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What should I upgrade to? (Must be Intel)

Budget (including currency): 1,000 - 1,500

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Star Citizen, Genshin Impact, Destiny 2, Video Editing via Adobe Premiere

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Current build is;
i7-7700k (delidded and resealed with better paste)
EVGA 2080Ti FTW3 Ultra (11G-P4-2487-KR)
32GB RAM
GIGABYTE Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9

What CPU (intel only, sadly) and Motherboard should I consider upgrading to?
So many seem to be only mild upgrades, I don't mind a mild gaming performance hit to get a lot more out of Photoshop/Premiere/Krita

 

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MSI MPG Z590 Gaming + i9-11900K(F) or 10900K(F). 10900K has more cores, but the 11900K has faster ones. For video & image editing the 10900K would be better and for gaming the 11900K. The F version is the same, but has no iGPU. You can get that too, it's slightly cheaper and since you have a 2080TI you won't need the iGPU anyway.

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Just now, Pixelfie said:

MSI MPG Z590 Gaming + i9-11900K(F) or 10900K(F). 10900K has more cores, but the 11900K has faster ones. For video & image editing the 10900K would be better and for gaming the 11900K. The F version is the same, but has no iGPU. You can get that too, it's slightly cheaper and since you have a 2080TI you won't need the iGPU anyway.

11900k is a ripoff, at that point just get an 11700k or 10850k. 10900k is just a 10850k with 200 more mhz

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Do you have to upgrade now? I'd just hold out for the boards coming out next year with DDR5.

If you feel lacking, you should be able to pick up a 10600k CPU and motherboard used, flip your old ones and only be out maybe $150 or so.

Current PC:

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CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

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CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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3 hours ago, Pixelfie said:

MSI MPG Z590 Gaming + i9-11900K(F) or 10900K(F).

 

3 hours ago, curiousmind34 said:

10850k + Z490a pro
 

 

3 hours ago, curiousmind34 said:

11900k is a ripoff, at that point just get an 11700k or 10850k. 10900k is just a 10850k with 200 more mhz

 

3 hours ago, dizmo said:

Do you have to upgrade now? I'd just hold out for the boards coming out next year with DDR5.

If you feel lacking, you should be able to pick up a 10600k CPU and motherboard used, flip your old ones and only be out maybe $150 or so.


I truly appreciate all your help!
Based on what everyone's saying, and in the interest of saving as much of that extra budget to upgrade say RAM or SSDs....
I'm looking at the MSI MPG Z590 Gaming and an i9-10850K, though it's not set in stone yet.

Would the 10 Cores at 3.6GHz feel much different than an i7-7700k's 4 Cores at 4.5GHz?

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1 hour ago, MotteKleeSF said:

Would the 10 Cores at 3.6GHz feel much different than an i7-7700k's 4 Cores at 4.5GHz?

For your workload, yes. 3.6 ghz is the base, it will boost higher during gaming so I wouldn't worry about that.

Ram is already definitely enough, and you can pick up a 500 gb - 1Tb drive.

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1 hour ago, MotteKleeSF said:

I truly appreciate all your help!
Based on what everyone's saying, and in the interest of saving as much of that extra budget to upgrade say RAM or SSDs....
I'm looking at the MSI MPG Z590 Gaming and an i9-10850K, though it's not set in stone yet.

Would the 10 Cores at 3.6GHz feel much different than an i7-7700k's 4 Cores at 4.5GHz?

I wouldn't get an MSI motherboard.

Depends on the task. Most things? Probably not. Even going from a 7600k to a 10700k I didn't really notice that much of a difference.

Current PC:

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CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

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CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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5 hours ago, Pixelfie said:

MSI MPG Z590 Gaming + i9-11900K(F) or 10900K(F). 10900K has more cores, but the 11900K has faster ones. For video & image editing the 10900K would be better and for gaming the 11900K.

it's really not any faster unless you need AVX-512.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Palit RTX 3060 Ti Dual RAM: Corsair DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Asus X570-P case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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6 hours ago, dizmo said:

I wouldn't get an MSI motherboard.

Depends on the task. Most things? Probably not. Even going from a 7600k to a 10700k I didn't really notice that much of a difference.

Why no MSI board? My first board was an MSI board.

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Alright, gamers, I bit the bullet.
What do you think?
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1 hour ago, MotteKleeSF said:

Alright, gamers, I bit the bullet.
What do you think?
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could have just gotten a cheaper board and a 10850K, but it's fine.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Palit RTX 3060 Ti Dual RAM: Corsair DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Asus X570-P case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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1 hour ago, MotteKleeSF said:

Why no MSI board? My first board was an MSI board.

it's his usual bad experience = MSI bad rhetoric, he always repeats it whenever he sees an MSI board without saying why.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Palit RTX 3060 Ti Dual RAM: Corsair DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Asus X570-P case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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I would fully pass 11th gen as they are pointless and the price point is just HUH

 

10th series is better at this point of time, 

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5 hours ago, MotteKleeSF said:

Why no MSI board? My first board was an MSI board.

I've had nothing but problems with most of mine. 

4 hours ago, MotteKleeSF said:

Alright, gamers, I bit the bullet.
What do you think?
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Looks good, though I really would have just waited. 

Current PC:

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

Spoiler

 

CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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16 minutes ago, dizmo said:

I've had nothing but problems with most of mine. 

Looks good, though I really would have just waited. 

Well, the issue right now is I have the money to spend now.
As time goes on the wife will ask for this, ask for that, we have money for this, can we get that?
So very quickly, VERY VERY QUICKLY, I won't have the money.

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5 hours ago, MotteKleeSF said:

Alright, gamers, I bit the bullet.
What do you think?
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Id encourage dropping 11th gen for grabbing 10th gen. As the better 5800x is seemingly not an option for you. 

 

10850k is a fairly compelling option these days. 

 

59 minutes ago, dizmo said:

I've had nothing but problems with most of mine

So no actuall critisism of board design, just that you have had a bad experience with them? 

 

Because afaik there arent any notable QC issues to speak of. So as far as im concerned, it seems like fairly unsubstantial comments. 

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2 hours ago, MotteKleeSF said:

Well, the issue right now is I have the money to spend now.
As time goes on the wife will ask for this, ask for that, we have money for this, can we get that?
So very quickly, VERY VERY QUICKLY, I won't have the money.

Funny thing is, money can be saved. It doesn't expire.

1 hour ago, GoldenLag said:

So no actuall critisism of board design, just that you have had a bad experience with them? 

 

Because afaik there arent any notable QC issues to speak of. So as far as im concerned, it seems like fairly unsubstantial comments. 

Board design means nothing when they have horrible CS if issues do arise. I didn't say the board was poorly designed, I said I wouldn't but MSI.

Current PC:

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

Spoiler

 

CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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