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Core Upgrade [CPU, Motherboard, RAM]

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Not really sure what CPU to pair with my current GTX 1070 for the options required. 9700K, 8700K, 9900K, 2700X, 3700X(?) Help!

BUDGET AND LOCATION:

 

The USA. I do have a Microcenter within reach.

Quite flexible. $600-800 If anything will part over time.

 

AIM:

 

Replacing my computer's core to increase a bit of client-side and viewer-side performance. Preferably would rather do a single computer setup. Still, want similar or better rendering performance in Premiere and After Effects.

 

MONITORS:

 

If possible, I'd like to still run my dual monitor setup with a chance of maybe working in my old 144hz for video watching purposes due to the weird Windows framerate video playback (bug? not sure if it's a bug or just a weird flaw)

 

PERIPHERALS:

 

Won't be needing additional peripherals. I'm already four keyboards and mice deep. (They all have their specific uses.)

 

WHY AM I UPGRADING:

 

I'm upgrading because there are a few games that have recently begun to test my CPU's limits and they're winning. With the new NVENC that got implemented in OBS, it has been less of a problem but would still like other applications to function without the 100% usage input delay. (Recently been experiencing this with Division 2 and Siege while streaming which makes Discord or any of the VOIP services I use to have a bit of a response delay. I also like to keep another game such as Black Desert Online minimized to the system tray in the background for AFK purposes.  

 



CPU: Intel i7 4790K @ 4.8 | Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 w/ Noctua NF-A14 iPPC-3000 | Motherboard: MSI Z97S Krait 
GPU: ASUS GTX 1070 DUAL | RAM: G.SKILL ARES 1333MHz 16GB
SSD0: Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | SSD1: Samsung 960 EVO 500GB | SSD2: Intel 530 Series 120GB
HDD: 1TB WD Black | HDD2: 6TB WD Black | PSUEVGA 750G2 | Case: Corsair Carbide Air 540
Monitors: DELL S2417DG | DELL U2414HM | Keyboard: Input.Club Kira (Hako True) | Mice: Logitech G520 | G900

 

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This is an upgrade? For cheapest, I'd stay with what socket your motherboard supports, as long as it's recent. What CPU do you have now?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Wufflez said:

This is an upgrade? For cheapest, I'd stay with what socket your motherboard supports, as long as it's recent. What CPU do you have now?

Currently, have an i7 4790K on Haswell art. A little rough to do an upgrade on LGA 1150 🤣



CPU: Intel i7 4790K @ 4.8 | Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 w/ Noctua NF-A14 iPPC-3000 | Motherboard: MSI Z97S Krait 
GPU: ASUS GTX 1070 DUAL | RAM: G.SKILL ARES 1333MHz 16GB
SSD0: Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | SSD1: Samsung 960 EVO 500GB | SSD2: Intel 530 Series 120GB
HDD: 1TB WD Black | HDD2: 6TB WD Black | PSUEVGA 750G2 | Case: Corsair Carbide Air 540
Monitors: DELL S2417DG | DELL U2414HM | Keyboard: Input.Club Kira (Hako True) | Mice: Logitech G520 | G900

 

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I'd probably recommend the 2700x. It way out performs the 8700k under a streaming load, while obviously under performs the 9700k or 9900k. The price jump to the 9700k, which I would recommend next, isn't worth it imo. It does kind of depend on how much you stream vs how much you game without streaming. I would say that it is entirely up to your personal preference, or willingness to spend. 

tl;dr 

9700k or 2700x

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The 2700x will probably be a better bet for streaming, as it increases the quality of for the viewers (the Intel chips drop more frames at higher bitrates) although the framerate may not be as high on your side. If you are really serious about building a viewer base, I would go for Ryzen, if you can wait until june/July, you should pick up Zen 2.


i7 9700k | Noctua NH-D15 | 2x Asus STRIX GTX 980 DirectCU II SLI | Asus Prime Z370-A | 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 Mhz | Corsair RM850X | Asus Rog Swift 165 Hz | LG 27UD58 4K

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Posted · Original PosterOP
24 minutes ago, lmaobadatmath said:

The 2700x will probably be a better bet for streaming, as it increases the quality of for the viewers (the Intel chips drop more frames at higher bitrates) although the framerate may not be as high on your side. If you are really serious about building a viewer base, I would go for Ryzen, if you can wait until june/July, you should pick up Zen 2.

😭 Wish Zen 2 came out the beginning of the year. I've been super hesitant about upgrading just to try and wait for it.



CPU: Intel i7 4790K @ 4.8 | Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 w/ Noctua NF-A14 iPPC-3000 | Motherboard: MSI Z97S Krait 
GPU: ASUS GTX 1070 DUAL | RAM: G.SKILL ARES 1333MHz 16GB
SSD0: Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | SSD1: Samsung 960 EVO 500GB | SSD2: Intel 530 Series 120GB
HDD: 1TB WD Black | HDD2: 6TB WD Black | PSUEVGA 750G2 | Case: Corsair Carbide Air 540
Monitors: DELL S2417DG | DELL U2414HM | Keyboard: Input.Club Kira (Hako True) | Mice: Logitech G520 | G900

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
32 minutes ago, lmaobadatmath said:

The 2700x will probably be a better bet for streaming, as it increases the quality of for the viewers (the Intel chips drop more frames at higher bitrates) although the framerate may not be as high on your side. If you are really serious about building a viewer base, I would go for Ryzen, if you can wait until june/July, you should pick up Zen 2.

@lmaobadatmath @Wufflez I assume DDR4 3000 would be enough as far as RAM?



CPU: Intel i7 4790K @ 4.8 | Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 w/ Noctua NF-A14 iPPC-3000 | Motherboard: MSI Z97S Krait 
GPU: ASUS GTX 1070 DUAL | RAM: G.SKILL ARES 1333MHz 16GB
SSD0: Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | SSD1: Samsung 960 EVO 500GB | SSD2: Intel 530 Series 120GB
HDD: 1TB WD Black | HDD2: 6TB WD Black | PSUEVGA 750G2 | Case: Corsair Carbide Air 540
Monitors: DELL S2417DG | DELL U2414HM | Keyboard: Input.Club Kira (Hako True) | Mice: Logitech G520 | G900

 

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Yep


i7 9700k | Noctua NH-D15 | 2x Asus STRIX GTX 980 DirectCU II SLI | Asus Prime Z370-A | 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 Mhz | Corsair RM850X | Asus Rog Swift 165 Hz | LG 27UD58 4K

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