Input needed for gaming upgrade.
I’m running an i7-3770K and it’s mildly overclocked (4.3Ghz). I’m not a strong or experienced overclocker (but experienced with the same type of mods to my cars), but I’m wanting to improve my gaming experience in Battlefield V.
I picked up a 1080 Ti GPU, running a Samsung 750 Evo ssd, and a new EVGA 1000 G+ PSU.
I also have a 1440p 165 g-force monitor (Acer Predator).
I have been very conflicted on what to run, as I don’t have a defined budget but money is a bit tight (I realize this is subjective).
I wound up seeing a really good deal on an i5-9600K with Asrock Gaming 4 for a price I couldn’t pass up, so I grabbed it.
I’m not about benchmarking for some lofty numbers (car analogy: I’m less concerned about my horsepower number and more about the time slip), more about how smoothly it will play in BF game and how high I can set the graphics.
I am a bit bummed that turning down the graphics in BF allows you to see the opponents better, as I really love the visuals but hate getting my butt kicked (wife does better than me most of the time as well).
Anyway, do you all think the 9600k with some overclocking will be fine?
What about the Asrock Gaming 4? Normally I would have not gotten that board.
I used to love Asus, but the more I read the more their Z390 leave a lot to be desired.
I don’t care about RGB, my case (Fractal Define R4) is all solid, so I’m not going to see it anyway.
I realize the Aorus might be the preferred OC mobo, but the bios isn’t user friendly.
Again, I’m not looking for max overclock, just a nice board with good I/O and hopefully can give me 5-7 or more years of good play and usage.
Others that I’m thinking about are the Asrock Gaming 6 and Taichi.
I’m currently using my old 212 cooler, it’s been so long I forget that exact model, but figure around 2011 vintage. I was going to get a better one for now but after playing for 90 minutes, my CPU isn’t even hitting 60*C, so I had to remind myself it’s not a concern as of right now.
If I had to, I could sell the 9600K as well, but not sure what I could get for it.
The store won’t take back the Gaming 4 as a credit unless I return the whole package as a return/refund, but, I’m so far ahead on what I paid for them it’s a non-starter.
I also do a lot of web browsing, word processing, etc.
Some video encoding but not a lot.
Thank you for your time.
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Fractal Design R4
Asus P8P67 Pro
EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3
Samsung 750 500 GB