Question PC upgrade, trying to avoid bottleneck

nitzanlsm

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Hey, after a few years away from gaming i decided to upgrade my pc to match todays requirements.
I usually play at 1080p but if possible i would like to future proof a bit and get parts that could run 4k and VR decently.
However even though back when i got this pc it was top of the line, now days it's pretty dated and i'm worried that just upgrading my gpu will result in bottleneck
So my current PC is :
Motherboard- Z97X-UD3H
CPU-i5 4670k (overclocked to 4/4.2)
GPU- gtx 780ti overclocked
RAM-8GB (i believe DDR3)

I was thinking about getting a gtx 2070 super as it's a pretty decent upgrade from the 780ti and not too expensive, but i cant tell if my cpu will bottleneck it, what do you guys think?
And if it does will changing my cpu require replacing my motherboard and ram as a result?
 
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Hey, after a few years away from gaming i decided to upgrade my pc to match todays requirements.
I usually play at 1080p but if possible i would like to future proof a bit and get parts that could run 4k and VR decently.
However even though back when i got this pc it was top of the line, now days it's pretty dated and i'm worried that just upgrading my gpu will result in bottleneck
So my current PC is :
Motherboard- X97C-UD3H
CPU-i5 4670k (overclocked to 4/4.2)
GPU- gtx 780ti overclocked
RAM-8GB (i believe DDR3)

I was thinking about getting a gtx 2070 super as it's a pretty decent upgrade from the 780ti and not too expensive, but i cant tell if my cpu will bottleneck it, what do you guys think?
And if it does will changing my cpu require replacing my motherboard and ram as a result?
At 1080p you will have a more than slight CPU limitation, but still a massive improvement. I would also suggest upgrading to 16gb ram aswell.
 
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crackz

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I can't find a motherboard with the name of X97C-UD3H, are you sure that's your motherboard?

Motherboard only supports DDR3, best upgrade is getting a new motherboard and DDR4 ram.
 
Your CPU wouldn't work with a newer motherboard that supports ddr4. Your system will only ever work with ddr3 unless you swap cpu, motherboard, and ram of course.

If you want to get rid of the CPU limitation id look for a modern 6 core.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor | $142.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | ASRock B365M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $78.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | Team Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory | $59.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $301.77
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $281.77
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-15 09:05 EDT-0400 |


PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor | $133.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard | ASRock B450M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $68.38 @ OutletPC
Memory | Team Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $61.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $283.37
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $263.37
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-15 09:06 EDT-0400 |
 

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