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Offline hatwearer  
#1 Posted : Friday, 6 July 2018 12:19:43 p.m.(UTC)
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Hi all

I am keen to get back into PC gaming after being strictly console gamer since 2014. Will likely be wanting to play things like Destiny 2, BFV, Anthem, new Fallout, new metro etc etc - along with other AAA FPS or action RPG games. (Just saying AAA here as I am not interested in playing indie or older school things like Counter strike etc.)

I currently have an old (circa 2013) gaming PC. I am trying to decide if it's worth trying to upgrade or whether I should just bite the bullet and replace it. If I replace I will probably just buy a pre built system in $3.5 - $4k range)

Would ideally like to be able to play above types of games in ultra detail in 1920x1080 or 4K).

My current system is:

* i5 (cant remember the exact model, but it was a mid range chip from 2013)
* GTX660
* 8 GB ram.

I am presuming the answer is going to be that I should just replace my system rather than trying to upgrade. But I just wanted to check whether upgrading my GPU or adding ram will make any meaningful difference?

Thanks

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#2 Posted : Friday, 6 July 2018 3:25:10 p.m.(UTC)
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Afternoon Hatwearer,


I'm afraid it will be a better option to upgrade your system as the CPU will be holding you back a bit as well as the DDR3 RAM.

The GPU can be swapped out fairly easy (power supply dependant) though I can't be sure that the other hardware won't hold your GPU back.


The Pre-build I would go for is the Vader linked below.

http://www.computerloung...entview.asp?partid=30179


Running Ultra 1080p won't be a problem at all, neither will 1440p (or 2k) 4k is where a mix of medium/ high settings would be more likely as you would need atleast a GTX1080ti to run higher settings.
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#3 Posted : Friday, 6 July 2018 3:33:59 p.m.(UTC)
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Hi there

Thanks for that. I figured an replacement of system as a whole would be the way to go.

How much extra would it be to step up to GTX1080ti?

The option of ultra in 4K would be nice :P
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#4 Posted : Friday, 6 July 2018 4:21:53 p.m.(UTC)
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Afternoon Hatwearer,


To upgrade from the Asus GTX1070 to the Asus GTX1080ti would be $450 extra bringing the system total up to $3949.95
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