What can i upgrade to make gaming performance better ?

October 14, 2016 at 06:49:07
Specs: Windows 10 PRO 64-bit, i7 4790k-4.0GHz /16GB RAM
Hello,

I want to upgrade my PC to make my gaming experience better.

I currently have:

CPU: i7 4790k 4.0ghz
GPU: Gigabyte GTX970 G1 Gaming Windforce
RAM: G.Skill TridentX 2 x 8GB DDR3 2400MHz CL10
PSU: SEASONIC M12II Evo Edition 620W
MOBO: Asus Z97-A
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250gb (SSD for games only), Samsung 850 PRO 256gb (System SSD)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB
Monitor: BENQ XL2411 144Hz 24 inch

If i could change one or two parts of it, what should i look for ?

Thanks


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#1
October 14, 2016 at 20:50:35
There is not much more you can do unless you want to spend for an even higher level graphics card or a second one the same.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
October 14, 2016 at 23:42:33
Hey, thank you for answering my question.

I was afraid you'd say that, but wouldn't it be an overkill to go SLI with 2x GTX970 while playing on 1920x1080 res ? If the answer is no, how many FPS more can i expect on the average ?


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#3
October 15, 2016 at 04:48:06
Since I am not that serious a gamer, I would have to leave that for someone else to answer but I am including a couple of links I Googled:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6p...
https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/top...
http://www.guru3d.com/articles-page...
and even:
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers...

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
October 15, 2016 at 05:47:23
You have a very high end gaming system. What game(s) are you unable to play? After a certain point, FPS don't make any difference except for bragging rights.

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#5
October 15, 2016 at 06:38:48
@Fingers: Thanks for the links, very odd thing is that, looking at that video, FPS difference seems much bigger than shown on the comparison tests... I was kinda confused and because of that, i have decided to wait for now.

@riider: I understand your reasoning, but i am annoyed sometimes. I agree with you that this system is good and that any further upgrade would only add a slight improvement at this resolution, however, when i'm playing a game, without anything else running in the background but essential programs, FPS range keeps changing and i can't find any reasonable explanation as to why this is happening. Furthermore, i used all recommended software for performance testing, everything appears to be normal. The problem i have is - if i enter the game, FPS is as low as 40 to 50FPS, i exit the game, enter again, go to the same spot, it goes way above to 110-120 FPS, exit and enter again, now FPS is between 60-70. I have come to the point where i don't even care if my FPS will stay low or go higher because i'm used to play with lower FPS, i just want to get to know how my system handles this game and get used to it, as i currently feel like i'm playing on a different PC every other time i login.

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#6
October 15, 2016 at 08:18:37
"when i'm playing a game, without anything else running in the background but essential programs"

Define "essential programs". I see you're running Win10. Do you consider Cortana essential?


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#7
October 15, 2016 at 08:47:34
Yes, i'd gladly turn Cortana off, however, i'm used to the Search window and if i turn it off, i can't use that function.

Here's my list of processes running in the background:

https://i.gyazo.com/7e81a3b21f545f7...


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