[SOLVED] New rig at €1600ish budget (and use current rig as streaming pc) or upgrade current rig?

Readman

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I'm planning on upgrading my current gaming/streaming setup but I am not quite sure what would be the best next step for met to take. (current rig mentioned below)

Purchase whole new rig to stream + game? (Selling current rig for money to up my budget by probably €400, increasing total budget to €2000)
Have 2 rigs? (New rig for gaming and current for streaming.)
Just upgrade current rig?

Approximate Purchase Date: I'm willing to wait a couple of months if that means getting a better build.

Budget Range: 1500-1700€ (willing to spend €1800 if that means that I get a drastic boost in performance. Really worth the extra money.)

System Usage: streaming, gaming, editing, recording

Are you buying a monitor:
In the future. I'll probably be buying a 1440p 165hz monitor. Fow now I'm satisfied with my 1080p 144hz monitor.

Do you need to buy OS: nope

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Whatever is the cheapest here in the Netherlands and trustworthy. Probably sites like Megekko.nl, Alternate.nl, Azerty.nl, maybe amazon.de

Location: Netherlands

Overclocking: yes

Use: I mainly play Apex Legends and really want as many frames as I can get.


This is my current rig: PCPartPicker Part List
Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU
| Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor | €249.95
CPU Cooler
| Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler | Purchased For €27.95
Motherboard
| Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | €146.95
Memory
| Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory | €69.95
Storage
| Crucial BX100 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | €71.95
Storage
| Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | €48.00
Video Card
| MSI Radeon R9 390 8 GB Video Card | €354.00
Case
| NZXT S340 ATX Mid Tower Case | Purchased For €62.95
Power Supply
| SeaSonic S12II 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | €66.00
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Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
|
Total | €0.00
| Generated by
PCPartPicker 2020-03-13 15:00 CET+0100 |


I know this is a lot to ask. I would just appreciate every little insight you guys might have. :)
Thank you for your help!
 
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Sell that build and get the below one. It will serve all of your purpose and then some...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor | €448.95 @ CD-ROM-LAND
CPU Cooler | Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler | €44.95 @ Paradigit
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | €117.00 @ CD-ROM-LAND
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | €183.85 @ Azerty
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | €116.95 @ Megekko
Storage | Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | €62.95 @ Megekko
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card | €764.95 @ Azerty
Case | Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case | €69.95 @ CD-ROM-LAND
Power Supply | Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | €99.90 @ CD-ROM-LAND
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | €1909.45
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-13 15:35 CET+0100 |

Dont worry about the motherboard disclaimer. It is guaranteed to be compatible.
 
Sell that build and get the below one. It will serve all of your purpose and then some...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor | €448.95 @ CD-ROM-LAND
CPU Cooler | Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler | €44.95 @ Paradigit
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | €117.00 @ CD-ROM-LAND
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | €183.85 @ Azerty
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | €116.95 @ Megekko
Storage | Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | €62.95 @ Megekko
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card | €764.95 @ Azerty
Case | Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case | €69.95 @ CD-ROM-LAND
Power Supply | Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | €99.90 @ CD-ROM-LAND
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | €1909.45
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-13 15:35 CET+0100 |

Dont worry about the motherboard disclaimer. It is guaranteed to be compatible.
 

larsv8

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In my opinion, it doesn't make sense to spend that much money on a 1080p machine.

How far in the future are you going to buy the 1440p monitor? You would essentially be paying a premium today to have the ability to play at 1440p, but not actually doing it until later, at which time it will probably be cheaper to build that caliber of PC.

Your current mobo can handle some upgrades to improve your 1080p experience. Perhaps just upgrading your memory speed to 3200 and a RTX 2060? You would see pretty considerable improvement there at 1/4 the costs of a whole new build.

Since you can afford to wait, I would, at bare minimum wait till the NVIDIA GPU conference on March 22nd, to see if they unveil anything new. Could shift the market dramatically.
 
System Usage: streaming, gaming, editing, recording
To do all of them simultaneously you need a powerful PC. Not to mention when you multitask like open an app simultaneously while gaming or browse multiple Chrome tabs that makes it struggle all the more. Usually when you wait, you always keep waiting for the next best thing to come. Also the above build will not only crush through current games but also last you way way long even on higher resolutions.

I am not sure you can feel any difference from 112 fps (from a 2060) to 144 fps (2080), where you are capped, but its up to you. You did say you wanted "as many frames as you can get" so perhaps those extra 20 frame is worth the extra thousand bucks.
Always remember that synthetic benchmarks are reflections of idealistic scenarios. Real time scenarios can vary, not too much though.
 
Here is a scaled down version. It will still do the job with less longevity though...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | €293.95 @ CD-ROM-LAND
CPU Cooler | Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler | €44.95 @ Paradigit
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | €117.00 @ CD-ROM-LAND
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | €183.85 @ Azerty
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | €116.95 @ Megekko
Storage | Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | €62.95 @ Megekko
Video Card | Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card | €409.00 @ CD-ROM-LAND
Case | Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case | €69.95 @ CD-ROM-LAND
Power Supply | Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | €99.90 @ CD-ROM-LAND
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | €1398.50
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-13 20:28 CET+0100 |
 

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