Question Would like to upgrade or build new pc

fiveohnine

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What I currently have
I7 4790k
16 gig ram
GTX 980
144hz monitor
I eventually will get a 240 hz or a 144 1440p monitor.
My main goal is to be able to play Apex Legends at consistent 144 fps while streaming. Obviously the more fps the better. Should I upgrade or just build a new pc what are your thoughts?
 

Ttesar06

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I guess you need to decide what size monitor, up to 24” id go 1080p over wanna do 1440p. To be able to hit the FPS limits you are wanting AND to be streaming on top of it especially 1440p you’re going to need a powerful system.

I personally would say buy a new GPU. And you need to decide if you want 1080 or 1440, but know if you wanna go 1440 it’s a MUCH MUCH larger investment. The 2060 can probably hold 144 FPS with some settings tweaks at 1080p. But if you’re one of those guys that HAS to have every setting maxed do an RTX 2070 @1080 otherwise you’re looking at a very expensive machine to hold 144fps at 1440 not to mention 240 FPS lol.

Just my 2 cents from my research I’m in the same boat looking at upgrading here soon weighing my options and thinking I’m going with the FE RTX 2060 for $349 and calling it a day.
 

mjbn1977

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One thing to consider. If you also plan to stream your processor might be th limiting factor. Get a new card, that should give you the FPS for gaming. Then see how your streaming performance is. If you not happy you might need to upgrade the CPU in a next step.
 

fiveohnine

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One thing to consider. If you also plan to stream your processor might be th limiting factor. Get a new card, that should give you the FPS for gaming. Then see how your streaming performance is. If you not happy you might need to upgrade the CPU in a next step.
Surprisingly this never dawned on me. Thank you for your input!
 

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One thing to consider. If you also plan to stream your processor might be th limiting factor. Get a new card, that should give you the FPS for gaming. Then see how your streaming performance is. If you not happy you might need to upgrade the CPU in a next step.
That also depends. The streaming using the gpu is a lot better with the RTX series, so you can use the gpu to encode without adding load to the CPU.
 

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