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Trying to plan out final upgrades before I start saving up for a new build

Hello all,

I've been running the following build since about March of 2020 and I'm just looking to upgrade specifically for playing and recording Star Citizen in 2k; I'm not in any rush at the moment to go all in on anything since my build is already running 1080p as is just fine, but I'd like to keep stable frames and move up resolution a bit without going to a completely new build;



PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item

CPUAMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor
MotherboardAsus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula ATX AM4 Motherboard
MemoryCorsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
StorageWestern Digital Black SN850 500 GB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive
StorageWestern Digital Black SN850 500 GB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive
StorageSamsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive
StorageSamsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Video CardPowerColor Liquid Devil Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB Graphics Card, 8GBD6-WDH/OC
CaseLian Li O11D XL-X ATX Full Tower Case
Power SupplyCorsair RM750x 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply


But basically the main upgrades I'm looking at are moving up from the 3900x to the 5800x3D, moving up from the 5700XT to a 6800XT or possibly even 7800XT, and changing RAM.
The CPU upgrade doesn't seem that expensive, and I'm willing to wait for another decent sale or promotion, but I'm curious if I'd actually see any real results.

The RAM has never been able to run on the DOCP profile, I've had to manually clock every time, and I imagine there's some quality B die or alternative that would pair better with the 5800x3D anyway, so I'm open to suggestions here, but this isn't entirely necessary, just something for QOL while I bide my time. (Plus, the RGB was way more trouble than it was worth, I'd be all for plain old high performance sticks!)

Finally, the GPU is the main difficulty as even if I were to go with a reference 6800XT, it's looking like it'll almost always net out to a minimum of $800 or so to integrate it into my loop, and at that rate, I'm wondering if I'd see any real benefit to just going with a 7800XT instead since it's looking like it'd be around the same price.

Either way, I'm trying to keep the total cost at $1500 or less and don't really have a timeline set. I imagine I may need to consider changing PSUs eventually too, but I'm not compelled to do so until I move towards a whole new build around the 8000 series and X770E chipsets down the line. 

Again, the main focus of the build is for playing and recording Star Citizen, every small bit of performance or stability I can eke out is always appreciated.



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