Question Ideal choice for a GPU and CPU upgrade?

Jul 22, 2019
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I've been saving up a lot of money recently and have thought about upgrading my Gtx 1080 and i5-7600k build to a Dual Gtx 1080 and i9-9900k . Would it be ideal to buy those parts considering I've saved up the money for it and have a comfortable amount for it? Also I'm assuming I'd need to upgrade my 500W power supply, how many watts would be a good amount for the build?
 
Don't buy dual GTX1080s. You will have no extra performance from the extra card.

You will need a new motherboard to use the I9 btw.

You should go for a good 650w for 1x1080 and I9
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $74.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $94.99
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $74.99
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-21 18:08 EST-0500 |
 
Jul 22, 2019
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Don't buy dual GTX1080s. You will have no extra performance from the extra card.

You will need a new motherboard to use the I9 btw.

You should go for a good 650w for 1x1080 and I9
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $74.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $94.99
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $74.99
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-21 18:08 EST-0500 |
Then should I just upgrade my processor to an i7 considering an i9 would bottleneck?
 
Jul 22, 2019
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What? An i9 wouldn't bottleneck anything in that setup.

Are you concidering reusing your motherboard? that limits you to an I7 7700k at max.

What is your budget all in?
If I were to get an i9 I would need to get a new Mobo because I have the GA-H110M-H. If I were to get an i9 which would be best for a 1080?
 

digitalgriffin

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My nephew is in a similar jam. His specs are a little lower with a 1060 and a gen 6 i5 and a 1080p monitor.

Bear with me a bit here and youll see where im getting.

I told him his system is balanced for1080p gaming. The most he could do is maybe buy a higher refresh 1080p monitor. The next step up would require a big step up of everything to entry 1440p. Cpu, video, and monitor.

Your 1080 is a mid range 1440p card. I assume you already have a 1440p monitor.

A base 9700k or 3700x with a 5700xt, 2070 super will keep you on 1440p territory with faster frame rates.

3700x $315
X470 board $140
3600 16 gigs memory $110
2070 super $510
1440p 144hz monitor $500

So about $1575 for a modest frame rate boost.

Your next step up is 4k. And unless you are willing to spend ungodly sums on a monitor you are stuck at 60hz for $500 and a $1050 for the video card (2080ti)

So $2115 for 60hz gaming on a 4k

Now you need to decide which you want.
 
Jul 22, 2019
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My nephew is in a similar jam. His specs are a little lower with a 1060 and a gen 6 i5 and a 1080p monitor.

Bear with me a bit here and youll see where im getting.

I told him his system is balanced for1080p gaming. The most he could do is maybe buy a higher refresh 1080p monitor. The next step up would require a big step up of everything to entry 1440p. Cpu, video, and monitor.

Your 1080 is a mid range 1440p card. I assume you already have a 1440p monitor.

A base 9700k or 3700x with a 5700xt, 2070 super will keep you on 1440p territory with faster frame rates.

3700x $315
X470 board $140
3600 16 gigs memory $110
2070 super $510
1440p 144hz monitor $500

So about $1575 for a modest frame rate boost.

Your next step up is 4k. And unless you are willing to spend ungodly sums on a monitor you are stuck at 60hz for $500 and a $1050 for the video card (2080ti)

So $2115 for 60hz gaming on a 4k

Now you need to decide which you want.
So many options it's crazy, I currently have a 1080p 144hz which I've been looking to upgrade along with my pc specs so that I will definitely dive into later. Secondly, are you saying I should sell my 1080 and replace it with a 2070 super? I compared the two and it seems the 2070 gives you more bang for your buck. I already got the Ram as well. I probably won't go near 4k territory 1440 at most because I simply enjoy 144hz too much and would need a little bit more money to spend on a $1,200 card. Anyways, thank you for clearing my situation up a little though I will be taking your suggestions into deep consideration.
 

digitalgriffin

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So many options it's crazy, I currently have a 1080p 144hz which I've been looking to upgrade along with my pc specs so that I will definitely dive into later. Secondly, are you saying I should sell my 1080 and replace it with a 2070 super? I compared the two and it seems the 2070 gives you more bang for your buck. I already got the Ram as well. I probably won't go near 4k territory 1440 at most because I simply enjoy 144hz too much and would need a little bit more money to spend on a $1,200 card. Anyways, thank you for clearing my situation up a little though I will be taking your suggestions into deep consideration.
If you use a 1080p monitor, you are cpu bound. What that means is your 1080 gpu is faster than the i5 cpu can set up frames for it. So a faster cpu will give you more fps. If this is your main target a 5ghz 9700k might be the better choice.

For any higher resolution i would replace the 1080. For now a 1080 is still good for most 1440p games. A 2070 super would give you a marginal frame increase. Like i said, its a lot of money for a small boost.
 

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