- 7 months ago
I'm finally starting to feel like I am in need of an upgrade. My goal is to be able to play ES6 (tba) on High 1440p. Currently, my monitor setup is dual 24" 1080p, the main display being TN,144Hz G-Sync and the secondary mainly for multi-tasking. So my question is a little two fold.
I'm just not sure what the best way to go about it would be. I don't really want to spend more than £1000 (less would be nicer) for the PC itself, and I'm really not sure about monitor choice either, but I will leave that to another post.
So. Here's what I've considered as a logical choice of core components: R5 3600, MSI B450M Mortar, RX 5700XT w/ After-market cooler. With a 2nd hand i7-7700K costing more than a new cpu/mobo/ram combo, that didn't seem like the right choice.
Where I am unsure is whether I could keep the 2133Mhz ram and see if I can OC it to 3000mhz or to sell and put that money towards a faster kit. Also, I am starting a computer programming degree in September, would 16GB be enough or would I need to consider upgrading to 32GB for the course?
Also, which would be better do you think the stock cooler or my Cryorig C7, would I be able to get a marginal OC out of either of these (4.0Ghz?), especially since I have never OC'ed before. And should I invest in 2 more case fans for the top. I only have the default front intake right now.
Lastly, is my PSU enough or would that need an upgrade as well?