.

Main PC:

CPU: Intel Core i9 12900KS

P-Cores: 5.8Ghz - 3 cores 5.5Ghz - 5 cores.

E-Cores: 4.4Ghz - 8 cores.

CPU Voltage: 1.35V 

Cooled by 

Optimus Signature V2 Copper Nickel CPU Block.

Motherboard: Z690 ASUS Maximus Formula.

RAM: GSkill 2x16GB DDRt 6400Mhz CL32 Kit OC 6800Mhz CL30 1.5V.

GPU: ASUS RTX 3090 Strix (KPN 1000W BIOS) With EKWB Quantum RGB Block and RGB Active backplate from EK.

Case: My own case fabricated out of aluminium and wood.

Storage: 2x 2TB Sarbent Rocket Plus Gen 4.0 NVMe, 1x 1TB Samsung 981a NVMe, 1x External 2TB Seagate Barracuda (Backup).

WiFi: AX210 WiFi 6 Tri-Band card module.

PSU: Corsair AX1600i with custom black and red cables.

Display: Samsung Oddysey G9 240Hz Ver. 5120x1440 with G-Sync and Freesync Premium Pro 1008 Firmware Ver, and 1x Electriq USB C 1080p 15'8 inch IPS portable display for temperature and stats.

Fan Controllers: 5x AquaComputer Octo with 5 temperature sensors.

Cooling: Two Custom Loops:

1st Loop: 4x 480mm XE CoolStream radiators and 1x 240mm XE Coolstream radiator with 1x Revo D5 RGB pump and 1x Rajintek Antila D5 Evo RGB pump for CPU only cooling with 2x Koolance QDC3, red coolant.

2nd Loop: 4x 480mm XE CoolStream radiators and 1x 240mm XE Coolstream radiator with 1x Revo D5 RGB pump and 1x Rajintek Antila D5 Evo RGB pump for CPU only cooling with 2x Koolance QDC3, purple coolant.

Total: 4x pumps and 10x radiators.

Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow V3 RGB - Green switches.

Sound: Logitech Z680 5.1 THX Certified 505W Speakers.

Mouse: Razer Basilisk Ultimate Wireless with charging dock.

Piano: Yamaha P155.

Phone: Oppo Find X2 Pro.

Camera: Logitech C922.

VR: Oculus Rift S.

External SSD: 256GB Overclocking OS.

Laptop: Lenovo Legion 7

R7 5800H, RTX 3080 165W 16GB GDDR6 +170 core +1000 memory, 2x32GB DDR4 3200Mhz CL22, 165Hz display 2560x1600 HDR 500nit G-SYNC + FreeSync, 4x 1TB 510 Seagate Firecuda NVMe(2x in Inateck Active enclosure), 2x 1TB Crucial P5 NVMe SSDs (2x in Inateck Active enclosure) (6TB total), 750GB portable SSDs, AX210 WiFi, with Tobii facial locking security camera, and 3x External 240GB SSDs, and 6x Electriq 1080P IPS USB-C 15'8 inch portable displays (only 2 in use).

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I would need to get a new motherboard then wouldn’t I? I think I have an AM3 socket

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