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Upgrade advice from current pc

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by jamster0212, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. jamster0212

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 1, 2014

    Posts: 154

    Location: york

    I’ve currently got:
    I7-4790k
    970
    16gb ddr3
    750w psu
    H105 aio cooler for cpu
    Ssd/hhd

    I play in 1080p

    current games : cs go / apex legends/ arma 3 / Skyrim.

    What sort of money would I need to be spending to see improvements that would be worth it? What sort of upgrade path would you guys go and do my parts have any sort of resell value or is it just they are old and outdated parts?

    cheers for the help :)
     
  2. Minibiker

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 27, 2016

    Posts: 3,745

    Location: Swindon

    Personally I'd go for a newer GPU first with your current system
     
  3. Burnt_Custard

    Associate

    Joined: May 19, 2019

    Posts: 63

    Location: London

    Agreed new GPU and take it from there. Probably a GTX 1660 Ti upwards
     
  4. ExRayTed

    Underboss

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,505

    Location: Surrey

  5. jamster0212

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 1, 2014

    Posts: 154

    Location: york

    If I upgrade my gpu to a 1660ti would that run 1440p okay or would the rest of my system crumble ?
     
  6. ExRayTed

    Underboss

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,505

    Location: Surrey

    Should be fine, assuming you're happy reducing some settings. Obviously the more you spend the better performance you'll get but either of those cards will be serviceable at 1440p
     
  7. jamster0212

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 1, 2014

    Posts: 154

    Location: york

    What sort of card would I be looking at if I didn’t want to be turning things down when playing 1440p ? I don’t mind turning down anti aliasing and some other stuff but I do like playing in ultra/high.

    would my other pc components bottle neck since my system is pushing 6 years old.

    4790k
    16gb ddr3
    750w gold superflower
    Ssd/hhd
    H105 aio to cool the cpu
    Currently running a 970 which has no issues on 1080p which I’m still surprised at. Love the card haha.
     
  8. ExRayTed

    Underboss

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,505

    Location: Surrey

    @jamster0212 - well, how deep are your pockets? The 2070 super is a good card and I think probably as good value as you're going to get at 1440p. Can't afford that? Then maybe the 2060 super? There are plenty of benchmarks and reviews out there so it's really deciding on how much money you can afford and what your minimum visual fidelity is going to be, as unless you spend silly money you're going to be making compromises. Have a look here for an idea of performance https://www.gpucheck.com/gpu-benchmark-graphics-card-comparison-chart
     
  9. jamster0212

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 1, 2014

    Posts: 154

    Location: york

    Thanks for the reply. I think I could stretch to a 2070 super but I’m abit worried my cpu could bottleneck it.
     
  10. theforce

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 5, 2005

    Posts: 2,112

    Location: Larnaca, Cyprus

    Maybe a Radeon 5700? Quite a cheaper than the 2070 Super and it should perform well in 1440p.