Time for a new PC.

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Posted 28th Jan
Good morning, you beautiful looking people.

My current PC set up, which was built by myself a good few years ago is as follows.

Case: Zalman Z11 Pro
MB: ASRock 287 Pro
Processor: Intel Core i5 4670k (Haswell)
Samsung 840EVO SSD (480gb)
1TB SSHD
GFX Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
Ram: 16gb of DDR3 (3000 I think without looking)
PSU: 850w Dual Modular.

Time for an upgrade I think, and with a budget of around 2k I'm currently looking at quite a few pre-builds that have been posted, but to save, I'm happy to build.

Trouble is, I've been out of sync with upgrade options for a while and are unsure on what roughly the best way would be to go forward..
I know the Ryzen processors look bang on in terms of money to performance wise, but I've always been Intel.
GFX, I've always used NVIDIA, but so many good Radeon deals out there also currently.

I also currently have dual monitors, One I want to keep is my Samsung curved 27inch for a side monitor, where as my other is an oldish HP that will soon be paying a visit the the local charity shop. But I'd like to factor a new monitor in the with price if possible.

It will be used mainly for gaming and or streaming at some point, but with so many titles being released this year that I'm looking forward to, it's time to open my wallet.

All peripherals such as mouse/keyboard etc I already have. Bit of a Razer fan boy, so I currently have the Black widow v2 keyboard, Naga trinity mouse, Kiyo web-cam and the Nari ultimate headset.

Any advice would be gratefully received.
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My advice would be:

MB: MSI B450 Tomahawk Max
Processor: AMD Ryzen 3700X
GPU: 5700 XT (or 2080 Super for £300 more)
Storage: Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe
Ram: 2 * 16GB of DDR4 (3200 MT/s)
PSU: Tier A - linustechtips.com/mai…-40

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Edited by: "Gormond" 28th Jan
maybe the only thing you need to upgrade is the GPU (and that case) if you want bang for buck.
That rig looks like it can go for another 3 years.
Otherwise, make sure you sell those components. Those are still very capable today.
Artonox28/01/2020 13:26

maybe the only thing you need to upgrade is the GPU (and that case) if you …maybe the only thing you need to upgrade is the GPU (and that case) if you want bang for buck.That rig looks like it can go for another 3 years.Otherwise, make sure you sell those components. Those are still very capable today.


CPU is a rather large bottleneck too, here is a 6600k (which is a faster CPU) getting owned by the newer Ryzen CPUs.

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Gormond28/01/2020 11:04

My advice would be:MB: MSI B450 Tomahawk MaxProcessor: AMD Ryzen 3700XGPU: …My advice would be:MB: MSI B450 Tomahawk MaxProcessor: AMD Ryzen 3700XGPU: 5700 XT (or 2080 Super for £300 more)Storage: Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMeRam: 2 * 16GB of DDR4 (3200 MT/s)PSU: Tier A - https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1116640-psu-tier-list-40[Image]


So you're saying the 5700 is better than a 2060? Does that still apply for VR and sims such as MSFlightsim and XPlane?
deleted8125828/01/2020 13:54

So you're saying the 5700 is better than a 2060? Does that still apply for …So you're saying the 5700 is better than a 2060? Does that still apply for VR and sims such as MSFlightsim and XPlane?


Generally speaking a 5700 XT is better but for more niche games like XPlane I would probably look it up.

As the Xbox uses AMD hardware, MS games tend to favor it so I would expect MS Flight Sim 2020 to be the same.
Gormond28/01/2020 14:03

Generally speaking a 5700 XT is better but for more niche games like …Generally speaking a 5700 XT is better but for more niche games like XPlane I would probably look it up.As the Xbox uses AMD hardware, MS games tend to favor it so I would expect MS Flight Sim 2020 to be the same.


Thanks, it's more the VR to be fair, and I'm doubtful that will be a long term for me as the games often get boring. But for say RB6 and Modern warfare, I guess the 5700 would be fine?
deleted8125828/01/2020 14:07

Thanks, it's more the VR to be fair, and I'm doubtful that will be a long …Thanks, it's more the VR to be fair, and I'm doubtful that will be a long term for me as the games often get boring. But for say RB6 and Modern warfare, I guess the 5700 would be fine?


Yes here's a 17 game average from techspot:

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The 5700 XT will be a bit faster than the 2070 in the above graph.
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