Question Looking to make some upgrades on gaming PC

Phosphonothioic

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Hello Everyone!

The PC I built for my wife is using an i5-3570 and a GTX 1070.

Please correct me if I'm wrong on the following items:

1.) Upgrading the CPU essentially means I'll be converting from the LGA 1155 to a new socket type (meaning new motherboard).

2.) Having a new motherboard will force me to purchase and install a new copy of Windows (??) (Which will force me to format and perform a clean install on my SS OS drive?)

3.) What processor should I shoot for? I could go for overkill with the i9-9900K and not have to worry about upgrading again for awhile, but is this a falsehood? Maybe an i7-9700K would make more sense. In any case, that's what I'm hoping you wonderful people could provide guidance with.

4.) One last item. With a processor upgrade, will the GTX 1070 become a significant enough bottle neck to facilitate going to the?

Thanks so much in advance!
 

drivinfast247

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What resolution are you running? Are you planning on staying at that resolution?

An upgrade means at least a new CPU, motherboard and ram.

Also means a clean install of Windows.

I wouldn't run a 9900k with a 1070 GPU.
 

Phosphonothioic

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What resolution are you running? Are you planning on staying at that resolution?

An upgrade means at least a new CPU, motherboard and ram.

Also means a clean install of Windows.

I wouldn't run a 9900k with a 1070 GPU.
- 1440p. Yeah, I'll be staying here.

- I figured out I have an OEM version of windows. So yeah, new install.

- That's why I mentioned the 9900k is overkill. But, obviously, I want to make a smart choice. I could always look at upgrading the 1070, I'll have to figure out if it's worth it. I'm not really concerned with ray tracing, so I don't know.
 
All comes down to how much money you want to spend.
If you want to spend only $150 - change the CPU to an i7 3x series
If you want to spend $1500 then its a complete new rebuild.

Right now, I am running an i7 2600k@4.3ghz with a 2060 (just replaced the 1070 3days ago) gaming with 1070 was perfect, gaming with 2060 is basically the same.
 

Phosphonothioic

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I had a sneaking suspicion that a new build would be coming down the pipeline. I've stretched most of the components out for years, so I definitely got value out of them.

Ok people, thanks for the input. I'll start looking at a new build. It's been awhile, so I'm sure I'll be back with questions. :)

Thanks!
 

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