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Is the upgrade worth it ?!?

madspec
Level 7
Hey !

I presently have a I7 4770k (WC Corsair H100i), Asus Maximus VI Formula board and 16gb of G-Skill Trident X. I just changed my SLI setup (2 x Asus GTX770 DCUII water cooled) for a GTX 1070 Founders edition .

This is my gaming rig, thing is, I did see a big up with the GTX1070 but I think I am bottle necked ...AKA old gear. You think I should upgrade to something more decent ?

I'm looking at the Intel I7 6700K, Asus Maximus VIII Hero and some G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series (32gb) .

Thanks !

Mart
Intel I9 12900K - Asus ROG Maximus Z690 HERO - G-Skill TridentZ RGB 32Gb DDR5 @ 6400Mhz - Lian Li 360 AIO - Asus ROG Strix RTX 3080 - WD Black SN850 2TB NVME - EVGA 1300G PSU -
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coyi1895
Level 10
I wouldn't have thought i7 4770K present a bottleneck. Your current rig should be fine with that GPU.

NemesisChild
Level 12
The 4770K should not be a bottleneck, even with a twin 1070 SLI setup.
Intel i9 10850K@ 5.3GHz
ASUS ROG Strix Z490-E
Corsair H115i Pro XT
G.Skill TridentZ@ 3600MHz CL14 2x16GB
EVGA RTX 3090 Ti FWT3 Ultra
OS: WD Black SN850 1TB NVMe M.2
Storage: WD Blue SN550 2TB NVMe M.2
EVGA SuperNova 1200 P2
ASUS ROG Strix Helios GX601

Great, thanks for the input guys !!
Intel I9 12900K - Asus ROG Maximus Z690 HERO - G-Skill TridentZ RGB 32Gb DDR5 @ 6400Mhz - Lian Li 360 AIO - Asus ROG Strix RTX 3080 - WD Black SN850 2TB NVME - EVGA 1300G PSU -

madspec
Level 7
Thanks !

So I guess no upgrade this year... Still, wanted to do something lol .
Intel I9 12900K - Asus ROG Maximus Z690 HERO - G-Skill TridentZ RGB 32Gb DDR5 @ 6400Mhz - Lian Li 360 AIO - Asus ROG Strix RTX 3080 - WD Black SN850 2TB NVME - EVGA 1300G PSU -

coyi1895
Level 10
No worries. I think the only reasons to upgrade if you want stuff like M.2 PCIe gen 3.0 and U.2 and usb 3.1 and DDR4 RAM otherwise if not bothered then your rig is perfectly capable.

coyi1895 wrote:
No worries. I think the only reasons to upgrade if you want stuff like M.2 PCIe gen 3.0 and U.2 and usb 3.1 and DDR4 RAM otherwise if not bothered then your rig is perfectly capable.


how much of an advantage would be seen from those upgrades you pointed out m.2 and the ddr4. I ask because i'm running same set up as OP but I just picked up a 1080 strix. I planned on upgrading to newer build but didn't notice any kind of issues running the 4770k but i've only tried out acouple of games.