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Question about upgrading CPU's

Currently I'm running a GTX 970 with an i5-4670k. I want to upgrade my CPU and had plans on buying the i7 8700k ( I know I need new RAM and a mobo). My question is, will I run into problems with my 970 and an 8700k. My gpu is still relatively new and I don't really want to have to upgrade it at least for another year.
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  1. There will be no issue running a 970 with a 8700k.
  2. Alexwn said:
    Currently I'm running a GTX 970 with an i5-4670k. I want to upgrade my CPU and had plans on buying the i7 8700k ( I know I need new RAM and a mobo). My question is, will I run into problems with my 970 and an 8700k. My gpu is still relatively new and I don't really want to have to upgrade it at least for another year.


    My son's 2500K (OC 4.2) is bottleneck GTX970. Do you OC your 4670K? If not, you should OC first if you have Z mobo Download MSI afterburner and monitor CPU/GPU/RAM usage to see if your CPU is bottleneck. He upgraded recently to i7 8700 with Z370 AsRock Killer, 16G, and now his GTX970 max out 100%.
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    If you are looking and have the money for the 8700k i say do it and feel good about it. I would always go with a cpu upgrade over a gpu any day of the week. A better cpu is were your going to get more Fps in game and you gpu will bottleneck alot less.
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