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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 01:03 PM - Thread Starter
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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.


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 07:32 PM
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You won't bottleneck the Ti with that overclocked CPU.

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Optical Drive
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Cooling
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Mouse
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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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