Should I upgrade to the GTX 1060, GTX 1070, or GTX 1080?

Kloudkicker1

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I would like to upgrade from my 8800 gt, but I want this card to last for a long time. I'm leaning towards the 1070 currently but the 1060 is tempting price wise. The rest of my system is an i5-2400s @2.5ghz, 8 gb RAM, and a RM1000i from Corsair. (Slowly upgrading my system from being complete shite)
My new system will be:
An i7-7700k (i7-6700k, or i7-6800k, not sure yet)
Keeping the 1000W PSU.
Asus's Z270-e Motherboard if the 6700 or the 7700. The Asus ROG Maximus IX if the 6800.
16 or 32 GB of Corsair's LED Ram
Corsair's 570x case
I plan to be able to run everything at max in 1080, and possibly running things in 4K at medium to high.
 

Eximo

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Well you should have saved your money on the power supply, 1000W is for tri/quad GPU and that has pretty much fallen out of favor. Nvidia only supports 2-way with the 1070/1080/Titan, and AMDs high end offerings aren't out yet. 3 or 4 RX480 just doesn't make sense with the 1080 being available.

You might have to make this decision yourself though, depending on your future plans. With your CPU right now, I would say a GTX1060 is probably about right. Unless you have a high resolution screen like QHD or 4K, then the 1070 or 1080 make sense. GTX1070 would certainly last longer, but the 8800GT is going back a long long way in terms of graphics performance.
 

Eximo

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Well you should have saved your money on the power supply, 1000W is for tri/quad GPU and that has pretty much fallen out of favor. Nvidia only supports 2-way with the 1070/1080/Titan, and AMDs high end offerings aren't out yet. 3 or 4 RX480 just doesn't make sense with the 1080 being available.

You might have to make this decision yourself though, depending on your future plans. With your CPU right now, I would say a GTX1060 is probably about right. Unless you have a high resolution screen like QHD or 4K, then the 1070 or 1080 make sense. GTX1070 would certainly last longer, but the 8800GT is going back a long long way in terms of graphics performance.
 

SgtScream

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If you plan to run your monitor at 1080p, i'd suggest not purchasing a gtx 1080. Your frame rates will be "through the roof", which will cause a significant increase in cpu load.
 

Eximo

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850W is typically also too large. 750W is about right for a top of the line SLI or Crossfire setup with a power hungry CPU. 650W for a consumer CPU, and about 500W for a typical single GPU system.

850W is what I have at the moment, but I have a small justification in that I've overclocked my system as much as possible, run a water cooling system and have 7 140mm fans, and may, at some point re-consider going back to multiple GPUs.

Nothing wrong with having the extra power, just a little inefficient and it costs a lot. Some argument can be made for fanless operation on some of the higher end models though.
 

Kloudkicker1

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I actually got the RM1000i for the same price as the cheapest 850W I could find so I felt like it was a good enough deal that I should just go for it. Thanks for the advice though.
 
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