Second PC Build is being bought, but should I upgrade the CPU?

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CPU: i7-6700K
GPU: Asus Strix 2080 OC
MB: MSI Z170A M7 ATX LGA1151
SSD: 2 960 Evo's (512 GB & 1 TB respectively)
Ram: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2 x 8GB 2400 MHz
PS: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 850 (for SLI later on)
Case: Fractal Design R5 Blackout

Had the CPU and Motherboard on hand already due to wanting to upgrade my old PC, but I just decided to say fuck it and start a new one. I don't think the old adage of GPU being more important than CPU is going to fall out of favor anytime soon, but I just thought I'd ask if I should upgrade? This is the same CPU as my last build, which I delided for a decent boost to 4.8GHz and (obviously) cooler temps, but there really is a lot of cool CPU developments coming out nowadays that makes the 6700K seem kind of dated in comparison.
Last Edit: February 06, 2019, 09:35:49 PM by Blankina


 
 
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What would you be looking at? 8700k, 9900k or Ryzen?


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What would you be looking at? 8700k, 9900k or Ryzen?
8700k, if only because I can get it for around $260 due to a friend of mine.  I just don’t know if it’d really be necessary. Having a beast GPU (wanted that 2080ti, but that’s out of my price range) is really the most important factor, and that extra cash could go towards a dedicated GPU cooler.

I’m just on the fence.
Last Edit: February 07, 2019, 02:41:25 PM by Blankina


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It turns out the chipset on this motherboard isn’t compatible with the 8th Gen CPUs, so while I could probably get a deal on a 7700K, I don’t think the slight boost to performance is significant enough to warrant a purchase.

With that in mind, any good low latency 1440p monitors within the limits of 250-300 bucks?