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Ive been recently eyeing a 1070 from my current 970, but don't really know if that's the best path or not. I know my oc'd 2500 at 4.4Ghz is still no slouch, but wouldn't mind upgrading in some sense. Just can't decide if I'd be better off starting with a new cpu/mobo/ram and keeping the 970 (maybe another 970 in sli?), or maybe trying to get more life out of my 1155 setup with a 3770k and faster ram. Or do you think my 2500 would be up to the task of powering a 1070? Any advice or ideas? thanks!
Edited by Mr Nightman - 7/1/16 at 6:33pm
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It sound's like you are using this for gaming so I think you would be better to spend the money on a 1080 when they get closer to the MSRP. Yes you would notice some gains and you could probably use a more modern CPU but as you said, 4.5ghz is a pretty nice OC. You are going to notice way more gains with a 1080 over a 1070 than if you get a skylake and a 1070 combo. Simply put, the 1080 with your current chip is probably the best option here. Although it can difficult to shell out that kind of money on one card.
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Now do you think snagging a cheap 3770k for the time being could help cpu load while gaming? When I have twitch streams open while playing something I do get some stuttering, not sure if an i7 could help there or not. As for ram, you reckon Id see any benefits from bumping to 2133 vs my 1600? Just soo many paths I could take lol. Shopping around, im pretty surprised how cheap 3930k 6 cores could be had for, but that'd mean a new mobo and possibly ram still ha. As for 1070/1080s, im still hesitant on buying until prices level back down, definitely don't want to overpay for a card
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Yes if if you are twitch streaming you probably do infact want an i7 because of HT giving you more logical cores to balance the load. I'd say get an i7 and a 1070 then. Perhaps even look at the potential of SLI in the future or sell the 1070 and get something a little better if it doesn't seem like it's enough.
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Thats what I thought with hyperthreading, luckily im just watching streams, my internet isn't enough to stream myself, looks like some more research should help maybe lol
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I had 2500k my game would stutter playing game and watching stream i upgrade to 4790k made a big difference playing game and watching twitch streams. so yeah go for which ever is cheaper i7 cpu.
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In a pure gaming scenario with nothing else going on, an i5 is just fine. Once you start doing a lot of other things like streaming in the background, HT becomes very noticeable. Games are not as CPU demanding as they were in previous years so more focus should be given to the GPU still but stuttering is very annoying I know so go with a used i7 and a 1070.
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I'm in the same boat as you are, can't decide on sticking with my cpu/mobo/ram and just swapping out my graphics card or just upgrading everything.

Decisions... lol.
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post #9 of 24
I have a 970 and 3770k I play everything I own at 1080p 144Hz zero trouble but I run at 4.6ghz daily and my gpu overclock like a beast, I say get a 3770, return the 1070 and run sli 970s with the 3770k
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I had 2500k my game would stutter playing game and watching stream i upgrade to 4790k made a big difference playing game and watching twitch streams. so yeah go for which ever is cheaper i7 cpu.
No point in 4790k, if peeps what to upgrade they go 6700k ofc lol
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