Question i7 3770 to i5 9600k?

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Should I upgrade from my i7 3770 to a i5 9600k? I currently have 24gb of DDR3 so I will need to get DDR4 and I was thinking of getting 16gb 3000mhz. My GPU is a GTX 1060 6gb. I want to game on a 144hz monitor at 1080p.

I first wanted to upgrade my gpu to a vega 56, but there is going to be a bottleneck for sure.
 

MetallicMonk

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That CPU with a Vega 56, the 3770. shouldn't cause much of a bottleneck. It's my current rig and I game at 144hz. I personally wouldn't recommend (upgrading) to an i5.
 

MetallicMonk

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userbenchmark may say that but the fact is, most games won't even max out the 3770. I'm getting 10k on superposition high preset. I mean for sure the i5 will be better along with the new chipset and DDR4. You might not be that impressed with the improvement in games however.
 
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userbenchmark may say that but the fact is, most games won't even max out the 3770. I'm getting 10k on superposition high preset. I mean for sure the i5 will be better along with the new chipset and DDR4. You might not be that impressed with the improvement in games however.
I have a 1000$ amazon.ca budget, what should I upgrade, here is my whole build:

Mobo: P8Z77-M Asus
RAM: Viper 3 DDR3 1600mhz 2x4gb & Viper 3 DDR3 1866mhz 2x8gb
PSU: EVGA 450 BT 80+ Bronze
CPU: i7-3770
Cooler: Rosewill unknown cooler lmao
GPU: GTX 1060 6GB WINDFORCE OC
Storage: 1tb western blue, 120GB SSD A400 and 500gb hdd western blue
Case: Shitty old acer case
 

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I went from a 3770 to a 8700 and noticed a massive difference. Minimum framerates (or 1% lows etc) are the important metric, as they have to do with overall smoothness. It does depend on the game, but I'd say you're likely to notice a big uptick, although GPU is important too.
 
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You will see major imp[rovements if you upgrade the videocard, a 2070, 2080 would be a great add to your build and the cpu can handle it.
Well this is what I'd upgrade. Case, new SSD (think crucial 500GB) new PSU(think EVGA gold 650W+) and GPU. Keep in mind this is only my opinion.
What do yall think about that? Will it bottleneck or is it perfect for the i7 3770 and 24gb of ddr3? For a 144hz FreeSync monitor

 

MetallicMonk

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Get a cheaper air cooler and make the powersupply an EVGA G2 or similar. The CX series are not very good, I had to return one recently as it couldn't power my vega 56.
 

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What do yall think about that? Will it bottleneck or is it perfect for the i7 3770 and 24gb of ddr3? For a 144hz FreeSync monitor

A 3770 is getting old, I'd suggest getting a new i5 9600K or a new Ryzen 3000 series CPU if you plan on upgrading your graphics card. A Noctua NH-D15 is also an air cooler that will perform far better than a Corsair H60, especially as you have the room for one in your case.
 

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Here's an updated list, no case though.
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor | $338.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop
CPU Cooler | Noctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler | $99.95 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace
Motherboard | MSI - Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $171.00 @ Powertop
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $119.99 @ Canada Computers
Video Card | Gigabyte - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8 GB Video Card | $379.00 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply | EVGA - 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $112.00 @ Vuugo
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1220.93
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-27 08:35 EDT-0400 |
 

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