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My system specs are listed below, I picked up a Samsung 860 EVO 1 TB during Black Friday for $130. Will be a nice replacement for my current boot drive. 

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CPU

Intel Core i5-6600K @ 4.0 GHz

Cooling

CRYORIG - H7 49

Motherboard

Asus SABERTOOTH Z170 S

RAM

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-2400

GPU

Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Dual Series

Case

NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower

Storage

Samsung 860 EVO 1TB, Crucial M500 240 GB, Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB, Western Digital Black 6 TB

PSU

Corsair HX850i - 80+ Plat

Display(s)

Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz

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I have quite a few questions I was wondering on what I should upgrade, a few of my system parts are starting to age especially because my monitor is 1440p with a high refresh rate.

 

CPU

With AMD finally being a contender in the cpu market, and allowing Zen/Ryzen to mature a little, I was just curious on which company I should go with? I understand that Zen 3 is coming out in 2019, and Ice Lake in 2019 maybe 2020? I am mainly gaming 90% of the time with some light photo and video editing for fun. Once the cpu company question is answered, should I go with an Intel i5 or i7, or AMD Ryzen 5 or 7?

 

Cooling

Would a better air cooler be needed for these high core count cpu chips?

 

Motherboard

I know I will have to buy a new one, will probably just find a white themed board to fit my color scheme.

 

GPU

Should I find a used GTX 1080 ti on eBay or a new RTX  2080, or the million dollar question, wait for second gen RTX? 

 

Thanks for helping me out in advance!

Current PC

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K @ 4.0 GHz           

Cooling: CRYORIG - H7 

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z170 S

GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Armour OC 

RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-2400 

Storage: Samsung 860 EVO 1TB, Crucial M500 240 GB, Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB, Western Digital Black 6 TB                                                                                                                                 

PSU: Corsair HX850i - 80+ Plat

Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower                      

Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit                         

 

Other
Display(s): Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz, Dell S2715H 27" Full HD IPS LED 

Mouse: Logitech G Pro Gaming FPS
Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE                                     

Sound: Beyerdynamic DT 990

Microphone: CAD U37 USB Studio Condenser

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Just get a cheapo used 7700K. You don't really need an upgrade for anything else.

Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.9 Ghz  | Gigabyte AB350M Gaming 3 |  PaliT GTX 1050Ti  |  8gb Kingston HyperX Fury @ 2933 Mhz  |  Corsair CX550m  |  1 TB WD Blue HDD


Inside some old case I found lying around.

 

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6 minutes ago, bleedblue said:

Just get a cheapo used 7700K. You don't really need an upgrade for anything else.

A better gpu isn't worth it? I'm thinking its my gpu holding me back more than my cpu.

Current PC

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K @ 4.0 GHz           

Cooling: CRYORIG - H7 

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z170 S

GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Armour OC 

RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-2400 

Storage: Samsung 860 EVO 1TB, Crucial M500 240 GB, Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB, Western Digital Black 6 TB                                                                                                                                 

PSU: Corsair HX850i - 80+ Plat

Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower                      

Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit                         

 

Other
Display(s): Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz, Dell S2715H 27" Full HD IPS LED 

Mouse: Logitech G Pro Gaming FPS
Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE                                     

Sound: Beyerdynamic DT 990

Microphone: CAD U37 USB Studio Condenser

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27 minutes ago, Pecan_Pie said:

A better gpu isn't worth it? I'm thinking its my gpu holding me back more than my cpu.

a 1070 is still plenty good in 2018.

Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.9 Ghz  | Gigabyte AB350M Gaming 3 |  PaliT GTX 1050Ti  |  8gb Kingston HyperX Fury @ 2933 Mhz  |  Corsair CX550m  |  1 TB WD Blue HDD


Inside some old case I found lying around.

 

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