Question wanting to upgrade parts for more fps in fortnite

kurfan7

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Hey guys, I don’t know much about PC’s so I’m looking for some help.

I’ve had my PC for 4 years now and I’m looking to upgrade parts to increase gaming performance. I mainly play Fortnite and it’s been running poorly atm.

I’m not sure what to upgrade but I did see the CPU usage was around 96% when playing Fortnite so I was looking to get an upgrade on the CPU, but if any experts have ideas I would love to hear them. I was thinking a the AMD ryzen 5 3600 however as I said I don’t know much so I would want some advice. Also, i’m hoping to get around constant 200 FPS on fortnite, i’m playing at a res of 1600x1080

Specs:
Main Board MSI B150M Bazooka Motherboard
Intel Core i5-6400 Skylake CPU - 2.7GHz ( Turbo 3.3GHz )
Kingston 16GB DDR4 Desktop Memory - 2133MHz
Kingston 120GB SSD - UV400 SATA Hard Drive
Toshiba 2TB 3.5 inch Hard Drive
MSI nVidia GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X - 6GB Graphics Card
Cooler Master VS Series 80Plus Gold - 750W Semi Modular ATX Power Supply

Thanks :)
 

Aeacus

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Hmm....

With CPU upgrade, you have 3x choices:

1. At $299, upgrade to the best Skylake CPU (i7-6700K),
pcpp: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tdmxFT/intel-cpu-bx80662i76700k

2. At $344, update your BIOS to the latest one, so that you can upgrade to the best Kaby Lake CPU (i7-7700K),
pcpp: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VKx9TW/intel-core-i7-7700k-42ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i77700k

3. At $344, buy new CPU and MoBo (R5 3600 + X570 chipset MoBo),
pcpp: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vTwWxG

Few comparisons:
i5-6400 vs i7-6700K: https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-6400-vs-Intel-Core-i7-6700K/3512vs3502
i5-6400 vs i7-7700K: https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-6400-vs-Intel-Core-i7-7700K/3512vs3647
i5-6400 vs R5 3600: https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-6400-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-3600/3512vs4040
i7-7700K vs R5 3600: https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-7700K-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-3600/3647vs4040

Here's what i'd do if i were you:
  • Update BIOS to the latest one.
  • If BIOS update fails and MoBo gets bricked, i'd go with option 3.
  • If BIOS update is successful, i'd go with option 2.
Don't know about you, but for me, replacing CPU alone is far easier than ripping whole system apart to replace MoBo. Also, with MoBo replacement, you're looking towards re-installing your Win as well.

Oh, one more thing: Both Intel CPUs doesn't come with CPU cooler and while you can use your stock Intel cooler with K-series CPU as well (the one that came with your i5-6400), it's weak and here, i'd buy better aftermarket cooler for i7-7700K, like this one: Arctic Freezer 33 (at 150mm tall),
pcpp: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/dqjWGX/arctic-freezer-33-cpu-cooler-acfre00028a

I have the predecessor of Freezer 33 in use, known as Freezer i32 with my i5-6600K CPU (Skylake build, full specs with pics in my sig) and highest temps i've seen out of my CPU are 55C during CinebenchR15.
 

digitalgriffin

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While an upgrade is always good, you might be disappointed with the results without knowing the root cause of your woes.

For example, most people dont know todays moddern ssd will slow down by order of magnitude or more if you run out of slc space. Were talking slower than hdd. This happens when your drive fills up.

Also your clc might have gone bad. If your cpu is overheating it will throttle.

Software is another issue. Corsair recently had a problem with their iCue eating up cpu cycles on some systems.

Open up resource monitor from task manager and put it always on too. Open gpu-z too. Launch cs:go and look for the bottlenecks.

Are you gpu and cpu clocks reaching their advertised specs? Are you pegging out ssd access activity time? The list goes on and on. I seriously doubt its the power supply as most systems become unstable with bad power. Most just dont "slow down". Either the power is there or it crashes.
 

Ketchup79

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Since we are talking amongst ourselves it would seem, why does one think they need 200 FPS? Even assuming the screen is capable of such, where is the need? I have playing many a first- and third-person shooter just fine at 60.
 

Phaaze88

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Since we are talking amongst ourselves it would seem, why does one think they need 200 FPS? Even assuming the screen is capable of such, where is the need? I have playing many a first- and third-person shooter just fine at 60.
E-peen and bragging rights.
Wait - those are the same thing...


Speaking of which, I get 800fps in Minecraft! Get on mah level! XD
 

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