Budget 51-70k PC Upgrade/Update advice

Krow1212

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Hi!
My current rig was built nearly 4 years ago, and I'm wondering if I should build a new configuration or try to selectively change components.

My primary usage is for playing games, but I also work on Unreal Engine and Unity on some side projects.
I have both 1080p and 4k displays, so while 4k gaming is nice to have, i'm not looking to target it


Current Rig:
i7 4770k
Asus strix GTX 970
Corsair Vengeance 8 Gb
Motherboard - Asus Z97 - C
PSU - 650W
128 SSD + 1 TB HDD
Stock cooling for everything

My budget is about 60k for upgrades, so I'm thinking of grabbing an RTX 2070 or even a 2080 by stretching and increasing the RAM to 16. Some things i'm not sure about-
- Would the 4770k bottleneck the 2070/80?
- Would there be any performance improvement by installing a better cooler than the stock options? I've rarely hard temperature spikes, but the fans get loud regularly.
- Is there anything I need to look out for because of the age of the existing hardware?
- Should I wait for a while and just build a new one from scratch?
 

vyral_143

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- Would the 4770k bottleneck the 2070/80?
No, it should not but I do not think you are away from a CPU upgrade as well.

- Would there be any performance improvement by installing a better cooler than the stock options? I've rarely hard temperature spikes, but the fans get loud regularly.
Cleaning dust if any and changing thermal paste should help I think. Also check if it is possible to control fan speed via BIOS when connected to motherboard.
 

ishashank

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No bottleneck at 4k, Go for 2070 super and upgrade cpu cooler to Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED Turbo, the dual fan one to prevent cpu throttling, you can even overclock a little, it comes with a good paste.

Enjoy, 4k gaming.