Originally Posted by gunit2004
Ordered a ASUS Strix 1080ti yesterday when I saw it was finally available.
The rest of my system is fairly old at the moment and I have been thinking of upgrading but just haven't gotten around to it.
Currently running a i7 2600k clocked @ 4.6 ghz, 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 RAM & a 2GB Sapphire Radeon HD6970.... So yeah I've been running this build for about 6 years now, it has aged well and still runs great.
Only thing I don't like is that the 6970 has gotten annoying with it's high temps and loudness. Part of the reason why I even wanted a new video card in the first place. I figured I would future proof myself and get the brand spankin' new 1080ti and figure out if I want to upgrade the rest of my stuff later on.
So basically... should I upgrade my system now or wait on it as everything else still runs pretty great? Maybe there is better stuff on the horizon I should wait for?
Short answer, ur fine. Unless you are gunning for 120FPS type monitors with no Gsync then I wouldn't really bother about the CPU.
I myself only noticed a difference in CPU when I upgraded from a 4.5ghz 3770k to a 4.8ghz 7700k with the GTX 980ti (1450mhz) in one single game, FFXIV while sitting in Idyllshire town (this is basically the central hub town with at least 50+ player characters being rendered). I went from 45 FPS to smooth 60 FPS but I knew this was a CPU bottleneck from the beginning since the GPU usage was only 55%.
Long answer, it depends on the games you play and what your expectations are. I only upgraded because a mate was willing to buy my old crap straight away for $450 so I went ahead with the heavily subsidized cost.