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I m saving money for my next build which will cost around 1000$, if i include a gpu also.
I m confused about the GPU component, given the release of new RTX series gpus. Presently, i have the gtx 970.
What do you suggest ?
Shall i buy the rest of the components & wait for the gpu or shall I wait until i have enough money for the gpu also ?
Keep in view that that the system without gpu cost around 600$
 
Will you need a Windows licence?
Is this a build from scratch, or an upgrade to an existing system? If an upgrade we may be able to use the existing Windows licence and some parts.

If you're gaming ( what else ;) ) the GTX970 is still a useful card for HD resolution, and with the GPU market so messed up ATM I'd advise you aim at the base system first and then save for a GPU upgrade in the future.

Hard as this may be to swallow, but you'll get longer life out of the system if you drop the entire $1,000 on it and keep the current GPU and upgrade it later rather than lowering the specs to stay within a $600 budget and limiting the future expansion options. Your call, we'll advise either way.
 

Usman Anwar

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I m upgrading from scratch. I want to buy this system for at least 1440p gaming, 2k would be nice. Furthermore, i heard that Intel is planning on releasing the 9th gen CPUs next year. Should i wait for these CPUs or the 8 gen will be enough ?
 
1440p is 2k... https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/691408-2k-does-not-mean-2560%C3%971440/

Intel might be launching some new processor this year, but that is not yet verified... https://wccftech.com/intel-9th-gen-coffee-lake-s-cpu-z390-platform-launch-1st-october/
But the waiting game is never ending as technology keeps on evolving, and for that budget range you will not be getting any earth shattering jump.
 

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