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I want to upgrade my GPU, CPU and motherboard for high end gaming.

ZA97
  • 3 months ago

This is my current build PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor $235.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B150 Gaming M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $169.99 @ Walmart
Memory Kingston ValueRAM 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $235.27 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $80.65 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Video Card -
Case NZXT S340 ATX Mid Tower Case -
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $115.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $49.99 @ Amazon
Monitor BenQ GW2765HT 27.0" 2560x1440 60 Hz Monitor $277.00 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard With Optical Mouse -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1263.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-17 11:09 EST-0500

and I would like to upgrade to this PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor $344.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $33.48 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard -
Memory Kingston ValueRAM 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $235.27 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Seagate 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $87.28 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card $799.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT S340 ATX Mid Tower Case -
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $115.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $49.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $599.97 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2365.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-17 11:10 EST-0500

There is no i7 8700k showing up so I put an i7 7700k instead. I want to play games with high graphics like GTA V on a 1440p 144hz monitor and I was wondering if this was good enough.

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The 4-core 7700K belongs to a previous GEN family and you'll want something newer, faster and for gaming preferably a 6 or 8 core CPU.

The RTX 2080 standard is beaten by the newer revised RTX 2080 "SUPER" variant. More affordable and faster.

If going the intel route, something like this:

Keep in mind, although it's a beefier cooler the motherboard selection scales moderately with overclocking. If overclocking is of interest upgrade to the AsRock Taichi higher tier motherboard (or similar) and there are a couple of $80-$90 cooler options which deliver a little better performance for OC. If sticking with stock conditions, the selection of parts below are more than sufficient.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $359.99 @ Best Buy
CPU Cooler Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler $48.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock Z390 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $149.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $0.00
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $0.00
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card $724.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 ATX Mid Tower Case $0.00
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $0.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $0.00
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $0.00
Monitor Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQ 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $426.09 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard With Optical Mouse $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1770.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-17 12:34 EST-0500

The Alternative - AMD route:

At 1440p games are more GPU bound whereby current AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU options deliver comparable performance. The AMD AM4 socket also sees an upgrade path in 2020 with 4000-series CPUs and current options with the likes of the 3700X enables multi-threaded support for some added future-proofing.

Stuck with the stock cooler which comes with the 3700X - great piece of kit. You can always upgrade the cooler later if it doesn't suit your fancy.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $326.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $74.98 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $0.00
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $0.00
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card $724.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 ATX Mid Tower Case $0.00
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $0.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $0.00
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $0.00
Monitor Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQ 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $426.09 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard With Optical Mouse $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1668.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-17 12:45 EST-0500

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