Question Upgrading my pc, but could use some help.

Nate_30

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I've decided that instead of building a brand new computer, I'd save a little money and just upgrade my GPU instead. I'd like to jump from a 1060 to a 1080, but I'd like to ask the community who know more about computers than I do before I make any purchases. My current build as of now:

CPU: Intel Core i7 7700
GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 3gb
RAM: 8 gigs of DDR4
Motherboard: ASUS PRIME B250M-A
PSU: Thermaltake Smart 600w 80 White Certified Power Supply

First, I need to know if my system is compatible. Like if my CPU won't bottleneck, if I have enough wattage, etc. And second, which model 1080 should I buy? If it helps, my main interest for buying a powerful rig is for VR.
Thanks, I always appreciate the help you all give when I need it.
 
Your i7-7700 is still very capable.
Try this simple test:
Run YOUR games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
If your FPS stays the same, you are likely more cpu limited.

A 600w PSU should be plenty for a GTX1080.
FWIW, thermaltake 600w is tier 7 on this list; not very good.
 
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What storage do you have
I've decided that instead of building a brand new computer, I'd save a little money and just upgrade my GPU instead. I'd like to jump from a 1060 to a 1080, but I'd like to ask the community who know more about computers than I do before I make any purchases. My current build as of now:

CPU: Intel Core i7 7700
GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 3gb
RAM: 8 gigs of DDR4
Motherboard: ASUS PRIME B250M-A
PSU: Thermaltake Smart 600w 80 White Certified Power Supply

First, I need to know if my system is compatible. Like if my CPU won't bottleneck, if I have enough wattage, etc. And second, which model 1080 should I buy? If it helps, my main interest for buying a powerful rig is for VR.
Thanks, I always appreciate the help you all give when I need it.
Question is, do you run 1080p? and what kind of storage do you run at the moment?
 

TardisRepair

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Like the other guy said, you have a very capable CPU, so you likely only need to upgrade the GPU. If you're going for a VR computer, I don't think you will need a 1080 for any games really. It might be a better option to get a RTX 2070 instead, as it has ray tracing, which may be used by more games in the next few years, and has slightly better performance than a GTX 1080, for only slightly more money.
 

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