I know many of you are enthusiasts with killer machines. Sadly I have a very limited budget for the PC due to family etc. In the past I would upgrade every 2 years, now it’s more incremental with roughly 4 years between upgrades. Anyways I currently sport the following for 1440p gaming.
A totally new PC is out of the question. But Starfield shows me I am on the edge of not being able to play the games I want and with Cyberpunk Phantom Liberty on the horizon that will ask for lots of CPU I am considering the following upgrades.
-Switch Processor to 5800x3D
-Switch to GeForce RTX 4060TI
-Add a stronger power unit.
That would be roughly 800 Bucks. I can spend at most 1000. If I go all for AM5 to future proof further with a full upgrade that would leave me with no money for a Graphics card, and I really would like some Frame Generation through DLSS to compensate some of the systems weaknesses. I know it is not ideal but do you all think it feasible at all? I want roughly 4-5 Years out of the upgrade if at all possible. Not an ultra quality guy and 40FPS on DLSS Balanced is usually plenty for me.
I did roughly the same (Ryzen 2600 > 5800X3D, Rx 5700XT > RX 7900XT, 400W PSU > 800W PSU) and am happy with the results and don’t expect to have to upgrade for 4 years. 3440*1440 at highest settings is usually above 60FPS in games without FSR
You don’t have to do everything at once? You could do one thing and see how that goes for a while. If you wanted to keep the power cost low you could go for the 5600x, which is pretty low power and a good gaming CPU. People don’t seem to like the 4060 Ti much - it’s an 8GB card? I have a 5600x / 4070 and it’s been great for 1440uw. Power draw doesn’t get much above 300W.
Absolutely do not upgrade from a 3060 to a 4060ti.
Almost a sidegrade really.
I would wait until the next series of gpu to upgrade,or if you want to spend money, at least get a 4070 level card. You’ll want to get a card with more VRAM if you want to future proof for a few years.