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#1 Offline   TankCeo

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 03:43 PM

So, I was hoping to get some advice on upgrading my PC. 

 

I built it almost 5 years ago.. 

 

Currently it's:

Windows 10
EVGA Geforce GTX 580 Superclocked
Intel i7-2600k @ 3.4ghz
8.00 GB RAM DDR3 1600
MSI Z68 Motherboard
Corsair 850W Gold PSU

 

My plan was to increase the RAM to 16GB, and buy a EVGA 900 Series GFX card. 

 

My question is, will my processor be a bottleneck? 


Edited by TankCeo, 23 October 2015 - 04:09 PM.


#2 Offline   RangerChad

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 05:07 PM

I personally think you will be just fine upgrading. I honestly don't know what the real difference between a new gen i7 4 core and the 2600k. Though you should wait for somebody who is not 73.8% idiot. Your build is basically exactly what I am using right now, I upgraded from a 560 to a 970 and only saw increases. RAM I am not too sure what upgrading RAM beyond 8 does yet. My new build is not operable at the moment.



#3 Offline   TankCeo

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 05:20 PM

 Well, future games that are graphic intensive will require more RAM. Example is Star Citizen which recommends 16GB. 


Edited by TankCeo, 23 October 2015 - 05:33 PM.


#4 Offline   RangerChad

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 05:35 PM

Ah, alright. Good thing I am upgrading to 16GB DDR 4 :D



#5 Offline   TankCeo

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 01:01 PM

Ended up buying the MSI 970.. Very happy with it. It's so quiet! One thing I always hated with my 580 card was that it was SO LOUD and it still was running at 80-90c. This card runs 60c @ 40% fan speed. 



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Posted 29 October 2015 - 11:55 AM

Awesome. I still cannot get over how cost effective the 970 is to be honest.



#7 Offline   Brandons_Iron

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 01:52 PM

Your processor will due just fine. The 970 is a huge help. Definitely go with 16 GB of the fastest RAM your board can handle. If you are running 32GB OS it won't recognize RAM above 4GB, so check that out. If you have 64GB OS then you'll be fine. Your PSU is perfect also. A new MOBO and processor would probably only make a difference in the benchmarks numbers, I doubt you would see the difference.


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