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Is system worth upgrading or also new mb, cpu, ram build? and which maximum upgraded GPU would not cause the CPU to be the bottleneck?

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Budget (including currency): $500

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: 1440 Games at 144 g-sync monitor, Photo editing, rendering

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

 

Intel Core i7-4790K 4 GHz Quad-Core Processor

CRYORIG H7 49 CFM CPU Cooler

ASRock Z97 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

Corsair Vengeance LP 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-1600 CL9 Memory

MSI GAMING X GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB Video Card

 - looking to upgrade to do 1440p gaming on this monitor without bottlenecking

Dell S2716DG 27.0" 2560 x 1440 144 Hz Monitor

Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 1TB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 3D2, QLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDPEKNW010T8X1

Fractal Design Define R5 ATX Mid Tower Case

Corsair RM750x 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply

 

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Ya I think upgrade is out of the question, might as well purchase a whole new platform.

For decent 1440p gaming and rendering, I'd say at least shell out about $800.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MHTknt

CPU: Intel Core i3-12100F 3.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($100.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($40.97 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p 1.02 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  (Purchased For $0.00)
Video Card: Gigabyte EAGLE OC Rev 2.0 GeForce RTX 3070 LHR 8 GB Video Card  ($549.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 ATX Mid Tower Case  (Purchased For $0.00)
Power Supply: Corsair RM750x (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $821.94

 

Personally I'd say at least get 12400F or R5 5600.

Or go cheaper with 12400F+3060 Ti.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/DtFDyK

CPU: Intel Core i5-12400F 2.5 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($166.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Zotac GAMING Twin Edge OC GeForce RTX 3060 Ti LHR 8 GB Video Card  ($409.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $747.94

Not an expert, just bored at work. Please quote me or mention me if you would like me to see your reply. **may edit my posts a few times after posting**

CPU: Intel i5-12400

GPU: Asus TUF RX 6800 XT OC

Mobo: Asus Prime B660M-A D4 WIFI

RAM: Team Delta TUF Alliance 2x8GB DDR4 3200MHz CL16

SSD: Team MP33 1TB

PSU: MSI MPG A850GF

Case: Phanteks Eclipse P360A

Cooler: ID-Cooling SE-234 ARGB

OS: Windows 11 Pro

Pcpartpicker: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wnxDfv
Displays: Samsung Odyssey G5 S32AG50 32" 1440p 165hz | AOC 27G2E 27" 1080p 144hz

Laptop: ROG Strix Scar III G531GU Intel i5-9300H GTX 1660Ti Mobile| OS: Windows 10 Home

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32 minutes ago, Dukesilver27- said:

Personally I'd say at least get 12400F or R5 5600.

I second this.

 

To add to this, if you currently don't want to spend a lot of money at once, you could just get the CPU/Mainboard/RAM now and upgrade your GPU at a later stage. If you are upgrading your GPU as well, I would at least have a look at the used marked. There are some real deals to be had.

 

So my advice would be to get something decent -> at least the i5 12400F. If you can make it work somehow an i3 13600k would probably last you a good deal longer. And then wait until you saved up a bit again and go for a GPU upgrade.

 

If you don't need that much performance, the build that was suggested would be a good way to go. Just don't expect the i3 12100F to last you as long as your current i7 did.

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