[SOLVED] Upgrade CPU/GPU Advice Needed - i5 4670K, Z87-PRO 1150, HD 7870

Teddy Chapman

Jul 1, 2013
Current Setup from 2013
Goal is to maximize my rig to get another 1-2 years without spending too much.
(i.e. not getting a new board + ram + cpu, the whole 9 yards)
Is it worth it?

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus Z87-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair XMS 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2 GB Video Card
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
Monitor: Asus PB248Q 24.1" 1920x1200 60 Hz Monitor
Monitor: Asus PB248Q 24.1" 1920x1200 60 Hz Monitor

Thinking upgrade GPU to 5600 XT or RTX 2060.

CPU to i7-4790K? second hand costs $150-200.
Is this a good option right now from i5-4670k?


Instead of paying for the i7-4790K grabbing a R5 1600AF for $85-90, MSI B450 PRO4 for $70-85 and a 16gb kit of 3200 cl16 ram $60?

Am I missing anything?

Monitors only at 1080p
Playing games like Apex, Valorant, Fortnite, LoL, DOOM
COD MW, Warzone, PoE, Red Dead, Resident Evil 3
Run Adobe apps, photoshop, illustrator

Would love to hear anyone's thoughts and advice.
Thanks in advanced.
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Apr 18, 2020
yes , you should grab the ryzen combo , its will not much better but it will be more future proof than the i7 4790k
for the gpu i think you can go for 2070 , because modern game need a lot of gpu horsepower , doesnt need too much cpu power
and sorry for my bad english and grammar :D