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To Upgrade Or Not To Upgrade

Budget (including currency): $1,200 plus or minus 15%

Country: BC Canada

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: relaxed offline gaming, non-competitive online gaming, autocad, adobe....

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my current machine is 8700k on MSI z370 a-pro with a 1080 ti. my friend recently gave me a brand new 9900k.

my 8700k is running fine, it meets all my needs, except when doing 3d objects in autocad, it lags a little little bit.

 

should i keep the 9900k as a display still in its original box (rectangular box, not the crazy dodecahedron box), or maybe get a mobo, either aorus master or msi godlike (these two are on sale right now), and just migrate other components from my 8700k machine. and maybe upgrade the ram from 16 to 64, and a better noctua fan.

 

thanks.

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I would use it if it gives you better performance and that performance results in you being more efficient with your workflow. I think for 1200CAD you should be good. 

CPU: Intel i7 8700k @ 4.8Ghz

GPU: EVGA RTX 2080Ti FTW3 Ultra

MB: Asus Prime Z370-A

MEMORY: Corsair Vengence RGB Pro 32GB (8GB x 4) @ 3200Mhz

CASE: Corsair 680x

STORAGE: 256GB M.2(PCIE) EVO 970 | 1TB Curcial M.2 (PCIE) SSD

PSU: Corsair RM850x

 

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17 minutes ago, TheProf said:

I would use it if it gives you better performance and that performance results in you being more efficient with your workflow. I think for 1200CAD you should be good. 

would it be a noticeably big jump from 8700 to 9900?

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5 minutes ago, Error 504 said:

would it be a noticeably big jump from 8700 to 9900?

From a 6C/12T 8700K to a 8C/16T 9900K should be a slight improvement, especially more so in multi-core workloads, as the IPC improvements are very slim here. 

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32 minutes ago, Error 504 said:

 aorus master or msi godlike (these two are on sale right now),

For how much?

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and just migrate other components from my 8700k machine. and maybe upgrade the ram from 16 to 64, and a better noctua fan.

 

thanks.

go with the 9900k it will be an improve for like 5% to 15% but you will need it for the 3d object in autocad for ram go with 32gb 

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18 minutes ago, Omar.B said:

For how much?

the godlike is $499 and master is $409

 

if it's not too much of a improvement, maybe i should try and save up more money, and just wait? in the meantime, doing 3d object is a bit laggy, but it's not laggy enough to make me want to smash my computer.

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9 minutes ago, Error 504 said:

the godlike is $499 and master is $409

That still too much to pay on MB 

9 minutes ago, Error 504 said:

 

if it's not too much of a improvement, maybe i should try and save up more money, and just wait? in the meantime, doing 3d object is a bit laggy, but it's not laggy enough to make me want to smash my computer.

Wait For the new gen of intel and amd?

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1 hour ago, Omar.B said:

Wait For the new gen of intel and amd?

ya, that's actually what i have been doing, until someone handed me a brand new 9900k, then i was tempted to make this upgrade which probably wouldn't make too much of a difference for me.

 

ok, i'll wait, thanks.

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1 minute ago, Error 504 said:

ya, that's actually what i have been doing, until someone handed me a brand new 9900k, then i was tempted to make this upgrade which probably wouldn't make too much of a difference for me.

 

ok, i'll wait, thanks.

No problem happy to help!

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rumor has it that the new amd is coming out in august. will the introduction of the new ryzen cpu's drive the price of current ryzen-9 down? i'm surprised that the price for 9900k is still hovering around the $500 CAD level. I'm just curious if 3950x and 5950x will still be pricey when the new amd come out. thanks.

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