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  1. Chest_Rockwell

    PC Tech Time For An Upgrade

    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?
  2. Chest_Rockwell

    PC Tech Time For An Upgrade

    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.
  3. Chest_Rockwell

    PC Tech Time For An Upgrade

    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?
  4. Chest_Rockwell

    PC Tech Time For An Upgrade

    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.
  5. Chest_Rockwell

    PC Tech Time For An Upgrade

    Awesome. I switched to the Crucial SSD. Thanks!
  6. Chest_Rockwell

    PC Tech Time For An Upgrade

    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.
  7. Chest_Rockwell

    PC Tech Time For An Upgrade

    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!
  8. Chest_Rockwell

    PC Tech Time For An Upgrade

    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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