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Help with frame rate/system upgrade please

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FuPaKiLLeR

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Hey all,
I am looking to upgrade my current system (in sig below) to pull some better frame rates to make my new Acer Predator monitor shine. My current system/GPU's will not allow me to go over 120HZ . I would like to also get some future proofing done as well.
What do you guys think I will need to upgrade? I'm guessing I will be replacing the CPU, MOBO, Memory and GPU cards. I use this system to game on, currently playing RE7, WoW, D3 and would like to get BF1 soon. I also use it to stream Kodi to my home theater.
Budget,,,, hmm,, $800 ish.

Thoughts?

Thanks for the help!
 

trents

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2x GTX 1080 or wait for the GTX 1080Ti to come out soon if you want a one card solution for 4k. AMD is also soon coming out with a killer one card solution code named Vega.

i7-7700k

16gb of DDR4 3200

Motherboard: many good choices here but you want a Z270 chipset. You currently are using an ASRock motherboard and they make great products now and many of our forum regulars prefer them on the Intel side.

Do you have a budget?
 
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EarthDog

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He said 800 trents. :)


You don't really have the budget to do what you want to meet your needs bud.. sorry. Your best bet with that budget is to wait and get a 1080ti, or get a 1080 now. Make sure you overclock the cpu to get the most out of what you have.
 
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FuPaKiLLeR

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yes, thanks it is $800.
Also, i'm not looking for 4K, i am looking for 2K if i am correct. I may be confused.
 

EarthDog

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You want 2560x1440, not 2k. 2k is technically 2048x1080. ;)

Clearly a gpu upgrade will get you the most fps increase. Go 1080 and overclock that cpu...then save up for a cpu/mobo/ram upgrade in summer or something.
 
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FuPaKiLLeR

FuPaKiLLeR

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I see what you mean about 2k/4k. Thanks.
If I did have a larger budget, say $1400 what parts would you recommend? The items Trents recommended? Could you throw together a best bang for the buck list please?
Thanks for your input.
 

Tír na nÓg

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Wait for the 1080ti launch. Should be around the 10th of March.

And overclock your CPU to 4.5GHz. Should be no problem with the 212.

Throw a couple of 4GB G skill sticks in the pan, and you have a meal that should feed your 1440p 144Hz hunger!
 

Suppressor1137

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And overclock your CPU to 4.5GHz. Should be no problem with the 212.

Agreed. Pulled that off with a block @ the same performance level as the 212 without issue.

The difference between 4.0 and 4.5 is surprisingly big. :)

You MAY have to bump the voltage up for it, but in my case, stock voltage was plenty.