Question Upgrade or new PC 1080p 60fps

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Current PC:

  • i5 4590
  • b85-g43 mb
  • 8gb ddr3 ram
  • r9 fury
  • evga 750w 80+ bronze psu
  • 250gb ssd
  • 1tb HDD
Wanting to play any new mmorpgs coming out 1080p 60fps ultra.

Is there any point upgrading my current system or better to go with a completely new one?

If a new one, what components would I be looking at to achieve my performance goals?

Thank you.
 

logainofhades

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Personally, I would say a new rig. You could reuse storage, at the very least, and if it is not very old, the PSU as well. Also the games in question matter. I know WoW Shadowlands is now recommending at least a 6700k, which I would say is quite accurate, after playing the beta, on a 3570k. All 4 cores were 80%-90% utilized. What kind of budget do you have?
 
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Personally, I would say a new rig. You could reuse storage, at the very least, and if it is not very old, the PSU as well. Also the games in question matter. I know WoW Shadowlands is now recommending at least a 6700k, which I would say is quite accurate, after playing the beta, on a 3570k. All 4 cores were 80%-90% utilized. What kind of budget do you have?
If I was going to build new then I probably wouldn't want to spend any more than $2000 aus.
 
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logainofhades

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Keep in mind new AMD chips are to be announced this week, plus new GPU's are coming this month, so this could change, but for a build, if you cannot wait, I would do something like this.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($519.00 @ Centre Com)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($231.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($160.25 @ Amazon Australia)
Storage: Silicon Power A60 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($157.30 @ Newegg Australia)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC 3X Video Card ($629.00 @ PC Byte)
Case: Thermaltake Versa J24 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($105.00 @ PLE Computers)
Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($166.10 @ Newegg Australia)
Total: $1967.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-06 08:15 AEDT+1100


Or if your prefer Intel

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10600K 4.1 GHz 6-Core Processor ($399.00 @ Centre Com)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76 CFM CPU Cooler ($85.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($265.00 @ PC Byte)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($160.25 @ Amazon Australia)
Storage: Silicon Power A60 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($157.30 @ Newegg Australia)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC 3X Video Card ($629.00 @ PC Byte)
Case: Thermaltake Versa J24 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($105.00 @ PLE Computers)
Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($166.10 @ Newegg Australia)
Total: $1966.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-06 08:19 AEDT+1100
 
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Ok, so if I re use the psu and storage that gives me about an extra $320, which would allow me to get the 3070 when it comes out (about $800-850). Would the 10600k be a good match for the 3070? Or is it overkill for 1080p? Or we won't know till it comes out?

Or would I be better off getting the gold rated psu and will the m.2 drive be a lot faster than standard 2.5" ssd?
 
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