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haqinq

Upgrade CPU or GPU

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Hi everyone,

 

I am looking for suggestions on what to upgrade.

 

Here is my current PC specs:

Intel i5-7500 with water cooler

MSI H110M Gaming
Nvidia GTX 1060 5G

500W Bronze PSU

 

I'm planning to either:
- upgrade the CPU to i5-9600k, but the motherboard I'm using right now would also need to be upgraded to ASRock Z370 Extreme4. (total cost around $406 USD in my country)

- upgrade the GPU to RTX 2060 (cost around (cost around $348 USD in my country)

 

Any insight would be greatly appreciated. 

Edit: Forgot to mention what games I play, I usually play FPS games like CS:GO, R6S and PUBG in 1080p.

 

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5 minutes ago, haqinq said:

looking for suggestions

That would depend on whether your tasks are CPU dependent or GPU dependent.

If you are gaming, then def GPU.


i7-6700k

Dark Rock TF

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro

Corsair LED 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000

960 EVO NVMe M.2 500GB, PNY CS2211 960GB, 850 EVO 500GB, WD Black 1TB, WD Blue 4TB

MSI GEFORCE GTX 980 4GB Armor 2X

Antec HCG M 750W

Creative Labs Z to Home Theater

Lian Li 011 Dynamic Black

BENQ GW2765HT. Samsung S22B420BW

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i3-6100

CRYORIG - C7 

ASUS Z170i Pro Gaming

ADATA - XPG Z1 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 

DREVO X1 PRO 128GB SSD, Barracuda 1TB, PNY - CS1211 240GB

MSI Radeon R9 390x 8GB

EVGA 750 BQ 

Thermaltake P3 White

LG - 27MP37HQ-B 27.0", LG L1952TX-SF

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G4560

MasterAir G100M RGB

Gigabyte - GA-Z170XP-SLI 

Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000

Intel - 600p Series 256GB, WD Blue 1TB

Gigabyte GV-R777OC-1GD, Asus HD7770-DC-1GD5-V2

Antec HCG 620W

Corsair - Air 540

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Find a cheaper option than the 9600k, like a 1600AF. Then do both.

You're going to be limited by your CPU in virtually all future titles.


Current PC:

Spoiler

*WORK IN PROGRESS*

 

Mothballed PC:

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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Given:

 

30 minutes ago, haqinq said:


Edit: Forgot to mention what games I play, I usually play FPS games like CS:GO, R6S and PUBG in 1080p.

 

 

I would say neither?

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