Question trying to upgrade my rtx 2070/ryzen 5 1600

LeonelFreak

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so the specs on my pc right now.
  • the case itself is a standard one - i wouldnt be too sure if any of those 3 fan gpus would fit my build :( but i wouldnt mind buying a new one even though i recently bought it less than a year ago
  • GPU - MSI GeForce RTX 2070 DirectX 12 RTX 2070 ARMOR 8G OC 8GB
  • CPU - ryzen 5 1600
  • ram - patriot PV416G240C5K (2x 8gb DDR4)
  • MBO - B350 GAMING PLUS
  • PSU - Corsair TX 650M
so with the new rtx that came out im trying to get one of those but im not too sure if any of my computer parts will slow them down. i mean i dont need the game to have the whole crazy ass fps but you know as long as it runs it smoothly at 60 or above on average i should be ok which is what i saw most of the 2060/70 usually do.
so my questions:
  1. what would i have to do to make sure im not bottlenecking a new gpu if i were to get one?
  2. what gpu should i strike for for someone that streams/games on the machine constantly when i can
  3. what should i do to try and run 3 monitors? i currently have 3 monitors but i dont use the 3rd one. i have my: Samsung S27C750(1920 x 1080 5ms), an HP w2338h(1920 x 1080 5ms), and a Asus VP228H( 1920 x 1080 1ms). im planning on using the hp one for chat/stream stuff etc. while the asus one us for gaming, samsung is youtube and other video stuff.
  4. do i even need to upgrade with cyberpunk,call of duty and other new games coming out that seem pretty intensive
 

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If you mean that you would want to upgrade that 2070 to a 2070 Super (or any "RTX Super ") would i just leave it as it is. Think the Ryzen 1600 is already kinda bottlenecking and would upgrade that first.
 

LeonelFreak

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If you mean that you would want to upgrade that 2070 to a 2070 Super (or any "RTX Super ") would i just leave it as it is. Think the Ryzen 1600 is already kinda bottlenecking and would upgrade that first.
i think i meant more about what to ugprade next to make sure im not bottlenecking my computer. i know cpu is a bit behind, and the 2400 ram should be upgraded to 3200 or atleast 3000mhz. but then my cpu will be behind if i dont have a newer mbo i think. so im a bit lost on what to try and go for.
 

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Think that up to a Ryzen 3700X you will be fine with the motherboard. There is a new bios with support for the new 3000 cpu's. I would (and will, use MSI x370 gaming plus myself) just try it with that motherboard
 
The above monitors aren't high refresh rate, so that is bottleneck #1 (At most 75hz). The RTX 2070 is WAY over kill for those panels. If you were to correct bottleneck #1 by going with a high refresh rate 144hz monitor, the second bottleneck would be the processors weak single core performance so upgrading to a R5 3600 would assist with increasing FPS to match the refresh rate of the potential 144hz high refresh rate 1080p monitor.
If you aren't willing to upgrade both the processor and to a high refresh rate monitor, reutrn the RTX 2070 and go with somthing like a 5700, gtx 1660 or RX 580 as they will be able to output 60-80fps, which is more than enough to match your existing monitors' refresh rate at 1080p resolution.

You can update your bios to the latest version and upgrade to a r5 3600 which will assist the RTX 2070 in matching FPS to a high refresh rate 144hz monitor:

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.00 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer KG241 Pbmidpx 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($161.93 @ Amazon)
Total: $360.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-29 14:17 EDT-0400
 
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