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post #1 of 8
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current system: Windows 10 pro

cpu-q9550 Yorkfield at 2.83 ghz (stock atm)'re-did the thermal grease last summer'
MB-gigabyte EP45-UD3P
ram-G.Skill F2-6400CL5-2GBPQ (8gb total)
gpu-GTX 560ti (msi twin frozr II)'re-did the thermal grease this summer'
Monitor-Dell U2412M

items I wouldn't need to replace:
PSU-seasonic 850 prime
case-Phanteks Pro M SE
I have several HDD and a 1tb SSD so should be ok for storage also

I mainly use this rig gaming, watching movies, and music, games I currently play are SWTOR, WOW,and sometimes Final Fantasy XIV,
also do a bit of work on it, mostly just documents and some online training coarses.
it struggles a bit to keep up with things, I've sorta just muddle through the last year or so as things have been hectic.
but I am finding more PC time these days and its getting to be a hindrance.
I tend to have several things open at a time, between music, Parse, a game, voice chat, web browser open and the like.

I haven't keep to current with tech lately so I've been looking through a lot of different threads here the past few weeks
to gain some insight where things are at and get some ideas. The coffee lake series looks interesting to me and I might be picking up a 4k tv which would be fun to hook up to the computer to watch movies and what not.

so I'm wondering what to upgrade(maybe all of it) or maybe just throw an OC back on and roll with it for now.
my budget is pretty flexible, maybe a $2,000 ball park for total new rig in the USA

just looking for some input on things. I've pretty much got it in my head that something needs to change.
thanks in advance!
post #2 of 8
You should not buy a 4K TV and use it for gaming unless you want to live with low to mid settings or crawling framerates
Not even a GTX 1080 Ti can play games all that well at 4K if you crank up the settings

A far better option would be a gaming monitor with a lower resolution and higher refrsh rates and maybe with AMD Freesynch or Nvidia G synch if you can spend that much
These two are good options

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824106004&cm_re=XB271HU-_-24-106-004-_-Product
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA24G5C11775&cm_re=PG279Q-_-24-236-660-_-Product
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post #3 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

You should not buy a 4K TV and use it for gaming unless you want to live with low to mid settings or crawling framerates
Not even a GTX 1080 Ti can play games all that well at 4K if you crank up the settings

A far better option would be a gaming monitor with a lower resolution and higher refrsh rates and maybe with AMD Freesynch or Nvidia G synch if you can spend that much
These two are good options

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824106004&cm_re=XB271HU-_-24-106-004-_-Product
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA24G5C11775&cm_re=PG279Q-_-24-236-660-_-Product


thanks, I was not looking to game on the tv only play a movie through the computer or something

I probably would stick with the monitor I have a for the short term, but those are defiantly something to consider thumb.gif
post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by dmbjohn View Post

thanks, I was not looking to game on the tv only play a movie through the computer or something

I probably would stick with the monitor I have a for the short term, but those are defiantly something to consider thumb.gif
I have a setup similar to what you want with a 4K TV hooked up to the PC for watching movies and other stuff


Dont know what brands you can find in your area but my personal preference when it comes to TV´s is LG and thats because of their web OS which is better then everything else i have seen
I pretty much only watch The Expanse on Netflix and The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime everything else is from either Youtube or Crunchyroll
Edited by shilka - 11/20/17 at 1:49pm
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post #5 of 8
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I guess the real question is what to do about my aging tower, Would it be feesable to upgrade the motherboard, ram, and cpu and do the video card at a later time or look at doing the video card first and the the rest later?

I could swing it all in one shot but not sure its the roght thing to do is all
post #6 of 8
If you have a Phanteks Pro M, there's no need to switch cases.

It's kind of a bad time for either CPU or GPU upgrades. Video cards prices are coming back down, but Volta should be shipping in a few months. I would hate to get a Pascal card today to see the next iteration hit the market within a few months. That's what happened when I bought a Q9450 back in 2008. Nehalem came out a few months later. As for Coffee Lake, supplies are low so prices are inflated.
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
great point, I think the process will be a bit drawn out for me and may and try to take advantage of holiday sales if something makes sense, its looking like I will just hold off on video cards for the moment.
thanks for the insight thumb.gif
post #8 of 8
Hi,
Just retired a acer which I upgraded a couple years ago to a Q9550 it was locked couldn't oc it but it was a bunch better than the E5400 that was in it biggrin.gif
Anyway if you keep waiting around you'll always be waiting for tomorrows latest and greatest,

Thread ripper might be worth looking into seeing so far Kabylake x and Skylake x has seen it's share of thermal issues since Intel has totally lost their assembly minds as to how build a cpu lol
I doubt Intel will change their assembly practices
So first generation Skylake is about as good as it gets for now not sure about first generation Kabylake :/

I can say if you're going to build a rig look into MicroCenter if you have one locally
They are the best and bend over backwards to help resolve issues
But do also go for the in store 2 year warranties on items
It beats dealing with Asus/ Intel/..... for defective or user created defects biggrin.gif
     
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