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I looking upgrade to my Computer what should I change CPU first or GPU

Hello, i have problem i looking upgrade my Computer :
My system spec:
CPU : I5 4670K OC'ed to 4.30Ghz*Edit
GPU : MSI R9 290 Gaming 4G
RAM : HyperX 4x4GB 1600Mhz
MOBO : MSI Z97 GAMING 5
PSU : Chieftec 750w Modular
SSD : Samsung Evo 850
HDD : Segate 1TB
Soo, what i should change first upgrade CPU or GPU my budget is 500$ i looking for 1070ti but my processor is not weak ? I play games like PUBG
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  1. yeap you are good for longer time with just upgrading gpu to 1070ti for 1080p gaming
  2. What resolution? If anything more then 1080p, definitely GPU. If 1080p, still GPU, although you will not be able to use all power of 1070ti/1080.
  3. DRagor said:
    What resolution? If anything more then 1080p, definitely GPU. If 1080p, still GPU, although you will not be able to use all power of 1070ti/1080.

    Yep only 1080p
    No bottleneck ? When i buy a 1070ti ?
  4. xtracker said:
    DRagor said:
    What resolution? If anything more then 1080p, definitely GPU. If 1080p, still GPU, although you will not be able to use all power of 1070ti/1080.

    Yep only 1080p
    No bottleneck ? When i buy a 1070ti ?


    When? When you have issue playing 1080p
  5. rgd1101 said:
    xtracker said:
    DRagor said:
    What resolution? If anything more then 1080p, definitely GPU. If 1080p, still GPU, although you will not be able to use all power of 1070ti/1080.

    Yep only 1080p
    No bottleneck ? When i buy a 1070ti ?


    When? When you have issue playing 1080p

    When i play Like GTA V,PUBG is 100% CPU Load and GPU 94C and it is throttling ;/ my game isn't playable :/
  6. PUBG is a horribly optimized game and I doubt your hardware is the problem, hopefully it will be updated when it leaves early access this month. If GTA V is causing issues then you may benefit from the GPU upgrade and for the CPU I would overclock it as far as it will safely go as long as you have good cooling. Another possible issue is that PSU, I don't know if Chieftec is very good.
  7. xtracker said:
    Yep only 1080p
    No bottleneck ? When i buy a 1070ti ?


    1070ti can do over 60 FPS in any game at max settings at 1080p (and in many that is way more then 60). Your CPU should be able to achieve same in most games too. For example, AC Origins, your CPU does average 69 FPS, while gtx 1080 also does average 69 FPS. So I don't see much of bottleneck here, perhaps on some CPU heavy games.
  8. I tell you..go for 1070ti..i was using on my old rig i7-3770 gtx 1070 and i was in 4k gaming..
  9. WildCard999 said:
    PUBG is a horribly optimized game and I doubt your hardware is the problem, hopefully it will be updated when it leaves early access this month. If GTA V is causing issues then you may benefit from the GPU upgrade and for the CPU I would overclock it as far as it will safely go as long as you have good cooling. Another possible issue is that PSU, I don't think Chieftec is very good.


    Is it possible my PSU pushing to much power to my GPU and that's why my GPU throttles ?
    Ohhh sorry I did not write in the subject my CPU is OC'ed to 4.30Ghz.
  10. xtracker said:
    rgd1101 said:
    xtracker said:
    DRagor said:
    What resolution? If anything more then 1080p, definitely GPU. If 1080p, still GPU, although you will not be able to use all power of 1070ti/1080.

    Yep only 1080p
    No bottleneck ? When i buy a 1070ti ?


    When? When you have issue playing 1080p

    When i play Like GTA V,PUBG is 100% CPU Load and GPU 94C and it is throttling ;/ my game isn't playable :/




    R9 290 do run hot. what the gpu load?
  11. Best answer
    If anything I would think if it's a lower quality unit it may not be to supply enough power to everything causing the lower performance but someone else who knows Chieftec PSU's will have to say something about it. Even though the unit is "750W" it may not deliver that much power and I know those R9 290's require quite a bit of power.

    As for the temp 94C is hot but safe for that 290, my buddy has my old one and it's been running at 95C (reference design) since they came out without issues.
  12. Power94 said:
    I tell you..go for 1070ti..i was using on my old rig i7-3770 gtx 1070 and i was in 4k gaming..


    I think is good option :) but you have 4 cores 8threads
    and i think in game you have 8 cores
  13. rgd1101 said:
    xtracker said:
    rgd1101 said:
    xtracker said:
    DRagor said:
    What resolution? If anything more then 1080p, definitely GPU. If 1080p, still GPU, although you will not be able to use all power of 1070ti/1080.

    Yep only 1080p
    No bottleneck ? When i buy a 1070ti ?


    When? When you have issue playing 1080p

    When i play Like GTA V,PUBG is 100% CPU Load and GPU 94C and it is throttling ;/ my game isn't playable :/



    R9 290 do run hot. what the gpu load?



