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CPU/platform upgrade?

I've got an i5  760 CPU on a gigabyte p55-usb3 motherboard with 8gb of vengeance ram, a GTX 760, 60gb SSD...etc

 

The 760 was a recent upgrade (from a sapphire 6950 flex) as I was able to get a used Asus version very cheap (£31) but I'm wondering if I should look at upgrading my CPU and motherboard plus ram if needed to a newer platform? 

 

I do game, sim race and have done the odd twitch stream plus I've considered doing some basic video editing for upload to YouTube (not trying to be a YouTube let's player). 

 

I don't have a budget yet as I'm far from buying new components until I can increase my savings, but if anything I'd be looking at mid range CPU and motherboard combo. 

 

 

 

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are you happy with your cuurent build? if so, don't upgrade. 

 

i only upgraded my 2008 build because it blew up on me. and fried everything. 

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i5 8600k is pretty much the best CPU right now for gaming

When it comes to multithreaded workload and editing, it should be around the same performance as i7 7700k.

 

Would be nice to know your budget. At least some estimate ... 200$, 400$, 800$, 1200$, 2000$ etc.

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1 hour ago, firelighter487 said:

are you happy with your cuurent build? if so, don't upgrade. 

 

i only upgraded my 2008 build because it blew up on me. and fried everything. 

It's a decent build for it's time but do feel like a new CPU, RAM and motherboard would give me extra performance plus new features like M.2 and what not.

8GB of ram with a (1st gen?) i5 quad core overclocked to 4GHz isn't the worst but also isn't the best either. 

1 hour ago, Simon771 said:

i5 8600k is pretty much the best CPU right now for gaming

When it comes to multithreaded workload and editing, it should be around the same performance as i7 7700k.

 

Would be nice to know your budget. At least some estimate ... 200$, 400$, 800$, 1200$, 2000$ etc.

I deal in £ but could I get a decent enough CPU, RAM and motherboard for 400$ or would I need to up my budget a bit?

As long as I had a base system to work with I could add in extras/upgrades as and when I had funds i.e. and M.2 SSD, new screen..etc

 

For now I only game at 1080p on a usable if unexceptional AOC 20" VGA screen so would be keeping my 760 graphics card.

Lately I've been running an F1 career with my wheel and I sometimes jump into Euro Truck 2 since both have run ok on my current system, but then I would want to play other games too as well as stream/edit gaming videos for a bit of extra fun.

 

 

 

Desktop: Project 2019

Ryzen 5 2600|2x8gb Vegeance LPX|ASRock B40M Pro4

Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 8 GB|be Quiet! Pure Power 11 600w

AData 240gb SSD

Laptop: Ultrabook Touch

I5-4300u|8gb RAM|128gb Msata

1080p touch screen

Retro Tech stuff.

Atari 540 STE|IBM Thinkpad 760ED

 

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