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looking to upgrade for vr

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by H3RBSKI, 24 May 2019.

  1. H3RBSKI


    Joined: 11 Sep 2011

    Posts: 939

    so my current system is
    asus extreme 4 gen 3 motherboard
    i5 3750 k oc to 4.6gh under water cooling
    16g corsair vengence ddr3 ram
    4tb of various hdds
    and 256gb samsung ssd
    gtx msi 1070
    just got a rift s and noticed some games lag a fair bit even on lower settings, which is a pain being as i mostly play rythem games.

    i had a vive before and while i noticed the lag i played through it but on the rift s my cpu barely meets minimum requirements.
    i dont want to spend too much but possibly £400-£500 on a new mobo, cpu and ram. ive had this set up since 2011 apart from the gpu so think its about time i upgrade. Id like to know if a i7 3770k would be a worthy upgrade or if its worth just going for a new build save wasting money on just a cpu then upgrading a bit later.
    any info or links are great thank you
  2. Plec


    Joined: 19 Apr 2003

    Posts: 13,222

    You need to hang on for another 8 weeks for Zen 2 - and your budget will be enough. It would also be a system/upgrade that will last you years - judging from your present spec.
  3. WantoN


    Joined: 11 Jun 2003

    Posts: 10,634

    Location: Hampshire

    Or keep an eye out on the MM, there’s an 8700K and Mobo going for about £365, I’ve got a similar setup and it’s lovely on my Ocus Rift with a 1080. I built most of my system (in sig) from the MM, for about £2k less then retail. Full custom loop, the lot.

    You’re not that many posts from access, and it’s a real boon that we’re incredibly lucky to have. I buy from OCUK whenever I can, but the current market disgusts me if I’m being candid.

    That being said, I don’t doubt the new Ryzen kit will be excellent, and good value for money. If I were in the market for a new system, I’d be damned excited.

    So whilst the above advice is most definitely sound, I’d you can get access to the MM, and you’re willing to be a little patient, you could get a cracking little system for your budget. You can reuse your watercooling kit and just pick up blocks if you need them. Got all mine from the MM.
  4. H3RBSKI


    Joined: 11 Sep 2011

    Posts: 939

    would love access to the mm but dont want to spam 160 more posts:( but hopefully it will come soon enough
  5. gEd


    Joined: 25 Jan 2003

    Posts: 439

    Location: South London

    nor me!
  6. escobarrr


    Joined: 26 Apr 2019

    Posts: 8

    Last edited: 27 Dec 2019