Should I get the GTX 1080, 1080 ti, or neither?

(I don't know much about PCs so bear with me if I don't use the correct terminology) So my current PC specs are: i7 4770, GTX 745, 8GB of RAM. I'm into PC gaming and I seem to get lower FPS than I would like on games like Fortnite, CS GO, and DayZ. I've been looking into getting a new graphics card because from what I can tell the 745 is a bit outdated at this point. I was looking into possibly getting the GTX 1080 or the 1080 ti (although at the moment the ti is a bit out of my budget). I want high performance at about 1080p and I know the ti gives about 30% better FPS but I don't know if it's worth the extra hundred bucks for what I'm trying to do. Any advice is appreciated
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  1. What about a GTX 1070ti.

    Overclocked slightly you get 1080 Performance.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card ($469.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $469.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-08 19:19 EST-0500
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  2. 1070 and a 1080p 144Hz monitor will be better upgrade. Or 1070ti or 1080 or 1080 ti and 1440p 144Hz monitor. GTX 1080 will not show its full power on 1080p 60Hz monitor.

    1st combo:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card ($429.89 @ B&H)
    Monitor: Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor ($246.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $676.88
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-08 19:17 EST-0500

    2nd combo (1070ti/1080ti is fine too):

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB DUKE OC Video Card ($514.98 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: AOC - AG271QX 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor ($379.99 @ Best Buy)
    Total: $894.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-08 19:18 EST-0500
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  3. A 1080ti would be overkill for 1080p anyway. 1070 would be the sweet spot.
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  4. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    What about a GTX 1070ti.

    Overclocked slightly you get 1080 Performance.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card ($469.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $469.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-08 19:19 EST-0500
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  5. notsoawesomedude18 said:
    SR-71 Blackbird said:
    What about a GTX 1070ti.

    Overclocked slightly you get 1080 Performance.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card ($469.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $469.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-08 19:19 EST-0500




    Good choice! :D
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  6. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    What about a GTX 1070ti.

    Overclocked slightly you get 1080 Performance.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card ($469.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $469.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-08 19:19 EST-0500


    Thanks for the help. One more question. With the specs I have, do you think that it's worth it to upgrade my graphics card or would it be a better idea to just buy a new PC (seeing as mine is prebuilt anyway)? I just don't know if it's worth it to upgrade my graphics card if the rest of my components will be outdated soon
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  7. It's worth it for sure but I would also get a new 2x8 KIT of ram in the future for 16GB.
    Reply to SR-71 Blackbird
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