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Upgrading Current Rig

sneakyazshiite
  • 52 months ago

Budget: $2000 to $3000

Location: United States. I plan to purchase everything online.

Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc): Mostly Gaming.

Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): The only thing i am considering would be new monitors.

Operating System required: I currently have Windows 10 and plan to stay with it.

This is my current build, i am wanting to upgrade so i may run most games at maxed out settings. I've been toying with the idea of a titan+new CPU. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $0.00
CPU Cooler Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Purchased For $0.00
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Purchased For $0.00
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $0.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $0.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-16 21:36 EST-0500

Comments

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't understand. Your current system can run most games maxed out already and the CPU doesn't need to be replaced at all.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Someone pointed out that i should just overclock the CPU instead of replacing it. There are a few games in which i cannot max out settings without paying for it in FPS. Maybe a titan + 3 monitors would be a sufficient upgrade in combination with an overclock. Would you agree?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

A 980Ti 2 way SLI setup is the way to go.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

10/10 sarcasm.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Wat

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't even need an i7 just for games, but you're sometimes rendering too, but even so you shouldn't need to overclock your CPU and I'd just get an MSI R9 390 8GB. It should allow you to max most games @60FPS. I don't see much need in completely maxing them out anyway though. Like, high settings will still look fantastic. Playing at 1080p is not demanding at all. 1440p is a bit higher, and everything above that uses too much VRAM imo. Overall, I don't see a reason to replace the whole system, not spend that much. (I always try to save people money, but so far not many people care about saving money. :\ )

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright! I will think a little more on it before deciding. If i did switch to 3 monitors to game on will the card you suggested be enough?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I've never played with 3 monitors and may never so I also don't know why people like that so much. eh, the 390 has 8GB of VRAM so I think that should be plenty for 3 monitors as long as they're about 1080p and not 1440p or higher.

Edit: Higher resolutions, higher res textures "and" more monitors require more VRAM. I think 8GB will be plenty, but if not... Idk what video card you would need at that point.

Maybe try some youtube videos showing how a 390 runs with 3 monitors at 1080p?

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