----Intel Core i5-4430, 3200 MHz
The CPU is unlikely to be a bottleneck.
Or should I say, unlikely to be a MAJOR bottleneck. You'll gain a few frames, but nothing will jump from unplayable to playable; so I'd let it be.
Even with a locked multiplier, you can often tweak baseclock.
Jump in there and set your baseclock to 105mhz; this is a free 5% overclock.
Don't go beyond this, because baseclock also handles your storage and PCI-E lane speeds too, and while up to 108mhz is USUALLY fine, you can start to see some funky behavior (feel free to test if you're inclined!)
----G Skill Value F3-10666CL9-8GBNT 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Normally 8GB of ram is enough, but it depend what you're using it for I guess.
That however is a LOT of money to spend on new ram bro.... find second hand. If you have 4 slots, just get another 2x 4GB.
----Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB
This is where you're going to feel the jump!
Though with that said, I don't think I'd ever go for a 1060,1070, or 1080 while the price point to performance ratio is so fucked up thanks to the mining trend.
I'd try and delay for another year and then pick up an ex mining card for minimum dollars.
If I was in your shoes? I'd be getting a 1050ti.
More than DOUBLE your current cards power, doesn't need an external power connector (so your PSU will certainly be A-OK with it), and they didnt get swept up in the mining boom, so you can get one for under $200. As low as $100 second hand.
Just, if you can avoid it, dont pay the robbery price for GPU's right now, its bullshit.
1050ti, 118% faster, cheap, done.
At least thats my 2c.
Edited by Master_Scythe, 15 February 2018 - 10:13 AM.