I have recently got a ASUS GEFORCE ROG-STRIX-GTX1660TI-A6G-GAMING 6GB GDDR6 192bit 1800Mhz OC 2xHDMI 2xDP AURA RGB graphics card.
I was on sale, so I just grabbed it after I dumpstered my GTX970 (long story, it was running on 1 fan after the other 2 fans broke even if it was Gigabyte Windforce 3X variant).
My system currently has MSI Z97 PC Mate, 4x4 1600 Mhz G-SKILL DDR3 rams and an i5 4690K CPU with stock cooler.
I didn't really do any OC on the CPU or RAM, given that I am on stock cooler and my motherboard is not really that good for it.
After having 1660TI, I get the feeling that my CPU is preventing me to utilize my GPU optimally.
I do multitask a lot, I am almost all the time running Firefox (with Twitch playing 1080p60fps videos often), sometimes an IDE up and running alongside the games I play.
I play WoW, HS, Dota which are perfectly fine with my second monitor has other stuff open, but when I run CoD: Warzone, I pretty much can't use my second monitor even with borderless window is on.
Maybe this game is not very optimized, but I get the feeling that my CPU just struggles, since when I check task manager, I can see it is often spiking to 100% usage and 4 core/4 thread just seem a bit weak in 2020.
My monitors are some LG monitor at 1080p and 75hz and the other is an AOC monitor at 1080p and 60 hz.
My power supply is quite decent I think, it is Seasonic G Series 550 SSR-550RM 550W 80+ Gold ATX12V & EPS12V Semi-Modular
I was wondering if I should get a cooler and OC my 4690K or just invest more money and grab Ryzen 5 3600, or the new 3300x/3100 with DDR4 2x8 RAMs with much higher clock speeds (thinking of 1600 > 3000) and maybe a B450 board.
I am a bit conflicted here, because I make like 2000 units of money a month working part-time as a developer (only mentioning that because I could actually use extra muscle on the CPU/RAM too since even if I don't build intense apps, it will definitely help when I am running bunch of tools and IDE simultaneously, using AVD for Android development etc. and multitasking overall is really relevant to me.) and I am thinking of investing 3500(500$ /sigh) units of money on top of that, just to get a system that is as up-to-date as 1660TI.
So my question is, would it be worth grabbing a new MOBO (will probably have to go with budget ones like PC Mate, but maybe a bit better) and finally hop onto Ryzen train (which I was looking forward to for years, now that 3rd gen seems quite nice, it seems like a good time).
Is it worth waiting for 4th gens? I've heard they will be mostly big for mobile and Ryzen 3xxx CPUs seems perfect for my needs.
Long story short, what would you do if you were me? I know I added in so many parameters, especially given that price/value comparisons won't make much sense since I'm from Turkey, but I thought I could still have some input.
Anybody sticking with 4690K? Even if people delid/OC that CPU, I am sure they are on much better motherboard and coolers.
I could slowly sell my old CPU/Mobo/RAMs and still get some of the budget covered over time, but I wanted to get some opinions first.
Sorry for lengthy post, I did some searching but my question looked too specific, I decided to start a new thread.
Thanks in advance, take care!