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Should I upgrade and what should I upgrade? 2013 config..

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by nxnje, 13 Jan 2019.

  1. nxnje

    Associate

    Joined: 13 Jan 2019

    Posts: 2

    Hello everyone!
    I had much time to think these holidays and i decided to move towards an upgrade.
    My doubt is very big
    What should i upgrade?
    I usually play pubg, overwatch, rainbow six, battlefield (sometimes), fortnite (very few times).
    I even produce music with ableton live so audio editing is one of the things i need.

    I actually have:
    I7-4770
    8gb ram ddr3
    Stock cooler and stock motherboard from Asus M51AC
    Gtx 1060 6gb

    I see i can't get 144hz in many games while in pubg i always get fps drop and even in fortnite.
    I even get much fps drop in battlefield 1 and even more on bf5.
    I play in 1080p (overclocked my monitor to 75hz but i'm getting some flickering) and i plan to buy a new monitor (75hz/144hz)

    What should i upgrade?
    Is the oldish here the CPU or the GPU that is making me a little bit less "competitive" in these games?
    My first thought was waiting for zen 2 and upgrade to a ryzen build but i'm really confused about what can i do actually.

    I don't have much money but i'm collecting info in order to start thinking what do to and what to plan.
     
  2. ilc72

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 Mar 2014

    Posts: 467

    It really depends on your budget, the GPU you have should in theory be OK for 1080p gaming and the next meaningful upgrade would be either a Vega 56 or an RTX2060 so £350+. The Asus Strix Vega 64 is a great buy right now at £410.

    The CPU side is more challenging as it’s a new CPU, motherboard, and RAM. So realistically you are talking £400+ for that as a minimum.

    Zen 2 will be out some time June at Computex.

    You could try improving your cooler and try overclocking your CPU?
     
  3. nxnje

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    Joined: 13 Jan 2019

    Posts: 2

    My i7-4770 is non k version so i can't overclock it and that's why i do not have an aftermarket cooler.
    I was in fact waiting for the ryzen 3 3600x but we got news we'll not see it until this summer.
    About the gpu, i always play competitive games so details are always all low, then i think now maybe i can stay with my 1060.
    My objective is to play competitive games at 144hz (overwatch, r6 siege, counter strike)

    I really don't know if to wait ryzen 3 or just change the block now (cpu, ram, motherboard) with a 9600k + mobo + ram
     
  4. ilc72

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 Mar 2014

    Posts: 467

    To be honest you be mad to go with that, you’d be best off with a Ryzen 2600 or 2700 with a decent motherboard, as the 9700K has shown some worrying stuttering and at 1080p you are generally CPU bound.

    With the Ryzen 2600 at £150 with an MSI B450I Gaming Pro Carbon AC is the best deal. It’s ITX but available, good quality VRM solution, and with decent RAM will be a good solution.
     
  5. Rroff

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    Joined: 13 Oct 2006

    Posts: 70,622

    For a lot of games not sure the 2600 is going to be a huge upgrade from his 4770 albeit if it isn't overclocked might be a bit more in it.
     
  6. orbitalwalsh

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    Joined: 1 Dec 2015

    Posts: 18,108

    push 2700x or ryzen 3*** , even if not more cores your pushing for Speed and hopefully ram speed increase :)

    i'd also just slam in RTX 2060 from tomorrow