Question What can I upgrade to?

gadenn

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I have an older PC I bought from Ibuypower that I use for gaming. I would like to upgrade it but I am not sure what my bottlenecks are and what the upgrade options are.

Thinking of 32Gig of 3200 an RTX 2080 and a new CPU. Would that be possible with this computer? I have included the build sheet below:


Case1 x iBUYPOWER Element Gaming Case (Front & Side Glass Panel) - 3x Red LED Ring Fans
LED Fan Lighting1 x Default Case Fan
Case Lighting1 x iBUYPOWER RGB Lighting - [FREE] 1 RGB Lighting Strip
Processor1 x Intel® Core™ i7-7800X Processor (6x 3.50GHz/8.25MB L3 Cache) - Intel® Core™ i7-7800X Processor
Processor Cooling1 x Corsair Hydro Series H60 120mm Liquid CPU Cooler - Standard 120mm Fan
Memory1 x 16 GB [4 GB x4] DDR4-2666 Memory Module - Certified Major Brand Gaming Memory Free Upgrade to DDR4-3000 Memory
Video Card1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 - 8GB (GDDR5X) (VR-Ready) - Single Card
Free Game Bundle1 x [FREE Game Bundle] - Intel Summer Streamer Bundle - 2 Games + 7 Softwares - w/ purchase of Intel® Core™ i5 or i7
Motherboard1 x ASUS TUF X299 Mark 2 -- 3x PCIe x16, 2x USB 3.1 Gen2, 4x USB 3.1 Gen1, 4x USB 2.0, 2x M.2, RGB [Intel Optane Ready]
Power Supply1 x 350 Watt - Standard 80 PLUS Bronze - Free Upgrade to 600W Standard 80 PLUS Bronze
Advance Cabling Options1 x Professional Wiring - for all standard default cables inside the system
Primary Hard Drive1 x 64 GB ADATA SP900 SSD - Single Drive FREE Upgrade to 240GB WD Green SSD
Data Hard Drive1 x 2 TB Hard Drive -- 64MB Cache, 7200RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive
Sound Card1 x 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Network Card1 x Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
USB Expansion Card1 x PCI-Express USB 3.1 Expansion Card (2x External Port + 1x Type-c)
 
your CPU is fine, going to a 2080 or 2080ti would give you a big jump in performance. Also your RAM configuration is not optimal as it's currently running in single channel at the moment. you could get a 16gb (8x2) or try to get another single 16gb stick like the one you have. RAM is better bought in matching kits, so if i were you i'd sell your current RAM and get a new 16gb 3200 or better (8x2 kit) so you can run it in dual channel. 32gb of RAM won't help your gaming performance much right now so it isn't really needed. good luck
 

Wolfshadw

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Sure. You can upgrade it.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-10900X 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor ($599.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 CL16 Memory ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($799.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($219.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1748.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-04 23:17 EDT-0400


-Wolf sends
 

gadenn

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Aye, it's 4X4. Will my motherboard handle 3200 or higher memory? The reason I want 32 Gigs is that I tend to play Star Citizen a lot and it is by no means optimized yet, 16 will do it but 32 is known to be better in that (alpha) game.

Also, will my motherboard and CPU cooler handle say a Intel® Core™ i9-10920X Processor (12x 3.50 GHz /19.25MB L3 Cache)?

Finally, it sounds like this 600W supply will probably need to be upgraded as well huh.
 
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Wolfshadw

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DDR4-3200 is listed in the specs for your motherboard, so it should handle it. May have to enable XMP.
Going from a 140 watt processor to a 165 watt processor may prove too much for your current cooling system. I'd stress test it and monitor temps, but be ready to purchase a new cooler as well.
Higher power graphics card (180w to 215w) and a higher power processor (140w to 165w)... a better power supply would seem prudent.

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gadenn

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DDR4-3200 is listed in the specs for your motherboard, so it should handle it. May have to enable XMP.
Going from a 140 watt processor to a 165 watt processor may prove too much for your current cooling system. I'd stress test it and monitor temps, but be ready to purchase a new cooler as well.
Higher power graphics card (180w to 215w) and a higher power processor (140w to 165w)... a better power supply would seem prudent.

-Wolf sends
Roger that. Ok so that this point I am looking at new ram, CPU, power supply, GPU and possibly cooler. I think that's falling into the, it might just be time for a new PC territory as there really won't be much left. Decisions to make, thank you very much for your help.
 

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