paulWTAMU wrote:Current specs:
a Haswell i5 4460 @ 3.2 Ghz
Ram: 8 gigs of DDR3 @ 798 mghz
Sapphire Radeon 260x
I upgraded my monitor a while ago and can't play at native resolutions (1440p woohoo) so the easy answer is GPU, but I'm not sure if it's worth upgrading that or just holding off till I can upgrade the whole rig in a year or two...thoughts? Would something like a 1060 or similar be bottlenecked by anything else here?
paulWTAMU wrote:Problem is my motherboard only has 2 DIMM slots
DPete27 wrote:paulWTAMU wrote:Problem is my motherboard only has 2 DIMM slots
Lesson learned at least. I don't recommend buying mobos with 2 DIMM slots simply because there always seems to come a point in a PCs life where whatever RAM you had in there to start with isn't enough anymore. Much easier to be able to add 2 more sticks than to try to find somewhere to move/sell the 2 existing sticks.
Even still, a GPU upgrade will mostly fix your problem. RX580/GTX 1060 6GB can do 1440p decently. Vega56 or GTX1070/1070Ti lets you stretch your legs a bit. Nice thing is, the GPU can be carried over if/when you do upgrade CPU and/or RAM.
just brew it! wrote:I think the only times I have bought a motherboard with 2 DIMM slots in the past 15 years has been by accident, or for the diskless Folding@home farm back when I was still doing that.
paulWTAMU wrote:Sub-$400 graphics cards may require some compromises for 2560x1440 gaming. I suppose that the $285 Zotac GeForce GTX1060 6GB "AMP! edition" or the $280 -10MIR Asus Radeon RX580 8GB "Dual" would be reasonable choices for under $300.I would *love* a $400+ GPU but...