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    Hello all,

    I'm looking at upgrading my current setup ready for when Cyberpunk 2077 comes out.
    I was going to get an RTX 2080 Super, but I'm glad I waited as after seeing the NVIDIA reveal of the RTX 3080 it seems to be ALOT better!

    Anyway, here is my current setup:

    CPU - Intel i7-6700k @ 4.00ghz (not overclocked)
    GPU - Nvidia GeForce GTX 980ti (this baby has lasted me a long time without needing to upgrade)
    Motherboard - ASUS Maximus VIII HERO
    RAM - 16GB @ 2400mhz
    PSU - Corsair 550w (I think it's 550w)
    Corsair Liquid Cooled CPU
    Samsung EVO SSD - 500GB
    Hybrid HDD - 1TB

    So the plan is to get the new RTX 3080 when it's released.
    I'm rubbish with computer components, knowing what's compatible etc.. so is there anything above that I will need to change?
    I'm pretty sure I will need a more powerful PSU to handle the new GPU.
    Is the motherboard compatible with the new gen GPU's?
    Guessing my i7 will be okay?

    Based on feedback from the above I will know whether to upgrade the parts or just get a whole new build.


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    I would just look at the PSU and GPU.
    I am not losing weight! I'm getting rid of it. I have no intention of finding it again!

    Growing old is inevitable. Growing up is optional