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Logical Upgrade or de-bottlenecking possibility?

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Hi guys chris from greece,

i am currently having a PC with the following configuration:

 

MONITOR ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q
VGA ASUS NVIDIA GEFORCE STRIX GTX950 STRIX-GTX950-DC2OC-2GD5-GAMING 2GB GDDR5
CPU INTEL CORE I5-6500 3.20GHZ LGA1151
PSU ZALMAN ZM750-EBT 750W 80 PLUS GOLD
RAM HYPERX HX424C15FB2K2/16 16GB (2X8GB) DDR4 2400MHZ HYPERX FURY BLACK DUAL KIT
MB ASUS H170 PRO GAMING

WINDOWS 10 PRO - Nvidia G-sync Combatible driver (enabled)

 

Its is obvious that i try to build a game pc (not the hottest but a playground) for  1920x1080 resolution in 1080p)

I am playing games like World Of Tanks (HD), Fallout 4, skyrim, witcher3 that genres etc.

I dont mind disabling some settings, but i would like to play the titles as close as my money takes me to the "REAL" thing.

i have spend already lot of money and i would like an advice on a possible next upgrade.

 

Question 1 : Is this setup ok with bottlenecking?

Question 2 : Gaming in 1080p is ok with this setup?

Question 3 : I am considering an Nvidia 1060 6Gb GPU or a cpu upgrade in i7 (Range of money 300$-400$) or that wont change much?

(In all internet reviews i see minor improvements for the extra cost that i will give)

 

Any help appreciated,

thank you

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Bottlenecking is not something you should worry too much about as long as you have a 4c/8t CPU @ ~3.5ghz or higher.

 

If you have a 4c/4t CPU, I would not recommend anything above a 1060/RX 580.

 

In your current build, the GPU is primarily what is holding you back.

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950 or even 1050 for that matter are significantly worse than 1060, but I'd wait a bit and get the 1660. 

 

I don't have much experience with the 950, but the 1050 is not a great experience and is a significant compromise. Rest is cool to go

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Gpu upgrade is the best choice for now.

10 minutes ago, KarathKasun said:

Bottlenecking is not something you should worry too much about as long as you have a 4c/8t CPU @ ~3.5ghz or higher.

 

If you have a 4c/4t CPU, I would not recommend anything above a 1060/RX 580.

 

In your current build, the GPU is primarily what is holding you back.

That cpu only boost 1 core 3.6ghz. The rest at 3.3ghz.

Unless its on a z170 mobo.

It still run fine. 

I have one running with a gtx 1080 push 120fps on 1440p

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27 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

950 will be performing the same as 1030, 1080p at 30fps.

get a RX580 if you wanna play 60fps.

I second this. An RX570 or RX580 would be a good upgrade.

Though I must say, a GTX 960 4GB can play 1080p medium at 60fps (for the most part).


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Your monitor supports 240hz with g sync. 

I think a used 1070 would be a better option. They are only like 200- 220$.

Or skip everything and start getting ahead of the curve and invest in a 2060 or 2070. 

Yes your cpu will be the bottleneck if you do that. But then you will be setup for next upgrade. Rather than trying to balance that build then having upgrade the whole system in the further.

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