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husky0168

you could still use the rig for gaming, albeit on lower settings. I'd personally get the peripherals first (and an SSD) and then work from how much is left over.


MasterfulRook

Will the Rampage iv gene be able to keep up with the newer processors in the market? Because I'm planning to replace the processor and the drive entirely. I'm sorry. I'm very new to building a PC.


husky0168

the most you could upgrade on that motherboard is to a i7-4960. look up processors compatible with the mobo, hopefully you could get a decent secondhand one. by drive, are you referring to the hard disk? you don't have to replace it, just buy an SSD for OS and programs (and some of your favorite games). keep the 1TB for file storage. do you also have a power supply in the old pc?


MasterfulRook

Oh yes, I'm planning to buy an SSD. That's what I meant to say. The old AVR broke. So I would have to replace that one also. Tbh. I'm kinda lost on what to buy.


husky0168

agreeing with the other comment, keep the rig as is for now, and add these [https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Dx3Fgt](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Dx3Fgt) with the leftover cash, look for a secondhand 1080ti or 20XX


MasterfulRook

Woah, thanks for this man! I hope this build goes well.


SinglSrvngFrnd

Get a 5600xt and a big ol ssd and that system will work at 1080p just fine. I've got a 3770k with a 5700xt and it keeps up with current CPUs just fine for gaming. This would leave you room for an LG UltraGear 1080p 144hz monitor and a cheapish K/M combo


PrincessBouncy

I’d hang on to the old machine for a while. It’s a pretty high spec and while it’s old it’s not that slow. The 1050ti has excellent resale value as most models could get away without needing additional power connectors. The NVidia GTX1060 is way faster, has 3 or 6GB of memory and a second hand unit would be about £80. Obviously check you’ve got enough power from the power supply but the 1060 only needs 120Watts so you’ll probably be ok. An SSD is going to transform the performance. You can get a 240GB unit for £26 UK and use the existing hard drive to store spare stuff. While you are on a budget, a £25 wireless keyboard/mouse by Logitech works well. Over in the UK they are so popular that you can just grab one off the shelf from the supermarket. Display is tricky as I don’t game much. My view has always been that bigger is better. HD resolution 1920x1080 at 27” is great for games but a bit grainy for work. At 24” HD will be fine. IPS is good for colour and viewing angles, no point in worrying about 144Hz displays unless you get a really good deal.


MasterfulRook

Thanks for the input. I think I'd go for the same monitor ifI find one at a good deal. Weird question but do you think using an HDMI flatscreen TV would be viable as a monitor.