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Discussion in 'Hardware, Software & Troubleshooting' started by Hunter, Dec 6, 2018.

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  1. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    So I'm looking to finally upgrade in the new year and replace my i5 6500.

    Overclockers have, what seems like some pretty nice 9900k bundles for around the £1000 mark which will give me new CPU, Motherboard and RAM (with a free SSD or NVMe)

    I'm stuggling to work out if I should replace my Zotac 1070 with a 2080 at the same time (the Ti is a little bit out of my price range) or if I keep the 1070 until later next year.

    I won't be 4k gaming for a little while anyway, I'm on a 29" ultrawide monitor with a 2560 x 1080 resolution so I'm wondering if I keep my 1070 and just wait or if I bite the bullet now.

    I'm mainly playing PUBG and now BFV with some older titles from time to time.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Syri Who are you calling short?

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    To be honest, I'd say leave upgrading altogether for what you're playing, and at that resolution. CPU upgrades aren't making much impact really, and a GPU upgrade will probably not be that noticeable without a resolution bump. My 3rd gen i5 paired with a 970 is still handling everything I've tried at 1440p, though admittedly I've not tried BFV. My personal recommendation would be to bank the cash until you can afford to upgrade the lot, so then you can make it more noticeable, and make it last you that bit longer as well. Just my personal view though.
     
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    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    That's a good point. For everything but BFV I can still set everything to ultra (I think!) BFV is the first title I've had to switch down to high and turn off DX12 to get a consistent 70FPS.

    The other upgrades will be replacing WD Green drives with WD Black/Blues ones as first map loads in PUBG mean I miss the first drop and end up waiting in a loading screen for a couple of minutes.

    The idea of going to a 9900k now means I'll have a pretty decent rig for a good number of years where as I've had an OK rig before
     

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