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Advice on cpu and mobo upgrade

13 minutes ago, Kd4lif3 said:

 

since you already have a 6600k, just wait for zen 2. You will barely notice a difference in some games on a 2700

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I got my paycheck recently and I was hoping to pour some money into my computer. My current system has: 6600k (oc to 4.5ghz), 2x8 gigs of hyper x predator at 2333 (default speed because xmp is broke) asus z170-a, Corsair h100 i,  asus strix 1070, Corsair cx650m. I am looking at replacing my mobo and cpu with something more recent. I can get ryzen 7 2700 and an Asus prime mobo for under 500 cad however before I go ahead with this I want to know if there are any other options which may be more compelling. My parameters are as follows: Asus rgb mobo to go with my gpu and rgb ram, total under 600 cad (preferably under 550), atx form factor, and overclocking capability would be nice. My use case is primarily gaming.

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3rd gen Ryzen in about July?


"What's under the heatsink?" ep1, "Why it's not as good as it seem?" AMD fanboy edition out, episode 2 "Why my gaming board is a scam?" Intel fanboy edition coming soon (this is a link)

Hardware specs below

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.4?V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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13 minutes ago, Kd4lif3 said:

 

since you already have a 6600k, just wait for zen 2. You will barely notice a difference in some games on a 2700


9900k 1.36v 5.2 83C 185w 1.24v 4.9 60C 135w 1.05v 4.5 90w 50C (doing some testing for hot days) all-2avx cinebench/blender temps. avx voltages in prime. ll D15 ll Z390 taichi ult 1.60 bios fixed LLC voltage gaps ll gskill 2x8gb cl16 ddr4000 bdie 1.42v ll 4x samsung 970 evo 256gb (asus hyper pcie m2 raid card) ll 2x samsung 860 evo 500gb raid 0 (<--i should've went with 1tb nvmemistake of the build) ll EVGA 2080 ti XC (duo fan skinny) 1995//7600 power limited 79C max, stock voltage (really bad ocer) ll Corsair graphite 780T ll EVGA G2 1300w ll Windows 10 Pro ll NEC PA272w (movie, work mon) 2k60 14bit lut ll Predator X27 4k144 hdr (rgb98)

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1 hour ago, xg32 said:

since you already have a 6600k, just wait for zen 2. You will barely notice a difference in some games on a 2700

Alright, then I guess I will wait and see what the next gen looks like. thanks.

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3rd gen is gonna be cool! If it's burning a hole in your pocket, what about a RAM upgrade?

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Is this a "because I can" upgrade or a "my games are a stuttery mess" and/or "my apps peg my system" upgrade?

I had a 6600K before, and even swapping it for a 7600K gave me a boost in performance (4.6 -> 5.0 + IPC improvement)

With a 8700K the difference is night and day - 4c4t is truly a bottleneck for many applications and games in 2019. Even a R5 1600/1600X is a substantial upgrade despite the lower clocks, but YMMV depending on your use case!


Daily Driver: Xiao Mi Notebook Air 13.3" - i5-8550U, MX150, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB NVME SSD+500GB SATA SSD

Gaming Laptop: Gigabyte Aero 15X - i7-8750H, GTX 1070MQ, 16GB 2666, 500GB Toshiba NVMe SSD + 1TB EX 920 NVMe SSD

Battle Station: Core i7-8700K @ 5.0 GHz (w/ Corsair H75), MSI Aero GTX 1070 Ti, 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666, 500 GB Samsung 970 Evo, 2x500GB Samsung 850/860 Evos in RAID 1; Built in a Fractal Design Node 202.

Other PCs I own:

Apple PowerMac G4 Quick Silver

Apple Powerbook G4 Titanium 12", 1.33Ghz PPC G4, 512MB DDR RAM, GeForce FX Go5200 64MB GPU, 60GB IDE HDD

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