Upgrading my pc build

TheDD

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Hi everyone,
So I built my pc back in december. But I want to slowly start saving up to upgrade my pc. I've already upgraded the cooler from a cooler master hyper 212 Led to a be quiet dark rock pro 4. But what else could/should I upgrade?

My build: System Builder - Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz Quad-Core, GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB G1 Gaming, Carbide Series 275R (White w/Tempered Glass) ATX Mid Tower - PCPartPicker

Thanks!
 


Josephur

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You have a pretty decent system, I'd say an nvme m.2 ssd or better graphics card.
 


TheDD

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You have a pretty decent system, I'd say an nvme m.2 ssd or better graphics card.
If I got an m.2 ssd I wouldn't be able to use my 1tb HDD anymore either, since when the M.2 slot is populated, one SATA 6.0 Gb/s port is disabled. It's a new system so I don't know if that would be good or not.

But a better graphics card would probably be a good idea. Thanks
Which one would you recommend for my build? Or should I just save up and ask again when I actually have enough for a good graphics card?
 


Josephur

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Well it depends, what games are you looking to play? I wouldn't be able to give you good advice unless I know what you plan on playing/doing with your system :) Otherwise you would most likely be over/under-spending
 


Josephur

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Also most modern motherboards have multiple SATA ports, and usually only one gets sacrificed when you plug in a nvme m.2 module. Should leave you with at least 3 free, unless you have some kind of odd or low end motherboard. Looks like your motherboard has a total of 6 SATA ports.
 


TheDD

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Well it depends, what games are you looking to play? I wouldn't be able to give you good advice unless I know what you plan on playing/doing with your system :) Otherwise you would most likely be over/under-spending
Well I used to play a lot of GTA V on max settings, now I play Far Cry 5 a lot. I occasionally play world of tanks on max settings.
I play a lot of games like that (open world games with beautiful real looking graphics)

Also most modern motherboards have multiple SATA ports, and usually only one gets sacrificed when you plug in a nvme m.2 module. Should leave you with at least 3 free, unless you have some kind of odd or low end motherboard. Looks like your motherboard has a total of 6 SATA ports.
I didn't know this, so that's definetly a great idea. Do you recommend removing one of the two hard drives I have right now or just keep them and get an nvme m.2 as well.
 


Josephur

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It's always good to have more storage, you can install least used programs on old spinner drives along with data like movies, music etc.

I recommend sticking with good brands such as Samsung, Western Digital, and even Adata if you want to save a few bucks (I've had a good experience with all 3)

You'll want to reinstall your operating system to the nvme drive to really see the benefit, I recommend 256GB, 512GB or 1TB depending on your budget. 128GB is kind of small for OS and programs to live on.
 


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TheDD

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It's always good to have more storage, you can install least used programs on old spinner drives along with data like movies, music etc.

I recommend sticking with good brands such as Samsung, Western Digital, and even Adata if you want to save a few bucks (I've had a good experience with all 3)

You'll want to reinstall your operating system to the nvme drive to really see the benefit, I recommend 256GB, 512GB or 1TB depending on your budget. 128GB is kind of small for OS and programs to live on.
I'll definetly save up for an nvme m.2 then.
What about the graphics card?
 


Josephur

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To be honest your GTX 1070 is a pretty powerful card, I would wait until nVidia's next generation instead of buying an RTX card. This way you skip the generation of cards that really didn't perform like everyone thought and maybe they'll get ray tracing performance usable by the next generation. Also gives AMD time to respond with their line of cards as well. I think you'd be better served waiting a bit.
 


TheDD

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To be honest your GTX 1070 is a pretty powerful card, I would wait until nVidia's next generation instead of buying an RTX card. This way you skip the generation of cards that really didn't perform like everyone thought and maybe they'll get ray tracing performance usable by the next generation. Also gives AMD time to respond with their line of cards as well. I think you'd be better served waiting a bit.
Thank you very much!
 


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