Question 144fps gaming upgrade?

Ramzyy

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Hi guys,

I'm thinking of upgrading my pc specs to at least match 144fps gaming in most games but with my current spec I'm not really hitting those numbers unless/sometimes not even hitting 144 when I play on Low settings, What should I upgrade to?

CPU: I5-4670k @3.7ghz
GPU: Gtx 1060 6gb
Ram: Corsair Vengeance & Unbranded 16gb 1600mhz
Mobo: Z87-GD65 GAMING
PSU: Corsair CX 750M
SSD & HDD

Games like Rainbow 6 , Gears 5 , Halo infinite, Warzone etc..

Thank you ! :)
 

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It's mixed bag of games requiring different sets of expectations. Six Siege is the easiest to run while Gears and Halo then increases in complexity. Warzone has it's own set of problems which you can search for, as in fps drops etc, that people have been experiencing after seasonal updates. Generally though, if you can get good performance in Gears 5 or Halo, since these two games in your list look to be quite up there in terms of system requirements, basing system specs on these two games should give you a good crack at Warzone.

Six Siege
https://www.techpowerup.com/review/msi-geforce-gtx-1660-super-gaming-x/22.html

Gears 5
https://www.techpowerup.com/review/gears-5-benchmark-test-performance-analysis/4.html

Halo Inf
https://www.techpowerup.com/review/halo-infinite-benchmark-test-performance/4.html

Couldn't find Warzone benchmarks and don't want to rely on YouTube because they can be unreliable and cant really compare to when the video was made and to the state of the game currently.

In saying all that, pretty much a system overhaul, cpu, mobo, ram and graphics card. Something that can get you close to 100fps in the games shown in the benchmarks above. Don't need to use same graphics presets so can lower it a bit to get more fps if you want.

Minimum core/thread cpu today would be 6/12. 12600k would be a good start. 16GB (personally would go 32gb off the bat to avoid mixing later as games start to use more) of either DDR 4 or 5, depending what board (ddr4 or 5) you go for. Up to you, search differences in performance vs price, Ddr4 is cheaper, 3600MHz is good speed.

Graphics card: 4series Rtx is nearing so you could wait to see what they offer and use 1060 as a placeholder until then. In the benchmarks above, you can see what level of gpu you would need so ill let you decide that.

Your psu will have to be renewed. If you want a powerful graphics card, i wouldn't look at anything less than 850w. Take note of power consumption of the card you want and the system specs the analysis is based on. If your rebuild is going to get you the fps numbers you want, as a majority, the system is obviously going to be beefy, so make sure the psu is tier 1 decent. There is a tier list in the psu section.
 
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Ramzyy

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It's mixed bag of games requiring different sets of expectations. Six Siege is the easiest to run while Gears and Halo then increases in complexity. Warzone has it's own set of problems which you can search for, as in fps drops etc, that people have been experiencing after seasonal updates. Generally though, if you can get good performance in Gears 5 or Halo, since these two games in your list look to be quite up there in terms of system requirements, basing system specs on these two games should give you a good crack at Warzone.

Six Siege
https://www.techpowerup.com/review/msi-geforce-gtx-1660-super-gaming-x/22.html

Gears 5
https://www.techpowerup.com/review/gears-5-benchmark-test-performance-analysis/4.html

Halo Inf
https://www.techpowerup.com/review/halo-infinite-benchmark-test-performance/4.html

Couldn't find Warzone benchmarks and don't want to rely on YouTube because they can be unreliable and cant really compare to when the video was made and to the state of the game currently.

In saying all that, pretty much a system overhaul, cpu, mobo, ram and graphics card. Something that can get you close to 100fps in the games shown in the benchmarks above. Don't need to use same graphics presets so can lower it a bit to get more fps if you want.

Minimum core/thread cpu today would be 6/12. 12600k would be a good start. 16GB (personally would go 32gb off the bat to avoid mixing later as games start to use more) of either DDR 4 or 5, depending what board (ddr4 or 5) you go for. Up to you, search differences in performance vs price, Ddr4 is cheaper, 3600MHz is good speed.

Graphics card: 4series Rtx is nearing so you could wait to see what they offer and use 1060 as a placeholder until then. In the benchmarks above, you can see what level of gpu you would need so ill let you decide that.

Your psu will have to be renewed. If you want a powerful graphics card, i wouldn't look at anything less than 850w. Take note of power consumption of the card you want and the system specs the analysis is based on. If your rebuild is going to get you the fps numbers you want, as a majority, the system is obviously going to be beefy, so make sure the psu is tier 1 decent. There is a tier list in the psu section.
Thank you so much for your reply I really appreciate it, I found the following components:

Genome A6 - Z690 - i5 12600K @ 4.8/3.7GHz Overclocked ATX

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 WindForce OC 12288MB GDDR6

Gigabyte Aorus Elite Z690 Motherboard


Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-29200C18 3600MHz Dual Channel Kit

ASUS ROG STRIX 850W 80 Plus Gold Modular Power Supply


Or I could go for Ryzen 7 5800X.

By all means if there would be something cheaper to match those specs in any way please let me know. The cheaper the better.
 

