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CPU upgrade suggestions

Hi,
I'm thinking of upgrading my CPU and would like some suggestions or advice.

Current rig:

CPU: Intel Core i5 4690K
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 970
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 1600 MHz

I am tempted to buy the Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz, which is currently selling for only £10 more than the 6700K on Amazon. Would this be a valid upgrade? Will it bottleneck my GPU or will I have to purchase quicker RAM?

Hope you can help, cheers.
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  1. You will need a new motherboard and DDR4 RAM with the 7700K.
    Reply to MrN1ce9uy
  2. MrN1ce9uy said:
    You will need a new motherboard and DDR4 RAM with the 7700K.


    I imagined so. My current motherboard is a standard MSI Z97 PC Mate, so I am open to upgrading that as well as the RAM if you have any suggestions. And if I do make those upgrades, do you think my graphics card would still be a good pairing?
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  3. that i5 still got like 2 more years left in for gaming, especially with oc. try for a gpu upgrade instead. wait for the vega ;)
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  4. Lucky_SLS said:
    that i5 still got like 2 more years left in for gaming, especially with oc. try for a gpu upgrade instead. wait for the vega ;)


    I know the i5 is still holding its own right now and I am also overclocking. But an upgrade is still very tempting as I game competitively and I value performance. Also I have a friend I can sell my old parts to which will reimburse some of the cost
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    ^ even with reimbursement, the change would cost abt 300-400 right? that is the price range of the 1070. for 1080p, the that i5 is more than enough for now. and the 1070 would give u 120+ fps in any game easy
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  6. If you have your i5-4690k overclocked upgrading right now is just throwing money away. You're not going to see that much difference in most games.
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  7. Lucky_SLS said:
    ^ even with reimbursement, the change would cost abt 300-400 right? that is the price range of the 1070. for 1080p, the that i5 is more than enough for now. and the 1070 would give u 120+ fps in any game easy


    Thanks for the suggestion. I just assumed my i5 would bottleneck a 1070 but it appears not. The only problem I might have is that I play a lot of Overwatch which seems to be a very CPU reliant game, but I'll look further into this. Cheers.
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