Yeah, nothing wrong with that. Give it a go, start out with ram, ram prices wont change with AMD/Intels tiff. Let us know how it goes.So does the OP's current Intel CPU and any other more modern Intel CPU he may be thinking of upgrading to. RAM bandwidth starvation isn't just an AMD thing, particularly when you're overclocking the CPU.
As I said in my previous reply, I see significant FPS gains in many games running the same CPU at the same overclock in many games when using faster RAM. This still applies even with the CPU at 100% occupancy. It would be a quick temporary partial fix until the major upgrade takes place.
I kind of think that going with a 9700K might be a bit overkill if you are pairing it with a GTX 1060. As was said, while the processor will likely be better suited for many of the games coming out in the coming years, and in a handful of games like Battlefield V that can already utilize more threads, in most existing games you are only likely to see minor performance improvements over your current processor. Especially since your graphics card will be what's limiting performance in many of those games, unless you drop the settings down relatively low. In general, it's typically best to spend as much or more on a graphics card as you do for a processor in a gaming system.I decided that money is not really much of an issue, if I can future proof my pc for like 2-3 years. This is why for now I think I'm going to upgrade the following:
motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X
cpu: Intel Core i7-9700K
RAM: G Skill RipJaw V 3200MHz 2x8GB
I'll upgrade the gpu later on, if I find that it's bottlenecking the cpu.
What are your thoughts on this upgrade?
Agreed. I think the OP has pretty much maxed out his current system now. The GTX 1060 is a good match for the rest of the hardware.If you were to upgrade gpu you'll probably looking into a cpu upgrade as well. Just so you know not to rely only on ram in future even though it saved you this time.