Question First time upgrading my build

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Hey yall, I'm upgrading my pc for the first time, and I am relatively clueless on this stuff still so could definitely use the advice!

Build:
Z270A-Pro Motherboard
I7-7700k
GTX 1070
16gb ram ddr4 3000mhz
550w power supply (I believe)
500 gb nvme
500 gb ssd
1 tb hardrive

I mainly play fps games like, Warzone, Valorant, Apex and Halo. I sometimes play games like Dead by Daylight, Red Dead, Assassins Creed, etc. However, I would have to say my main focus is getting higher frames and not playing at the absolute lowest settings. I currently get max 80ish fps on the lowest settings in warzone, and the drops significantly at certain places in the map to as low as 40 sometimes. I also stream occasionally as well. Oh and I have also been playing at 1080p, not sure if that's important or not.
 

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Right now you could blow your money on an overpriced GPU. You 'could' build a new system and re-use the GPU you have. It would be the limiting factor and the new components would not be used to their potential.

At this current time it is a good idea to continue saving money and take a wait and see attitude. Besides that, "word on the street" is that next gen for both Intel and AMD will (probably) be on different sockets, and require DDR 5.
 
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You can go two ways with that budget. Upgrade your gpu or upgrade your board, cpu and RAM.

Here's the gpu route ...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/284313280911
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC 12GB GDDR6 Graphics Card $899.98


And here's the other upgrade path .,,

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119383
ASUS TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS WIFI $149.99

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/intel-core-i5-11400-11th-generation-6-core-12-thread-2-6-to-4-4-ghz-lga1200-locked-desktop-processor/6452218.p?skuId=6452218
Intel Core i5-11400 $189.99

https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Ballistix-Desktop-Gaming-BL2K8G32C16U4B/dp/B083TRRT16/
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200MHz 16GB (8GBx2) CL16 $87.99
 
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