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PC Upgrade Decisions

Postby frag_bait » Wed Feb 20, 2019 01:26 UTC

Hi guys, just curious about what everyone is running nowadays. I am stilll playing on the same machine I built in 2011 or 12. It's pretty ancient with its AMD Phenom II 945 processor and Geforce GTX 560. It's a manual crank, and tbh my shoulder is not what it used to be. :D I have upgraded this machine all the way to Win10 with a SSD but the old girl is getting a little long in the tooth.
I do have a budget so I am thinking probably a ryzen 5 2600x and maybe a Geforce 1070, but I'll probably opt to save some money and go with the 1050. Also thinking 16 gb of ram. Thoughts?
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Re: PC Upgrade Decisions

Postby dyn » Wed Feb 20, 2019 20:00 UTC

https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1070-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1050-Ti/3609vs3649

Go with 1070, it is much faster, and perhaps upgrade RAM in 2 steps, first 8 GB, which will run stuff just fine, and then add another 8 GB with same specs, so they can both work a bit faster in dual channel mode. Or go with 2x2 4 GB modules in case you don't plan to upgrade over 16 GB.
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Re: PC Upgrade Decisions

Postby frag_bait » Thu Feb 21, 2019 23:16 UTC

Thanks guys! A lot of great info here. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: PC Upgrade Decisions

Postby GR1T » Thu Feb 21, 2019 23:31 UTC

Hey Frag,

I've built several gaming PC's over the years.
My current rig is:
CPU Intel i7-7700K
Mobo Asus Z270 Prime A
Ram 16gb G.Skill TridentZ DDR4 3200
GPU MSI GTX1070 Gaming X 4G
SSD Crucial MX 300
plus more
And a glorious 27 inch IPS G-Sync monitor Asus ROG Swift PG279Q

All that with a blazing fast fiber internet. (just to spend my time playing COD4)
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Re: PC Upgrade Decisions

Postby frag_bait » Fri Feb 22, 2019 02:04 UTC

GR1T wrote:Hey Frag,

I've built several gaming PC's over the years.
My current rig is:
CPU Intel i7-7700K
Mobo Asus Z270 Prime A
Ram 16gb G.Skill TridentZ DDR4 3200
GPU MSI GTX1070 Gaming X 4G
SSD Crucial MX 300
plus more
And a glorious 27 inch IPS G-Sync monitor Asus ROG Swift PG279Q

All that with a blazing fast fiber internet. (just to spend my time playing COD4)


No wonder. :) Thanks for the specs.
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Re: PC Upgrade Decisions

Postby frag_bait » Mon Feb 25, 2019 20:03 UTC

Ok and so it begins. I just ordered the ASUS GTX 1070. I will use that for a while before upgrading everything else. Thanks again for your help.
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Re: PC Upgrade Decisions

Postby GR1T » Mon Feb 25, 2019 22:54 UTC

You know Nvidia just released the GTX1660Ti that is as fast or faster than the GTX1070 and is currently running a little cheaper.
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Re: PC Upgrade Decisions

Postby frag_bait » Wed Jul 31, 2019 14:49 UTC

So I recently completed my upgrade thanks to Amazon Prime Day. Aside from the aforementioned GTX1070, I purchased a AMD Ryzen 2700x, MSI X470, and 16gb of Corsair Vengeance DDR 4 DRAM. Everything went together perfectly and the machines runs great. Except for two things:
1. The machine is so far ahead of the old rig that I constantly find myself overrunning players or missing a lot of shots. I will grow accustomed to the speed with time (I hope).

2. This is the troubling one. If I try to adjust the resolution from the standard 1024x768, or if I try to download mods, the game crashes to desktop and freezes up the whole machine. My only hope is to restart. I've run the game in admin, I've tried running in compatibility mode, just about everything I can think of, but no luck. If I stay at the standard resolution, the game runs fine. All drivers are current, but I even tried rolling back the driver on the GPU. I'm stumped. The resolution issue doesn't bother me a lot, but I would like to be able to d/l mods and maps. I should state that this is not a Steam version, I still have my 12 year old disks. :) Anyone else have a problem similar to this?
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Re: PC Upgrade Decisions

Postby dyn » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:46 UTC

Player speed is the same for all, hardware config will not make you faster to other players. It is probably new feel with the new setup.

COD4 can have issues with new Windows, compatibility mode helps a little, but best is to simply install CoD4X. You can then turn off compatibility mode.

Mod downloading should be OK even with old COD4, but yes, there are random crashes and it seems it depends on OS and config, sometimes those are rare, and with some more common.
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Re: PC Upgrade Decisions

Postby GR1T » Sat Aug 03, 2019 01:46 UTC

1024x768 is low resolution. What monitor are you using?
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Re: PC Upgrade Decisions

Postby frag_bait » Tue Aug 06, 2019 21:09 UTC

GR1T wrote:1024x768 is low resolution. What monitor are you using?


Hi Gr1t, its not a monitor issue nor GPU issue as I've had the monitor for more than 3 years and the GPU was installed back in November. I do not believe the is a conflict between the ryzen cpu, so that leaves the mobo/ram. Regardless, I've made the changes I need to by editing the config_mp file and the game now runs well. My resolution is currently set to 1920x1080 with no ill effects.
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