So I’m struggling to decide which way to go right now. Over the coming year I want to upgrade both CPU & GPU, not just for this sim but for general gaming purposes. My issue is that I can’t afford to do both together, which ever I do first I will be waiting about 6 months before I buy the other and I know full well that means I’ll have to put up with a bottle neck either way for a while.
My current set up is as follows.
Asus ROG STRIX Z270E Gaming
ASUS GTX 1060 6GB
4k Samsung TV (not enough room in here for a monitor and TV so the TV has to do both jobs for now)
My current plan for the GPU would be the RTX 2070 Super, I am aware the 3xxx series is dropping in September, but I have no plans to go there (and probably couldn’t afford it either). However I will wait until after in the hopes there might be a price drop on the current crop.
If the prices were to drop and I could potentially get a 2080 for the 2070 prices I’d surely do that.
From a CPU stand point I am torn between 9th gen and 10th gen.
My two options would be:
ASUS TUF Gaming Z490-Plus
i5 10600 / 10500
£390 / £366
Asus TUF Gaming Z390-Plus
i5 9600K + Cooler
The pricing is pretty much the same and from the benchmark videos I’ve been watching on youtube the performance is pretty similar. Please note I don’t really overclock the CPU so I don’t care between the unlocked “K” variants or not, I just went by which was the cheapest.
The real question here I guess is, is it worth going 10th gen with the new LGA1200 socket? The price point of both setups also mean I would probably double my RAM too which is why I favoured i5 over i7 or i9.
Which would give me the least amount of issues right now - GTX1060 with either of the new mobo/cpu set ups or the current CPU with a 2070 super?
And is 10th gen really worth it?
If I am honest I am leaning towards CPU first as I think it would really help specifically with Flight Sim particularly since I’d be doubling the RAM too. But I am open to any thoughts either way.