Question Worth an upgrade?

TheDurbinator

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Hey guys,

I have an i5 3570k (OC'd to 4.3ghz), GTX 980TI and 8GB RAM running on an ASRock Exreme4 Z77 board. My gaming monitor is 1920x1080 144hz as I play games like LoL, Overwatch, PUBG etc and the higher FPS is nice.

I've been having issues lately with my PC, PUBG keeps crashing and my rig struggles to run it at a solid 60FPS on Very Low settings, making the 144hz monitor pointless, the RE 2 demo keeps crashing (Maybe due to the fact it's a demo), overall, it seems to be struggling to keep up with newer games.

I was thinking of upgrading to an I7 9700K, Gigabyte Z390 MOBO, 16GB DDR4-3200 RAM, upgrading the PSU to a Corsair RMX650 (Currently have the basic 600W version).

Would it be worth the jump? Is there anything I can do to make it run better without upgrading? I did try OCing the GPU but it crashed even more when I did that.

Cheers in advance for any help given!

EDIT: I don't do any video rendering or streaming, I purely use this machine for gaming.
 

lthampton

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The GPU is going to be the upgrade to affect FPS most, and if you're already upgrading all of that, you perhaps maybe wanna look at a new card.

Edit: PUBG is also piss-poor optimized, with the settings listed in my sig, i can only achieve ( with max setttings on a similar monitor) at 120 and it fluctuates massively from 80-120
 

TheDurbinator

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I was going to keep the GPU and upgrade it a year or so after upgrading the rest, but i'll take a look at other cards, too, thank you. :)

I hear ya, PUBG optimization is definitely very *!
 

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