Hi Guys looking for some advice for my setup

  Chris Pilkington 17:05 06 Apr 2017

Hi i am looking for some advice on gaming on my computer. I follow someone no youtube who has this Rig which allows him to play the game i wish to on maximum. Here is his rig- I7 4790k OC'd to 4.9ghz. 16BG Corsair Vengeance Pro 3300mhz ram OC'd. 2 Samsung Evo SSDs. Corsair h100i Liquid Cpu Cooler. Corsair 1,000 watt psu. ASUS ROG VII GENE Micro ATX Motherboard. ASUS ROG OC front Panel. Gtx980 ASUS Matrix Platinum OC'd to 1410MHz on a water block.

Here is mine

Radeon Software Version - 17.2.1. Radeon Software Edition - Crimson ReLive. Graphics Chipset - AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series. Memory Size - 3072 MB. Memory Type - GDDR5. Core Clock - 925 MHz. Windows Version - Windows 10 (64 bit). System Memory - 16 GB. CPU Type - AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor. GPU Clock for gaming - 1105mhz out of 1200. Memory clock for gaming - 1425mhz our of 1575 mhz. power control 0% . fan speed auto.

I'm not the best when it comes to PC's so i'm just looking for some advice on anything i can do today to increase performance, i have been told to buy a GTX 1080 as that is the only thing worth doing to this computer to increase its performance. (by the way i know my computer is far inferior to the above one)

With regards to increasing any of these stats too, any help would be great.

GPU Clock for gaming - 1105mhz out of possible 1200. Memory clock for gaming - 1425mhz our of possible 1575 mhz. power control 0% . fan speed auto.

Thanks :)

  Forum Editor 22:25 06 Apr 2017

Moved to the Games forum from Tech Helproom.

  Archonar 08:52 07 Apr 2017

I would agree that the graphics card is the best place to upgrade, but a 1080 is almost definitely overkill. A 1060 or 1070 will easily run almost all games on maximum, the 1060 at 1080p and the 1070 at 4k. You will average between 6 and 10 fps lower on 4k with a 1070 (click here for the benchmarks), but save £150. Just as a reference, the 1060 is similarly powerful to the 980, which is the card that the youtuber has.

So essentially, if you're running a 1080p monitor I would recommend a 1060 (I have one and can run everything on ultra no issues), but if you are running 4k I would recommend a 1070 over the 1080 simply because I don't think the cost is worth it. If money is no issue then by all means go for a 1080.

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