144hz 1080p budget build help

curtisbain95

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Thinking about upgrading my current pc to something that can maintain 120-144hz at 1080p on current triple A games with x2MSAA and high settings as a benchmark, is there anyone who has hardware that can reccommend their own parts or have an idea as to what route to go down for the money, I understand Ryzen is a good budget option however the performance of intel still outclasses them despite the price difference, I'm thinking between i5 9600k vs new Zen in the near future any ideas?

Current setup:
MSI Z87M Gaming
I7 4790k
GTX 970
16GB 2400mhz DDR3
Seasonic 620 S12 ii Bronze
 
Personally I'm running 1080p 144hz.

My setup

Ryzen 1700x(stock speed)
16gb ddr4 3000
Asrock ab350 pro 4
256gb Samsung Evo nvme drive
2 1tb drives
Powerspec 750 watt semi modular PSU
Vega 56 powercolor red dragon

This setup seems to do pretty well. A lot of times I'm maybe closer to 80-100 fps I think in far cry 5 for example. But it still provides a pretty good experience imo. I could see the benefit of a stronger cpu though. So I wouldn't mind looking at a zen 2 cpu to drop in my board.

You could get the i5, but if you wanted something for longer term, I'd suggest an i7 or i9. Or wait until zen 2, see where those land. And get something like a Vega 56, or 64, or maybe a 1070ti an rtx 2060 or better.

Depending how high your i7 is clocked, you might just upgrade the GPU now and hold out for the other parts and see what new hardware contact out.
 

curtisbain95

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Fair assessment I'd say, CPU is currently running at 4.6ghz, as for farcry ubisoft is a bit of a write off when it comes to benchmarks, what is a Vega 56 comparable too...? a 1070?

Also what's your windows boot time on that NVME?
 
Vega 56 is somewhere between a 1070 and 1070ti I think. However, believe from what I've seen online that they can be overclocked to the speeds of a stock Vega 64, which I think is on par with a 1080.

I have a Samsung 960 Evo nvme drive, it feels like boot time is around 15-20 seconds from cold boot.
 
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Personally I've got a Ryzen 1600 OC'd to 4.025Ghz, 16gb of G.Skill Trident Z RGB running at 2666Mhz, and a Gigabyte Windforce GTX 1070, and I'm playing any current game right now on high/max setting @ 1080p at like 80+ fps. I know right now my CPU is bottlenecking for some games, like Post Scriptum, where I'll go down to the high 30s sometimes. If I were you, for the CPU I would wait it out until the new 3XXX series Ryzen chips drop because those are supposedly going to be very well performing, and I would expect good bang for the buck. Also just because someone mentioned their SSD, I've got a HP EX900 M.2 NVMe SSD that I would highly recommend, amazing performance/storage for the price.
 
I fully concur. Pick up the best graphics card you can afford now. I would not go any less than a gtx 1070 or 1070ti, or Vega 56 or rtx 2060.

Once you get that, hold out until zen 2 releases. Then from that point you will be able to see benchmarks and decide if you want a zen 2 rig, Intel, etc. But I believe your current setup with a better GPU should hold you for a while until you are ready for a jump beyond the graphics card.
 

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