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Need help for pc specs!

Hello guys
I would like to upgrade my current cpu as it drains my gaming experience. Im aware that I need a new morherboard and ram too.

My current setup: i5 4460, 8GB ram, GTX 970.
So right now it runs okay but it still have some fps drops in the end, which makes the game lag, so I would like to play the game on epic quality and be able to enable some of the effects in game as well. Could any of you help which intel core i should get, as well as ram and motherboard?


  • IIPrest0nII
    4704 posts SWBF Senior Moderator

    I moved your topic to Off-topic section. Hope you'll get help :)
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  • Dash
    11640 posts Member
    edited February 2
    Depends on your budget. From there you can decide what Motherboard, Ram, and CPU to upgrade to.

    But I would recommend:

    Intel Core i5-9600K Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.6 GHz Turbo Unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95W

    ASUS Prime Z390-A Motherboard LGA1151 (Intel 8th and 9th Gen) ATX DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 USB 3.1 Gen2 Gigabit LAN

    Patriot Viper Gaming RGB Series DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz 16GB Kit - White - RGB Color Profiles

    You can buy at your discretion budget wise, color preference, and brand wise obviously. I’m just pointing out the minimalist approach to get more than what you’re even asking for at a low price going the Intel route. Hope that helps.

    Personally I go for I-7/I-9, and higher tier gear. But since your GPU is aged as well, I figure those I linked would leave you with enough money to buy a GPU. As for the GPU, you won’t need much more than a 1070 of any type atm. But I’d go with:

    ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB GDDR5 Advanced Edition VR Ready DP HDMI DVI Gaming Graphics Card (ROG-STRIX-GTX1070TI-A8G-GAMING)

    Step 1: Figure out your budget.
    Step 2: Figure out your color theme.
    Step 3: Order everything and put it together when it arrives.
    Step 4: Success.

    If you want more SSD space, get into M.2 or M.3. Always look at what your motherboard offers feature wise, sometimes it might surprise you at what you can truly do space/storage wise, and especially Overclock wise.

    Again, these were just quick picks/minimal selections needed (you can go lower cost wise going with AMD FYI), do your own research and buy what you want for the price you can afford. Good luck dude! :blush:
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  • t3hBar0n
    5001 posts Member
    edited February 2
    If you want the best stuff currently you should go with z390 chipset with a 9900k.

    If you want better value with nearly identical pure gaming performance z370 chipset with 8700k is where you should go.

    Sleight caveat about this is that this assumes you will running a basic easy overclock... nothing crazy, but you can easily get 10-15% more performance out of the above CPU's by just upping the multiplier. If you don't want to spend the extra 30 seconds it takes to do a simple overclock, then get a non K series CPU as they will be locked and thus cheaper... but if you aren't overclocking, the K skus unlocked multiplier is wasted. My current CPU stock core clock is 3.4ghz... I have been running it at 4.5 for years now... that is the beauty of unlocked cpu's.

    As far as graphics you should be running a gtx 1080ti or better at this point to max out most settings... although most Pascal gen cards will be fine with slightly reduced settings (I'm running base 1080 still and am happy with jt).

    For storage a solid state or nvme drive.

    For ram it should probably be 16 gigs at 3200 mhz with at least 16 timings if not 14.
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