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Buying a 1060 6gb up to a 1080ti and upgrading to a 4790k would make a much better gaming rig than anything with a 1050ti.
Do you have a resolution or frame rate you're going for? The 1050ti is pretty crappy, I wouldn't want less than a 1060 6gb for 1080p/60 in modern games.
Furthermore upgrading the CPU doesn't make any sense if you only have a 1050ti, your CPU could already feed it pretty well if you overclock it.
An OC'd 4790k is still very good for gaming.
4790k, 4.5Ghz (any one can get this speed on haswell)
16gb DDR3, 2400Mhz
GTX 1080, 1900mhz+
That's my rig and it's great for 1440p/144hz, BlackOps4 is averaging over 100fps and I don't get any noticeable FPS dips.
Your best budget upgrade path is a 4790k with a Pascal GPU, which one depends on resolution.
Since Nvidia FINALLY enabled FreeSync it's even better
Originally Posted by SpeedyVT
If you're not doing extreme things to parts for the sake of extreme things regardless of the part you're not a real overclocker.
Originally Posted by doyll
The key is generally not which brands are good but which specific products are. Motherboards and GPUs are perfect examples of companies having everything from golden to garbage function/quality.
Asus Sabertooth Z97 MkII 2
16gb G.Skill Sniper 2400Mhz
2x Kingston v300 120gb RAID 0
Seasonic 620w M12 II EVO
Cooler Master 212 Evo
I have pretty lights.
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