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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
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 4690K @4.6Ghz Asus Maximus Ranger Vll Z97 EVGA GTX 780 SC ACX 8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2133Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB 1TB WD BLACK EDITION Corsair H80i  Windows 8.1 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung S24D590PLX Corsair K30 Corsair LM750 Corsair Obsidian 750D 
MouseAudio
Razer DeathAdder 2013 6400DPI Logitech Z-2300 THX 
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Intel Core i5 4690K @4.6Ghz Asus Maximus Ranger Vll Z97 EVGA GTX 780 SC ACX 8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2133Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB 1TB WD BLACK EDITION Corsair H80i  Windows 8.1 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung S24D590PLX Corsair K30 Corsair LM750 Corsair Obsidian 750D 
MouseAudio
Razer DeathAdder 2013 6400DPI Logitech Z-2300 THX 
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post #2 of 4
You won't bottleneck the Ti with that overclocked CPU.
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 4770k @ 4.5GHz Asus Maximus VI Gene Gigabyte R9 290 Gigabyte R9 290 
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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BitoHeaven
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Cigar ATX PC
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 4770k @ 4.5GHz Asus Maximus VI Gene Gigabyte R9 290 Gigabyte R9 290 
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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