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Author Topic: Looking to upgrade gaming pc, suggestions?  (Read 647 times)

nite_monkey

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Looking to upgrade gaming pc, suggestions?
« on: January 21, 2016, 05:15:35 PM »
My current gaming pc is getting kind of old, and I am looking to upgrade it. I can't afford anything super high end, so I will be reusing some of my current parts. For example, I will be reusing my gtx 770.

gpu.gifLooking to upgrade gaming pc, suggestions?

I have attached a gpu-z screenshot of my gpu.
Here is the parts I have picked out. (I didn't actually pick them out. I found someone else's build, and removed everything I didn't need.)
Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (because the cpu doesn't come with a stock cooler, and I don't plan to overclock.)
Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
Thermaltake Chaser A31 ATX Mid Tower Case

I have three 1080p monitors, and have no desire to upgrade to 4k monitors any time soon.
I currently have a core i5-2310 2.90GHz with 8GB of ram.

So my question is, will the parts I have selected give me good gaming performance with my gtx 770?
I play games like Fallout 4 and Skyrim, though I intend to buy newer games as they come out. (just don't know of any right now.)

Would my gtx 770 be a bottleneck to the i7-6700K? (Or vice versa?) Or would they play nice together?
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Re: Looking to upgrade gaming pc, suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2016, 06:28:24 PM »
If I were you, I'd actually go with the i5-6600K instead of the i7-6700K.

http://pcpartpicker....l-cpu-bx80662i56600k

It should save you a good $150, and you can put that towards a better video card.  And you can overclock the i5 to the same clock as the i7 if you really want to.

https://www.youtube..../watch?v=EhaB1dqYv_I

http://cpuboss.com/c...-Intel-Core-i5-6600K

http://www.trustedre...ew#tr-review-summary

You can get a GeForce GTX 960 for that difference in price.  Personally, I go with Radeons.  But there you have it.

I currently have a haswell i5 with a Radeon R9, and skyrim is no big deal (it wasn't even with addons on my last generation machine).  I don't expect to have any problems with Fallout 4 either, though I haven't tried it yet.  I have no problems with Far Cry 4, however, which points to no problems with it.

(on another point, that site is really good for pricing and checking compatibility with builds)

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Re: Looking to upgrade gaming pc, suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2016, 09:55:28 PM »
(on another point, that site is really good for pricing and checking compatibility with builds)

Which one? You linked to 4 different sites. :D

I'm guessing http://pcpartpicker.com/


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Re: Looking to upgrade gaming pc, suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2016, 10:44:29 PM »
I'm assuming he means pcpartpicker too. I just recently ran across the site, and I really like it so far.
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