Looking for opinions here....
I have an Ivy Bridge core i5-3570k system that has served me well for four years now. (Really doesn't seem like that long ago.) However, my video card is a GTX670, which is now a little long in the tooth.
I've waited patiently for NVidia's Pascal release, when I told myself I would build a new system. Yesterday, I got to picking components for a new Skylake-based system, had everything in my Newegg shopping cart... And it's still sitting there. I just have a nagging feeling that I don't NEED that much power beyond a new video card.
What say you, LCVG? Do I bite the bullet and build from scratch, or drop the GTX1080 into my existing system and put the rest of the money toward another toy? I'm looking to game at 4K at reasonable frame rates (north of 30, but maybe not pegged at 60+ all the time) at high/ultra settings.
I'm running an i5-2500k (overclocked to 4.6ghz) still with a 980ti and I can run a vast majority of whats out there at @1080p/60 with little in the way of compromises. I run a good number of games at 1440p as well at 30fps if I want better IQ.
Short and sweet: Save your money and just get the card. You're going to see an immediate boost with that alone (and if you haven't already upgraded to an SSD, that should be at the top of your list alongside the vid card).