[SOLVED] upgrading computer what is the best item to upgrade first??


Feb 17, 2014
As the title states I am upgrading my rig. Its not old by any stretch. But I upgraded my monitor to a 1080p 240hz display and I would like my hardware to match. I can run most of the older games and esports titles just fine and get the fps but newer triple A titles suffer. I am thinking of getting a 9700k and a rtx 2080, but what piece would I see a bigger performance boost. Eventually both pieces will be upgraded, I was just curious what I should do first

My current rig is a
r5 1600 overclocked to 3.7 ghz ( my chip wont be stable past that)
gtx 1070 fe overclocked 200mhz on the core and 300mhz on the memory
16gb ddr4 3200mhz
240gb ssd
5tb seagate drive


Not at 1080P it won't, it will bottleneck the heck out of that GPU.


Well since you are going to stay with 1080P you will have to go with a faster platform overall if you want the CPU to keep up with those high framerates the GPU can push.

So yeah a 9700K or 9900K would be a good plan.

However if you went to 1440P the current platform would keep up fine.