The CPU is still quite good, I'd probably spend it on a GPU and possibly PSU depending on what you have currently.
If your current PSU is good then I'd grab this.
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Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB XC BLACK EDITION GAMING Video Card ($499.90 @ Amazon)
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yeah but at amazon they say it only support 8 lanes and will not use the full 16 lanes of the motherboard, unlike other 2070 cards.Ok so the PSU is fine.
What do you mean X8 & X16? That card will run at X16 in the top PCIE slot of your motherboard.
Oh I see now, it's a mistake in the comparison charts... like the Asus STRIX 2070 would run at X4.... lol. There all X16 unless there's a limitation on the motherboard which there isn't for yours.yeah but at amazon they say it only support 8 lanes and will not use the full 16 lanes of the motherboard, unlike other 2070 cards.
Also i have an asus VP247QG gaming monitor so it is using freesync / adaptive sync.
should i go with AMD card? or 2070 will still be better?
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814932031&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-ed-Future Publishing Ltd--na--na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=12920453&PID=8900246&SID=tomshardware-thaus:en_US_18_Review_4388
The differences between them are pretty minimal, I'd probably opt for the cheaper dual fan version.Thanks for the advice.
Is there another card you would suggest?
And also there seems to be like 8 flavors of 2070 rtx on Newegg, what are the difference between them, like what the XC stands for?