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Hey guys,

I'm a new college grad that is trying to get back in to enthusiast building again. I had intentions of spoiling myself with a new build and 4k monitor and kind of got half way there... But then realized after buying a Dell P2715Q and 2x GTX 1070s, my financial situation wouldn't allow me to blow 2k/3k cash on the build I really want to make.

Instead of building a new PC from the ground up I was thinking of moving my sig rig (which is currently out of service) in to a Enthoo Evolve Tempered Glass and using the 1070s on to that build. My only concern is that the motherboard/CPU would bottleneck the 1070s. I'm going to use this computer for decently hardcore gaming, overclocking and programming.

I've been out of this scene for quite a while and am trying to catch up with everything, so any second opinions would be very much appreciated. Thanks guys!
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Bottlenecks depend on the game you are going to play. I can tell you that it will probably bottleneck on Fallout 4 with maxed settings (and if you want mods as well).
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Originally Posted by benjamen50 View Post

Bottlenecks depend on the game you are going to play. I can tell you that it will probably bottleneck on Fallout 4 with maxed settings (and if you want mods as well).

Yeah.. But my 4790k still bottlenecks my 980ti in Fallout 4 in certain areas. No matter what CPU you have, some games will be bottlenecked by it at times.

CPUs have not changed much since sandy bridge, i5s for the vast majority of games out there perform exactly the same as i7s, so I would say that depending on whether you have overclocked it and how high that overclock is, there is no reason to upgrade.

As an example, based off of generational IPC improvements:

A 3570k@4.8GHz will perform the same in the majority of games as a 4690k/4790k@4.7GHz, or a 6600k/6700k@4.6GHz.


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It'll be fine. 4K isn't exactly easy even with 2 1070s and some games just run like crap no matter what you run. Overclock the CPU and have fun with a sweet setup.
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