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PC upgrade reccomendation

Hi, I'm planning to upgrade my current PC which consists of: i5 4460, GTX 970, 16GB RAM, 128GB SSD and a 1TB HDD.

I'm want to know whether I will receive a better performance increase if I purchase an i5 7600k, new mobo and 8GB of DDR4 RAM or should I purchase a GTX 1070.

Both of the options are similar prices but I don't have the money right now to get both but I would like to get one of the options.

So, which option should I get and how much of a performance boost should I be expecting?

Thanks in advance!!

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Need a goal.

If it's framerate, the GPU is change as you have the basic parts good to go for most gaming.

The SSD is on the smallish side so my game rig now has a 512GB SSD and all I do fits.

If this was mine, nod to GPU and bigger SSD.

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Thanks :D

Cheers dude, I'm mainly 4k gaming, still a GPU is the best/ most efficient upgrade?

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In this case, all about the GPU
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Perf

Neither one is going to give you a huge bump up.

If your heavy into cpu intense stuff go with the I5.

If your heavy into graphics go with the gpu.

Run your apps and watch which area is getting hit hard.

That should give you a clue which way to go.

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