will my cpu bottleneck

ok, so i just bought a new graphics card for my small, entry-level gaming pc, so i can... you know... upgrade it. i bought the ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card and my CPU is a Intel Skylake i5 6400 2.7 - 3.3GHz Processor. when reading the reviews of my processor i found someone say "this processor is good for entry level gaming, but you might need to get a better one if you are going to buy a more powerful GPU like the 1070... I JUST BOUGHT THE 1070!!! then after a quick google search i learnt what bottlenecking is. and now I'm scared that i just wasted $740. I'm a complete amateur for computer building so i dont know anything...

all the info on my pc is here:

is there a way of overcoming this? do i have to buy a new cpu? and if so do i have to buy a new motherboard too? and if so then i might as well get a refund right?

help meh
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    No you don't need a new Motherboard for a more capable CPU. I would say the i5 6400 would hold you back in some games especially CPU intensive ones like Star Citizen, Battlefield 1, Witcher 3 for example but you can grab a i5 6600K or i7 6700/6700K for your motherboard and both these would suit your GTX 1070 just fine and should handle gaming well for a while yet. Hope this helps :)
  2. thanks for your answer! i was just a bit paranoid because of that review, and the fact that my luck hasn't been the greatest at the moment. so now my goal is to buy a new cpu. thanks for the help!
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