    In PUBG 70%-100% mostly 85% In GTA V is 98%-100%
  14. WildCard999 said:
    If anything I would think if it's a lower quality unit it may not be to supply enough power to everything causing the lower performance but someone else who knows Chieftec PSU's will have to say something about it. Even though the unit is "750W" it may not deliver that much power and I know those R9 290's require quite a bit of power.

    As for the temp 94C is hot but safe for that 290, my buddy has my old one and it's been running at 95C (reference design) since they came out without issues.

    But it is non-reference :/ nah this gpu so hot :D
  15. xtracker said:
    Power94 said:
    I tell you..go for 1070ti..i was using on my old rig i7-3770 gtx 1070 and i was in 4k gaming..


    I think is good option :) but you have 4 cores 8threads
    and i think in game you have 8 cores


    yeap and i must tell you that was the beast of cpu..now i have this..look my video specs and all are there.. my new pc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHAv5EUXb4s&t=28s
  16. WildCard999 said:
    If anything I would think if it's a lower quality unit it may not be to supply enough power to everything causing the lower performance but someone else who knows Chieftec PSU's will have to say something about it. Even though the unit is "750W" it may not deliver that much power and I know those R9 290's require quite a bit of power.

    As for the temp 94C is hot but safe for that 290, my buddy has my old one and it's been running at 95C (reference design) since they came out without issues.

    So i must change my PSU ? In benchmark FIRE STRIKE 1.1 score if I remember it was 9600-9700points
  17. xtracker said:
    WildCard999 said:
    If anything I would think if it's a lower quality unit it may not be to supply enough power to everything causing the lower performance but someone else who knows Chieftec PSU's will have to say something about it. Even though the unit is "750W" it may not deliver that much power and I know those R9 290's require quite a bit of power.

    As for the temp 94C is hot but safe for that 290, my buddy has my old one and it's been running at 95C (reference design) since they came out without issues.

    So i must change my PSU ? In benchmark FIRE STRIKE 1.1 score if I remember it was 9600-9700points


    man your PSU is good just change GPU and you will see difference..amd cards are taking plenty of psu power, when you go on gtx 1070ti you be all good
  18. Power94 said:
    xtracker said:
    Power94 said:
    I tell you..go for 1070ti..i was using on my old rig i7-3770 gtx 1070 and i was in 4k gaming..


    I think is good option :) but you have 4 cores 8threads
    and i think in game you have 8 cores


    yeap and i must tell you that was the beast of cpu..now i have this..look my video specs and all are there.. my new pc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHAv5EUXb4s&t=28s

    Super good computer :)
  19. xtracker said:
    Power94 said:
    xtracker said:
    Power94 said:
    I tell you..go for 1070ti..i was using on my old rig i7-3770 gtx 1070 and i was in 4k gaming..


    I think is good option :) but you have 4 cores 8threads
    and i think in game you have 8 cores


    yeap and i must tell you that was the beast of cpu..now i have this..look my video specs and all are there.. my new pc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHAv5EUXb4s&t=28s

    Super good computer :)



    thank you
  20. Power94 said:
    xtracker said:
    WildCard999 said:
    If anything I would think if it's a lower quality unit it may not be to supply enough power to everything causing the lower performance but someone else who knows Chieftec PSU's will have to say something about it. Even though the unit is "750W" it may not deliver that much power and I know those R9 290's require quite a bit of power.

    As for the temp 94C is hot but safe for that 290, my buddy has my old one and it's been running at 95C (reference design) since they came out without issues.

    So i must change my PSU ? In benchmark FIRE STRIKE 1.1 score if I remember it was 9600-9700points


    man your PSU is good just change GPU and you will see difference..amd cards are taking plenty of psu power, when you go on gtx 1070ti you be all good


    Ok :D
  21. xtracker said:
    Power94 said:
    xtracker said:
    WildCard999 said:
    If anything I would think if it's a lower quality unit it may not be to supply enough power to everything causing the lower performance but someone else who knows Chieftec PSU's will have to say something about it. Even though the unit is "750W" it may not deliver that much power and I know those R9 290's require quite a bit of power.

    As for the temp 94C is hot but safe for that 290, my buddy has my old one and it's been running at 95C (reference design) since they came out without issues.

    So i must change my PSU ? In benchmark FIRE STRIKE 1.1 score if I remember it was 9600-9700points


    man your PSU is good just change GPU and you will see difference..amd cards are taking plenty of psu power, when you go on gtx 1070ti you be all good


    Ok :D


    even a gtx 1070 is a perfect on 1080p gaming..i have on my gtx 1070 g1 gaming 50fps on the ac orgins 4k and i play all older games of ac orgins on 4k no problem even cod ww2 on 4k max settings i have stable fps..im waiting gtx 20xx series to upgrade gpu for 4k gaming
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