What would you recommend as upgrade?

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  1. abistar

    abistar Member Guru

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    Hi guys! Just asking the wealth of informative community members for a hand on to what you think I should upgrade? Besides the Graphics card..since I just got that and it was a pretty penny as is EVERYTHING here in the great north! Heh, any suggestion would be greatly appreciated! I want to be ready for Cyberpunk and Valhalla. Currently I am playing Jedi Knight Fallen Order and Odyssey. Thanks in advance!

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    860 EVO 500/1000 SSD
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  2. GarrettL

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    Really nice 1440p monitor to enjoy the hardware you already have.
     
  3. metagamer

    metagamer Ancient Guru

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    Best thing you can do if you really want to play Cyberpunk is to get an Nvidia GPU that can do DLSS 2.0 as it offers an incredible performance boost. Maybe see if you can sell the 5700XT and get a comparable Nvidia GPU. Only do this if it doesn't break the bank.

    Otherwise maybe see if you can overclock your RAM and maybe throw in a NVME stick for OS. Not sure about the PSU, what exactly is it?

    And yeah, a nice new monitor would be good, something like a 27" 1440p IPS 144hz Freesync, but buy one that's Gsync compatible in case you go the Nvidia
    route in the future.
     
  4. abistar

    abistar Member Guru

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    Hmm I'm wondering if it would really be that big of a deal as they are showcasing? I mean..it basically doubles the FPS but modifying the original pixel like adaptive resolution no? Do the newer Nvidia cards already support this? If so, which ones? The 2060s' and up? But honestly if you already have supporting hardware that gives you 100 FPS+ what would it matter?
     
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  5. abistar

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    Would you OC the Memory by upping the volts in the Bios and do trial and error type?
     
  6. metagamer

    metagamer Ancient Guru

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    You can try 2400mhz without touching voltages, see if that works.

    What ram do you have exactly?
     
  7. metagamer

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    2060 and up, yes. You won't be getting 100fps with everything maxed. I'm expecting it to be quite a demanding game.

    RTX with DLSS 2.0 looks and runs incredible. DLSS 2.0 pretty much doubles my fps in that game without any noticeable PQ drawbacks.
     
  8. abistar

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    Module Manufacturer(ID) G.Skill (7F7F7F7FCD000000000000)
    SDRAM Manufacturer (ID) SK Hynix (AD00000000000000000000)
    Size 8192 MBytes
    Max bandwidth DDR4-2132 (1066 MHz)
    Part number F4-3000C15-8GRK
    Nominal Voltage 1.20 Volts
    EPP no
    XMP yes
    XMP revision 2.0
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  9. metagamer

    metagamer Ancient Guru

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    like this? https://www.gskill.com/product/165/...-4DDR4-3000MHz-CL15-15-15-35-1.35V8GB-(2x4GB)

    thats a 3000mhz CL15 set.
     
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  11. sykozis

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    Why are you running the memory underclocked? Enable the XMP profile on that memory. That's the best thing you can do right now.....

    That's a DDR4-3000 kit....
     
  12. metagamer

    metagamer Ancient Guru

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    Yeah, like myself and @sykozis said, that's a 3000mhz set of sticks. Go into your bios and enable the 3000mhz xmp profile.

    8700k with 16bg 3000mhz ram and a 5700xt is a pretty solid rig. Down the line you can add more ram and maybe an NVME OS drive like I suggested. Other than that, you're looking to upgrade your GPU before your CPU down the line. That 8700k will be fine for most things for a while yet. But before any of this, get a new monitor. You can get a really nice one for around $400. Let me have a look for you...

    EDIT: something like this would be a massive step up in visual fidelity https://www.newegg.com/black-asus-t...monitor-_-24-281-049-_-Product&quicklink=true

    Not saying buy that one, but something like that would be great. IPS, 1440p, 27", Freesync... If you do decide to get a monitor, make a new thread in the monitor section and we'll help you out.
     
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  13. Hyderz

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    nothing to change tbh use for another 2 years and then see your options
     
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    Thanks! I actually bought the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVME M.2 500GB and put windows on it! Im looking into that monitor you suggested as it seems to be very popular around. Would there be a monitor that does both Fresync and G-sync for an even more "future" proof item?
     
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    This is a relief to hear with the ridiculous prices here in the great white north.
     

  16. LocoDiceGR

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    Nothing, only the peripherals
     
  17. metagamer

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    A Gsync compatible monitor is a Freesync monitor that was approved by Nvidia to run Gsync. So they do both. Most Freesync monitors will run Gsync in fact, but those officially "compatible" will do it best, on paper. The others can have some minor issues with flickering and such.
     
  18. abistar

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    I sure will, Thanks guys for the replies! Much appreciated!
     

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