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Old 09-05-2018, 01:20 PM - Thread Starter
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Need Help With Intel Build

Hey there Overclock community, just need a direction.

I'm intending to upgrade my current machine to something like this:

ASUS z97-a Motherboard
Intel Core i5 4690k CPU
16GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 GPU

and just need some pointers. If you know of any good deals or better hardware (newer/compatibility/price etc.) I would love the input.

Thanks!! :-D

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Old 09-05-2018, 01:48 PM
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Coming from an i5-4670k, if you play games like BF1/BFV, you need a beefier CPU as the GPU will be bottlenecked.

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If the PSU you have is not very good you might want to upgrade that as well
Depends on what you have?

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Old 09-05-2018, 04:40 PM
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So you're just trying to upgrade your video card? I would personally pass on the GTX 970 and look at a GTX 1060 instead. The 6 GB version is a bit better and the 3 GB is on par with the GTX 970 without having to worry about the VRAM issue.

If you're looking to upgrade your CPU as well, the most straightforward upgrade would be an i7-4790K. Depending on the games you play, I probably wouldn't recommend this. It depends on your upgrade budget. I'd rather add two cores with an i5-8600K than add four threads. If you can wait for the Coffee Lake refresh to release, the i7-9700K is looking like an intriguing option.

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Old 09-09-2018, 06:46 PM - Thread Starter
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Aight, so... if I were to upgrade my

CPU - i5 8600k for $250
GPU - NVIDIA GTX 1060 for $278

What would be the best value motherboard for this upgrade. I'm not looking for expensive or top-of-the-line, just best value and arguable best compatibility. Is my ASUS z97-a going to do the job?

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My 1060 is a great card, but I wouldn't buy one this late in its life span. The 2080 is coming in <2 weeks and the 2070/2060 is likely coming within a month of that.

If you're getting an 8600K, then no, your Z97 isn't going to work. Wrong socket and chipset.

Just get the cheapest Z370 board if that's your only requirement.

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The GTX 1060 is a little long in the tooth, but it's going to be a great upgrade over the HD 6870 and you wouldn't have to worry about upgrading again unless you change your gaming resolution. The RTX 2070 is going to be priced quite a bit higher than the GTX 1060 so I'm not sure if that would be an upgrade worth considering unless your budget allows it. As for the 2060, we have no idea what pricing will be like so it's hard to recommend waiting for it. You can get an EVGA GTX 1060 and step up to the 2060 if it comes out within 90 days of your purchase only having to pay the difference.

As for the motherboard, get the cheapest motherboard with the features you want in that instance.

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Old 01-20-2019, 04:38 PM - Thread Starter
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Is this good? Advice? Better prices? I am on a budget.
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Buying a 1060 6gb up to a 1080ti and upgrading to a 4790k would make a much better gaming rig than anything with a 1050ti.
Do you have a resolution or frame rate you're going for? The 1050ti is pretty crappy, I wouldn't want less than a 1060 6gb for 1080p/60 in modern games.
Furthermore upgrading the CPU doesn't make any sense if you only have a 1050ti, your CPU could already feed it pretty well if you overclock it.

An OC'd 4790k is still very good for gaming.
4790k, 4.5Ghz (any one can get this speed on haswell)
16gb DDR3, 2400Mhz
GTX 1080, 1900mhz+
That's my rig and it's great for 1440p/144hz, BlackOps4 is averaging over 100fps and I don't get any noticeable FPS dips.


Your best budget upgrade path is a 4790k with a Pascal GPU, which one depends on resolution.

Since Nvidia FINALLY enabled FreeSync it's even better

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Old 01-25-2019, 11:20 PM - Thread Starter
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I hear you brother... but it's the difference in price that is the big thing. Of course a 1080 ti would be better, it's also $700 more than what I'm looking at spending. I have a budget... Looking at my rig now and what I'm looking at, is that a good upgrade?

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