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What to upgrade for 1440p at 144hz?

Justforcause

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Hi. My current setup is this:
i5 6500
GTX MSI 1070 8gb
MSI B150M
Ram 16gb
Corsair RM550x
SSD 850 evo

I would like find out what would give me the best performance upgrade for 1440p at 144hz. I assume it would be 1080ti? Do I have to go for i5 8600k as with 1080ti my current cpu would become bottleneck? Thanks all
 

Ken g6

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1080ti or whatever graphics card is coming from Nvidia real soon now. (Could be months away.)

CPU upgrades depend on the games you play. A (potentially used) 7700 would be a guaranteed drop-in upgrade (potentially requiring a BIOS update.) If you play games that can use more cores, there are persistent rumors about an 8 core Intel processor coming soon.
 

Ken g6

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Well, I'm also asking you to tell us about what games you're playing. They might not need quite that much power.
 

Justforcause

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Games I play the most are Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Path of Exile, WoW. Occasionally I play some single player games such as Witcher 3, Fallout 4, DOOM, XCOM 2, GTA 5. So in all is a mixture :)
 

Ken g6

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Hey, I found a useful benchmark for you:

https://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/3009-amd-r7-1700-vs-i7-7700k-144hz-gaming

I tend to lean toward upgrading to the i7 7700. But that is a lot of games, and I might have missed one that uses more cores. I feel pretty secure buying non-overclocking Intel CPUs used. But if you have a lot of money to throw at gaming, you might as well wait and see what Intel comes out with for a newer platform.
 

Justforcause

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I guess I will wait for now. After all, it has been 2 years since latest GPUs. One quick question about G-sync. If I plan to push for the best (or next best) next gen GPU and possibly CPU is it worth to get a screen with G-sync? G-sync ads input lag right?
 

aigomorla

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good luck with WoW...

not even a titan V in SLI with intel's cheatware 28core 5ghz PC will save you @ 1440p @ 144hz in a full on world event raid @ ultra settings.
 

Justforcause

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I understand that WOW is really difficult to get high fps but if I turned down some settings I think it would be fine. And still even if I could not get 144 even 100+ is still alright.
 

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