Build Advice Wanting to upgrade pc - AMD FX 9590

Harley_15

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May 27, 2017
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Hi hope everyone is doing wicked.
Im currently in the market to upgrade my pc so i can game at 1440p 144hz with stable fps - with my current setup im struggling to maintain good fps even at 1080p 60hz so im abit unaware of the part i should probably invest most of my budget into.

My current rig:
NZXT case (dunno which one - has good airflow and is big?)
Mobo: Gigabyte 990FXA UD3 rev.4
CPU: AMD FX 9590 (biggest regret purchase ive ever made)
GPU: MSI GTX 970 4GB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (x2 8GB) DDR3
PSU: Corsairx 600W
Cooling: 3x 120mm case fans - AMD watercooling (came with the FX 9590)
SSD and Hard drives. (not a clue (not relevant im guessing)

So, just a couple of things to keep in mind, because your probably curious as to why i cant hold high fps.
  1. Ive had to under-clock the CPU down to 4.4ghz in order for it to be stable - and bump the volts up to 1.49v.
  2. Have the GPU overclocked by 180mhz on the GPU clock and 300mhz on the memory clock. It runs stable and max temps it reaches is around 65-67 under load.
  3. When it comes to the issue of FPS using the Afterburner programme in game (League of legends), i can see that when it comes to the drop in frames that the load on the GPU is around 10% whilst the CPU is 70-80% so i guess im being bottle necked by my CPU.
And before i get picked on for purchasing the FX 9590, it was the rig i had first built and was just excited and rushed the purchase. I'd trade my family in a snap if it meant i could change what i did. The rev of the MOBO is 4 so it does support the CPU - "apparently" and the BIOS is F3. But i digress so, what im asking is before i make another fools purchase, what would you reccommend upgrading?

I looked into SLI with the GTX 970 but with very little knowledge of that area and pc in general i dont know if selling the GTX 970 i have and upgrading to 1060. But if my CPU is bottlenecking me then is it better to prioritise that and go for an i7? And do i have good enough ram or enough - i even think the ram is underclocked the XMP profile doesnt work and its running at like 1.3k or 600mhz one of the 2. Whats the most cost efficient route?

This turned into a rant lmao - Budget is around 300-400 currently and going for the DELL S2417DG 23.8inch as my 1440p monitor.

http://prntscr.com/nnqezo

Thank you in advance!
 

Wolfshadw

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You're going to want a new core system (Motherboard, CPU, RAM). There's nothing more you can do with your current system. With a budget around $300-$400, I'd probably suggest:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($163.02 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI - B450-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($93.80 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $362.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-12 21:59 EDT-0400
 
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Harley_15

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its 2133 and the exact specs are in the 2nd screenshot.
Granted on the money wise for any real kind of upgrade.
But he says his ram is 600mhz.
What are the ram specs.
If it's 1866 it should be set to 933 in bios.
I think its 2133 but the exact specs are in the 2nd screenshot.
 

Harley_15

Commendable
May 27, 2017
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You're going to want a new core system (Motherboard, CPU, RAM). There's nothing more you can do with your current system. With a budget around $300-$400, I'd probably suggest:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($163.02 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI - B450-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($93.80 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $362.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-12 21:59 EDT-0400
And this will run 1440p at good fps? and why the heck is that so cheap?!
 
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logainofhades

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For a good experience, for 1440p gaming, you need to raise that budget. Basically, a whole new rig. Your case, fans, and storage could be reused, but everything else needs to go, unfortunately. Ryzen 3000 is expected to be out in the June/july time frame, so that should give you some time to save up some more. First and foremost, get a better quality PSU. That PSU is totally inadequate for that CPU, on wattage and definitely on quality. Yes, the FX 9590 is a horrible CPU, but that PSU might have been part of your issue of even trying to get it to run.
 

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