Hi, I was looking into building a 4k gaming PC - I have the funds, I just cannot justify spending that much at this time. I was hoping to wait 2-3 more years for technology to improve and prices to drop.
In the meantime I wanted to build a high end 1440p PC, which I very much can afford, however I don't feel its worth spending that much just to last me a few years til 4k is readily available so I was wondering if upgrading my current PC to last a few more years would be worth it.
My main concern is it has some age to it. It will be 6 years in July and has HEAVY use. I was planning to upgrade the RAM and get a GTX 1070 in the meantime, do you think my other PC components will last 3 more years? If it ends up going bad I would just upgrade to my 1440p build, I would just prefer not to.
Intel i7 2600k 3.4GHz overclocked to 3.7GHz (Thermal paste is probably dried up and might have been for awhile)
Coolermaster Hyper N520 CPU fan
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Motherboard
Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W
8 gigs single channel DDR3 532MHz 7-7-7-20
Nvidia GTX 570
A fan inside clangs around sometimes, I think it is the GTX 570 but it quiets down sometimes.
It currently runs on SSD that I added about a year ago, so I am not worried about HDD failure for now.
Would a PC this old even be worth the upgrade? Would adding more RAM and a GTX 1070 even be worth it to attempt to make it a 1080p monster?
Thanks for the input!