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1080 -> 2080 Super upgrade - worth it?

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Been a few years since I updated my PC so considering a Xmas present upgrade! Mainly used for 1440p gaming/general use.

 

Current system:

 

CPU
Intel Core i5 8600K @ 3.60GHz
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel 3200 @ 1066MHz (15-15-15-36)
Motherboard
ASRock Z370 Extreme4
GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
Monitors
Acer XB271HU GSync (2560x1440@165Hz)
Dell S2716DG GSync (2560x1440@165Hz)
Storage
4TB Seagate ST4000DM000-1F2168 (SATA)
1TB Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 (SATA)
2TB Seagate ST2000VN000-1H3164 (SATA)
960GB SanDisk Ultra II 960GB (SSD)
250GB Samsung SSD 960 EVO 250GB (SSD)
Optical Drives
ASUS DRW-2014L1T
PSU
550/650W Brand Name Bronze/Gold (I can't remember, need to check)

 

I'm considering a 2080 Super upgrade...

- Assuming I just can't swap out the 1080 for a 2080 without there being a bottleneck?
- If so, is it just a CPU and MB upgrade that I'd need as well?
- CPU/MB suggestions – best bang for buck?
- Any other thoughts?

 

Many thanks!

Edited by TexTexan

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Video is all you should need to upgrade, still a great cpu that you could OC too.  Looking at most charts, even a rtx 2070 Super should be just fine for 1440p with mostly ultra settings. 

 

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/msi-geforce-rtx-2070-super-gaming-z-trio/29.html

 

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/msi-geforce-rtx-2070-super-gaming-z-trio/29.html

 

Might be the better buy for cost/performance. 

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