Time to Upgrade?

I want to play Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, The Evil Within 2, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus but am unsure of how my PC will fair in its current state.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/DyLQBm

I know 16gb RAM is a must nowadays but will my CPU and GPU be able to give me a great experience or will there be issues that hamper it?
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  1. 1080p is till good enough, no meaningful upgrade for you :) Save money for coffee lake I7 build
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  2. Your CPU is strong. The GTX 970 is fine yet, too. But if you want more fps, upgrade the gfx card. And yes, 8GB is still fine if you don't do too much in the background while gaming. But most folks today like to have stuff running on a 2nd monitor or listening to music, etc*. RAM would be the 2nd thing to go for.

    * (I'm a purist when it comes to gaming. I like to keep all my resources available for the game)
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  3. Wow, thanks a lot vapour and clutchc for the quick responses. I really do appreciate it. Yeah, I forgot to mention that 1080p/60fps is my goal. I definitely want and plan on doing a new build within the next 2 months or so but just wanted to see if it would be beneficial for me right now to make some partial upgrades.
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  4. Mr Evasive said:
    Wow, thanks a lot vapour and clutchc for the quick responses. I really do appreciate it. Yeah, I forgot to mention that 1080p/60fps is my goal. I definitely want and plan on doing a new build within the next 2 months or so but just wanted to see if it would be beneficial for me right now to make some partial upgrades.


    I wouldn't even do a new build. Just upgrade RAM and GPU and you're set. Not to say that the GTX 970 isn't still a great card.
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  5. +1^
    I don't see anything on your parts list that would stop you from obtaining 60 fps @ 1080p except possibly the gfx card. And then only in certain games. More system RAM is always nice, but it isn't keeping you from 60 fps. The GTX 970 has that ol' 3.5GB fast VRAM + 0.5GB slow VRAM issue. That might inhibit some fps in games you play with lots of eye candy turned on.
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  6. Yeah, I think I might be in some trouble guys.
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  7. You meet minimum requirements, you will play just fine. You may just need to upgrade ram :)
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  8. Mr Evasive said:
    Yeah, I think I might be in some trouble guys.


    In trouble?
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  9. Yeah. On the recommended side anyway.

    The Evil Within 2 PC Requirements

    Minimum:
    OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
    CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 / AMD FX-8320 or better
    8 GB RAM, 40GB free HDD space
    GPU: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD 7970 3GB or better

    Recommended:
    OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600X or better
    16 GB RAM, 40GB free HDD space
    GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB / AMD RX 480 8GB or better

    Hopefully, these specs are heavily exaggerated.
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  10. recommended usually mean high-ultra setting and stock clock. Yours will be fine :)
    Check this video, 70-90 FPS
    The Evil Within | i5 4690k - Gtx 970 | 1080p Max Settings | Frame-Rate Test
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0GTa0RvsiU
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