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    Should I upgrade my PC?

    Hi there

    I've built a budget PC and finally got some budget..
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    Intel i5-6400
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    2TB HDD + 240GB SSD
    STRIX GTX960 2GB

    I've been thinking about upgrading my GPU and CPU..
    I don't know if it's worth upgrading the i5-6400 to a i5-6600K or the GTX960 to a GTX1070 min..

    I feel that the GPU is holding me back from playing real 1080p 60fps on Ultra settings..

    What do you think? Should I upgrade anything?

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    if you get the 1070, you would be able to play games @1440p on ultra settings @60fps, the 6400 is fine for now, it wont bottleneck so there is really no point in upgrading, and there is also no point in getting an i5-6600K if you're not going to overclock, so if you're not then just get an i5-6600

     


     

     
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    First of all, what games do you play? It's all well saying you want Ultra @ 1080p 60fps, but if you only play Overwatch or CS:GO, then you don't really need to upgrade.

    Also, what exactly is your budget?
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    Quote Originally Posted by meap01 View Post
    if you get the 1070, you would be able to play games @1440p on ultra settings @60fps, the 6400 is fine for now, it wont bottleneck so there is really no point in upgrading, and there is also no point in getting an i5-6600K if you're not going to overclock, so if you're not then just get an i5-6600
    Thanks! Is there any need to overclock? I got the Corsair H100i cooling, is it good enough to OC it?


    Quote Originally Posted by Fappled View Post
    First of all, what games do you play? It's all well saying you want Ultra @ 1080p 60fps,
    but if you only play Overwatch or CS:GO, then you don't really need to upgrade.

    Also, what exactly is your budget?
    Nah I play BF1, GTA, Mafia, and might get Titanfall2/Watch Dogs 2..

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    Quote Originally Posted by iGraffiti View Post
    Thanks! Is there any need to overclock? I got the Corsair H100i cooling, is it good enough to OC it?




    Nah I play BF1, GTA, Mafia, and might get Titanfall2/Watch Dogs 2..
    In which case, if you're dissatisfied with the performance, I'd suggest getting a 1070. Very good price for the performance at the moment, but you might want to see what AMD announces regarding the RX 490.

    Other than that, I would not advice buying a new CPU, the overclockability and slight (literally a few fps) is not worth it. At least wait until Intel released Kaby Lake before you upgrade that, and even then I wouldn't upgrade it. It'll still be a very small performance bump.



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    You should upgrade to 1070, especially if you have a 1440p monitor. If you just have a 1080p monitor then you should still see a good difference in larger games like GTA.

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    Just get a new GPU, if you want something faster, upgrade your CPU aswell.
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