Upgrade CPU, Mobo and RAM or GPU first?

Stevie_M

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Hi, basically as the title says. I'm going to do both but unsure which would be best to do first as there will probably be a fair few months between upgrades, my current system is,

i5 4460
8GB RAM
GTX 1060 6GB

I'm considering a GTX 1070ti or a GTX 2060, price dependent, for the GPU upgrade.

For the CPU I'd be looking at Ryzen 5 2600 or 2600X most likely, which would mean a new motherboard and RAM (I'd also go from 8gb to 16gb here).

Currently using a 1440p/60hz monitor so ideally I'd like to play on that at 60fps.

Just looking for some opinions on what people think would be the best way forward, thanks.
 

Barty1884

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As you scale up resolution, you';ll benefit more & more from GPU horsepower (provided the CPU is reasonable, of course).

While you could arguably go either route, I'd be inclined to lean towards GPU first of all.

That being said though, a 2060 sits nearer 1070 territory than it does 1070TI.... So that might not 'feel' like the best upgrade.
 

tennis2

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Upgrade CPU+mobo+RAM and the GTX1060 will play 1440p/60 perfectly fine.

I have an i5-3570k + RX480 and 1440p/144Hz monitor.
 

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