[SOLVED] Which Component(s) Should I Upgrade?

lucamakar21

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I was wondering which component(s) I should upgrade to increase my gaming performance? It runs games pretty damn well already but I'd like more FPS for 144 Hz gaming.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/3FRPmq

CPU: Intel Core i5-8600 3.1 GHz 6-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Memory Express)
CPU Cooler: Intel E97379-001 CPU Cooler ($0.00)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Memory: Kingston FURY 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($50.39 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Kingston FURY 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($50.39 @ Vuugo)
Storage: Intel 760p Series 128 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($63.03 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.50 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($420.00)
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($132.56 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($134.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $1430.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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TCA_ChinChin

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1080p but I want to upgrade definitely to atleast a 1440p one
Cool. If you want to be able to game at 1440p @ 144hz, I would definitely suggest GPU's at or above the GTX-1080ti level. This probably means something like a RTX-2080/Super or RTX-2080ti. I don't think AMD offers viable alternatives at that resolution and frame rate, at least not for most triple A modern games with high settings. Also since you mentioned that you occasionally stream, using NVENC with Nvidia GPUs is a pretty huge boon to encoding (from what I've heard online).

Honestly could upgrade the CPU to an i7-8700k for maximum performance, but thats a lot lower priority than a better GPU.
 

helper800

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Basically, if you want more FPS with that system you would need a better graphics card. I'd recommend the 2080S or the 2080 ti considering the 1080 you have is basically a 2070 without RTX. The i5 8600 is going to be hurting you moderately at 1080p and a bit at 1440p but not so much its worth spending 750-900 dollars getting a new mobo CPU and ram. If doing something like that was what you intended then we need a budget to go on.
 
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TCA_ChinChin

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1080p but I want to upgrade definitely to atleast a 1440p one
Cool. If you want to be able to game at 1440p @ 144hz, I would definitely suggest GPU's at or above the GTX-1080ti level. This probably means something like a RTX-2080/Super or RTX-2080ti. I don't think AMD offers viable alternatives at that resolution and frame rate, at least not for most triple A modern games with high settings. Also since you mentioned that you occasionally stream, using NVENC with Nvidia GPUs is a pretty huge boon to encoding (from what I've heard online).

Honestly could upgrade the CPU to an i7-8700k for maximum performance, but thats a lot lower priority than a better GPU.
 

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