Yep, what he said.
I was thinking of buying an I7 3770k
That CPU is ~9 years old now, so it wouldn't be an 'upgrade'—the "3" in the model name means 3rd Gen, the i7 is now in 11th Gen. Two immediate drawbacks of the i7 3:
Can't use the current RAM standard DDR4, only the old DDR3;
Can't upgrade to Windows 11—currently needs i7 8, altho that may drop a little but not to i7 3.
I have 1060 6gb with an i7 7 and it runs games 'fine'—latest release I've played is probably Far Cry New Dawn and I'm so happy with all the pink
Re "fine": I can't tell you what FPS etc as I don't obsess about such—it's enough for me if I have a stable enjoyable playing experience at high settings. Some modern games need more than 3gb as far as I know, so check out specs before you buy a game.
I am also thinking of upgrading my GPU very soon
Not gonna happen unfortunately, not "very soon" anyway—assuming you have to buy it. Prices are roughly 2-3x what they were—you could probably sell your 1060 now for more than you paid for it years ago!
There are some signs prices might be on the way back down, but it's really volatile at the moment. If you're interested, keep an eye on this thread:
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