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  1. I do like the Battlefield series so I was planning on getting it at some point but I wasn't desperate to get it right away.
  2. So as a quick update, I was able to purchase a Dell S2716DGR for a good price and had a question about upgrading my video card. (I currently have an EVGA - GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card.) I saw it mentioned earlier in the thread that a 1070ti could handle 1440p on most current games. I can get this EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti for $399 or I could jump to a Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 for $499. I'd prefer to pay less but if I can get significantly better performance for $100 more, than maybe that's worth it?
  3. Given Nvidia's recent announcement, it sounds like I better start saving now. I probably will just keep an eye out for a 1070 if they start to go down in price a bit. Would that enable me to bump up to a 1440p monitor down the road?
  4. Awesome. Thanks again for all the help. Everything is working great and the stuttering issues that I had on several games are all gone! Now if I could just find more time to play said games.
  5. So I got everything installed last night and it seems to be working well. I did have a question about XFR though. My understanding is that with the 2600x it is better to not overclock it as XFR should achieve almost the same speeds as if I were to manually do it. To utilize XFR I should not make any changes to the CPU settings, correct? What about the RAM though? The BIOS shows the RAM frequency as 2133 as opposed to 3200. Is this something I should change manually and if so, will that disable XFR?
  6. Thanks for the advice! I think I am going to stick with the PSU for now and switch it out down the road if necessary. I did switch out to the full version of Windows 10 though.
  7. Sounds like Windows 10 is the way to go at this point. Thanks, BlueAngel. How would the following build be? PCPartPicker part list | Price breakdown by merchant: CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($225.79 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($129.99 @ B&H) Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($199.99 @ Amazon) Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($94.89 @ OutletPC) Total: $800.65 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-11 13:18 EDT-0400 I could then wait on the video card a bit to see if their prices come down when the next series comes out.
  8. Thanks so much for such a detailed response! I always feel out of my league when it comes time to upgrade anything as I am not enough of an enthusiast to keep up with what's current. It sounds like it makes sense to wait on the video card for a bit so I may just look into upgrading the motherboard, processor, memory, and perhaps adding a larger SSD. With regards to Windows 10, I assume it is worthwhile to upgrade at this point? 7 has served me well for a long time but I imagine it is becoming outdated? Again, I am extremely grateful for the advice!
  9. So I was excited about the release of Monster Hunter World yesterday but when I started it up I found I was having a lot of stuttering. There have been a few other games that this has been the case with in the last year so I am thinking it may be time for an upgrade (particularly my CPU). My last build was in 2011 (though I upgraded my video card a few years ago). I am posting my current build below and wondering if someone might be able to suggest some upgrades? This would primarily be used for gaming. I plan to stick with the monitor for now but could see getting something 1440p in the future. If possible, I would like to reuse any components that are still capable (such as the power supply, case, etc). Realistically, my budget is probably $1000 or less. PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wXKZ9J Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wXKZ9J/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel - Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (OC'd to 4.2GHz) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler Motherboard: MSI - P67A-G45 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard Memory: Corsair - Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Storage: Crucial - M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card Case: Cooler Master - HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case Power Supply: OCZ - ModXStream Pro 600W 80+ Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Optical Drive: Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 OEM 64-bit Monitor: BenQ - XL2411Z 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
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