Hello boys. I am here to ask you guys for some help regarding upgrades to my PC. The gist of it is that I am interested in upgrading my i5 4690k.
Some general info:
- I used the “Sweet Spot” build from the Jan 2016 build guide to make my PC last year.
- I have upgraded the 960 from the guide to a 1070.
- The i5 4690k is OC’d to 4.2 GHz.
- I am using dual monitors with my main monitor being a 144hz monitor.
For the most part, my games run just fine with no real issue; I can hit 150 fps for the majority of games I play. The issue is that when I try to stream gameplay using OBS Studio, my games tend to get hit real hard. They’ll get real stuttery, and the video output ends up real stuttery as well. Even in Minecraft, the damn game shits itself to 20-30 FPS just by having OBS open. It’s also not just having OBS open, but having a stream playing while I’m in a CPU intensive game like Overwatch or PUBG will drop my frames tremendously.
I can only assume that having two monitors, including one that must run games at 144hz, is pushing my 4690k too hard and that I’ll need an upgrade. After some research, it seems that the general consensus would be to upgrade to a 4790k so that I won’t have to upgrade my motherboard. It also apparently doesn’t have much of a performance boost going from a 4790k to a 7700k. I ain’t too big with the computer know-how which is why I’m referring to you guys. With the new 8000 series and the Ryzen chips out, what should I do? Do I just go upgrade to the 4790k or should I upgrade it all and get a newer chip? I don’t want to spend too much, but would it be completely worth it to save up the money and upgrade to the best or would this 4790k do me just fine for years to come? Help.