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Hey guys, I'm new here, I was actually advised by a friend to ask this community for advice. So anyway to the topic, I have a PC that I've currently fallen back in love with and I'm progressively upgrading it, I have an i7-4770 inside it with 16GB DDR3 RAM and an Nvidia GTX 1050ti. I want to run games at 60FPS+ at ultra detail, I have a 144Hz QHD Element Gaming monitor. I am getting £500 in December to upgrade, but what should I upgrade first? I was looking at getting a GTX 1070 but they are fairly similar in price to an RTX 2070 so I thought I may as well get that, but will I have a severe bottleneck? If I upgrade my CPU then it would probably be to a Ryzen 7 2600x due to available funds, but then I'll be in the same boat that I'm in now due to my GPU...I really don't know what to do.

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I'd say your GPU is the weakest point in your system at the moment, so upgrading it should be priority.

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6 minutes ago, WereCatf said:

I'd say your GPU is the weakest point in your system at the moment, so upgrading it should be priority.

Thanks! Ok I will do that, will an RTX 2070 be so overkill that I'll have a bad experience playing games? I want a GPU that's going to last quite a while, and I am going to upgrade to a more modern CPU this time next year anyway.

 Thanks again for the advice.

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Just now, nOVA1987 said:

Thanks! Ok I will do that, will an RTX 2070 be so overkill that I'll have a bad experience playing games?

I don't see how it could be a bad experience. Maybe you've misunderstood what it means when a CPU is bottlenecking the GPU: it just means that the CPU can't give the GPU enough work to take full advantage of the card, it doesn't mean that it'd perform worse than a less powerful card.

 

As for RTX2070 being worth buying or not.. I don't know. I haven't cared about GPU-prices and markets for a long time now and I don't even live in the UK in the first place, so I'm going to refrain on commenting on that.

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8 minutes ago, WereCatf said:

I don't see how it could be a bad experience. Maybe you've misunderstood what it means when a CPU is bottlenecking the GPU: it just means that the CPU can't give the GPU enough work to take full advantage of the card, it doesn't mean that it'd perform worse than a less powerful card.

 

As for RTX2070 being worth buying or not.. I don't know. I haven't cared about GPU-prices and markets for a long time now and I don't even live in the UK in the first place, so I'm going to refrain on commenting on that.

Ah ok, thank you so much thats so helpful! I'll get a new GPU first :D

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The 1050Ti is a good GPU, but its not really rated for QHD gaming (especially at 144Hz). While a CPU would be a nice upgrade, if you're going to play at 4k 60fps with Ultra, a minimum of a 2070 is recommended. An i7 should tide you over till you can afford the RAM, Ryzen is a good budget choice.

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You save at least 150 dollars by going with the 1070.

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