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is it worth upgrading cpu?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

i currently have an

CPU: i7  7700k

GPU: 1080ti

RAM: 16gb 3200mhz

 

i can get an ryzen 9 3900x for 475 usd +an 570mobo for 270usd. would that be worth the upgrade now? or should i wait until i buy a new gpu too?

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Only upgrade when performance doesn't meet your standards

 

Edit: and besides, it's not even a good deal

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor $434.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard $147.00 @ B&H
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $581.00
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-10 19:13 EDT-0400  

 

Edited by Fasauceome

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

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honestly i would take the money and buy a better gpu seeing as the pricing has come down some and the cpu and mobo have a lot more room to come down plus the gpu would give gaming a larger boost 

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18 minutes ago, Joakim97 said:

i currently have an

CPU: i7  7700k

GPU: 1080ti

RAM: 16gb 3200mhz

 

i can get an ryzen 9 3900x for 475 usd +an 570mobo for 270usd. would that be worth the upgrade now? or should i wait until i buy a new gpu too?

Not worth it at all unless you actually need more cores for heavy video work or rendering for example. CAD would be a valid reason as well, but, we are talking pretty serious CAD here.

 

Unless you have a very valid reason to upgrade your CPU, your 7700k is fine. Slap an overclock on there to something like 4.8 GHz, and your sitting in the top % of CPU performance. 


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Why X570 / 3900X?

You could get a 3700X and B450 for close to half the price, it will probably still rip through anything you throw at it, and you can drop in a 3950X a few years down the line.


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18 minutes ago, keysbeast13 said:

honestly i would take the money and buy a better gpu seeing as the pricing has come down some and the cpu and mobo have a lot more room to come down plus the gpu would give gaming a larger boost 

Uhh he has a 1080ti. That's the third best GPU on the market behind the 2080ti and 2080 super. 

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11 hours ago, Fasauceome said:

Only upgrade when performance doesn't meet your standards

 

Edit: and besides, it's not even a good deal

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor $434.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard $147.00 @ B&H
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $581.00
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-10 19:13 EDT-0400  

 

its a good deal for me here in norway, could go for a cheaper mobo, but then i'd need to sacrifice some features i want 

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2 hours ago, Joakim97 said:

 

its a good deal for me here in norway, could go for a cheaper mobo, but then i'd need to sacrifice some features i want 

I have no idea why you'd put the price in USD then. Even in NOK:

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor kr5896.80 @ CDON NO
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard kr2492.00 @ CDON NO
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total kr8388.80
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-11 15:16 CEST+0200  

The deal still isn't very spectacular, when adding a more feature rich motherboard.

 

But if you wanna drop some cash on a Ryzen 12 core just for the sake of it, you might as well.


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 hours ago, Fasauceome said:

I have no idea why you'd put the price in USD then. Even in NOK:

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor kr5896.80 @ CDON NO
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard kr2492.00 @ CDON NO
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total kr8388.80
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-11 15:16 CEST+0200  

The deal still isn't very spectacular, when adding a more feature rich motherboard.

 

But if you wanna drop some cash on a Ryzen 12 core just for the sake of it, you might as well.

cause its easier for people outside of norway to understand the price, and if you see the price for the ryzen 9 3900x you linked in that pc partpicker is 578$ that a 100$ more then the one i can currently buy.... which translate to 1000nok ish

 

so yes 475$(4850nok ish) is a good deal for an 3900x for me

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