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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-06-2019, 04:17 AM - Thread Starter
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i5 3570K @ 4.5Ghz Upgrade Question

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I'm currently stuck with a question inside my head for the past 5 months, if i should upgrade my rig.
The main game I play is CS:GO and I rarely play some other titles like Fortnite or the Witcher 3 but overall I only play CS:GO and I don't do anything like streaming or video editing.

I have the following specs atm:

Intel i5 [email protected] 4.5GHZ (fixed 1.192 vcore with really low temps idle/load)
MSI GTX 1060 6GB (I purchased this card 2 months ago as an upgrade for my old Gigabyte GTX 660)
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8GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance
Kingston A400 240GB SSD
550W XFX Core PSU
AOC 1920x1080 144HZ Monitor

I was looking into either a 8600k or 8700k but the price of the 8700k seems a little bit out of range atm.
My main question is : Is it even worth it to upgrade my current rig for a game like CS:GO? I see a lot of streamers getting like 350-450 with a 8700k but would the difference be noticeable at all compared with my current rig?
I can remember I had like 400-500 FPS 5 v 5 in the early days just when I build this rig. Nowadays I barely get 200-250 fps, with sometimes drops to like 150 fps in smokes etc.

In the end I would be spending something between 600-700,- Euro if I want to replace my: CPU,Motherboard,Memory and new PSU. And I'm not sure if that would be worth it

Any help would be really appreciated

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Oh you're really lucky with that 3570k! Mine only reached 4.5 with 1.35v.

According to userbenchmark, a 3570k with a 1060 6GB in 1080p, max settings, gets an average of 175FPS, while a 8600k would get 237FPS. I hope you find this useful.

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Quote: Originally Posted by cloppy007 View Post
Oh you're really lucky with that 3570k! Mine only reached 4.5 with 1.35v.

According to userbenchmark, a 3570k with a 1060 6GB in 1080p, max settings, gets an average of 175FPS, while a 8600k would get 237FPS. I hope you find this useful.
Thanks a lot for the reply . Yeah I've been pretty lucky with this one haha.
I'm not sure if that performance gain will justify the price I need to pay in order to upgrade.

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The PSU is something you can upgrade as the one you have uses group regulation
A Seasonic Focus Plus Gold would be a good upgrade

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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
The PSU is something you can upgrade as the one you have uses group regulation
A Seasonic Focus Plus Gold would be a good upgrade
I see thanks, But would it be necessary to uprade the PSU atm? People told me XFX is from Seasonic and this PSU is still pretty good.

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in terms of cost vs performance, upgrading the GPU to something like GTX1080 or GTX2070 will net you more FPS per dollar.
and with that 3570K @ 4.5Ghz the CPU bottleneck isn't severe even in CPU heavy titles, you could also consider picking up a 3770K off somewhere.
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as a plus, an SSD would also serve you better in overall PC performance, load speed in particular should improve a lot.

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Quote: Originally Posted by epic1337 View Post
in terms of cost vs performance, upgrading the GPU to something like GTX1080 or GTX2070 will net you more FPS per dollar.
and with that 3570K @ 4.5Ghz, the CPU bottleneck isn't severe even in CPU heavy titles, you could also consider picking up a 3770K off somewhere.



as a plus, an SSD would also serve you better in overall PC performance, load speed in particular should improve a lot.
I forgot to mention I'm currently using a Kingston A400 240GB SSD.
I might stick a little longer with my 3570k then, since I've upgraded my GPU 2 months ago already.
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The GPU would be a cheaper upgrade, with 8 cores becoming a standard I wouldn't dump 600+ into a 6 core rig.
I only have 4 threads @ 4.7Ghz plus a faster GPU and I'm waiting for Ryzen2 and my tax return. Better rig for the same upgrade cost.

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It seems it won't be worth it. If you can double the fps when in smoke with a new CPU and board and RAM, the mouse input latency would go down a bit. I'm skeptical about this helping any as those 150 fps you are getting right now are still pretty great.

I'm also skeptical about a more beefy GPU helping for CS:Go.

For fun, you could see if you can get 4.7GHz out of your 3570k and your cooler. If you are already feeling greedy about replacing it, you could torture your current stuff a bit the next few months to try stretching its life a bit. And then maybe AMD releases something really good before summer that scares Intel and drives the price for the 9700k down.
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Quote: Originally Posted by white owl View Post
The GPU would be a cheaper upgrade, with 8 cores becoming a standard I wouldn't dump 600+ into a 6 core rig.
I only have 4 threads @ 4.7Ghz plus a faster GPU and I'm waiting for Ryzen2 and my tax return. Better rig for the same upgrade cost.
I might be holding on for a bit longer with my 1060 and see what 2019 is gonna offer

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