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GTX 1070 FE upgrade (New or SLI)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, I currently have a GTX 1070 Founders Edition. It works great and overclocks higher than 2MHz with temps below the 80` degree mark. But I am thinking on doing an update of my setup. This are my current specs:

  1. Motherboard: Gigabyte Gaming 7 z170
  2. CPU: i7 6700K @4.6 GHz
  3. Cooling:
    1. CPU: Cooler Master 212 evo
    2. 7 120mm fans for the system around the case (3 front, one bottom, 2 up, one behind)
  4. PSU: EVGA Bronce 750W
  5. Memory: 4x8 GB DDR4
  6. Storage: (I know it's overkill...)
    1. 120GB BPX NVMe SSD
    2. 500GB WD M.2 SSD (Not NVMe)
    3. 2x240GB Kingston A400 SSD
    4. 3TB 7200rpm HDD
    5. 1TB 7200rpm HDD
    6. 500GB 7200rpm HDD
  7. Monitor: 2x1080p 60Hz Dell

While I mostly use my PC for gaming, I also use it for data analysis, deep learning and development. That is why I plan to also upgrade the CPU to the 1st gen 16-core TR (I know this means new Motherboard and Cooler).


So, having this in mind these are my questions:

  1. Should I upgrade to a newer GPU? Or should I buy another GTX 1070 and use SLI?
  2. Should I do the CPU or GPU upgrade first?
  3. Would my PSU hold for an SLI solution WITH the TR (180W)?
  4. Why does Linus Sebastian always wear socks with sandals?

I know it's a lot to answer and consider, thanks.

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1. New certainly. SLI means hoping devs managed to optimize the game for it and you're drawing twice the power for below twice the performance.


2. GPU and CPU cooler upgrade. 6700k can definitely be pushed further if the cooler's better.


3. CPUs never draw as their TDP suggests, just mention the CPU and whether you'll overclock. Your PSU can do that tho


4. Because sandals without socks is too cold, sneakers with socks is too much for this dad (jk)

"What's under the heatsink?" ep1, "Why it's not as good as it seem?" AMD fanboy edition out, episode 2 "Why my gaming board is a scam?" Intel fanboy edition coming soon (this is a link)

Hardware specs below

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.4?V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1


Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync


Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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I always ask this when someone wants to upgrade. What is your current set up not doing that you would like it to do?

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