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ITX - Upgrade from 1156 to 1150 questions

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Hey guys! I currently have a i5 760 and a Gigabyte H55N-USB3 (nice board, but Sata 2 and PCI-E 2.0) and a Radeon HD 5770. This rig is used for gaming and internet, and I want to upgrade it.
I'm wondering if the CPU and mobo upgrade will have a noticeable impact on gaming (say, to a i5 4670K + Asus Maximus VI Impact or Asrock Z87I-E), or should I get a new GPU and a SSD?
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GPU upgrade will give you a much bigger game boost. Your CPU is decent performance wise.
So with a new GPU and SSD your machine is going to feel brand new!
The up/downgrade
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
|Intel 6800K @ 4ghz| |Asus ROG Strix X99| |Gainward GTX 1070| |4x4gb Corsair XMS 3200mhz CL15| 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
|840 Pro 256gb| |OCZ Vertex 2 120gb| |WD Red 2tb| |Windows 10 Pro x64| |27" QNIX QX2710 @ 2560x1440 100hz| |Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB| 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
|EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2| |Antec 1200 Orange mod| |Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB|  |JBL L890 speakers| 
AudioAudio
|Emotiva XDA-2 receiver| |2x Advanced Acoustic MAA-705 @ 200w 8ohm| 
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The up/downgrade
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
|Intel 6800K @ 4ghz| |Asus ROG Strix X99| |Gainward GTX 1070| |4x4gb Corsair XMS 3200mhz CL15| 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
|840 Pro 256gb| |OCZ Vertex 2 120gb| |WD Red 2tb| |Windows 10 Pro x64| |27" QNIX QX2710 @ 2560x1440 100hz| |Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB| 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
|EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2| |Antec 1200 Orange mod| |Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB|  |JBL L890 speakers| 
AudioAudio
|Emotiva XDA-2 receiver| |2x Advanced Acoustic MAA-705 @ 200w 8ohm| 
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post #3 of 4
A new CPU and mobo will cost you dozens of dollars per frame, in some instances hundreds. Get a new GPU and an SSD and you will feel like you have an entirely new system. GPU because of gaming, SSD because a mechanical drive is the number one 'bottleneck' to system performance nowadays.
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Thanks go4life and OJX, I'll go for a new GPU and a SSD!
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