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AdamRedfern

Keep my i7-4790K or upgrade to Kaby Lake?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello! :D

 

Okay so these are my system specs atm:

CPU: i7 4790K (Not overclocked atm)

MB: MSI Z97I AC Mini ITX

RAM: 8GB 16000MHz Corsair Vengence

HDD: WD 1TB Blue

 

I want to upgrade to a M.2 SSD on the board as it's faster than a SSD can be but would need to change my board to the ASRock Z97E-ITX http://www.asrock.com/mb/intel/z97e-itxac/ 

OR

Should I take this opportunity to upgrade to a i5 from Kaby Lake (as that's what I would be able to afford) or should I stick with my current build?

 

TLDR: My options are:

1) Keep system as is and add a SATA SSD

2) Upgrade my MB and get a M.2 SSD

3) Replace CPU, RAM and MB and add a M.2 SSD?

 

Thanks!


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Eh... i7 4790k is quite a bit better than i5 7600k. Overclocked i7 4790k pretty much matches the stock i7 7700k.

 

What do you need faster SSD for?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Elfuego said:

Sata SSD;

 

Going from SATA -> m2 is barely noticeable (I use a SM951 in my rig) but going from HDD to SATA is huge.

Thanks! So would you recommend changing my motherboard for one with a M.2 slot as I am mainly a content creator and not a gamer?


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1 minute ago, AdamRedfern said:

Thanks! So would you recommend changing my motherboard for one with a M.2 slot as I am mainly a content creator and not a gamer?

Just get the PCI-e to M.2 card?

Make sure that your BIOS is up to date if you get NVME. (nevermind, mini ITX motherboard...)

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Get the motherboard that supports m.2 ssd for your i7 4790k. Going to an i5 7600k would be a downgrade. It would also suffer a lot in regards to content creation which is what you do so I do not recommend downgrading to the i5.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, WereCat said:

Just get the PCI-e to M.2 card?

Make sure that your BIOS is up to date if you get NVME. (nevermind, mini ITX motherboard...)

Yeah it's a mini-itx board, I've heard M.2 is much quicker the SSD?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, chris76816 said:

Get the motherboard that supports m.2 ssd for your i7 4790k. Going to an i5 7600k would be a downgrade. It would also suffer a lot in regards to content creation which is what you do so I do not recommend downgrading to the i5.

Thank you! I think it's looking the best option, is a M.2 drive faster than a normal 2.5"  SSD?


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Just now, AdamRedfern said:

Thank you! I think it's looking the best option, is a M.2 drive faster than a normal 2.5"  SSD?

An nvme m.2 ssd like the 960 Evo is faster however, a sata m.2 ssd like the 850 Evo version is the exact same speed as a regular 2.5" ssd.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, chris76816 said:

An nvme m.2 ssd like the 960 Evo is faster however, a sata m.2 ssd like the 850 Evo version is the exact same speed as a regular 2.5" ssd.

How much would the 960 EVO 250GB - http://amzn.to/2ulXQCH - give me quicker speeds than standard SSD? Thanks! :)


CPU: Intel i7-4790k | Cooler: Corsair H110i GT | Motherboard: MSI Z97I AC  | Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE R9 280  | http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/pszsdC

 

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15 minutes ago, AdamRedfern said:

I am mainly a content creator and not a gamer

If you are going for/looking for new mobo + CPU, why not Ryzen?

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25 minutes ago, AdamRedfern said:

Thank you! I think it's looking the best option, is a M.2 drive faster than a normal 2.5"  SSD?

m.2 is a form factor of ssd, like 2.5" 

unless it specifically states that it uses the nvme protocol then it wont be faster

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Upgrading to an M.2 drive, NVMe or SATA III, is not worth the cost. Adding a 2.5" SATA III ssd would be a good investment. Get the largest ssd that you can afford.

 

Overclocking the cpu might also provide a decent performance boost. The motherboard has features that facilitate overclocking.

 


80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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