[SOLVED] GTX760 Upgrade and further questions

ekohhh

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I've read through the Ultimate Bottleneck Guide v2.0 and would like some advice on my current set up (which is a few years old).
In the spreadsheet, it seems like a GTX1060 shouldn't be an issue regarding CPU bottlenecking.

Location: Australia
Budget: Open to suggestions.
Use: Casual gaming, something like COD: Warzone would probably be the worst it gets as for consistent gameplay. Occasional Solidworks/Inventor use.

I'd like to upgrade my GPU, possibly to a GTX970 or 1060. I am a casual gamer, and the games are played on my Dell U2414H at the moment.
I'm also looking to upgrade my RAM to 16GB; I built this PC with 8GB a few years ago but I think the heat sink is blocking the 1st slot, also noting my RAM is DDR3.

Would you guys/girls have any advice on this in terms of a "future-proof" buy?

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII RANGER ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($198.89 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($160.07 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2 GB DirectCU II Video Card
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
Monitor: Dell U2412M 24.0" 1920x1200 60 Hz Monitor ($199.00 @ B&H)
Monitor: Dell U2414H 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor ($299.99 @ Adorama)
Total: $1258.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Cheers,
Eric K
 
you cant future proof an old system, thats kind of the point of futureproofing.

the better gpu will help. but i wouldnt go higher than a 1060 or 1660 super.
if you want to "futureproof" just get a new system.

getting the new gpus will make your games a lot faster though.

but its not like you can make this a high end system suddenly to futureproof.
 
you cant future proof an old system, thats kind of the point of futureproofing.

the better gpu will help. but i wouldnt go higher than a 1060 or 1660 super.
if you want to "futureproof" just get a new system.

getting the new gpus will make your games a lot faster though.

but its not like you can make this a high end system suddenly to futureproof.
 

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