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Hello, long story short my PC is good but I want better. I want to run Battlefield V (When it comes out) at ultra settings and get good fps. I don't know what is good at ultra settings but preferably 60+ (Obviously.. Im a noob excuse me).

I'm looking into details tonight but it's my llunch break and i'm just getting all giddy about pc parts again like back in 2013 when I built this machine...

Here are current specs

Intel Core i7 4790 @ 3.60GHz

16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)

MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922) (SOCKET 0)

W2340 ([email protected])
2476WM ([email protected])
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (EVGA)

232GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (SATA (SSD)) 33 C
2794GB Seagate ST3000DM001-1ER166 (SATA ) 25 C
3GB SanDisk Cruzer USB Device (USB )



Now I can buy a PC... saaaay this one
https://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/VR-Ready-Deal-GTX-1070-Ti


But what If I just upgrade? What should I upgrade?


Graphics Card

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137254&cm_re=GeForce%u00ae_GTX_1070_Ti_8GB_GDDR5-_-14-137-254-_-Product


Maybe another SSD? I'd only get like a 80gb for OS and use my 250gb for everything else maybe.. idk.. I also have one in my laptop I could jsut steal that is 250gb

I was trying to look online at m.2 but ssd sata III or something is better? idk.. Idk what I have..

I also want a new PSU because mine isnt modular.. or it is.. I cant remove any wires and I'd like to for neatness

Maybe upgrade RAM? Idk...

After buying these parts I'd be close to a new pc lol.. Idk

This is all jumbled and filled with useless info and alot of "idks"

Ill be back in about 3 hours to talk more.. Just wanted to get this out now cause like I said.. Im all giddy again..

Thank you
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Yoooo... I need some smart computer dude to tell me if it's worth upgrading all that stuff in my PC.. I'm like so on the edge about to buy a $2300 PC because of all the new bells and whistles including the new Nvidia RTX 2080 and like a i7 8086k or something and it sounds soooo Gucci but with my build if I just upgrade my GPU will that give me the performance I'm seeking?? Or should I just go with a new pc
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I bought a cyberpower pc and it can run battlefield v good
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Personally I would recommend upgrading your ram, I could be wrong, because I use a Ryzen CPU which enjoys higher frequency Ram that's where I would start.

From what I have heard the 970 4GB is still a decent card.

However you first need to tell us your price point of upgrade, so we can build around it.

One of my issues I had in upgrading was changing from ddr3 to ddr4 which imo best choice I made.

Normal EA of decent at optimizing battlefield on pc so I would suggest playing the beta of still possible.
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Rui wrotePersonally I would recommend upgrading your ram, I could be wrong, because I use a Ryzen CPU which enjoys higher frequency Ram that's where I would start.

From what I have heard the 970 4GB is still a decent card.

However you first need to tell us your price point of upgrade, so we can build around it.

One of my issues I had in upgrading was changing from ddr3 to ddr4 which imo best choice I made.

Normal EA of decent at optimizing battlefield on pc so I would suggest playing the beta of still possible.


No point in him side grading to RyZen when he has a Haswell i7

DDR3 to DDR4 isn't that big of a jump, maybe you're confusing that with the RyZen architecture? DDR4 is faster in frequency yes, but the CAS latency and timings are higher so in real world performance it's more or less the same.


If I were OP I'd get a couple nice monitors, a 2TB FireCuda and get a 2080 when they drop. No point buying a brand new build (especially not a pre-built) with a setup like this. You'll be happy with the performance for years to come, granted you focus on a new GPU and some storage.

You also didn't list your PSU, so keep that in mind when doing any upgrades. 600w from a quality brand (Antec / Corsair / Thermaltake) should be more than enough for your needs even if you go the 2080 route.
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Saki wrote
Rui wrotePersonally I would recommend upgrading your ram, I could be wrong, because I use a Ryzen CPU which enjoys higher frequency Ram that's where I would start.

From what I have heard the 970 4GB is still a decent card.

However you first need to tell us your price point of upgrade, so we can build around it.

One of my issues I had in upgrading was changing from ddr3 to ddr4 which imo best choice I made.

