Bottlenecking Issue! Please Help

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My rig is as follows:
GPU : Gtx 1050ti 4gb
CPU : i3 4160 @ 3.6
Ram: 8Gb
Psu : 400w

I have been having severe issues regarding my CPU. On every CPU intensive game such as Dota2,Cod Bo4 etc i face cpu bottlenecks. My CPU usage goes to 100% whereas my GPU usage stays at 55-65%
I lower my settings, FPS increases a bit but still stays 35-40 however, i want to game at 1080p high-ultra.

Kindly suggest me a CPU that would pair great and perform under 0 bottle necking.
NOTE: My MOBO supports 4th gen Intel upto i7.

I only use this rig for gaming so please answer from a gamer's perspective.
Any help / recommendation would be highly appreciated.
Thanks.
 
Expectations were set too high here.
The 'bottleneck' is you trying to game at ultra settings with a low-end cpu and gpu. The parts themselves are fine.

You'd be looking for either a 4770 or 4790 in the used market, as the brand new ones are still going around retail price.
Also, what kind of monitor do you have?
 
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It's a 1080p 60Hz
 
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Is i7 4790k fine? and is it future proof? If i do buy the i7 4790k, do i need to upgrade my psu?
 
That's fine then.
But one of the 2 I7s in my last post might be your best bet, but depending on where you live, changing platforms(cpu/mobo/ram) may be more logical/cheaper, as in some places, an I5 8400 setup or Ryzen 2600 could be better than one of the older I7s.

EDIT: You won't need to upgrade the psu, but you will need a cooler for the K models. Stock coolers are not efficient for them in the long run. A Cryorig H7 or CM 212 Evo would work.
 
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Being honest i cant afford to change CPU,Mobo and RAM right now.
An i7 4790k costs around 220$ here which is in my budget.
Would a 1060/1070 bottleneck an i7 4790k? I might upgrade my gpu and ram in near future.
 
That's fine if you can't change it all. Prices can vary wildly by region.
A 1060/1070 wouldn't bottleneck that cpu by a long shot, but your monitor would - at least for the 1070.
If there's no plans to replace the monitor, then no need to go higher than a 1060 3gb.

EDIT: No need to mess with the ram anytime soon, as it won't improve much at all.
 

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