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In the next couple months around when 11th gen comes out i want to upgrade my 9700k to one of 3 options 11700k, 11900k or 5900x. It all comes down to pricing for choose cpu but if i do go with Intel im probably just gonna get a z490 and I have been debating between two mobo. MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK or MEG Z490 UNIFY the price difference is $125 i just dont know if they unify is worth the extra money. I just wanted a good mobo that can run my Patriot Viper Steel 4400mhz and get some better timings and clocks. If anyone here has tried these or knows more than I do if you can help me decide that would be great or maybe even recommend other boards thank you!

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I´d say don´t upgrade ! 😄

Your CPU is good you better wait end of the year for 12th gen.

I would not buy 400 series motherboard as 500 is coming and will be better. 

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just wait for z590, z490's dead

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Upgrading from a 9700k is a hard to justify upgrade unless you're playing ultra high refresh 1080p or doing professional work that needs more cores

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TV Gamer: Ryzen 5 1600 3.9ghz All-core @1.39v // Wraith PRISM // Gigabyte B450 Aorus M // 16GB (2x8) Corsair Vengeance LEd DDR4 3200 // Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 64 // 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

 

TV Gamer 2: Intel i3-10100 // ASRock H410M-HDV/M.2 // 16GB (2x8) DDR4 T-Force Vulcan 2666 // XFX RX 580 8GB XXX Edition // Rosewill FBM-X2 // Gigabyte P750GM // 480GB PNY CS1311 SSD/2TB Seagate HDD // Display: LG 50" 4k TV // Rii Wireless Mini Keyboard w/Touchpad/Xbox One Controllers

 

Son's System: i5-9400 // Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi // ASRock Z370 Extreme 4 // 16GB (2x8) GeIL Potenza DDR 3200 //ASUS RX 570 4GB // NZXT S340 Black // Seasonic S12II 620w Bronze // 525GB Crucial MX300/1TB WD SN550 // Display: ACER Nitro VG240Y/ PBiip / Dell P2417H // Eagletech KG010 Mechanical Keyboard // Logitech G203

 

Daughter's System: i3-8350k // Cooler Master i71c // MSI H310M Pro VDH-Plus // 8GB (2x4) Leven DDR4 2666 (2400) // Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini // DarkFlash Micro ATX White // Corsair CX550 // 480GB PNY CS1311 SSD/2TB Seagate HDD // Display: Scepter 20" 1080p // Redragon TKL Mechanic Keyboard + Mouse

 

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2 hours ago, Mister Woof said:

Upgrading from a 9700k is a hard to justify upgrade unless you're playing ultra high refresh 1080p or doing professional work that needs more cores

I’m doing 240-360hz 1080p lol and I stream sometimes

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3 hours ago, xg32 said:

just wait for z590, z490's dead

how is z490 dead legit the only difference is Gen 4 and a few more lanes?

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3 hours ago, PecaCZE said:

I´d say don´t upgrade ! 😄

Your CPU is good you better wait end of the year for 12th gen.

I would not buy 400 series motherboard as 500 is coming and will be better. 

12th Gen is going to be super expensive especially ram. Why upgrade when I already have 4400mhz and can easily use that for 11th Gen or Zen 3

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1 minute ago, Jedibrysen said:

how is z490 dead legit the only difference is Gen 4 and a few more lanes?

the memory oc and other stuff is only gonna get better, i wouldnt touch z490 for 50% off atm, and there's no guarantee that z490 will work flawlessly with rocket lake out of the box.

9900k 1.39v 5.2avx 5.0 ring 96C 205w 1.01v 4.3ghz 80w 50C R20 temps score=5575 ll D15 ll Z390 taichi ult 1.60 bios ll gskill 4x8gb 15-15-15-33-320-24 ddr4100  bdie 1.5v 45C 1.25sa/1.21io  ll EVGA 2080 ti XC 1995//7600 325w 69C stock voltage (bad ocer) ll  8x nf12/14 fans 2x samsung 860 evo 500gb raid 0 ll 500gb nvme 970 evo ll Corsair graphite 780T ll EVGA G2 1300w ll Windows 10 Pro ll NEC PA272w (movie, work mon) 1080p 60hzll Predator X27 4k144 hdr (using at 4:4:4 98 fan is dying)

 

old rig 8600k d15 evga 1080 ti hybrid  z370 extreme 4 2x8gb ddr3866 cl16 512gb nvme evo+ 860 evo 500gb raid 0 evga p2 1000w 

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Just now, xg32 said:

the memory oc and other stuff is only gonna get better, i wouldnt touch z490 for 50% off atm.

I really doubt it will be much better but whatever you say. 

