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$1200 upgrade suggestions

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Hi all, I’m looking to upgrade my current rig. The budget is $1200, Below is what I currently have, what could I keep and what should I Upgrade?

 

CPU: Intel i5-4690

GPU: Radeon R9-280x

Mobo: ASUS Z97-A LGA1150

Ram: 8GB DDR3

PSU: Rosewill Capstone 550W plus gold

cooler: Corsair h100

storage: 1TB Samsung ssd

 

I have a full tower case so we don’t have to worry about that. I play a lot of Guild Wars 2 and I know that game is heavy on CPU. I’m thinking of getting I7-8700k or I7-9700k, a good mobo and overclock the cpu. Any suggestion for the rest of the build? Can we fit in 16GB ram and a 1070 ti somehow? =]]

 

thank you

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Got SSD? 

 

I'd OC the i5 to 4.4GHz, upgrade to 16GB RAM and a 1070 or 1070Ti.  I'd like to recommend 1060 6GB, but folks are convincing me that it's not going to last for 1080p gaming as long as I thought.

 

PSU.. I never had an issue with Rosewill, but I'm sure someone will say upgrade it too.

 

 

Emma : i9 9900K 5.1Ghz - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Gaming 5 - G. Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3200Mhz - 750 EVO 512GB + 2x 860 EVO 1TB (RAID 0) - EVGA SuperNova 650 P2 - Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate 360mm - Fractal Design Define R6 - AOC AGON 35" 3440x1440 100Hz - Mackie CR5BT - Corsair Virtuoso SE - Logitech G910, G502 - Cooler Master Universal Graphics Card Holder

 

Plex : Ryzen 5 1600 - Gigabyte B450M-DS3H - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2400Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - 840 EVO 256GB + Toshiba P300 3TB - TP-Link AC1900 PCIe Wifi - Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500 - Antec Nine Hundred - Samsung 27" + Dell 24" 

 

Raven:  Intel i3 10100F - ASRock H410M-HDV - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2666Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - Inland 256GB SSD + Toshiba 2TB HDD - TP-Link AC600 USB Wifi - Gigabyte GP-P450B PSU -  Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L -  Spectre 24" 

 

Other Tech:

- Ubiquiti Amplifi HD mesh wifi

- 2021 Volvo S60 Recharge T8 Polestar Engineered - 415hp/495tq 2.0L 4cyl. turbocharged, supercharged and electrified.

Lenovo 720S Touch 15.6" - i7 7700HQ, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, 1050Ti, 4K touchscreen

MSI GF62 - i7 7700HQ, 16GB 2400 MHz RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB 7200rpm HDD, 1050Ti

 

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Get a new GPU and another set of 8GB of Ram from the used market.

 

Keep the rest, no need to upgrade 

 

You could step up the resolution if you are playing at 1080p

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12 minutes ago, jstudrawa said:

Got SSD? 

 

I'd OC the i5 to 4.4GHz, upgrade to 16GB RAM and a 1070 or 1070Ti.  I'd like to recommend 1060 6GB, but folks are convincing me that it's not going to last for 1080p gaming as long as I thought.

 

PSU.. I never had an issue with Rosewill, but I'm sure someone will say upgrade it too.

 

 

Can’t overclock since the CPU is locked.

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4 minutes ago, dg290319 said:

Can’t overclock since the CPU is locked.

Sorry, I thought I read it as a K chip.  

 

Since no OC, go 1070Ti and 1440p gaming.

Emma : i9 9900K 5.1Ghz - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Gaming 5 - G. Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3200Mhz - 750 EVO 512GB + 2x 860 EVO 1TB (RAID 0) - EVGA SuperNova 650 P2 - Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate 360mm - Fractal Design Define R6 - AOC AGON 35" 3440x1440 100Hz - Mackie CR5BT - Corsair Virtuoso SE - Logitech G910, G502 - Cooler Master Universal Graphics Card Holder

 

Plex : Ryzen 5 1600 - Gigabyte B450M-DS3H - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2400Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - 840 EVO 256GB + Toshiba P300 3TB - TP-Link AC1900 PCIe Wifi - Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500 - Antec Nine Hundred - Samsung 27" + Dell 24" 

 

Raven:  Intel i3 10100F - ASRock H410M-HDV - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2666Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - Inland 256GB SSD + Toshiba 2TB HDD - TP-Link AC600 USB Wifi - Gigabyte GP-P450B PSU -  Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L -  Spectre 24" 

 

Other Tech:

- Ubiquiti Amplifi HD mesh wifi

- 2021 Volvo S60 Recharge T8 Polestar Engineered - 415hp/495tq 2.0L 4cyl. turbocharged, supercharged and electrified.

