Question Upgrading My Current Rig - Opinoins

cameronrock94

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All,

Looking to upgrade my current PC:

CPU: I7 4790K
MOBO: ASUSTek Z97-PRO
RAM: Hyper X Fury 16gb Dual Channel DDR3 @ 929Mhz
GPU: 4095MB GTX 1070
SSD: Sandisk Ultra II 223GB
HDD: 1863GB WD WDC


What is the best thing to start with? I use the system for gaming mostly and would like to future proof

thanks,
 

cameronrock94

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PSU make and model also?
What is your monitor refresh rate and resolution?
Do you have a particular budget?

1070 is still a great GPU so likely don't need to upgrade that.
What is currently holding you back?
PSU make and model also?
What is your monitor refresh rate and resolution?
Do you have a particular budget?

1070 is still a great GPU so likely don't need to upgrade that.
What is currently holding you back?

PSU: CS600 - 80 PLUS bronze
Main monitor = Acer GN246HL 144hz 1920x1080
Second monitor = Acer S241HL 60hz 1920x1080

budget £400 ish?
 

RodroX

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If your goal is to extract more juice form your GPU you will need to change your CPU+Motherboard+RAM.

Also are you sure your GPU have only 4GB of VRAM? The GTXC 1070 should come with 8GB GDDR5 ?
 

RodroX

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Oh, good budget and PSU data!, ok heres my suggestion:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£174.78 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports CPU Cooler (£24.98 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard (£169.62 @ Box Limited)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£63.78 @ Aria PC)
Total: £433.16
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-01 23:43 GMT+0000


I think is a very well rounded system, which you can update later on if need it, changing only the CPU.
The stock cooler that comes with the Ryzen 5 3600 is not horrible, but if you want a silence setup and get the best performance out the Ryzen, you will have to update it to something better (There the dual fan version which is a bit better but not that much https://www.arctic.ac/worldwide_en/freezer-34-esports-duo.html).

Cheers
 
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cameronrock94

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Oh, good budget and PSU data!, ok heres my suggestion:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£174.78 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports CPU Cooler (£24.98 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard (£169.62 @ Box Limited)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£63.78 @ Aria PC)
Total: £433.16
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-01 23:43 GMT+0000


I think is a very well rounded system, which you can update later on if need it, changing only the CPU.
The stock cooler that comes with the Ryzen 5 3600 is not horrible, but if you want a silence setup and get the best performance out the Ryzen, you will have to update it to something better (There the dual fan version which is a bit better but not that much https://www.arctic.ac/worldwide_en/freezer-34-esports-duo.html).

Cheers
is there a benefit of spending slightly more and getting a ryzen 7?
 

RodroX

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If you are talking about the Ryzen 7 2700/2700X for gaming no, no benefit over the Ryzen 5 3600.

Now if youre talking about the Ryzen 7 3700X yeah, why not, it runs faster, has more boost speed and comes with a better stock cooler (so you may skip the aftermarket one I added).

But, will you notice a huge diference when paired with a GTX 1070.... mmmm I don't think so.

Unless you play strategy games, but I don't know if thats yor case.

Cheers
 

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