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’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.