Lenovo 720S Touch 15.6" - i7 7700HQ, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, 1050Ti, 4K touchscreen

MSI GF62 - i7 7700HQ, 16GB 2400 MHz RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB 7200rpm HDD, 1050Ti

 

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4770k/4790k

1080ti

+8Gb RAM

possibly a custom water loop. OR a new monitor

CPU: Intel i7 3930k w/OC & EK Supremacy EVO Block | Motherboard: Asus P9x79 Pro  | RAM: G.Skill 4x4 1866 CL9 | PSU: Seasonic Platinum 1000w Corsair RM 750w Gold (2021)|

VDU: Panasonic 42" Plasma | GPU: Gigabyte 1080ti Gaming OC & Barrow Block | Sound: Asus Xonar D2X - Z5500 -FiiO X3K DAP/DAC - ATH-M50S | Case: Phantek Enthoo Primo White |

Storage: Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD + WD Blue 1TB SSD | Cooling: XSPC D5 Photon 270 Res & Pump | 2x XSPC AX240 White Rads | NexXxos Monsta 80x240 Rad P/P | NF-A12x25 fans |

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if you want to go 100 dollars up, you can get this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $265.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard $149.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $149.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GAMING Video Card $744.98 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1330.85
  Mail-in rebates -$20.00
  Total $1310.85
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-25 09:47 EDT-0400  
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $265.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard $149.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $149.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card $789.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1375.86
  Mail-in rebates -$20.00
  Total $1355.86
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-25 09:48 EDT-0400  

raytrace version

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $265.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard $149.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $149.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB FTW ULTRA SILENT GAMING Video Card $389.99 @ B&H
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $995.86
  Mail-in rebates -$40.00
  Total $955.86
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-25 09:48 EDT-0400  

strong ryzen cpu with a 1070 ti (about 1080/2070 performence)

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $265.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard $149.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $149.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8GB WINDFORCE Video Card $498.99 @ SuperBiiz
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1084.86
  Mail-in rebates -$20.00
  Total $1064.86
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-25 09:49 EDT-0400  

raytrace version

 

you could upgrade your psu, but you should also be fine with the one you have. if you want to upgrade, get a evga supernova g2 series

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3 hours ago, LukeSavenije said:

if you want to go 100 dollars up, you can get this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $265.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard $149.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $149.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GAMING Video Card $744.98 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1330.85
  Mail-in rebates -$20.00
  Total $1310.85
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-25 09:47 EDT-0400  
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $265.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard $149.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $149.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card $789.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1375.86
  Mail-in rebates -$20.00
  Total $1355.86
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-25 09:48 EDT-0400  

raytrace version

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $265.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard $149.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $149.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB FTW ULTRA SILENT GAMING Video Card $389.99 @ B&H
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $995.86
  Mail-in rebates -$40.00
  Total $955.86
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-25 09:48 EDT-0400  

strong ryzen cpu with a 1070 ti (about 1080/2070 performence)

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $265.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard $149.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $149.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8GB WINDFORCE Video Card $498.99 @ SuperBiiz
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1084.86
  Mail-in rebates -$20.00
  Total $1064.86
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-25 09:49 EDT-0400  

raytrace version

 

you could upgrade your psu, but you should also be fine with the one you have. if you want to upgrade, get a evga supernova g2 series

Any of this build great for Guild Wars 2? I know that game is CPU bound, most people suggest to go for a good CPU rather than a GPU.

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I know, but a 8 core is the best you can get in mainstream hardware. I know I have chosen a hefty gpu, but also a great cpu, especially for the price. And a motherboard I trust becouse i use the z370 version

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