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Hi out there,

 

I'm looking to upgrade my rig in a cost efficient manner.

My rig is currently containing this;

 

CPU: Intel Core i5 4690 @ 3.50GHz

Motherboard: Asus B85M-G Socket 1150 

RAM: 2x8 HyperX Fury DDR 3 1600Mhz 8GB

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (GM204) @ 1113 MHz

SSD: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB

PowerSupple: 635W

Monitor: ASUS VG248

 

CPU-Z Validation: https://valid.x86.fr/b34jn9

UserBenchmark test: http://www.userbench...UserRun/6947725

 

Any and all suggestions is much appreciated

 

//Seven


Edited by MisterSeven, 22 January 2018 - 03:07 PM.

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What's the budget?


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Well not on a budget per se, I'm not looking to spend hundreds of dollars on something that will give me a 5-20% increase.

I'm interested in something that will give good value for my money, if that makes sense.


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If you're a gamer, a 1070 would be ~50% faster. (Keep in mind though that the 9xx series overclocks better than 10xx series).

Also, (if you game), a larger SSD would let you run the games directly from the SSD.

You might upgrade the RAM to 16GB. But, unless you need it for some particular reason, it's not going to be a noticeable performance increase.


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Right my rig is mostly for gaming and at some point streaming,

I have no idea about overclocking, should I look into that perhaps?

I already run all my games of SSD, since its my only storage unite, i delete all games i don't play so the only reason for getting another SSD would be to keep games i don't play i guess.

Was thinking RAM is an easy upgrade, but if its not really worth?


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If there are no noticeable delays while gaming, I'd simply leave well enough alone. Start saving up for your next rig.


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Is getting every component really more cost efficient then upgrading parts?


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:confused: What's the difference between component and part?


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Isn't it 'wiser' to upgrade parts then building a new rig ?

 

Also what about that overclocking, any guides how to that you can approve? wouldn't mind trying it out to get more FPS in PUBG


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1) Not necessarily. Ever-evolving and faster technology may not even work with your setup. For example, does your motherboard have a 16 lane PCIe slot? PCIe SSDs are some of the highest performers, but you need to be sure you have the lanes available. Note that some motherboards have 16x sized slots that are actually only 4x or 8x lanes if the other slot(s) are used. Each motherboard chipset has a maximum number of lanes it supports and they may be shared across different slots including the M.2 if available.

2) I rather doubt you'll be able to overclock a GTX 970 up to the 50-60% faster that a 1070 would give you.


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