Best way to upgrade my current PC?

kuujo

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ASRock Z87M Extreme4
Intel Core i5-4670K 3.40GHz
16GB Ram
GTX 760

Would replacing my 760 with 1080 ti be a good decision, or would the processor be too much of a bottleneck? If so, what is the best path of upgrade to make it handle modern games on ultra settings in UHD? Do I need to build from scratch?
 

Kasper Jorgensen

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If you want to go 4K then you should upgrade GPU first. The 1080TI is a good choice or wait for the new RTX cards. The only really CPU upgrade you can do without also getting new mobo and DDR4 RAM is if you can find a good offer on an I7-4790K.
 
If you're going to game at 4K rez, the CPU won't make too much difference ( within reason ) and the current part is good enough, at such a high resolution the GPU is likely to be the holdup, with even the mighty GTX1080Ti struggling to maintain 60FPS in many titles without lowering some settings.
As a side note: The new RTX 2XXX cards should become available within a month or so, if you can, hang on and see what they bring to the 4K table before parting with any cash.
 

kuujo

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One of the reasons I am interested in 1080 now, is because I expect the prices to go down with the release of next gen, and I don't expect a revolution of some kind in terms of performance. Am I doing it right? Will the price go down just after release?
 

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