I’ve had my current laptop (dell g5 15, 9th gen i7, 1660ti, 16gb RAM) for 6 years now, and its great for running every game aside from cp2077 at med-high graphics, 60fps smoothly. its on its on its way out though (mostly the issue is cp2077, brings it to its knees, 50fps on low at best)

either way, looking to build something that can do the same as this thing did but at 1440p 120+ fps. what sort of budget will I need for that?

tldr: how much would it cost to build a PC that can run 1440p 120+ fps high settings for the next 5 or so years. ty all :)

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    10 months ago

    I might not be the best person to help you with this, but here it goes.

    Performance on upcoming games will depend if developers keep fucking up the optimization.

    With that said! I would say a combo of 7800X3D and RX 7800XT would put you close to 2k€ (price based in Portugal).

    This is assuming the following parts:

    • Any X670 mobo (around 300€)
    • 2TB nvme (150€)
    • Good PSU (150€)
    • 32GB DDR5 CL30 (180€)
    • Case (120€)

    I know this is not an Nvidia build, and the reason is, AMD is promising FSR to work even with older games.

    Hope this helps.

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      10 months ago

      rather have an and build anyways. can save some money since I’ve already got an ssd. is 16gb of ram not enough anymore?

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            10 months ago

            I’ll add that you can always upgrade to 32Gb whenever you feel like it. It’s the simplest upgrade you can make and takes only a couple minutes.

            Realistically you’d want to upgrade to 32Gb after hitting the limit on 16Gb, this way you know for sure that it’s needed. But if you’re going from DDR4 to DDR5 then might as well just go 32Gb from the start.

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            10 months ago

            About upgrading: you basically need dual channel ram, and even though you could go from 2x8 to 4x8 for 32, you really should buy matched dimms for performance and stability, plus 4x8 can be slightly slower or less able to hit max speed than 2x16.

            If it’s a problem go ahead with 2x8, but you’re honestly better off with 2x16 for the long haul, especially since this is the sweet spot where 2x16 isnt expensive anymore and 16gb is starting to be the minimum.

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        10 months ago

        Drives are currently cheap and ideally you want NVME for at least your boot drive, the increased transfer speeds can noticeably improve startup time. If money is tight you can always add one later too, just make sure to reinstall your OS onto it for maximum performance improvement.

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        10 months ago

        16GB of RAM is very close to NOT being enough.

        For a 32GB kit you don’t pay double, but you get to “future proof” your PC. And you get more RAM in case you want to run VM’s. Just my 2 cents.

        FYI: I have built a desktop (5600x and 6700xt) with 32GB, because my previous PC had 8GB and I ended up upgrading to 16GB because I was running out of RAM in many occasions.

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      10 months ago

      Agreed. A 2k€ budget for 1440p(16:9) should be able achieve the fps target for current maybe next year games.
      But 5 years is way too long for any tech and would probably be eclipsed by some new toy 3 years later.