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Bottleneck or balanced?

wondering the communities opinions on my build and what might be bottlenecking eachother and what could be upgraded for better performance...


specs are

Core i5 7500

GTX 1060 6Gb


1tb Hard drive



It seems pretty balanced for high graphics gaming above 144fps on most games except a couple like Rust, it will never no matter what get close to 144, any way to fix that? also seems to be rendering is NOT a good idea and takes ages here... CPU issue I assume? Overall, it my system nicely balanced for gaming or could I change anything to make it better?               

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Your system is fairly well balanced for its price bracket. 


As for Rust, I have never played it and I don't know anyone who does IRL or on my Discord servers so I can't help there. 


For rendering, you mean rendering video files in a program such as Premiere Pro or actually rendering graphic projects in Blender/After Effects/3DSMax? In either case, your CPU is a bit anemic for these workloads anyway. The extra threads that an i7 gives would be of substantial benefit there.

New Build (The Compromise): CPU - i7 9700K @ 5.1Ghz Mobo - ASRock Z390 Taichi | RAM - 16GB G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 3200CL14 @ 3466 14-14-14-30 1T | GPU - ASUS Strix GTX 1080 TI | Cooler - Corsair h100i Pro | SSDs - 500 GB 960 EVO + 500 GB 850 EVO + 1TB MX300 | Case - Coolermaster H500 | PSUEVGA 850 P2 | Monitor - LG 32GK850G-B 144hz 1440p | OSWindows 10 Pro. 

Peripherals - Corsair K70 Lux RGB | Corsair Scimitar RGB | Audio-technica ATH M50X + Antlion Modmic 5 |

CPU/GPU history: Athlon 6000+/HD4850 > i7 2600k/GTX 580, R9 390, R9 Fury > i7 7700K/R9 Fury, 1080TI > Ryzen 1700/1080TI > i7 9700K/1080TI.

Other tech: Surface Pro 4 (i5/128GB), Lenovo Ideapad Y510P w/ Kali, OnePlus 6T (8G/128G), PS4 Slim.

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16 minutes ago, vestbi said:


As in you already own the system? The CPU is fine for 60hz gaming

If you're doing rendering stuff grab a cheap R7 1700 sometime with an ASrock Pro 4 motherboard, around $300 for both of those components.

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...



What is your budget/country for your new PC?


what monitor resolution/refresh rate?


What games or other software do you need to run?



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