i7 3770K and GTX 1080 Upgrade Path Help?

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My system as based on an overclock bundle from Overclockers many years ago ( and been great).

I7 3770k oc to 4500 MHz
GTX 1080
16gb Patriot 1600 RAM
ASUS P8Z77-V MB (ATX)
EVGA 750w PSU


End game (maybe 2 or 3 years away) a system that runs a GTX 3080 well (top end AMD or Intel - but in 3 years so hopefully some supply and better value).

Short term, a stepping stone to the above system, using as much of current set up as possible (I’ve 2 x GTX 1080s I can SLI). So will need a new CPU, MB and RAM. Most everything else should be usable.

I guess AMD is likely to give me best future upgrade path? A decent AM4 MB with a cheap CPU + Ram, swap for better CPU when getting GTX 3080?

Any good suggestions to run GTX 1080 in SLI and give me future proofing (and be significantly better than i7 3770k?

My monitor is a 144mhz at 1440p.

Cheers in advance.
 
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▷ Asus ROG Strix B550-E Gaming (AMD AM4) B550 A… | OcUK (overclockers.co.uk)- £199.00 SLI, wi-fi, Bluetooth AM4 motherboard with good reviews and good VRM'S.

▷ AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Eight Core 4.7GHz (Socket A… | OcUK (overclockers.co.uk)-£379.99 8 Core and 16 thread CPU to drive that future RTX 3080

▷ Patriot Viper Steel 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 PC4-28… | OcUK (overclockers.co.uk)-£139.99 3600 MHz RAM optimal speed for Ryzen and 32 Gigs to future proof as much as possible.

▷ Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Coo… | OcUK (overclockers.co.uk)-£34.99 CPU cooler, because your old one may not fit to AM4

Total

£753.97

You know SLI is finished? It may work on older games, but modern games will likely not get SLI.

Anyway, Zen 3, AM4 chipset with latest PCI E-4 bus, SLI, 8 core CPU and a generous amount of RAM. To support that future RTX 3080.

Oh make sure your old PSU is 750 watt Gold rated 80 plus for it to. Or consider upgrading.

Or 5600X CPU as stop gap CPU at £299.99 to reduce your costs is an option.
 
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I understand about SLI not really being supported. But I find myself with 2 ASUs Strix GTX 1080 Advanced (one donated from a friend).

should I bung it in anyway (it will be a few years maybe before I move to a 3000 series (or whatever is new then)?

defo think mid/high AMD motherboard, paired with a budge/mid (or eBay) AMD CPU, use as much of my current system as I can. As long as it gives significant improvement over OC.d i7 3770k.

I’m actually still on Win 7, would going to win 10 help or hobble my current system do you think?
 
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Sell one of the 1080 then and put the money itowards your build.

Windows 10 you will need for a modern pc s as for your system not sure what advantage it would give you.
 
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I understand about SLI not really being supported. But I find myself with 2 ASUs Strix GTX 1080 Advanced (one donated from a friend).

should I bung it in anyway (it will be a few years maybe before I move to a 3000 series (or whatever is new then)?

defo think mid/high AMD motherboard, paired with a budge/mid (or eBay) AMD CPU, use as much of my current system as I can. As long as it gives significant improvement over OC.d i7 3770k.

I’m actually still on Win 7, would going to win 10 help or hobble my current system do you think?

The motherboard I listed has SLI, so you can use both and is PCIE-4, for future upgrades.
 
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You could sell the GTX 1080s which seem to be going for £350~400 quid each used and buy something like this.

If you sell your old MB/CPU/RAM you would get another £150 ish so net spend would only end up being about 200 quid.
My basket at Overclockers UK:
Total: £1,079.06 (includes shipping: £11.10)
 
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