Gpu or cpu upgrade

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I am considering buying a 3930k and a 1060 6gb or keep my i5 3470 and buy a 1070. Both options are $350. I have a 144hz monitor so i do not know if the 3470 would be able to push out those higher frames. But i also do not know if the 1060 6gb would be able to push out higher frames.
 
A 3930K uses a different socket than an i5-3470, you'd have to swap motherboards.

I'd be looking to get a cheap GTX 1070 while prices are good. Too bad, earlier today there were 3 different EVGA GTX 1070 SC and FTW for $260 ea. on eBay.

If you want to stay on the same platform, look for an i7-3770(K).
 
If your monitor is 1080p, stick to the 1060 card. If 1440p, go with the 1070, however, the 3470 will not be a great match for the 1070.

All in all, I'd go with the 1060 solution. You can always get a 1070 some time in the future.
 

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yea i have a 3930k for 60 and a motherboard for 50 dollars, and a 1060 6gb for 150, but there is also a 1070 for 265.
 

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my current specs is an i5 3470, corsair 16gb 2400mhz, windforce r9 380x, 2 120gbs ssd, 2 1tbs hdd's.
 

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Im not sure because there is a Randomgaminginhd video where he paired a 1070 with a 3470 and at 1080p there was surprising little bottleneck, the cpu was not maxed out in many games including pubg. the only game where you could see a bottleneck was gta 5
 
Well, those are all pretty good prices. I've used a GTX 1060 3GB, 6GB; RX 570 4GB, RX 580 8GB, GTX 1070, and GTX 1080 Ti all at 1080p, and even the GTX 1070 struggles with the newest titles like AC Origins, had to turn some setting down a little to maintain 60fps. I think the GTX 1070 will be the 60fps 1080p gaming standard moving forward with top select titles. But, there will still be a large portion of games that will run well on the GTX 1060 6GB.
 

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