Back in November of 2014 I put together my current AMD gaming PC; specs are below… I mostly play GTA 5 in 3840×2160 with mostly everything turned to max with extended distance scaling turned all the way down. I can post all my in game settings if anyone is interested. I am barely averaging 50 FPS and while it still looks amazing to me, I’m looking to turn up that extended distance scaling and have room to make some more tweaks.
My goal is to come as close as I can to maxing out those settings so I can get a smooth 60fps in 4k. I have a budget of $700. Please keep in mind I am within an average of 10 FPS of achieving that goal.
*My first thought was to go out and buy a GTX 1080 Ti to replace my 2 GTX 970’s. Done right?
*However, after further research, I found that the newer i5 and i7’s where averaging almost 20 FPS with my same graphics cards running SLI. For the same money as a GTX 1080 Ti, I could rebuild my gaming PC. All I would need is Mobo, CPU and Ram. (Please correct me if I am wrong base on my list of current parts below).
FYI : I like both AMD and Intel. I thought about Ryzen, however I’m thinking about changing gears and trying to build a newer Intel machine. Unless Ryzen will give me anymore of an advantage that I’m not seeing yet.
Thank you all very much for any advice you can offer me. BTW I am not making any discussions till the end of June this year.
MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2 AM3+
AMD FX-8320E Vishera (Overclocked and water cooled)
16gb DD3 ADATA (1866mhz)
X2 SLI – EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SC GAMING w/ACX 2.0
EVGA Bridge for SLI
Crucial M550 2.5″ 256GB SATA 6Gb/s
3tb Western Digital HD
Thermaltake Chaser Series A31 (ATX Mid Tower)
EVGA SuperNOVA 850watt power supply
Display – 55 Samsung JS7000 4K HDR 60hz TV
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