Question Best value CPU upgrade to reduce bottleneck.

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Hi all,

Got a RTX 2070 on black friday and my next upgrade needs to be CPU as it is the main bottleneck in my system currently
I have a 4690k which at the moment i haven't overclocked buti can tell from readouts that it is bottlenecking on some games.

Overclocking my current 4690k might improve things, but i have read some people who say even this wouldn't really be enought to match the 2070.

So my question is, is there another 1150 socket CPU i could upgrade to which would be on par with the 2070? (I know the 4790k might be an option but i have read mixed opinions with pairing it with the 2070, some saying it IS good enough and some saying it still isn't...)

OR which new mobo and cpu combo would be the best value for money to upgrade to, to make a good match for the 2070 without breaking the bank too much.

Edit:

Found this deal, opinions? - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CCL-4-4GHz-AMD-Hexa-Core-Ryzen-5-3600X-Bundle-16GB-Gigabyte-B450-AORUS-ELITE/113812626974


Thanks in advance!
 
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1150 is way too old to sink any money into, i would recommend upgrading to a i5 9th gen or something, because of the new 10th gen processors, the 9th gens are cheap now.
 

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1150 is way too old to sink any money into, i would recommend upgrading to a i5 9th gen or something, because of the new 10th gen processors, the 9th gens are cheap now.
They may be "cheap" now, but Comet Lake models will provide 30-40% more performance per dollar assuming Intel sticks to the same price points, more if Intel reduces prices to better line up against Ryzen 3rd-gen.
 

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $254.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-30 22:32 EST-0500
Thanks for the idea's, would you say this is a better option over what you suggested or would it be better value to find the parts you suggested?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CCL-4-4GHz-AMD-Hexa-Core-Ryzen-5-3600X-Bundle-16GB-Gigabyte-B450-AORUS-ELITE/113812626974
 

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You cannot "stop" bottlenecks, you can only push them further up the performance hill until you don't care about or cannot justify the extra cost of going any higher anymore.
I did know that.
The fact that i'm posting this at 4am didn't help lol, have edited the post to make more sense.
 

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