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What should I upgrade?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Budget (including currency): 1000€

Country: Germany

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Games (Warzone, Destiny 2, rdr2), Photoshop, Streaming

What I am upgrading from:

Operating System
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Intel Core i5 4670K @ 3.40GHz
    16,0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
    ROG PG278Q (2560x1440@144Hz)
    PA279 (2560x1440@144Hz)
    4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (EVGA)
    465GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB (SSD) 


I'm currently gaming on 1080p HD scaled up to 1440p, I'm looking to move to 1440p. This build is from 2013 and got updated with the 970 in 2014 or 15. 

I haven't build a system since then and have no idea what the closest bottlenecks are. 


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I would say everything except the hard drives. and SSD's. Because you can get a pretty good pc for 1000 euro.

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My pc specs

CPU > Intel core i7 9700k, GPU > RTX 2070 8gb, RAM > Corsair Vengance 2x8gb, Motherboard > Z390 Gigabyte Aorus Pro Wifi, Storage > 1TB HDD & 500gb M2 SSD, Cooling > H100I Corsair Platinum, PSU > Corsair RM750X V2

🎧Current Audio Setup For Gaming🎧

DT 990 pro 250ohm

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

Other peripherals

Keyboard > Razer Chroma v2 Orange Switches

Mouse > Logitech G502 Hero

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You could upgrade your graphics card for an RTX 2060S, but don't go above that because the CPU will bottleneck your GPU.

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I'd probably wait right now, Nvidia and AMD will launch new hardware later this year. But I'd go for a full rebuild, new CPU, motherboard, memory, likely a new PSU, and GPU. 

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My Builds:

MEGA Desk Build

Blueberry Pi  R9 3900XT  Asus X470 ROG Crosshair VII Hero Wi-Fi ATX  Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 2x16GB OC@3466MHz  EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition 11GB  EVGA 850W P2 W/ Blue Sleeved Cables  Cryorig R1 Universal (Blue)  Corsair ML Pro Blue LED Fans  Fractal Design Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower 

Asus ROG SWIFT PG348Q 100Hz IPS G-Sync UW ‖ Dell UltraSharp U3419W 60Hz IPS UW ‖ Corsair K70 LUX Cherry MX Brown RGB ‖ Corsair SCIMITAR PRO RGB 


Gaming PC  i7-8700k OC@5.1GHz (Delid)  Asus Z370-G Gaming Wi-Fi mATX  Corsair Vengeance LED (Blue) 2x16GB 3200MHz  EVGA GTX 1080 SC2 Gaming iCX 8GB  EVGA 750W P2 W/ Black+White Sleeved Cables  Corsair H100i Pro  Corsair ML RGB Fans  Thermaltake Versa H18 TG mATX Case

LG 75UM8070PUA 4K UHD 120Hz IPS TV  Corsair K63 Cherry MX Red Special Edition Wireless  Corsair IRONCLAW RGB WIRELESS


Mini Work PC  R7 1700  Asus B450-I ROG STRIX Wi-Fi ITX  Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3200MHz (White)  Asus RX 580 Dual Series 8GB  Corsair SF 450W  Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML120L RGB  Noctua NF-F12 Chromax Fans  Silverstone Sugo SG13WB Mini ITX Case


SFF ITX Home PC  i7-6700k  MSI B250I Gaming Pro Wi-Fi AC ITX  G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x8GB 2800MHz  Intel Integrated Graphics  Seasonic SSP Flex ATX 300W PSU  Cryorig C7  Velka 3 rev 1.2 Mini ITX Case (Grey)


Laptop  Dell XPS13 (2017)  i7-7550U  16GB DDR3 RAM  Intel Integrated Graphics  1TB NVME M.2  QHD+ (4K) InfinityEdge Touch Display 


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