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Worth Upgrading? How?

Hi! This is my first post here and I hope to get good feedback from this awesome community it so let´s begin.

 

First of all let me throw down my actual PC specs to put you guys in perspective:
- CPU: Ryzen 7 1800x

- CPU Cooling: Corsair Hydro H100i V2
- MB: ASUS X370-PRO

- RAM: Corsair DDR4 16gb (2x8) 3000mhz Vengeance RGB

- GPU: Asus Strix Gtx 1080 Gaming

- SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 1 TB

- HDD: Western Digital 1tb Caviar Blue

- PSU: Corsair Cx850m 850w

- Case: Corsair Crystal 460X 

 

I'm looking for a gaming boost at 1080p with maxed out settings (high refresh rates) and 4k at high/ultra at a smooth fps experience (+30 fps, desirable 60fps) and so I've come up with 3 different options up the top of my mind right now:

1) Upgrading my GPU to an RTX 2080 (2080ti out of the question right now).

2) Upgrading my GPU to a GTX 1080ti.

3) Upgrading my CPU to 2700x, conserving my actual GPU.

4) Switching over to Intel´s 8700k platform, conserving my actual GPU.

 

If it´s worth my usual games are:

- X-Plane 11 with addons @1080p.

- Planet Coaster @1080p.

- Project Cars 2 @4k.

- Euro Truck Simulator @1080p.

- American Truck Simulator @1080p.

- Cities: Skyllines @1080p.

- GTA V @1080p.

- Subnautica @1080p.

 

Any suggestion is more than welcome as I really don´t have one clear choice right now.

 

Thanks in advance everybody!!! 

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I would just upgrade GPU tbh. But a 1080 ti wouldn't be a huge upgrade and wouldn't be that worth it IMO unless you sell the 1080

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Just now, DocSwag said:

I would just upgrade GPU tbh. But a 1080 ti wouldn't be a huge upgrade and wouldn't be that worth it IMO unless you sell the 1080

The idea would be selling the parts I´d be replacing, GPU or CPU+MB.

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Just now, NPersival said:

The idea would be selling the parts I´d be replacing, GPU or CPU+MB.

If you need it I'd just upgrade the GPU. CPU wouldn't be enough of an upgrade IMO; you'd be best off just OCing it (if you haven't already)

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Honestly, I wouldn't upgrade anything. Upgrading to the 1080ti will give a slight performance boost; the rtx cards' ray tracing feature (which is the only real reason to get one) is too new and doesn't really offer anything, waiting till Nvidia's next cards is a better idea; your cpu is good, ocing it will give near results to a 2700x; and right now Intel's pricing is skyrocketing, so sticking with AMD is a much better option. 

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7 minutes ago, lmeneses said:

Honestly, I wouldn't upgrade anything. Upgrading to the 1080ti will give a slight performance boost; the rtx cards' ray tracing feature (which is the only real reason to get one) is too new and doesn't really offer anything, waiting till Nvidia's next cards is a better idea; your cpu is good, ocing it will give near results to a 2700x; and right now Intel's pricing is skyrocketing, so sticking with AMD is a much better option. 

Yeah, but I was aiming to the RTX for the raw increase in performance as right now there is not any game with ray tracing nor DLSS implemented. Best option would be to just wait and let the market settle it´s prices then?

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10 minutes ago, NPersival said:

Yeah, but I was aiming to the RTX for the raw increase in performance as right now there is not any game with ray tracing nor DLSS implemented. Best option would be to just wait and let the market settle it´s prices then?

Waiting is the much better option, especially since your system is already solid 

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Honestly agree with what most have said here. You have a solid rig and even the games you play most would mean that an upgrade is not necessary.

Your rig is more up to date than my 780ti 4th gen i7 and DDR3 memory but im still using it and having a grand old time at high/max settings in most of the games.

 

Save for now and do a full rework later. Maybe even wait to see how AMD answer the recent Intel chips and NVidia lineup (since right now RTX is not worth anything)

CPU
Intel® Core i9 9900K 8 Core 16 Threads
Motherboard
ASUS® ROG Strix Z390-E
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB
Graphics Card
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio

1st Drive

500GB Samsung 970 EVO NVME 

2nd Drive

1TB Samsung 970 EVO NVME
3rd Hard Disk
480GB KINGSTON HYPERX 3K SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 540MB/sR | 450MB/sW)
4th Hard Disk
2TB 3.5" SEAGATE SSHD, SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM

5th Hard Disk
2TB 3.5" SEAGATE SSHD, SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM
Power Supply
CORSAIR 850W RM SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET 
Processor Cooling
Corsair H150i Pr 360mm AIO

Case:

Lian Li O11 Air

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I have a 2013ish PC that runs many of those and similar games in 1080p maxed out settings (specs in my signature) to an experience that's well above playable. Don't bother upgrading until you have a good reason to (e.g. you're not getting the performance you want or something breaks).

Home desktop: AMD FX-6350 CPU, AMD 7950 GPU, 12GB DDR3 RAM, 2x250GB SSD (RAID 0) for main drive, 1TB HDD for extra storage, Windows 10

 

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26 minutes ago, Findiculous said:

Honestly agree with what most have said here. You have a solid rig and even the games you play most would mean that an upgrade is not necessary.

Your rig is more up to date than my 780ti 4th gen i7 and DDR3 memory but im still using it and having a grand old time at high/max settings in most of the games.

 

Save for now and do a full rework later. Maybe even wait to see how AMD answer the recent Intel chips and NVidia lineup (since right now RTX is not worth anything)

Yeah, the biggest problem with RTX cards is that atm they are not worth the money, that´s why I discard from the getgo the 2080ti.

 

19 minutes ago, pangaea said:

I have a 2013ish PC that runs many of those and similar games in 1080p maxed out settings (specs in my signature) to an experience that's well above playable. Don't bother upgrading until you have a good reason to (e.g. you're not getting the performance you want or something breaks).

 

Everything is working fine atm, it´s just that there is something itching in my mind that I could gain fps or kick the resolution up with an upgrade (playing 4k smoothly without compromising graphic settings in those games would be sweet). ?

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37 minutes ago, NPersival said:

Yeah, the biggest problem with RTX cards is that atm they are not worth the money, that´s why I discard from the getgo the 2080ti.

 

Everything is working fine atm, it´s just that there is something itching in my mind that I could gain fps or kick the resolution up with an upgrade (playing 4k smoothly without compromising graphic settings in those games would be sweet). ?

I will admit that I don't even own a 4K monitor and never game above 1080p which may be a contributing factor to why I can run any game I play in maxed out settings on my 2013ish PC and feel no push to upgrade. But I'm not convinced the ability to play at 4K would be worth a big expensive upgrade at least for me.

Home desktop: AMD FX-6350 CPU, AMD 7950 GPU, 12GB DDR3 RAM, 2x250GB SSD (RAID 0) for main drive, 1TB HDD for extra storage, Windows 10

 

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