Question System upgrade

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I want to upgrade my system for gaming at a stable 60fps 1440p on ultra and maybe 30-40 fps 4k.Already have some things on mind but I would appreciate your opinion.
Current system:i5 6600k 3.5ghz
32gb kingston ram ddr3 1333mhz(system used to be a workstation before i bought it used,it had an fx8350 that overheated,upgraded to intel but decided to keep the ram)
gpu:gigabyte gtx1060 windforce oc
psu: 'keep out' 700w(want to upgrade asap,what is this brand?)
ssd: ocz agility 3 250gb(will keep,7 years old no problem or slowdown at all)
hdd:toshiba 3tb(also)
cpu cooler:deepcool something
motherboard:gigabyte ga-z170 hd3 ddr3
Budget is about 1000-1500€ and i'm looking to upgrade m/b,ram,cpu and gpu at a later date because i think my good old 1060 with some o/c will be fine for a while

The pc was doing ok at 1080p but i recently got an uhd monitor and it struggles on max res.i prefer intel cpus because they are better for gaming which is the main reason i'm upgrading this pc but there will also be some light video editing(4k) and photoshop(also 4k).Thanks in advance for your suggestions,looking forward to hear from you.Also,i'm sorry for my english.
 
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1000-1500€
(Not including gpu)
I know about the bottleneck that will happen but i think it will be worth it when i save enough money for a gpu
 
Those are some really low FPS expectations and you do not have to spend a fortune on intel to achieve them. My recommendation would be AMD Ryzen. There's no point in spending money on premium Intel hardware with those expectations.
What case do you have?
Do you like RGB?
What country are you from?
 
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Those are some really low FPS expectations and you do not have to spend a fortune on intel to achieve them. My recommendation would be AMD Ryzen. There's no point in spending money on premium Intel hardware with those expectations.
What case do you have?
Do you like RGB?
What country are you from?
1)If AMD,what should I buy?
2)Because the pc was originally used,i don't know the exact model of the case but it is for sure a thermaltake medium sized atx tower
3)No preference(as long as it performs good,aesthetics is not a thing to consider)
4)Greece
 
1)If AMD,what should I buy?
2)Because the pc was originally used,i don't know the exact model of the case but it is for sure a thermaltake medium sized atx tower
3)No preference(as long as it performs good,aesthetics is not a thing to consider)
4)Greece
I'd appreciate it if you could find the make and model of the case just to make sure. If not post a picture and i'll set you up with my recommended part list.
 
PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor (€297.99 @ Mindfactory)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - X470 AORUS GAMING 5 WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard (€190.85 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (€158.29 @ Mindfactory)
Storage: OCZ - Agility 3 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For €0.00)
Storage: Toshiba - P300 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For €0.00)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card (Purchased For €0.00)
Case: Thermaltake - Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For €0.00)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€96.84 @ Mindfactory)
Total: €743.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-15 22:56 CEST+0200

Save the rest of your budget for when you upgrade the graphics card. You'll need it with current RTX prices!
 
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Thank you!Out of curiosity,in case i needed a more powerful system(intel) what would you recommend if it's possible?And should I go for an RTX 2070 or 2080?
 

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Fps is all cpu, resolution and details is all gpu. So a 60fps expectation is easy, depending on the games. All my games hit 60+ on an i7-3770K. It wouldn't matter if it's 1080p, 1440p or 4k, I'll still get 60+. But thats also where the gpu comes into play. A 1060 is barely strong enough for 1440p and nowhere near strong enough for 4k. You'll need a 1080ti, 2080 or 2080ti for those resolutions, if wanting to keep that 60fps output by the cpu.

The i5 9600k will do 60+ across most games. The i7 9700k will do it better, but only fills in a small percentage that was under 60. The i9-9900k does it best, but there's still a couple of titles it'll struggle with. So 90%, 95% and 99%. Up to you to determine if a) you play any of those 10% of games, and b) how much those 10% are worth the upgrade.

Amd is no different there, especially at 4k where all the real work is done by the gpu.
 
I agree with the above ^. Keep your 1080p panel and your gtx 1060 6gb for now. The Ryzen system will be my recommendation because for the money the R7 will give you the most bang for your buck and the hyperthreaded multicore performance will give the system the best longevity as a whole with exception to the 9900k. Then whenever you're ready, use the rest of your budget for a 4k panel and a RTX 2080 TI. If you really want i'll spec you out an Intel build but if you plan to go 4k it really isn't necessary because you'll get identical results with both Intel and AMD platforms.
 

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