Question Looking to Upgrade grandson's pc - advice needed

Dec 28, 2020
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My 11 yo grandson has asked me to upgrade his pc so I can gift him some games he wants (what's a grandad for after all?) Below is the current configuration which needs to be upgraded to i7a-7700K and GTX-1080. What do I need to accomplish this (new motherboard needed, etc)? He plays with Oculus Quest VR and looking to play "The Wizards Dark Times VR" , "Boneworks", and "Asgards Wrath".
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated so that I can maintain my "hero" status in his eyes!!

CPU-Z TXT Report
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Binaries
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CPU-Z version 1.94.8.x64
Processors
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Number of sockets 1
Number of threads 4
APICs
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Socket 0
-- Core 0 (ID 0)
-- Thread 0 0
-- Core 1 (ID 2)
-- Thread 1 2
-- Core 2 (ID 4)
-- Thread 2 4
-- Core 3 (ID 6)
-- Thread 3 6
Timers
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ACPI timer 3.580 MHz
Perf timer 10.000 MHz
Sys timer 1.000 KHz
Processors Information
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Socket 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 4 (max 4)
Number of threads 4 (max 4)
Manufacturer GenuineIntel
Name Intel Core i5 4690K
Codename Haswell
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 1150 LGA (0x1)
CPUID 6.C.3
Extended CPUID 6.3C
Core Stepping C0
Technology 22 nm
TDP Limit 88.0 Watts
Tjmax 100.0 °C
Core Speed 4299.0 MHz
Multiplier x Bus Speed 43.0 x 100.0 MHz
Base frequency (cores) 100.0 MHz
Base frequency (ext.) 100.0 MHz
Stock frequency 3500 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, EM64T, VT-x, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3
Microcode Revision 0x27
L1 Data cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 4 x 256 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L3 cache 6 MBytes, 12-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Max CPUID level 0000000Dh
Max CPUID ext. level 80000008h
Cache descriptor Level 1, D, 32 KB, 2 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 1, I, 32 KB, 2 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 2, U, 256 KB, 2 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 3, U, 6 MB, 16 thread(s)
FID/VID Control yes

Turbo Mode supported, enabled
Max non-turbo ratio 35x
Max turbo ratio 43x
Max efficiency ratio 8x
O/C bins unlimited
Ratio 1 core 43x
Ratio 2 cores 43x
Ratio 3 cores 43x
Ratio 4 cores 43x
IA Voltage Mode PCU adaptive
IA Voltage Target 1254 mV
IA Voltage Offset 0 mV
GT Voltage Mode PCU adaptive
GT Voltage Offset 0 mV
LLC/Ring Voltage Mode PCU adaptive
LLC/Ring Voltage Offset 0 mV
Agent Voltage Mode PCU adaptive
Agent Voltage Offset 0 mV
TDP Level 88.0 W @ 35x


Power 00 32.52 W (Package)
Power 01 17.02 W (IA Cores)
Power 02 n.a. (GT)
Power 03 n.a. (Uncore)
Power 04 18.20 W (DRAM)
Clock Speed 0 4299.00 MHz (Core #0)
Clock Speed 1 4299.00 MHz (Core #1)
Clock Speed 2 4299.00 MHz (Core #2)
Clock Speed 3 4299.00 MHz (Core #3)
Core 0 max ratio 43.0 (effective 43.0)
Core 1 max ratio 43.0 (effective 43.0)
Core 2 max ratio 43.0 (effective 43.0)
Core 3 max ratio 43.0 (effective 43.0)
BIOS
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UEFI Yes
BIOS Vendor American Megatrends Inc.
BIOS MSG 63-0100-000001-00101111-080913-Chipset
BIOS Date 08/09/13
Mainboard Vendor 000001
Chipset
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Northbridge Intel Haswell rev. 06
Southbridge Intel Z97 rev. 00
Graphic Interface PCI-Express
PCI-E Link Width x16
PCI-E Max Link Width x16
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Size 24 GBytes
Channels Dual
Memory Frequency 1066.5 MHz (1:8)
CAS# latency (CL) 11.0
RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD) 11
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 11
Cycle Time (tRAS) 30
Row Refresh Cycle Time (tRFC) 278
Command Rate (CR) 2T
Uncore Frequency 3899.1 MHz
Host Bridge 0x0C00

Memory SPD
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DIMM # 1
SMBus address 0x50
Memory type DDR3
Module format UDIMM
Module Manufacturer(ID) G.Skill (7F7F7F7FCD0000000000000000)
Size 8192 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
Part number F3-12800CL10-8GBXL
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP yes
XMP revision 1.2
AMP no

DIMM # 2
SMBus address 0x51
Memory type DDR3
Module format UDIMM
Module Manufacturer(ID) G.Skill (7F7F7F7FCD0000000000000000)
Size 4096 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
Part number F3-17000CL11-4GBXL
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP yes
XMP revision 1.3
AMP no

DIMM # 3
SMBus address 0x52
Memory type DDR3
Module format UDIMM
Module Manufacturer(ID) G.Skill (7F7F7F7FCD0000000000000000)
Size 8192 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
Part number F3-12800CL10-8GBXL
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP yes
XMP revision 1.2
AMP no

