[SOLVED] Which PC part should I upgrade?

muhamadrizqi

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Here are my PC parts:
  • Intel i5 6400 2.7 GHz
  • Asus STRIX Z270-E Gaming MoBo
  • Corsair Vengeance RGB 16GB (2x8)
  • Seagate FireCuda 1TB Hybrid HardDrive
  • Samsung 970 Evo 250GB M.2 SSD
  • Asus GTX 1070 8GB Turbo
  • Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Power Supply (CX500)
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zsx8TC

I believe the CPU is where the bottleneck is. I was going to get the i9 9900K but I found out I had to replace my motherboard along with that and that is not going to happen in the near future because I just recently bought this Z270E Motherboard. So, I guess switching to i7 7700K is enough? Is there any other parts you guys think I need to upgrade? Thanks guys :D

Oh, and I'm also using a Dell QHD Monitor (S2417DG) if you ask.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zsx8TC
 
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i7-7700K will be enough for your GTX 1070. It's still a very good CPU, the worst part is the cost.

You need to upgrade your power supply before it dies on you. Those are known to fail and sometimes they can destroy other parts like CPU, GPU, and mobo.

Consult here before buying another PSU.
 
i7-7700K will be enough for your GTX 1070. It's still a very good CPU, the worst part is the cost.

You need to upgrade your power supply before it dies on you. Those are known to fail and sometimes they can destroy other parts like CPU, GPU, and mobo.

Consult here before buying another PSU.
 

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With the very high cost of used and new i7-6700k and 7700k, you may want to look at getting a lower end i7 6700/ 6700T (2.8Ghz) or 7700/7700T (2.9Ghz.) Anyone of those 4 processors would be an upgrade over your 4core 4 thread i5-6400. It's still isn't a very good deal though, costing around 25-35% more than a Ryzen 5 2600 at $120. A Ryzen 5 2600 and a B450 motherboard would cost as much as a used i7-7700 and you could just reuse the memory you have.
 

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You need to upgrade your power supply before it dies on you. Those are known to fail and sometimes they can destroy other parts like CPU, GPU, and mobo.

Consult here before buying another PSU.
Where did you read that? If it works fine is it capable enough and he will know when it might go out with random restarts or maybe other problems. It has enough protection features not to take a whole pc with it.
 

muhamadrizqi

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i7-7700K will be enough for your GTX 1070. It's still a very good CPU, the worst part is the cost.

You need to upgrade your power supply before it dies on you. Those are known to fail and sometimes they can destroy other parts like CPU, GPU, and mobo.

Consult here before buying another PSU.
Alright! I'll keep an eye on my PSU! Thank you very much!
 

muhamadrizqi

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With the very high cost of used and new i7-6700k and 7700k, you may want to look at getting a lower end i7 6700/ 6700T (2.8Ghz) or 7700/7700T (2.9Ghz.) Anyone of those 4 processors would be an upgrade over your 4core 4 thread i5-6400. It's still isn't a very good deal though, costing around 25-35% more than a Ryzen 5 2600 at $120. A Ryzen 5 2600 and a B450 motherboard would cost as much as a used i7-7700 and you could just reuse the memory you have.
I don't really have a problem with the cost as I was actually going to the get the i9--which is may more expensive. As I mentioned it, I'm not planning on replacing my mobo anytime soon because I just got that one.. Thanks for the input anyway! appreciate it!
 

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