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How long should I wait until I have to upgrade my CPU/MOBO

Zen 2 2019 in April at least. I dont see a very good reason to do it earlier

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Greetings,

 

As per the title my main specs are as follows:

 

GPU: MSI 1080GTX Ti Lightning Z

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB (4X8GB) 3200MHz 

MOBO:  MSI Z170A Tomahawk

DISPLAY: Benq XL2411Z 24" 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms

CPU: Intel I7 6700K (4.2GHz XMP)

 

I've had my CPU well before the Ryzen and Intel 8000 CPU Intel series launch so when I see all these Hexacore and Octacore CPU's my mouth waters lol. I am running a 1080 ti at 1080P pushing for 144fps at 144hz and max settings and I also use 4K DSR at 60fps/144fps depending on the game.

 

I mainly use my computer for gaming and game server hosting.

 

Any advice would be appreciated. Just trying to work out a timeline for when I should start saving cash.

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3 minutes ago, CromaT said:

Greetings,

 

As per the title my main specs are as follows:

 

GPU: MSI 1080GTX Ti Lightning Z

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB (4X8GB) 3200MHz 

MOBO:  MSI Z170A Tomahawk

DISPLAY: Benq XL2411Z 24" 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms

CPU: Intel I7 6700K (4.2GHz XMP)

 

I've had my CPU well before the Ryzen and Intel 8000 CPU Intel series launch so when I see all these Hexacore and Octacore CPU's my mouth waters lol. I am running a 1080 ti at 1080P pushing for 144fps at 144hz and max settings and I also use 4K DSR at 60fps/144fps depending on the game.

 

I mainly use my computer for gaming and game server hosting.

 

Any advice would be appreciated. Just trying to work out a timeline for when I should start saving cash.

I would wait for 7nm zen 2 as said by @dgsddfgdfhgs

but if you don't need it, you don't have to upgrade if you still like it as your pc is right now


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GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming

RAM: 2x8 3333 mhz DDR4 Trident Z

MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC

HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint HD103SI

SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB

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PSU: Seasonic Focus GX650

 

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I would say an i7-8700k, I use mine for gaming at 1080p 144hz with my 1070 and every thing runs smooth.


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COOLER: Corsair H115i

GPU: 1070 Founders Edition @Stock settings

RAM: 16GB DDR4 CL14 TEAM GROUP DARK PRO 8PACK Hand picked Samsung B-Dies @ 3200mhz

PSU: Corsair RM 850X

CASE: Enthoo Pro M Special Edition

STORAGE: 1X 128GB SSD, 1X120GB SSD, 1 X 500GB NVME PCIE SSD and 1X 2TB HDD

 

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9 minutes ago, CromaT said:

Greetings,

 

As per the title my main specs are as follows:

 

GPU: MSI 1080GTX Ti Lightning Z

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB (4X8GB) 3200MHz 

MOBO:  MSI Z170A Tomahawk

DISPLAY: Benq XL2411Z 24" 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms

CPU: Intel I7 6700K (4.2GHz XMP)

 

I've had my CPU well before the Ryzen and Intel 8000 CPU Intel series launch so when I see all these Hexacore and Octacore CPU's my mouth waters lol. I am running a 1080 ti at 1080P pushing for 144fps at 144hz and max settings and I also use 4K DSR at 60fps/144fps depending on the game.

 

I mainly use my computer for gaming and game server hosting.

 

Any advice would be appreciated. Just trying to work out a timeline for when I should start saving cash.

I would advise waiting for the Ryzen 2 launch. A 1080Ti will do you fine for a while unless you willing to spend some crazy money on a 2080Ti which i would not recommend. 


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1 minute ago, DrBonesMcCoy said:

I would say an i7-8700k, I use mine for gaming at 1080p 144hz with my 1070 and every thing runs smooth.

Intel was good, but not at this pricing. imo price should drop by half to compete.

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Just now, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

Intel was good, but not at this pricing. imo price should drop by half to compete.

I don't really mind pricing, I understand competition and all that stuff but I buy intel for the speed. Not just for gaming but for my 3D Renders. It all depends on the OP's usecase, after my troubles with Ryzen (Late 2017) I went back to Intel. It looks like the OP has money so could still go Intel.


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COOLER: Corsair H115i

GPU: 1070 Founders Edition @Stock settings

RAM: 16GB DDR4 CL14 TEAM GROUP DARK PRO 8PACK Hand picked Samsung B-Dies @ 3200mhz

PSU: Corsair RM 850X

CASE: Enthoo Pro M Special Edition

STORAGE: 1X 128GB SSD, 1X120GB SSD, 1 X 500GB NVME PCIE SSD and 1X 2TB HDD

 

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I normally would wait until a cpu half it manufacturing node. So 7mm for me as I also have i7 6700k but I have overclocked my to 4.8ghz, so you might want to overclock if you have decent cooler and want some extra performance.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for the responses guys. I think I will wait for the Zen 2 launch since that seems to be the main suggestion.

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wait until the performance isnt what you expect anymore, and find the cause is your cpu being under constant excessive high load.

 

EDIT: 4790k which i expected to last until 1-2 years ago, still going strong.

 

EDIT EDIT: new keyboard becomes desirable.. corrected typo.

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