Normal EA of decent at optimizing battlefield on pc so I would suggest playing the beta of still possible.


No point in him side grading to RyZen when he has a Haswell i7

DDR3 to DDR4 isn't that big of a jump, maybe you're confusing that with the RyZen architecture? DDR4 is faster in frequency yes, but the CAS latency and timings are higher so in real world performance it's more or less the same.


If I were OP I'd get a couple nice monitors, a 2TB FireCuda and get a 2080 when they drop. No point buying a brand new build (especially not a pre-built) with a setup like this. You'll be happy with the performance for years to come, granted you focus on a new GPU and some storage.

You also didn't list your PSU, so keep that in mind when doing any upgrades. 600w from a quality brand (Antec / Corsair / Thermaltake) should be more than enough for your needs even if you go the 2080 route.


My point was to upgrade his ram, not change his cpu.
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Rui wrote
Saki wrote
Rui wrotePersonally I would recommend upgrading your ram, I could be wrong, because I use a Ryzen CPU which enjoys higher frequency Ram that's where I would start.

From what I have heard the 970 4GB is still a decent card.

However you first need to tell us your price point of upgrade, so we can build around it.

One of my issues I had in upgrading was changing from ddr3 to ddr4 which imo best choice I made.

Normal EA of decent at optimizing battlefield on pc so I would suggest playing the beta of still possible.


No point in him side grading to RyZen when he has a Haswell i7

DDR3 to DDR4 isn't that big of a jump, maybe you're confusing that with the RyZen architecture? DDR4 is faster in frequency yes, but the CAS latency and timings are higher so in real world performance it's more or less the same.


If I were OP I'd get a couple nice monitors, a 2TB FireCuda and get a 2080 when they drop. No point buying a brand new build (especially not a pre-built) with a setup like this. You'll be happy with the performance for years to come, granted you focus on a new GPU and some storage.

You also didn't list your PSU, so keep that in mind when doing any upgrades. 600w from a quality brand (Antec / Corsair / Thermaltake) should be more than enough for your needs even if you go the 2080 route.


My point was to upgrade his ram, not change his cpu.


He has an LGA 1150 socket CPU which only supports DDR3 RAM. He'd have to either upgrade to Coffee Lake (LGA 1151) or switch completely over to RyZen for him to be able to use DDR4 RAM.

Since he has an i7 theres no reason for him to make that switch as it'll be more than enough to play games for years to come.
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Saki wrote
Rui wrote
Saki wrote
Rui wrotePersonally I would recommend upgrading your ram, I could be wrong, because I use a Ryzen CPU which enjoys higher frequency Ram that's where I would start.

From what I have heard the 970 4GB is still a decent card.

However you first need to tell us your price point of upgrade, so we can build around it.

One of my issues I had in upgrading was changing from ddr3 to ddr4 which imo best choice I made.

Normal EA of decent at optimizing battlefield on pc so I would suggest playing the beta of still possible.


No point in him side grading to RyZen when he has a Haswell i7

DDR3 to DDR4 isn't that big of a jump, maybe you're confusing that with the RyZen architecture? DDR4 is faster in frequency yes, but the CAS latency and timings are higher so in real world performance it's more or less the same.


If I were OP I'd get a couple nice monitors, a 2TB FireCuda and get a 2080 when they drop. No point buying a brand new build (especially not a pre-built) with a setup like this. You'll be happy with the performance for years to come, granted you focus on a new GPU and some storage.

You also didn't list your PSU, so keep that in mind when doing any upgrades. 600w from a quality brand (Antec / Corsair / Thermaltake) should be more than enough for your needs even if you go the 2080 route.


My point was to upgrade his ram, not change his cpu.


He has an LGA 1150 socket CPU which only supports DDR3 RAM. He'd have to either upgrade to Coffee Lake (LGA 1151) or switch completely over to RyZen for him to be able to use DDR4 RAM.

Since he has an i7 theres no reason for him to make that switch as it'll be more than enough to play games for years to come.


I was thinking higher frequency ddr3 ram
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