Question PC 2021 Upgrading Advice (£1000) 1440p 144hz

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Post your current specs including the model number of your power supply.

CPU: i5-7600k

CPU Cooler: NZXT X62 Kraken

Motherboard: MSI Z270 Krait Gaming

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR4 2666Mhz

Storage: Samsung 2 TB M.2 NVME Solid State Drive
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Black Video Card

Case: NZXT S340 Elite ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold (220-G3-0650-Y1)




How much do you want to spend on the upgrade?

1000 British Pounds

What is your goal for the upgrade?

Preparing myself for 1440p 144hz 2021
 
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I would recommend Ryzen and maybe a B450 mobo for it as well. Ryzen is more versatile with what it can do. Maybe a RAM upgrade along with it, perhaps 16GB @ 3200MHz.
 
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What is your monitor? HD, QHD, 4K? What games do you play? Is fps important for your?

How old is your PSU?

Monitor: Asus ROG SWIFT PG279Q 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor

Games: Usually the latest games so Cyberpunk 2077 Assassin's creed Valhalla.. Mostly Variety stuff (I'd like to maintain at least 80-100fps on average In most games if possible running high settings)

PSU Is around 4-5 years old.
 
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Monitor: Asus ROG SWIFT PG279Q 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor

Games: Usually the latest games so Cyberpunk 2077 Assassin's creed Valhalla.. Mostly Variety stuff (I'd like to maintain at least 80-100fps on average In most games if possible running high settings)

PSU Is around 4-5 years old.
Oof. You're gonna be looking at at least a 3060 Ti which is £370 I think, upto a 3080 if you wanna play at ultra which is £650. 3070 at £470 is good middle ground.

The 3080 will need a bigger PSU, along with a better cpu and mobo so I'd say don't get that.

Best bet imo would be 5600X £230, B550 mobo would be like £160, RAM 3600mhz Trident Z Neo £130 that's £520.

Now you have 480 for gpu + psu. You can get 3060 Ti + new psu or 3070 and get PSU when this one dies (not recommended to wait till death)

I think that PSU can chug on for a while tho. I am not sure

Plus you Can sell the ram cpu mobo and gpu for an easy £500 you're not really losing much lol
 
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Oof. You're gonna be looking at at least a 3060 Ti which is £370 I think, upto a 3080 if you wanna play at ultra which is £650. 3070 at £470 is good middle ground.

The 3080 will need a bigger PSU, along with a better cpu and mobo so I'd say don't get that.

Best bet imo would be 5600X £230, B550 mobo would be like £160, RAM 3600mhz Trident Z Neo £130 that's £520.

Now you have 480 for gpu + psu. You can get 3060 Ti + new psu or 3070 and get PSU when this one dies (not recommended to wait till death)

I think that PSU can chug on for a while tho. I am not sure

Plus you Can sell the ram cpu mobo and gpu for an easy £500 you're not really losing much lol

Any Recommendations for the Motherboard + PSU ?

I can get the 5600x for £299.99 on Scan + The G.Skill Triden Z Nero 32GB 3600MHz for £160 on Ebuyer.

Also finding a 3070 for £470 Is going to be a great challenge let alone a 3060ti
 
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Any Recommendations for the Motherboard + PSU ?

I can get the 5600x for £299.99 on Scan + The G.Skill Triden Z Nero 32GB 3600MHz for £160 on Ebuyer.

Also finding a 3070 for £470 Is going to be a great challenge let alone a 3060ti
Corsair RM750x
Strix B550-F, TUF X570 plus, Aorus master for both.

You have a 2070 it's no slouch, just use that till prices settle. Maybe we'll even see a 3070 Ti or something can't really trust Nvidia not to bring something like that lol
 

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