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Upgrading or should I say downgrading

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1 minute ago, Abdallah Al Manmud said:

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I'd get the i7 6700K or save up for the 7700K just so you never have to concern yourself with CPU again... second hand deals on those should be a thing there right? The i5 6600K alone I don't feel its worth spending money for.

Sooo, I’m using a GTX 1070 SC with i3 7100 but the cpu isn’t making full use of my gpu. My friends are suggesting me to get an i5 6600K. Would this be a good choice? Or should I just stick with i3?

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2 minutes ago, Abdallah Al Manmud said:

Sooo, I’m using a GTX 1070 SC with i3 7100 but the cpu isn’t making full use of my gpu. My friends are suggesting me to get an i5 6600K. Would this be a good choice? Or should I just stick with i3?

See if the fps you are getting in games is high enough for you, if not upgrade. The 6600k will definitely give you higher fps but if you already have 100+ fps on a 60Hz monitor its no use throwing more money at the cpu.

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Only you can determine if it is worth it. If you want to spend the least amount you can, then upgrade to the i5/i7 that fits the same motherboard socket you currently use. For just gaming, I don't think you need the i7, but if you have the money the i7 would be better long term, especially using one of the older generations. 

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3 minutes ago, Abdallah Al Manmud said:

Sooo, I’m using a GTX 1070 SC with i3 7100 but the cpu isn’t making full use of my gpu. My friends are suggesting me to get an i5 6600K. Would this be a good choice? Or should I just stick with i3?

Why did you pair a 1070 with a i3? For a minimal bottleneck the best would be to get an i5 or i7 in the 7th or 8th gen.

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i say atleast go with the i5 and the 1070 to get the most out of your 1070.

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Why is the i5 6600K your only option? what motherboard do you actually have?

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1 minute ago, Alexzz_ said:

See if the fps you are getting in games is high enough for you, if not upgrade. The 6600k will definitely give you higher fps but if you already have 100+ fps on a 60Hz monitor its no use throwing more money at the cpu.

He already said the cpu was the bottleneck. 

 

If that's true it's the only thing worth throwing money at (unless he's using an HDD). I wouldn't care what my performance was, if one part is bottlenecking another, it's getting replaced. 

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11 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

Why is the i5 6600K your only option? what motherboard do you actually have?

Z270 A-Pro. And 6600K is my only option cause I’m poor 

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1 minute ago, Abdallah Al Manmud said:

Z270 A-Pro

I'd get the i7 6700K or save up for the 7700K just so you never have to concern yourself with CPU again... second hand deals on those should be a thing there right? The i5 6600K alone I don't feel its worth spending money for.

Personal Desktop":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.

Luna, the temporary Desktop:

CPU: Intel Core i7 10700KF @ 5.0Ghz (5.1Ghz 4-core) |~| Cooling: bq! Dark Rock 4 Pro |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z490 UD |~| RAM: 32G Kingston HyperX @ 2666Mhz CL13 |~| GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 (Reference) |~| PSU: Corsair HX1000 80+ Platinum |~| Windows Boot Drive: 2x 512GB (1TB total) Plextor SATA SSD (RAID0 volume) |~| Linux Boot Drive: 500GB Kingston A2000 |~| Storage: 4TB WD Black HDD |~| Case: Cooler Master Silencio S600 |~| Display 1 (leftmost): Eizo (unknown model) 1920x1080 IPS @ 60Hz|~| Display 2 (center): BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 1920x1080 TN @ 240Hz |~| Display 3 (rightmost): Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 3840x2160 IPS @ 60Hz 10-bit |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro (games / art) + Linux (distro: NixOS; programming and daily driver)
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11 minutes ago, tomswife said:

He already said the cpu was the bottleneck. 

 

If that's true it's the only thing worth throwing money at (unless he's using an HDD). I wouldn't care what my performance was, if one part is bottlenecking another, it's getting replaced. 

Its not worth throwing more money at your pc if you are already getting the results you want, like i stated in my first comment if you have a 60hz monitor and you get 100fps consistently in game at the desired level of detail, i would argue that the money is going to waste getting higher fps in stead of going towards an upgrade in the monitor.

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1 minute ago, Alexzz_ said:

Its not worth throwing more money at your pc if you are already getting the results you want, like i stated in my first comment if you have a 60hz monitor and you get 100fps consistently in game at the desired level of detail, i would argue that the money is going to waste getting higher fps in stead of going towards an upgrade in the monitor.

I understand. But for me, I only game a little bit and if I found out that my processor was hindering its performance, whether it be just in games or not, I would put an end to that. But that's just me. 

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21 minutes ago, tomswife said:

I understand. But for me, I only game a little bit and if I found out that my processor was hindering its performance, whether it be just in games or not, I would put an end to that. But that's just me. 

Yeah, that would bug me too.  I can understand what @Alexzz_ is saying, but when things bug me they really bug me.  

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