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Upgrade gaming RIG

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by klaxhu, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. klaxhu

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    Thanks!

    Side question: is it worth getting a 970 EVO POLARIS 500GB M.2 2280 PCI-E 3.0 X4 NVME
    It would be for OS and usual games - will I feel an increase in performance or is it insignificant unless I am looking at sequential ?
    I am dealing with some frame-drops and I've heared one thing could be down to the SSD.
     
  2. orbitalwalsh

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    £20 cheaper. Maybe 1-2fps in lowest frame rate. Better warranty with Corsair
     
  3. klaxhu

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    Many thanks all. I ordered the Ultra with 9700k and Teamgroup 3200 mhz in the end :)
    I wanted CAS 15 on Corsair but OC did not want to pricematch that so I stayed with the discounted TG.
     
  4. orbitalwalsh

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    no worries, did you grab the elite or ultra ? same Pro Wifi sold out :( best board IMO for the cash
     
  5. klaxhu

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    Ultra! :)
     
  6. orbitalwalsh

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    nice, all up and running ?
     
  7. klaxhu

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    Just arrived, will be up sometime tonight. Will post results and lets see if I still get framedrops after this.

    If I do, it’s either my gtx 1080 or the SSzd’s. Except that there would only be the PSU left
     
  8. orbitalwalsh

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    run Unigene valley and heaven at 720p! not to big to download and note down FPS on with your current rig, then run it again with i7 in !
    Unigine superposition is also DX12 so again, run with 720p and see :)

    run both CPU at stock and should see some difference
     
  9. klaxhu

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    Great idea, thanks!
     
  10. klaxhu

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    Set the system up, installed win10, installed drivers mobo and nvidia and did the benchmark.
    Had a post on first go and everything worked fine. Even cooler has good clearance and everything is cold as ice.

    Heaven at 720p
    Before: 137 FPS, score 3462
    After on i7: 143, score 3602

    I am running the BIOS with whatever came stock, any suggestion on some OC I could be trying?
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2019
  11. klaxhu

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    btw, it seems that i5 was holding my gtx1080 back indeed, i have no more framedrops now, even in fights I can easily do 200 fps in overwatch (I keep it however at around 155 for the gsync monitor)