• Potential PC upgrade
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Hi guys, I am thinking about upgrading my PC because I want to start streaming and I need your advice. My current rig : GPU: MSI GTX 1060 6GB CPU: intel core i5 4670k RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 MOBO: N'AI z87 g41 pc mate Cooler: Cryorig H7 Now I was thinking of the i7 7700k but I heard it's incompatible with alot of things
You don't need a high end CPU for streaming if you use a hardware encoder, if you're using a software encoder well then it would depend on what games you intend to play, CPU heavy games would likely benefit but I would test with what you have at the moment.
[QUOTE=Chryseus;52607734]You don't need a high end CPU for streaming if you use a hardware encoder, if you're using a software encoder well then it would depend on what games you intend to play, CPU heavy games would likely benefit but I would test with what you have at the moment.[/QUOTE] Yeah but I need a better CPU for games aswell :)
What is the resolution and refresh rate of your monitor?
[QUOTE=bananaslamma;52607827]What is the resolution and refresh rate of your monitor?[/QUOTE] 1080p 144hz
He doesn't need a new gpu, the 1060 is really good for 1080p 144z I don't think its a good idea to upgrade your cpu right now. The 7700k is gonna feel outdated soon due to its relatively low core count, and the current amd cpus aren't ideal for high fps gaming.
[QUOTE=Atlascore;52607889]The 4670k is fine for that, you need a better GPU.[/QUOTE] upgrading a GPU within the same generation what in the hell would be the point, just wait for next generation at that point. the gtx1060 is enough for 144hz, perhaps not on literally every game, but I don't see many games that can't be made stable at at least 120. [editline]24th August 2017[/editline] Really upgrading within-generation only works if you can trade it in as an upgrade thing like EVGA has otherwise you're literally throwing money away.
Spending like $400 to go from 70 fps to 120 fps in singleplayer AAA games is honestly a massive waste of money.
[QUOTE=Atlascore;52607983]You're severely underestimating how demanding modern games are even at 1080p. Also upgrading within the same generation isn't pointless. Both the 1080 and 1080 Ti are a hell of a lot faster than the 1060. If he sold the 1060 he could easily cover 1/2 to 2/3 the cost of a 1080.[/QUOTE] [URL="http://steamcommunity.com/id/muddymouse/games/?tab=all"]looking at his games list[/URL] he should be perfectly fine. Even then, a 970 can actually do pretty decent with 1440p and 2160p, I have do doubt that a better GPU than that can run a game at higher than 100 fps at 1080p. [QUOTE=bananaslamma;52608011]Spending like $400 to go from 70 fps to 120 fps in singleplayer AAA games is honestly a massive waste of money.[/QUOTE] 75 is already a good enough leap anyways tbh. If i could I'd have 4k@75hz over 1440p@144hz any day but thats just me
If you're going to get a new GPU then you're best waiting, prices are currently awful and the 1060 can do the job for the vast majority of games at 1080p, well ok you might need to compromise slightly on things like AA but that isn't a big issue, you're not going to gain much out of a new CPU in terms of real gaming performance, maybe 5 to 10 fps more in a CPU intensive game like ArmA 3.
I'm not changing GPU it's fairly recent and pretty good. Ithink I'm gonna wait for the new CPU's since the sole game I play which is H1Z1 KoTK is CPU demanding and badly optimised. Thanks for your advice guys :)
[QUOTE=Atlascore;52607889]The 4670k is fine for that[/QUOTE] It really isn't. For 60FPS, yes, no problem, but for a stable 144Hz you pretty much need a 7700/8700K
[QUOTE=Rixxz2;52611867]It really isn't. For 60FPS, yes, no problem, but for a stable 144Hz you pretty much need a 7700/8700K[/QUOTE] Depends on the game, and you usually also need a high end gpu to get 144 fps in those games.
If you have a hard drive an SSD might be worth looking into.
[QUOTE=buster925;52612596]If you have a hard drive an SSD might be worth looking into.[/QUOTE] minimum 500gb SSD and don't install anything but windows on it, and games that need it then install everything else on your HDD life is good [editline]25th August 2017[/editline] an SSD is a shit-ton better
No kidding! After I installed an SSD I can boot to the desktop in almost 3 seconds.
[QUOTE=bananaslamma;52612523]Depends on the game, and you usually also need a high end gpu to get 144 fps in those games.[/QUOTE] Well yeah, for something like CSGO a 4670K is more than enough, it ain't for more advanced titles though, and in those you can just reduce your graphical settings which'll make a 1060 more than enough, but that doesn't offload your CPU
I see nothing wrong with that rig. You better have the OS on a SSD and the games on a HDD though.
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