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Is it worth it to upgrade anything on my pc

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 CPU COOLING - NZXT Kraken X62
 MOTHERBOARD - MSI Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC 
 GPU - MSI GTX 1080 Ti GAMING TRIO
 CPU - Intel Core i7-8700K 6-Core 3.7 GHz
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 RAM - G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200 MHz
 SSD - Samsung 860 EVO 1TB

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IMO, not really. Maybe go to an M.2 SSD, or jump to 32GB of RAM if you're heavy into production work?


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"Worth" can only be defined by you and your PC needs. If all you are doing is gaming, streaming and like workstation tasks like video editing, you still have a damn monster of a system for a good while. 

 

If you find yourself in a predicament where the computer is not performing well in workstation tasks, then you could definitely look at throwing some upgrades in. That being said, 8700K and a 1080Ti is still a monster by todays standards. IMHO you are ahead of the game.


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16 minutes ago, flairclapper said:


 CPU COOLING - NZXT Kraken X62
 MOTHERBOARD - MSI Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC 
 GPU - MSI GTX 1080 Ti GAMING TRIO
 CPU - Intel Core i7-8700K 6-Core 3.7 GHz
 POWER SUPPLY - Seasonic Focus Plus 850W Gold
 RAM - G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200 MHz
 SSD - Samsung 860 EVO 1TB

I guess it depends on your definition of "worth". For gaming the only thing I would even think of upgrading would be the GPU but again only if money really was no object.


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Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix Z370-E CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K Cooler: EVGA CLC 240 GPU: Asus Dual Edition RTX 2070 Super OC RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB @ 3000 MHz PSU: Corsair HX650 Case: Fractal Design Meshify-C White

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Stick with what you have. Id say wait and see if the next gen stuff will give you a bigger performance boost than the current stuff. even if you get the current stuff, you might spend thousands of $$$ just for a 20%-30% performance boost. so just wait for a while. 


Im with the mentaility of "IF IM NOT SURE IF ITS ENOUGH COOLING, GO OVERKILL"

 

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CPU             Ryzen 5 3600 (Formerly Ryzen 3 1200)

GPU             : ASUS RX 580 Dual OC (Formerly ASUS GTX 1060 but it got corroded for some odd reasons)

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Are you gaming at 4K?   That would be the only reason I could think of for a NEED to upgrade that system.  At 1080 or 1440 resolutions, that look just great. 

 

Now, if you WANT to upgrade, and have the means then go right ahead. haha.  I feel a lot of people actually ask for permission around here to upgrade their systems.

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You could sidegrade to a 3700x/3900x/3950x, but for gaming that would be a downgrade.

You could upgrade to a 9700k/9900k, but for minimal gains per dollar.
You could upgrade to a 2080 Super/2080 ti, but for minimal gains per dollar.

 

I second upgrading storage/peripherals/displays.


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No. The 1080ti is still an absolute beast of a card. The 8700k is still as good as a 9700k most of the time. 

 

Some people will tell you to get faster storage but I don't reccomend NVME drives over a regular SSD. They aren't that much faster. Do you really care about a 15 second load screen taking 13 seconds? If you do upgrade the storage if not Sata is fine. Plus the Samsung drives are pretty good, so you'd need a quality NVME drive to see any difference. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, toasty99 said:

No. The 1080ti is still an absolute beast of a card. The 8700k is still as good as a 9700k most of the time. 

 

Some people will tell you to get faster storage but I don't reccomend NVME drives over a regular SSD. They aren't that much faster. Do you really care about a 15 second load screen taking 13 seconds? If you do upgrade the storage if not Sata is fine. Plus the Samsung drives are pretty good, so you'd need a quality NVME drive to see any difference. 

 

 

It's a logical step, though. 1TB isn't even that much anymore. Eventually you'll need more space, and NVME (or at least M.2) is so much more efficient in space.

 

Hell, I bought Ark Survival today on Steam for the sale....shit is 200gb. NOT a typo. Two hundred gigabytes. JFC

 

I have a 1TB NVME drive for boot/games, another 1TB SATA for games, and a 1tb mechanical for my ReLive videos. I'm constantly having to juggle game installs already with 3x his capacity.


My System: i7-8700k 5.0ghz All-core delidded @1.365v // Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi // Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 // 32GB (4x8) Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3466 OC // XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT RAW II // NZXT S340 White // Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850w // Intel 660P 1TB NVME M.2 SSD/1TB Samsung 860 EVO/1TB 2.5" HGST HDD // Displays: ASUS VG248QE/Acer K242HYL/Acer K242HYL // Corsair K68 Mechanical Keyboard - Logitech G502 // Corsair H70 Gaming Headset

 

Wife's System: i7-8700 // Arctic Freezer 33 // Gigabyte Z390M Gaming // 16GB (2x8) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 // Sapphire Vega 64 // Thermaltake Versa H17 // Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850w // 1TB Samsung 860 EVO/500GB Silicon Power A55/4TB Western Digital HDD // Displays: ASUS VG245H/ASUS VP248Q // Corsair K68 Mechanical Keyboard // Logitech G602 // LG BDRW // NexStar 5.25" USB 3 Enclosure

 

TV Gamer: Ryzen 5 1600 3.9ghz All-core @1.39v // Wraith PRISM // Gigabyte B450 Aorus M // 16GB (2x8) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 // XFX Radeon RX 580 8GB XXX Edition // Thermaltake Versa H17 // Corsair Vengeance Silver 650W // 120GB Sandisk SSD/120GB PNY CS900/4TB Western Digital Blue // Display: 50" Westinghouse 1080p // Rii Wireless Mini Keyboard w/Touchpad/Xbox One Controllers

 

Son's System: i5-9400 // Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi // ASRock Z370 Extreme 4 // 16GB GeIL Potenza DDR 3200 // ASUS RX 570 4GB OC // NZXT S340 Black // Seasonic S12II 620w Bronze // 525GB Crucial MX300/500GB Wester Digital Blue // Display: Dell P2417H - Eagletech KG010 Mechanical Keyboard // Logitech G203

 

Daughter's System: i3-8350k // Cooler Master i71c // MSI H310M Pro VDH-Plus // 16GB T-Force Vulkan 2666 (2400) // Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini // DarkFlash Micro ATX White // Corsair CX550 // 480GB PNY CS1311 SSD // Display: Scepter 20" 1080p - Logitech Keyboard and Mouse

 

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I had the same type of rig.

 

I upgraded to a 2080 ti. 

Retired the i7 8700k because it could not do 5ghz, cool and stable and got a i7 8086k. If I was doing it today I would go with an i9 9900kS.

I replaced my 1tb SATA SSD with a 2tb 970 EVO.  If you don't mod games there is not point in this upgrade.

I went from 16 to 32gbs ram and that is the only upgrade I could have done without.

 

I like the Cinebench R15 single core score of the i9 10900K so that may be my next upgrade.

 

If you are happy with the performance of your rig don't bother. None of the upgrades were games changers. They just allowed me to turn things up a bit.


RIG#1 CPU: Intel i7 8086k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 ti FTW3 ULTRA | PSU: Corsair EVGA 1300 G2 | Case: Cooler Master H500M | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 2TB | Monitor: LG 38" 3840 x 1600 75hz


RIG#2 CPU: Intel i7 8086k | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 ti FTW3 ULTRA | PSU: Corsair RMx1000W | Case: Cooler Master HAF X | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD#1: Crucial MX300 2.5" 1TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB | Monitor: LG 55" 4k B9 OLED TV  

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Nah wait for next gen.

 

Will probably need a new CPU and GPU then. Hold onto the GPU for now.


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