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aasaja9
  • 5 months ago

Hey everyone! I'm looking to up the performance on my PC considerably to handle graphic intensive games (like Rust) on my new 144hz monitor @ 120+FPS (currently run Rust@60fps, other games@~100fps). I'm from Massachusetts, USA and my budget is $1200. I'm currently running a Core i7-3770k, (https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Intel-Core-i7-3770/Rating/1979). If possible, I'd like to reuse it. Thank you!

PS. https://ram.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/42915/Micron-16JTF51264AZ-1G6M1-4x4GB Would this 4x4gb RAM be sufficient? Userbenchmark stats are pretty bad.

  • Budget: $1200+-$200
  • Location: MA, USA
  • Use (gaming, rendering, etc): Gaming
  • Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): No (Currently have 144hz monitor, esports mouse/keyboard, headphones)
  • Operating System required: Currently running Win10ENTx64

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Font mind that is says that the cooler and mobo are out of stock, their not

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor $139.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! Pure Rock Slim 35.14 CFM CPU Cooler -
Motherboard ASRock B365M Phantom Gaming 4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard -
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $59.99 @ Amazon
Storage Sabrent Rocket 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $39.98 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.77 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING AMP Video Card $339.99 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $69.54 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX (2017) 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $139.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $912.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-13 12:17 EDT-0400
  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

If you keep the CPU then realistically you are only looking at a GPU upgrade with a potential PSU upgrade to handle it if the old one is underpowered.

Your CPU is getting to the point of being too old and will almost certainly be the limiting factor of high refresh gaming at this point. It will work but it will hold back any of the top tier graphics cards.

If that doesn't make sense, an example would be that you could slap a 2080 Ti into your current rig but the performance would be the same as if you put a 1660Ti. That isn't accurate and it won't be quite that bad but hopefully you see the point I'm trying to make.

So, you could spend all of that $1200 on a GPU and PSU and get good performance but not its best. When you do decide to do a CPU/MOBO/RAM upgrade the GPU will be less restricted.

Or, save a bunch of money and buy a reasonable graphics card for now, limiting overall high refresh capability in the long run.

Or do a reasonable upgrade with the CPU, MOBO, RAM and GPU (maybe PSU as well) keeping whatever else you have right now to limit costs.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I got a lot out of this reply!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

What CPU would you recommend? I was thinking of increasing my budget to $1400 and getting the Intel i9 9900k, what do you think?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are likely to keep it as long as you fave the 3770K then go for it!

Just be aware that a Ryzen 7 3700x is essentially the same performance (except for a few fps right at the top end of gaming ) for a lot less!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the model of the Monitor you are using?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Pawacorn, I'm using the Omen by HP 24.5''

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

This one?

In that case, I'd recommend going for this. Pretty nice upgrade from your 3770K and Radeon video card supports Freesync for your Monitor.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $239.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard $194.79 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $59.98 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card $399.99 @ B&H
Case Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case $75.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Antec NeoECO Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan ARCTIC P14 PWM 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan $10.50 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC P14 PWM 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan $10.50 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1140.72
Mail-in rebates -$15.00
Total $1125.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-13 20:26 EDT-0400
  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/yGgVdX also if that RAM is DDR4 then you'll be fine and can skip buying new RAM.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

The Evga BR has no reviews out for. Its quaility and performance is unknown.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Also I have been doing PCs for family members with CPUs similiar to the 3770k, I'd say keep it if you have the mobo and RAM. Probably get an SSD, a new PSU (if you need) and get a GTX 1070. Save a lot, get great performance and all in all it'd be about $400 if you get a used 1070.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Lucas, thanks but I'm trying to go all out and get a massive upgrade! A year ago I definitely would have opted for an option like this. I didn't realize my CPU was a limiting factor, I thought it was my best piece of hardware.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

What GPU do you have? Old I7s still have good performance.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

With a CUDA accelerated workload like rendering as you mentioned, a 1070 would be a better upgrade. For esports gaming, a 3770k and a 1070 would be more than enough.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, really? I was planning now on getting AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor + Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING AMP Video Card. Is that overkill?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I would go for a 3600+2080 if possible, since you are GPU limited in some games.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The 2060 does have a bit better gaming performance than the 1070, but the 1070 has more VRAM which is useful for rendering and futureproofing. 3700x is a great CPU, but you'd need all new RAM + MOBO + CPU. I would stick with the 3770k for a bit longer, until the next big breakthrough in CPU on AMD or Intel.

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