Question Upgrading/rebuilding my pc

mumbo40

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Hi guys, thank you for clicking on my post,
I've had my Pc for about 5 years now (used to have the 780Ti) and its become lackluster. there has been many improvements in GPU,CPU and motherboards etc and I would pretty much want to rebuild my Rig. I'm from the UK, im sure that makes a difference in price.

My parts are as follows:
  • Intel Core i5 4670K
  • Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 6GB
  • ASUS Z87 PRO Motherboard
  • Corsair H100i
  • Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum
  • 16GB DDR3 RAM
I am planning an upgrade to:
  • i9-9900K / i7-8700K - £430 / £330
  • Gigabyte Geforce RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB Gaming - £410
  • ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming ATX Motherboard - £210
  • Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME SSD- £170
  • NZXT H510i ATX Mid Tower Case - £102
  • Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB(edit- forgot ram. Around £96)
    £998 / £1318 (Want to spend around 1k)
The green text meaning i could downgrade to i7 but upgrade my GPU
Which out of the two would be a better build? i only run at 1080 144HZ but may get a 1440p monitor very soon. Would it be better to get the i7 and then a better GPU at a later date? I could also sell my 1060.
Please let me know your thoughts and if you have any other suggestions.
 
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My recommendation would be to get an 8 core CPU, either a 9900k, 3700x, or 3800x.

Storage I’d get an Intel 660p for the price. You’ll never notice the speed difference unless you transfer tons of humongous files all day.

I would keep your current GPU since you are playing 1080p and you’ll get a FPS boost from the CPU upgrade. Paying $400+ for a 2060 super isn’t worth it IMO. Next summer you will see new AMD and Nvidia GPUs as well as Intel’s entrance into the market. This should drop prices if they are all competitive.
 
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mumbo40

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Thank you so much for your reply. I was more leaning for the gpu so I appreciate the advice, definitely reconsidering now to go for the i9 instead, was worried about upcoming gpus coming out
 

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