sorry to hear about the issues, but for me this a very interesting Posting as it seems I will run into similar situation sooner or later:
My PC is „only“ 4 years old and I have an GTX 660 Ti too. So far I still can play BoX but right now when I am flying the sound of some coolers (probably the GPU ones) telling me clearly that the system is at it’s absolute limits. On more populated servers I recognice also stutters in the graphics and beside this in the last weeks I had 3 or 4 Blue-Screen-Crashes of my PC, that happened always some time after I have played when I did only some internet-surfing or mail writing or things like that….
So I am asking myself all the time:
- Shall I use my PC as long as it completely dies and invest then directly in a new complete system
- Or Should I go the approach of replacing component by component, starting with a new GPU?
I was affraid that the component-approach bears 2 major risks:
1st: The other (old) components are limiting the overall system in a way that the potential of the new GPU will not come to full effect
2nd: The latest issues with the PC are connected to any other system component, so I might invest in a new GPU and then it turns out, that the CPU, the mother board or any other core componen is f*cked up and in the worst case I need anyhow a new system….
But how I read your posting it sounds to me that at least the 1st risk seems to be obsolete and also an older system will benefit from a new graphic card => thats good news to me :-D
So have fun with your GTX 1060 and please keep me update to date on your experience with it!
Maybe in summer we now will find time again for some joint operations on Coconut or TAW on CET evenings… ;-)