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Upgrade or build from scratch? 1080 Ti... Help :(

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I've gone down the rabbit hole of confusion - Should I just do some upgrades or build a new shiny PC.

This all started with me wanting to get the 1080 Ti and a 1440p 144Hz Monitor. I like competitive FPS and want all the frames I can get. My concern is bottlenecking the 1080 Ti in new titles with my current CPU. I want to MAX most games out.

My current build:
  • 1080p IPS 60hz 24inch
  • Asus Z97 Mobo
  • i5 4690K @ 4.6 Ghz
  • 8GB DDR3 2133Mhz
  • GTX 780 3GB
  • 750 Watt


Intended upgrades:
  • 1080p IPS 60hz 24inch
    1440p 144Hz 27 Inch IPS
  • Asus Z97 Mobo
  • i5 4690K @ 4.6 Ghz
  • 8GB DDR3 2133Mhz
    16GB DDR3 2400Mhz
  • GTX 780 3GB
    GTX 1080 Ti
  • 750 Watt


New Build instead?
Shiny new case, X99 Mobo, Kaby Lake, DDR4... I will go all out I don't mind.


If I do all those upgrades and MAYBE get a used i7 Haswell (to stop any bottleneck)... I might as well just build a WHOLE new shiny PC and sell my current one.

Things putting me off:
  1. The selling part,
  2. Migrating All my precious FPS game configs and data
  3. Idea of building from scratch/cable management.
  4. Rooms a mess, nowhere to showcase pretty new equipment, just crappy desk.


Thoughts? Help please smile.gif
post #2 of 4
You won't bottleneck the Ti with that overclocked CPU.
 
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Intel i7 4770k @ 4.5GHz Asus Maximus VI Gene Gigabyte R9 290 @ 1160MHz/1350MHz Gigabyte R9 290 @ 1160MHz/1350MHz 
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G.Skill Trident X 2X8GB DDR3 2400MHz Samsung 840 PRO 256GB  Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB SATA III 6Gb/s 64... Pioneer Blu-ray Burner 
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Liquid Single Loop Triple Radiators Win 7 SP1 Professional x64bit  Samsung SynchMaster 24" Widescreen 1200p TFT-LC... Logitech G15 
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EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300w 80+ Gold Fully Modular  Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Microsoft Sidewinder X5 Allsop Redmond Mouse Pad 
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Cambridge Soundworks 5.1 
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Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.6GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX mITX  Sapphire HD 7990 @ 1090MHz/1600MHz G.SKILL Ripjaws 2X4GB DDR3-1600 @ 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial SSD 128GB mSATA SATA III 6GB  Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA II 32MB 7200RPM LG DVD R/W SATA with LightScribe Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Professional x64bit Samsung 52" 1080p 60Hz LCD Logitech Wireless K330 Corsair AX850 Gold Fully Modular 
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BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ATX Black  Logitech Wireless M215 Corsair Vengeance MM200 Yamaha RX-V681 & PSB/Polk Audio 5.1 
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AMD Athlon II X4 640 ASRock N68C-GS NVIDIA 6600GT G. Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600MHz 
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BitoHeaven
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Cigar ATX PC
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 4770k @ 4.5GHz Asus Maximus VI Gene Gigabyte R9 290 @ 1160MHz/1350MHz Gigabyte R9 290 @ 1160MHz/1350MHz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.Skill Trident X 2X8GB DDR3 2400MHz Samsung 840 PRO 256GB  Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB SATA III 6Gb/s 64... Pioneer Blu-ray Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Liquid Single Loop Triple Radiators Win 7 SP1 Professional x64bit  Samsung SynchMaster 24" Widescreen 1200p TFT-LC... Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300w 80+ Gold Fully Modular  Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Microsoft Sidewinder X5 Allsop Redmond Mouse Pad 
Audio
Cambridge Soundworks 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.6GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX mITX  Sapphire HD 7990 @ 1090MHz/1600MHz G.SKILL Ripjaws 2X4GB DDR3-1600 @ 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial SSD 128GB mSATA SATA III 6GB  Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA II 32MB 7200RPM LG DVD R/W SATA with LightScribe Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Professional x64bit Samsung 52" 1080p 60Hz LCD Logitech Wireless K330 Corsair AX850 Gold Fully Modular 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ATX Black  Logitech Wireless M215 Corsair Vengeance MM200 Yamaha RX-V681 & PSB/Polk Audio 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X4 640 ASRock N68C-GS NVIDIA 6600GT G. Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Blue 500GB 16MB Cache 7200RPM LG Optical Drive Thermaltake Max Orb Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic 19” Flatscreen CRT Gigabyte GK-K6800 103  Thermaltake TR2 600W Cigar Boxes 
MouseMouse Pad
Zalman ZM-M300 Corsair Vengeance MM200 
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My firs builtjust finished and so far all works good. NZXT 820 full tower case, Asus rog strix X99 DDR4 gaming motherboard, Gigabyte 1070 windforce GTX 8G VGA card,Intel i7-6800k 3.4GHz 6 core CPU, Corsair vengeance 2X8G DDR4 RAM, Corsair H110iliquid cpu cooler, windows 10 64bit, corsair 850 watt power supply. What do you guys think?
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