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Looking for help with a GPU, CPU and motherboard combo

I need help with choosing a GPU, CPU and motherboard combo for a gaming PC. I'm pretty much new to this.

I don't have a fixed budget and I can't relate to prices people say in USD because things always cost more in my country. I'm willing to buy a GTX 1080 and an i7-6700, but I won't be able to before March or April next year if I go by the highest prices for these. I'm not in a rush, I'm just concerned about how fast components become outdated. But I just rather not get this if it's an overkill.

I'll use a 1440p/144hz monitor for gaming and a 1080p/60hz monitor for performing other tasks, like recording gameplay, streaming videos and music, writing e-mails etc. I want to play games on highest settings. I don't care very much for more than 60 FPS, not yet, at least, as I'm well used to 30 FPS on consoles.

I'm not sure which GPU and CPU combo to go for, 1070/i5-6500 or 1080/i7-6700. And what about motherboards?

My current CPU and motherboard is Intel Core i5 3570K and ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE, and I have been told my PC is fine or pretty decent and that I only need to upgrade my GPU. But will they be able to drive a GTX 1070 or 1080 card? If so, for how many months or years? Could I keep the motherboard if not the CPU?
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  1. The Intel I5 3570K would be bottleneck by the GTX 1070 or GTX 1080. Even the I5 6600K is having issues keeping up with the higher end cards. I'd upgrade to an I7 . Especially if you want to play games like Battlefield 1 or Gears of war 4.
  2. Mac070 said:
    The Intel I5 3570K would be bottleneck by the GTX 1070 or GTX 1080. Even the I5 6600K is having issues keeping up with the higher end cards. I'd upgrade to an I7 . Especially if you want to play games like Battlefield 1 or Gears of war 4.


    Care to elaborate why one should pick i7 over i5? When searching for which CPU to get for 1080, there's a lot of mentions for i5-4690, i5-6500 and i5 in general.
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    The I5 will bottleneck the GTX 1080 and you'll not see full performance.... It'll have worse lows and lowers highs (FPS) compared to the I7 6700K. Look at a game like BF1 and Gears Of War 4 , then you'll see the I5 will be maxed out.
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