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Old 11-03-2018, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I've been looking into if spending money to upgrade components of my rig is worth it and can't seem to find the facts I need to make a decision. Can anyone in the know let me know if I'm being bottle-necked and need various upgrades? I think the rig may be OK from what I'm seeing online?

CPU: i7 4770k 4.5 GHz (Haswell)
MOBO: ASRock Z87 extreme6
RAM: DDR3 2x8 GB 9-9-9-24
GFX: NVIDIA GeForce 1080 TI
PS: 750 Watt
HDD: Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB SSD & RAID 0 WDD Storage

On the1M test in SuperPI Mod 1.5xs I score 08.051s.

Thanks!
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For gaming your rig is fine.
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Can I ask another in this thread? Is getting an x4 NVMe m.2 drive worth it as the 1080 ti lanes would reduce from x16 to x8?
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You already have an SSD so I'd say probably not. It wouldn't hurt dropping to 8x on the card but you won't see much of a difference real world going to NVMe. Your board also does not natively support NVMe.
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