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28 minutes ago, Jedibrysen said:

I’m doing 240-360hz 1080p lol and I stream sometimes

Then I'd go for the ryzen

My System: i7-8700k 5.0ghz All-core delidded @1.385v // Deepcool Gamerstorm Assassin III // Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 // 32GB (4x8) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 // ASUS RTX 3080 TUF OC // Corsair 275R Airflow // Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850w // Intel 660P 1TB NVME M.2 SSD/1TB ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro/1TB Samsung 860 EVO/2TB Seagate Barracuda // Displays: AOC AGON AG241QX/Lenovo L24Q-30/Lenovo L24Q-30 // Razer Black Widow TE Chroma - Logitech G502 // Corsair H70 Gaming Headset

 

Wife's System: i7-8700 // Arctic Freezer 33 // Gigabyte Z390M Gaming // 16GB (2x8) Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3200 // XFX Radeon 5700 XT RAW II // NZXT S340 // Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850w // 1TB Samsung 860 EVO/4TB Western Digital HDD // Displays: ASUS VG248QE/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 LEd DDR4 3200 // Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 64 // 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

 

TV Gamer 2: Intel i3-10100 // ASRock H410M-HDV/M.2 // 16GB (2x8) DDR4 T-Force Vulcan 2666 // XFX RX 580 8GB XXX Edition // Rosewill FBM-X2 // Gigabyte P750GM // 480GB PNY CS1311 SSD/2TB Seagate HDD // Display: LG 50" 4k TV // Rii Wireless Mini Keyboard w/Touchpad/Xbox One Controllers

 

Son's System: i5-9400 // Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi // ASRock Z370 Extreme 4 // 16GB (2x8) GeIL Potenza DDR 3200 //ASUS RX 570 4GB // NZXT S340 Black // Seasonic S12II 620w Bronze // 525GB Crucial MX300/1TB WD SN550 // Display: ACER Nitro VG240Y/ PBiip / Dell P2417H // Eagletech KG010 Mechanical Keyboard // Logitech G203

 

Daughter's System: i3-8350k // Cooler Master i71c // MSI H310M Pro VDH-Plus // 8GB (2x4) Leven DDR4 2666 (2400) // Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini // DarkFlash Micro ATX White // Corsair CX550 // 480GB PNY CS1311 SSD/2TB Seagate HDD // Display: Scepter 20" 1080p // Redragon TKL Mechanic Keyboard + Mouse

 

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3 hours ago, Mister Woof said:

Then I'd go for the ryzen

im gonna wait for 11th gen benchmarks. this wasnt a post about going with z590 or zen 3 it was about which z490 to buy!

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1 minute ago, Jedibrysen said:

im gonna wait for 11th gen benchmarks. this wasnt a post about going with z590 or zen 3 it was about which z490 to buy!

Well you did say it was down to 3 options with the 5900x being one of them

My System: i7-8700k 5.0ghz All-core delidded @1.385v // Deepcool Gamerstorm Assassin III // Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 // 32GB (4x8) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 // ASUS RTX 3080 TUF OC // Corsair 275R Airflow // Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850w // Intel 660P 1TB NVME M.2 SSD/1TB ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro/1TB Samsung 860 EVO/2TB Seagate Barracuda // Displays: AOC AGON AG241QX/Lenovo L24Q-30/Lenovo L24Q-30 // Razer Black Widow TE Chroma - Logitech G502 // Corsair H70 Gaming Headset

 

Wife's System: i7-8700 // Arctic Freezer 33 // Gigabyte Z390M Gaming // 16GB (2x8) Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3200 // XFX Radeon 5700 XT RAW II // NZXT S340 // Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850w // 1TB Samsung 860 EVO/4TB Western Digital HDD // Displays: ASUS VG248QE/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 LEd DDR4 3200 // Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 64 // 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

 

TV Gamer 2: Intel i3-10100 // ASRock H410M-HDV/M.2 // 16GB (2x8) DDR4 T-Force Vulcan 2666 // XFX RX 580 8GB XXX Edition // Rosewill FBM-X2 // Gigabyte P750GM // 480GB PNY CS1311 SSD/2TB Seagate HDD // Display: LG 50" 4k TV // Rii Wireless Mini Keyboard w/Touchpad/Xbox One Controllers

 

Son's System: i5-9400 // Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi // ASRock Z370 Extreme 4 // 16GB (2x8) GeIL Potenza DDR 3200 //ASUS RX 570 4GB // NZXT S340 Black // Seasonic S12II 620w Bronze // 525GB Crucial MX300/1TB WD SN550 // Display: ACER Nitro VG240Y/ PBiip / Dell P2417H // Eagletech KG010 Mechanical Keyboard // Logitech G203

