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Buy a New CPU/Mobo or new Gaming Monitor?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys, I am thinking about upgrading my pc.  Current specs

 

eVGA GTX 1080ti

I7 6700K

16GB ddr4 ram

h100i water cooler

750w psu

z170x mobo

250gb ssd boot

2tb sshd

2tb sata

Acer Predator 3440x1440 Ultrawide monitor

 

I am looking at either a new cpu, or a 144hz 1440p qled hdr monitor.   

 

I like my 21:9, but the colors dont really "amaze" me.  I want that UHD jaw dropping picture quality you see on display models.  But also I wonder if my cpu should be the first to upgrade.

 

Help me decide please, which would you upgrade if this was your rig? Attaching a photo of my current setup.  Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Budget & Location

 

$600 max

 

2. Aim

Gaming and movies/immersion

 

3. Monitors

2

 

4. Peripherals

n/a

 

5. Why are you upgrading?

Cyber Monday and money to burn.

 

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6 minutes ago, OldManGaming said:

Help me decide please, which would you upgrade if this was your rig? Attaching a photo of my current setup.  Thanks

 

i would probably upgrade cpu? you never listed mobo so i cant check if you support more than 6700k

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, WillLTT said:

 

i would probably upgrade cpu? you never listed mobo so i cant check if you support more than 6700k

I did,  z170x mobo just forgot the brand.   Its a Gigabyte Z170x-ud5

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1 minute ago, OldManGaming said:

I did,  z170x mobo just forgot the brand.   Its a Gigabyte Z170x-ud5

oh sorry.

i would upgrade to an Core i7-7700K

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, WillLTT said:

oh sorry.

i would upgrade to an Core i7-7700K

That would fit in this mobo or will I need a new mobo too?  Also you would do the cpu over a better monitor?  And thanks for your time and feedback

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Just now, OldManGaming said:

That would fit in this mobo or will I need a new mobo too?  Also you would do the cpu over a better monitor?  And thanks for your time and feedback

No no no. Your MOBO Supports i7-7700K support list, on the top there it is

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2 minutes ago, OldManGaming said:

Also you would do the cpu over a better monitor?

Yes i would definetly your monitor is a great one, i dont see why to upgrade

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, WillLTT said:

Yes i would definetly your monitor is a great one, i dont see why to upgrade

Thanks.  Reason I was thinking a new monitor is because the Z35P colors are just "meh"  I love the screen size, but I want something that really pops out, like your cellphone does.  I love the monitor, but I was expecting more from the colors, and to be honest, aside from a slightly crisper picture, it doesnt look all that different from my HP 23es 1920x1080 60hz sitting next to it.

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1 minute ago, OldManGaming said:

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you could upgrade your monitor in the future?

but right now id focus on cpu.

 

but monitor would probably be next

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