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    Upgrade or new PC?

    From my limited knowledge I'd agree with Nige. Your cpu seems fine, could do with more memory but your graphics card is probably the weakest link, it's by no means bad but that's the obvious bit to upgrade for me. Only thing is as your card was pretty high end when you bought it you're gonna have to spend a fair chunk to get a noticeable upgrade. Both Nige's card and mine (RX480 8gb) are only around 10% faster overall, you'd probably need a GTX1070 to see a significant jump and they retail around £400 at the minute. My RX480 plays BF1 on Ultra @1080p no problem, if you're after 4k gaming you'll definitely need a GTX1070 minimum in my opinion.
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    Nothing to see here

    Should have read the rules before posting!
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    Upgrade or new PC?

    Thanks guys. I'm not quite at 4k gaming but my new monitor is 3440 x 1440 which is obviously a big step up from 1080P. Think I'll just wait for the new cards to come out then, either get one of those or see if they knock the cost of the 1070/1080 down a bit. Add another 8G of RAM and hope everything else holds together for a while longer.
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    Upgrade or new PC?

    Last time I looked at options - last year - it looked like cpu speed hadn't moved much, but GPU specs, and particularly, GPU memory requirements, had done so, considerably. Faced with the same question as you, I upgraded my GPU for, iirc, £300 and it's done me very well for nearly 18 months. Mind you, I play - when I get the chance - primarily Battlefield 1 on Ultra but at 1920 x 1080. Been caning ETS2 recently, and some Just Cause 2. So not really heavy requirements, but I can't be arsed at the moment to do the research and buy a new PC. To my mind if you upgrade your GPU and maybe add some memory, then even if your cpu goes tits up soon, you could re-use the GPU in a new system.
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