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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 04:24 PM - Thread Starter
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New to us gaming rig for fiance

You might remember i had a thread about turning an old dell into something usable. Found a deal too good to pass. Started with i found a set of 4x4 Corsair dominator platinum ddr3 1866hz, then i bought a rig off craigslist, heres the specs as pulled from the add:

Case:NZXT Phantom 410 Mid Tower USB 3.0 Gaming Case - White
CPU:Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz 6MB Cache Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80646I54670
GPU:EVGA 04G-P4-2768-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 760 4GB
RAM:Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM
Motherboard:Gigabyte LGA 1150 Intel H97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Gaming ATX Intel
HDD:Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache
DVD Drive:LG Internal Super Multi Drive SATA Model GH24NSB0B
Power Supply:CORSAIR CX Series CX500 500W 80 PLUS BRONZE



Its a full tower, but other than that, accurate. Going to buy an SSD to put in there, 250-500gb. Im thinking that GTX 760 is probably going to be the bottle neck. Was thinking something like a 1060 6gb or RX580 would probably fit the bill better?



Just looking for opinions on what you would do with it. Ive got $460 into it at this point, dont really want (or really need i dont think) a $400 card in it. The 760 might be more than good, just want a balanced system. From what ive seen the I5 4670 is a pretty decent processor, and im sure the ram is overkill, but was cheap. If you guys think the 760 is fine, i can always stick my 1070ti in there if i ever upgrade.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 08:42 PM
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Depends entirely on what games she plans on playing and at what resolution but the 4670 is definitely not overkill nowadays.

GTX 760 should be plenty adequate for most games since it's the 4GB model. If it was the 2GB I could see the need in upgrading it. If you're set on upgrading the 580/1060 idea sounds solid but I wouldn't go much higher on a 4670.

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The ram is overkill, from what id seen the processor is better than most of the other used towers i was looking at. Staying cheap and with ddr3 kinda limits what my options were, still pretty sure the 4670 is better than the A8s and dual cores i was seeing. Knew i forgot something, 1440p, as far as games, nothing too strenuous. If you guys think its pretty balanced as is ill leave it be (darn i hate not spending money when i dont need to). Would it be worthwhile to look for a 4770/4790? TBH, i have a really hard time trying to work out what is going to bottleneck what in a computer, especially on the slightly older stuff... if it was an engine, no problem.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 10:16 PM
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Hi, i think this build is well balanced. Put an rx570/580 in it and call it a day.
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Hi, i think this build is well balanced. Put an rx570/580 in it and call it a day.
Great advice. Invest like 100-150USD on gpu and then wait for AMD 2nd gen 7nm GPU and Nvidia 7nm GPU. When those with 1080ti above GPU upgrade, you can buy an GTX1080TI class gpu for 100-150USD.
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The CX500 is not very good so it will need to be replaced if there is going a new GPU into it
https://www.overclock.net/forum/31-p...500-600-a.html

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I had a 4690K for a few years and it kicked ass for the longest time, until I saw a deal on an i7, but nonetheless great build though the GTX 760 may be getting long in the tooth, I have a pair of 660's that I had SLI'd and that just wasn't enough at times, but those were 2GB cards vs your 4GB card. Though the 760 does have the same chip or at least maybe a refreshed version as the 660 ti I think so it may fare a bit better.

If you do go the RX 580 or GTX 1060 route make sure you get the 8GB/6GB versions respectively.

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