Question New build or refresh one last time

CrazyNES

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Hello,

Its been a while but I need more power.
I have an old x86 system that is working fine but now I really want/need something more.

P6T se
Xeon x5670 on 212 evo
12 gb ddr3 (triple channel)
Gtx 550 ti
Ssd

Benq zowie rl2455 = 60/75hz (because I game on my PS4)

I use this pc mainly for htpc and used to play some settlers or old anno games. I game on my PS4.
Anno 1800 is comming and I want to play it. Ryzen 3000 is around the corner so a fresh new build upgrade would be justified.
I mean it’s been more than 10 years but i can still smell the fresh paint you know ;-)
Now that I need a modern gpu for anno 1800 I also want to give PC gaming a real chance (Apex Legends, Destiny 2 etc.)
I don’t need 144 fps, Im used to ps4 so 40-60 fps is fine. Everything above is extra. Also my monitor is 75hz max I think.

Now... a new build is going to ask a lot of money... GTX 1660 Ti, new ram, new mb, new everything! 1000-1200 dollar

BUT!

I saw videos that something like a gtx970 or rx470-480 still does a great job if you don’t need crazy fps.
After a lot of research, I came up with the plan. Extreme Bang for buck... yes yet again on this legend x86 platform.

I can oc my x5670, I don’t need max but let say @3.8 ghz is more than enough.
I figured that my old psu maybe needs a retirement anyway so a new one is needed in both scenarios.
I can get a gtx970 for around 90 dollar and boom! Anno 1800 and Apex legends on 1080p high @60 fps

Or more BAAANG for buck... a rx470 mining edition with single dvi (i have my av setup for sound) for 40 bucks and flash it with original rx470 bios and go!

Options:

1... New build with ryzen 3000 and new gpu 1000-1200

2... buy a rm550x or 650g3 psu for 100ish and gtx970 for 90ish =190

3... buy a rm550x or 650g3 psu for 100ish and rx470 mining edition with dvi for 40 = 140 bucks!

Option 1 is best but expensive and maybe I don’t get into pc gaming and stick with ps4. Waste?

Option 2 is solid I guess and will be enough for 1080p high as not highest @60FPS

Option 3 is the most fun to achieve. And I can buy a good gaming mouse and keyboard. Also 1080p no highest @60FPS ish

Thanks for reading and let me know what you guys think.

Kind regards,

CrazyNES
 

CrazyNES

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Aug 10, 2017
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I thought rx470 and gtx970 are also similair maybe 5 fps difference.
What psu would you take 550 is good enough for new tech and high end gpu.
I think the gtx970 is still a bit power hungry. 650 watts for that one? I also going to oc.
 

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