DIMM # 4
SMBus address 0x53
Memory type DDR3
Module format UDIMM
Module Manufacturer(ID) G.Skill (7F7F7F7FCD0000000000000000)
Size 4096 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
Part number F3-17000CL11-4GBXL
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP yes
XMP revision 1.3
AMP no
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Hardware monitor Nuvoton NCT6791D
Voltage 0 5.08 Volts [0x7F] (+5V)
Voltage 1 3.34 Volts [0xD1] (+3.3V)
Voltage 2 12.10 Volts [0x7E] (+12V)
Voltage 3 0.14 Volts [0x12] (VIN3)
Voltage 4 0.29 Volts [0x12] (VIN4)
Voltage 5 0.89 Volts [0x6F] (VCORE)
Voltage 6 0.14 Volts [0x11] (VIN6)
Voltage 7 0.27 Volts [0x11] (VIN7)
Temperature 0 113 degC (235 degF) [0x71] (Mainboard)
Temperature 1 55 degC (131 degF) [0x37] (CPU)
Temperature 2 113 degC (235 degF) [0x71] (TMPIN2)
Temperature 3 48 degC (118 degF) [0x30] (TMPIN3)
Temperature 4 30 degC (86 degF) [0x1E] (TMPIN4)
Temperature 5 106 degC (222 degF) [0x6A] (TMPIN5)
Temperature 6 104 degC (219 degF) [0x68] (TMPIN6)
Fan 1 1317 RPM [0x525] (CPU)
Register space PMIO, base address = 0x0A00

Hardware monitor Hardware monitor ID=0xFFFFFFFF

Hardware monitor D3D

Hardware monitor NVIDIA NVAPI
Voltage 0 0.63 Volts [0x271] (GPU)
Power 0 12.97 W (GPU)
Temperature 0 38 degC (100 degF) [0x26] (GPU)
Fan 0 1728 RPM [0x6C0] (GPU #0)
Fan PWM 0 54 pc [0x36] (FANPWMIN0)
Clock Speed 0 139.00 MHz [0x8B] (Graphics)
Clock Speed 1 405.00 MHz [0x195] (Memory)
Clock Speed 2 n.a. (Processor)

Display adapter 0
ID 0x1090306
Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Board Manufacturer 0x196E (0x11D8)
Revision A1
Codename GP106-400
Core family 0x136 (GP106)
TDP 120.0 W
Cores 1280
ROP Units 48
TM Units 80
Technology 16 nm
Memory size 6 GB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory vendor Micron
PCI device bus 1 (0x1), device 0 (0x0), function 0 (0x0)
Vendor ID 0x10DE (0x196E)
Model ID 0x1C03 (0x11D8)
Revision ID 0xA1
Performance Level 0
Core clock 139.0 MHz
Memory clock 405.0 MHz

Win32_VideoController AdapterRAM = 0xFFF00000 (4293918720)
Win32_VideoController DriverVersion = 26.21.14.4141
Win32_VideoController DriverDate = 11/20/2019

Monitor 0
Model BenQ XL2720T ()
ID BNQ7F13
Serial E6D01709SL0
Manufacturing Date Week 24, Year 2013
Size 27.2 inches
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
Horizontal Freq. Range 30-140 kHz
Vertical Freq. Range 56-120 Hz
Max Pixel Clock 330 MHz
Gamma Factor 2.2

Monitor 1
Model 27MP34 (LG Electronics (GoldStar))
ID GSM5A75
Serial
Manufacturing Date Week 8, Year 2014
Size 27.2 inches
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
Horizontal Freq. Range 30-83 kHz
Vertical Freq. Range 56-75 Hz
Max Pixel Clock 150 MHz
Gamma Factor 2.2

Software
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Windows Version Microsoft Windows 10 (10.0) Home 64-bit (Build 19041)
DirectX Version 12.0

Register Spaces
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Register space PCI
Register space PCI #2
Register space PCI Express, base address = 0x0F8000000
Register space SMBus, base address = 0x0F000
Register space LPC, base address = 0x0290
Register space PMIO, base address = 0x0A00
Register space LPC, base address = 0x02E
 
I understand that the ''recommended" levels for those vr games is what you wrote at the top but To be completely honest, your CPU (i5-4690k) and GPU (GTX1060) are capable enough to run VR games off that computer. You can check this buy installing Geforce Experience and having that program run diagnostics on your computer to tell you whether or not its "VR" ready. For perspective, Asgards Wrath works fine off my pc and i dont have an i7-7700k (im using an i7-4790k)

My personal opinion, those components are worth replacing, though if you are going to buy a new gpu i would go with a 20xx (2080, 2060, 2080 super etc.) or 30xx series card (if you can find one) because the card will last longer in terms of other games set to come out.

Also, really just need to buy one of those GPUs and your son will keep you a hero in his eyes imo lol.
 
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To be clear, he can already play with his existing VR games on this pc, but looking at minimum requirements of the games he now wants, the question is do I have to replace the mainboard to move up to an i7 (if actually needed to run these new games), and if so what would the recommendations be?
 

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