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Thank you so much for your reply I really appreciate it, I found the following components:

Genome A6 - Z690 - i5 12600K @ 4.8/3.7GHz Overclocked ATX

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 WindForce OC 12288MB GDDR6

Gigabyte Aorus Elite Z690 Motherboard


Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-29200C18 3600MHz Dual Channel Kit

ASUS ROG STRIX 850W 80 Plus Gold Modular Power Supply


Or I could go for Ryzen 7 5800X.

By all means if there would be something cheaper to match those specs in any way please let me know. The cheaper the better.
You can also buy a 12400F and Radeon RX 6600, the latter is the absolute best in price to performance atm, I would not buy a older 2060 now, these are outdated, the minimum I would buy from Nvidia is a 3060.

With AMD there is also the 5600 as a alternative, if you want Ryzen, but at this point I would recommend Intel.
Edit: something like this, https://www.newegg.com/xfx-radeon-rx-6600-rx-66xl8lfdq/p/N82E16814150864
 

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Thank you so much for your reply I really appreciate it, I found the following components:

Genome A6 - Z690 - i5 12600K @ 4.8/3.7GHz Overclocked ATX

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 WindForce OC 12288MB GDDR6

Gigabyte Aorus Elite Z690 Motherboard


Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-29200C18 3600MHz Dual Channel Kit

ASUS ROG STRIX 850W 80 Plus Gold Modular Power Supply


Or I could go for Ryzen 7 5800X.

By all means if there would be something cheaper to match those specs in any way please let me know. The cheaper the better.
I also wouldn't buy 5800X if I were you now, since if you go with 5800X then you go with AM4, and AM4 has reached its lifespan
If you insist to have AMD CPU, then wait for Raphael architecture (7000 series) that comes with AM5

also if you're tight on budget then I'd say to lower your PSU spec, since 850W is rarely utilized to its maximum capacity (unless you're going to buy RTX 4000 series that has notorious rumors about their TDP), so that you can purchase better GPU
 
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boju

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Thank you so much for your reply I really appreciate it, I found the following components:

Genome A6 - Z690 - i5 12600K @ 4.8/3.7GHz Overclocked ATX

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 WindForce OC 12288MB GDDR6

Gigabyte Aorus Elite Z690 Motherboard


Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-29200C18 3600MHz Dual Channel Kit

ASUS ROG STRIX 850W 80 Plus Gold Modular Power Supply


Or I could go for Ryzen 7 5800X.

By all means if there would be something cheaper to match those specs in any way please let me know. The cheaper the better.
Stay with those specs, it's a really decent build there. Wait for new gpus to arrive before making the decision because 2060 won't give you your desired frame rates, not even close. For cooler look at Noctua nh-u12a.

It wouldn't be often you'd buy a pc so make it count where possible.
 

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Stay with those specs, it's a really decent build there. Wait for new gpus to arrive before making the decision because 2060 won't give you your desired frame rates, not even close. For cooler look at Noctua nh-u12a.

It wouldn't be often you'd buy a pc so make it count where possible.
I think I might go for the Rtx 3060 Twin Edge 12gb, and the cooler comes with the bundle which is EK Water Blocks EK-AIO 240 D-RGB All In One CPU Water Cooler - 240mm SI ONLY*
 

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Thank you so much for your reply I really appreciate it, I found the following components:

Genome A6 - Z690 - i5 12600K @ 4.8/3.7GHz Overclocked ATX

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 WindForce OC 12288MB GDDR6

Gigabyte Aorus Elite Z690 Motherboard


Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-29200C18 3600MHz Dual Channel Kit

ASUS ROG STRIX 850W 80 Plus Gold Modular Power Supply


Or I could go for Ryzen 7 5800X.

By all means if there would be something cheaper to match those specs in any way please let me know. The cheaper the better.
B660 board + 12400F + 3200mhz RAM

Without knowing your budget it makes it almost impossible to make recommendations.
 
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I think I might go for the Rtx 3060 Twin Edge 12gb, and the cooler comes with the bundle which is EK Water Blocks EK-AIO 240 D-RGB All In One CPU Water Cooler - 240mm SI ONLY*
Alright. But not the regular 3060, go for 3060Ti instead.

 
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Something like this with a 400$ 3060, 490$ 6700xt, or a 540$ 3060 ti will get you to 144fps on 1080p for all those games on highish settings.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12400F 2.5 GHz 6-Core Processor ($169.94 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 5 S 51.68 CFM CPU Cooler ($56.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($129.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB Speedster QICK 319 BLACK Video Card ($499.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1151.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-08 12:30 EDT-0400
 
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Something like this with a 400$ 3060, 490$ 6700xt, or a 540$ 3060 ti will get you to 144fps on 1080p for all those games on highish settings.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12400F 2.5 GHz 6-Core Processor ($169.94 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 5 S 51.68 CFM CPU Cooler ($56.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($129.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB Speedster QICK 319 BLACK Video Card ($499.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1151.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-08 12:30 EDT-0400

Would there be much difference between the I5-12600k and the I5-12400f ?
 

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