 

Daughter's System: i3-8350k // Cooler Master i71c // MSI H310M Pro VDH-Plus // 8GB (2x4) Leven DDR4 2666 (2400) // Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini // DarkFlash Micro ATX White // Corsair CX550 // 480GB PNY CS1311 SSD/2TB Seagate HDD // Display: Scepter 20" 1080p // Redragon TKL Mechanic Keyboard + Mouse

 

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1 hour ago, Mister Woof said:

Well you did say it was down to 3 options with the 5900x being one of them

if i do go with Intel im probably just gonna get a z490 and I have been debating between two mobo. MAG Z490TOMAHAWK or MEG Z490 UNIFY the pricedifference is $125 i just dont know if they unify is worth the extra money. I just wanted a good mobo that can run my Patriot Viper Steel 4400mhz and get some better timings and clocks.”

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My System: i7-8700k 5.0ghz All-core delidded @1.385v // Deepcool Gamerstorm Assassin III // Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 // 32GB (4x8) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 // ASUS RTX 3080 TUF OC // Corsair 275R Airflow // Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850w // Intel 660P 1TB NVME M.2 SSD/1TB ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro/1TB Samsung 860 EVO/2TB Seagate Barracuda // Displays: AOC AGON AG241QX/Lenovo L24Q-30/Lenovo L24Q-30 // Razer Black Widow TE Chroma - Logitech G502 // Corsair H70 Gaming Headset

 

Wife's System: i7-8700 // Arctic Freezer 33 // Gigabyte Z390M Gaming // 16GB (2x8) Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3200 // XFX Radeon 5700 XT RAW II // NZXT S340 // Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850w // 1TB Samsung 860 EVO/4TB Western Digital HDD // Displays: ASUS VG248QE/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 LEd DDR4 3200 // Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 64 // 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

 

TV Gamer 2: Intel i3-10100 // ASRock H410M-HDV/M.2 // 16GB (2x8) DDR4 T-Force Vulcan 2666 // XFX RX 580 8GB XXX Edition // Rosewill FBM-X2 // Gigabyte P750GM // 480GB PNY CS1311 SSD/2TB Seagate HDD // Display: LG 50" 4k TV // Rii Wireless Mini Keyboard w/Touchpad/Xbox One Controllers

 

Son's System: i5-9400 // Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi // ASRock Z370 Extreme 4 // 16GB (2x8) GeIL Potenza DDR 3200 //ASUS RX 570 4GB // NZXT S340 Black // Seasonic S12II 620w Bronze // 525GB Crucial MX300/1TB WD SN550 // Display: ACER Nitro VG240Y/ PBiip / Dell P2417H // Eagletech KG010 Mechanical Keyboard // Logitech G203

 

Daughter's System: i3-8350k // Cooler Master i71c // MSI H310M Pro VDH-Plus // 8GB (2x4) Leven DDR4 2666 (2400) // Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini // DarkFlash Micro ATX White // Corsair CX550 // 480GB PNY CS1311 SSD/2TB Seagate HDD // Display: Scepter 20" 1080p // Redragon TKL Mechanic Keyboard + Mouse

 

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5900x would be a nice upgrade. beats 10900k at gaming and is very good at workloads that need a lot of cores. i would get 5900x.

 

The rumors show that the 11900k will be priced the same with 5900x. but the thing is that the 11900k is 8c/16 while 5900x is 12c/24t. so 4 more cores. And the 11900k is rumored to be singe digits better than the 10900k, which is really not good at all.

 

But these are all rumors. we will have to see.

 

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29 minutes ago, SavageNeo said:

5900x would be a nice upgrade. beats 10900k at gaming and is very good at workloads that need a lot of cores. i would get 5900x.

 

The rumors show that the 11900k will be priced the same with 5900x. but the thing is that the 11900k is 8c/16 while 5900x is 12c/24t. so 4 more cores. And the 11900k is rumored to be singe digits better than the 10900k, which is really not good at all.

 

But these are all rumors. we will have to see.

 

what I read from rumors/leaks is the 11900k is gonna be $450 pre tax. Also after tax if i add the mobo to the cost of my upgrade 5900x/b550 will be $792 and the 11900k/z490 will be $694 all of this is after tax it all comes down to the gaming benchmarks maybe ill get a $350 11700k we shall see! also please mind what this whole thread is for “if i do go with Intel im probably just gonna get a z490 and I have been debating between two mobo. MAG Z490TOMAHAWK or MEG Z490 UNIFY the pricedifference is $125 i just dont know if they unify is worth the extra money. I just wanted a good mobo that can run my Patriot Viper Steel 4400mhz and get some better timings and clocks.”

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