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MushroomElm
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So I recently have been setting up my OBS for Twitch or just regular YouTube Videos. My CPU maxes out at 100% when I play GTA V. Because of this, I'm I have to go from x264 to Nvidia processing which causes graphic loss.

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I'd be willing to extend my budget as needed. But would like to keep it under 1K USD. Most likely, I was thinking of upgrading to a new CPU and DDR4.
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If you really want to spend $1k;
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CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($297.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Video Card: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Power Supply: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Operating System: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Case Fan: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Case Fan: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Monitor: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($478.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Keyboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($135.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $1009.95

Skylake does not make sense. X99 isn't worth the price IMO, since a 4790k will be perfectly fine. I would definitely upgrade those peripherals considering you have a high end system, especially when you put the 4790k in there. RGB keyboard and mouse, and a nice 4k monitor. You could maybe get a nice 1440p monitor instead of 4k, for about $250-$300, then spend the extra money on a 250/256GB Samsung 960-EVO/960 PRO when they launch, or a nice 480-512GB 2.5" SSD. I'd upgrade that case and PSU at some point as well, the PSU is bad quality, and the case isn't very good. Something like a Phanteks Enthoo Pro M, or Eclipse P400(S) would be a very nice upgrade.
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13 wroteIf you really want to spend $1k;
[ Register or Signin to view external links. ] / [ Register or Signin to view external links. ]

CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($297.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Video Card: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Power Supply: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Operating System: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Case Fan: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Case Fan: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Monitor: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($478.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Keyboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($135.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $1009.95

Skylake does not make sense. X99 isn't worth the price IMO, since a 4790k will be perfectly fine. I would definitely upgrade those peripherals considering you have a high end system, especially when you put the 4790k in there. RGB keyboard and mouse, and a nice 4k monitor. You could maybe get a nice 1440p monitor instead of 4k, for about $250-$300, then spend the extra money on a 250/256GB Samsung 960-EVO/960 PRO when they launch, or a nice 480-512GB 2.5" SSD. I'd upgrade that case and PSU at some point as well, the PSU is bad quality, and the case isn't very good. Something like a Phanteks Enthoo Pro M, or Eclipse P400(S) would be a very nice upgrade.


I'm getting rid of my case all together. I'm in the process of building a desk where I can fit my PC inside of it, with glass over the top. Good on space and, if done right, good on airflow too. Not to mention, it just looks really cool.

Also, I was prefering to spend my money towards performance before swapping out my Keyboard, Mouse and Monitor. I understand that the 980Ti is over kill on a 1080P monitor, but I do plan on going 4K early next year. For now, I just want to get my system running fine before I try to truly beef it up.
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