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    I hope I'm posting in the right section.

    Before I explain my situation, here is the current configuration of the PC -

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    I am planning to buy a i7 8700 cpu, a b360 motherboard, and a 2400mhz 8GB single ram stick so I could now have dual channel 2400mhz 16GB ram . But I've seen MSI 1070Ti Gaming X is still available at UCC (I wanted the 1080 Armor but the website says out of stock). The problem is, the budget for both situation would be the same, so I can either upgrade the current mobo, cpu, and ram together; or I could keep my current rig and spend the budget to upgrade only the GPU instead. Now, I am not sure about the following things -

    • I have a 1080p monitor at 60Hz refresh rate. Will I get poor performance in games with the 1070 Ti?
    • Will the current cpu bottleneck with 1070Ti? If so, will the performance be significantly lower?

    So help me out here please. Should I just upgrade my system and keep the 1060 to avoid any bottleneck? Or should I just take the 1070 Ti and use it with my current system?

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    Buy a better monitor instead. 24" 144hz 1ms Samsung er VA panel ekta ase 35k te bd market e

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    Buy a better monitor instead. 24" 144hz 1ms Samsung er VA panel ekta ase 35k te bd market e

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xel-Naga View Post
    I hope I'm posting in the right section.

    Before I explain my situation, here is the current configuration of the PC -

    • Gigabyte H170 Gaming3 motherboard
    • i5 6500 3.2 Ghz cpu with stock cooler
    • MSI 1060 Armor OC 6GB gpu (not overclocking)
    • Gskill Ripjaws 2400mhz 8GB ram (although running at 2133 because the motherboard doesn't support more than this range)
    • Thermaltake Toughpower 650w psu

    I am planning to buy a i7 8700 cpu, a b360 motherboard, and a 2400mhz 8GB single ram stick so I could now have dual channel 2400mhz 16GB ram . But I've seen MSI 1070Ti Gaming X is still available at UCC (I wanted the 1080 Armor but the website says out of stock). The problem is, the budget for both situation would be the same, so I can either upgrade the current mobo, cpu, and ram together; or I could keep my current rig and spend the budget to upgrade only the GPU instead. Now, I am not sure about the following things -

    • I have a 1080p monitor at 60Hz refresh rate. Will I get poor performance in games with the 1070 Ti?
    • Will the current cpu bottleneck with 1070Ti? If so, will the performance be significantly lower?

    So help me out here please. Should I just upgrade my system and keep the 1060 to avoid any bottleneck? Or should I just take the 1070 Ti and use it with my current system?
    Buy a better GPU. Your processor is strong enough to handle any games released so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xel-Naga View Post

    • I have a 1080p monitor at 60Hz refresh rate. Will I get poor performance in games with the 1070 Ti?
    • Will the current cpu bottleneck with 1070Ti? If so, will the performance be significantly lower?
    1. No. 1070TI is meant for getting higher FPS in lower res situation like yours. There's no better alternative.

    2. No, it will not bottleneck your 1070TI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VANGUARD View Post
    Buy a better GPU. Your processor is strong enough to handle any games released so far.

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    1. No. 1070TI is meant for getting higher FPS in lower res situation like yours. There's no better alternative.

    2. No, it will not bottleneck your 1070TI.
    i also have a similar configuration (only different mobo). i also play at 1080p 75hz. so should i get the msi 1070ti or wait for new stock of 1080? (from ucc)

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    There will be no more GTX 10xx series. Grab whatever you can buy now

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    Quote Originally Posted by VANGUARD View Post
    Buy a better GPU. Your processor is strong enough to handle any games released so far.

    1. No. 1070TI is meant for getting higher FPS in lower res situation like yours. There's no better alternative.

    2. No, it will not bottleneck your 1070TI.
    Aye. I was leaning towards the GPU route. Thanks for the confirmation. I guess GPU it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VANGUARD View Post
    There will be no more GTX 10xx series. Grab whatever you can buy now
    hmm guess the ucc employee had wrong info. thanks for the heads up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xel-Naga View Post
    Aye. I was leaning towards the GPU route. Thanks for the confirmation. I guess GPU it is.
    are you going to buy the msi 1070ti gaming ?

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    Buy later? RAMs are gonna get cheap as hell due to over-production in the near-future (like few years back).
    See what Nvidia RTX has to offer.
    And finally Intel 9000 series. They support current chipset and motherboards afaik.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybaris Caesar View Post
    Buy later? RAMs are gonna get cheap as hell due to over-production in the near-future (like few years back).
    See what Nvidia RTX has to offer.
    And finally Intel 9000 series. They support current chipset and motherboards afaik.
    Thank you sire. You have surpassed me in talking gibberish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VANGUARD View Post
    Thank you sire. You have surpassed me in talking gibberish.
    What gibberish exactly?

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    I sort of agree with Sybaris and fully disagree with you on the CPU. No, the i5 is no longer good enough to handle games anymore. Assassins Creed Origins didn't run well on any i5s, had framerate drops on multiple occasions. Newer games like Monster Hunter World will eat up the CPU pretty hard alongside Denuvo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trave160 View Post
    I sort of agree with Sybaris and fully disagree with you on the CPU. No, the i5 is no longer good enough to handle games anymore. Assassins Creed Origins didn't run well on any i5s, had framerate drops on multiple occasions. Newer games like Monster Hunter World will eat up the CPU pretty hard alongside Denuvo.
    assassins creed had denuvo and crappy optimization , i would rather blame the developers than the cpu itself

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    it is completely depends on what you play , there is no necessary to upgrade your cpu nor the gpu as current games are running just fine even with old i5's sandy and ivy mostly . Now if you truly want to upgrade then i would suggest you to go for the cpu as it might get more future gen support and as the RTX situation goes the new 2060 and the lowerends might not get any benefits of that or might be a rebrand as there is no competition on the market so buying an expensive gpu for your 60hz monitor is a waste of money to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensei View Post
    assassins creed had denuvo and crappy optimization , i would rather blame the developers than the cpu itself
    Regardless, knowing doesn't change his situation now does it? he still has to get a good CPU in order to get the best out of it. Plus nowadays everybody is easily owning 6 Core Intel CPUs or 6C/12T Ryzen ones
    Last edited by Trave160; September 17th, 2018 at 12:45.

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    I've already got my answers. Thank you guys for the suggestions.

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