This is my current situation I pretty much just game on my system and I've already upgraded my gpu with a gigabyte 1070 and now my lil amd cpu is a serious bottleneck. however my game are running fine for now just not best, I'm just not sure if I should just wait for zen next year and see how the market is then or get a I7 6700 and call it a day.
I'm currently running
amd fx 8320 oc 4.2
16gb ddr3 1600
amd radeon ssd
cooler-master 750wbronze psu
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated, thank you.
I'm still rocking a 2700k stock speed and it does great. I see no reason to upgrade still. And It's able to hit 4.9 on air cooling but causes the occasional hang on boot. Stable at 4.5 Dark Rock Pro 3 cooler keeps it cold at almost 5ghz
if you upgrade to the latest i5 or i7 non extreme, you'll be set for years to come.
i was thinking of x99 as well but wasn't sure if it'll be worth it if I could just wait a few months to see what is poping up around the corner(and considering the price yikes). as for the monitors that definitely looks like something up my ally(I'm more interested in high frames and wide aspect ratio much more than high res that's why I bought an nvidia card)
as far as x99 do you think 5820 6800 or 6850 is the better option?
when it comes to monitors honestly all I know is refresh rate aspect ratio and res and that's about it.
well on the monitors they have TN displays, which has some color shift when viewed from an angle, but modern TN is really pretty good actually, especially considering cost given you get display port, I don't think there's any IPS displays in that price range with display port and 75hz.
Also they have VESA if I remember right so you can mount them with an arm set up
Far as X99 goes, kind of a go big or go home thing, an i7 6700 is an alright upgrade, but mostly gives you per core performance, where as the 6 core gives you everything performance, costs a bit more of course.