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Upgrade or new build?

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I have an i5 7500, 16gb of ram and a non overclockable board, should I do a new build (Mobo,CPU,PSU, and cooler) in order to support a 8th/9th gen CPU? Or should I just upgrade to a 7700 and keep waiting.

 

I play on a 1440p 144hz, and I know my 7500 is bottlenecking me at the higher frames.

 

Would I notice a big jump from a 7700-> 9600k? I would be overclocking so that is something to consider.

 

If I do decide to upgrade, I would be basically building a new PC except I would be going to mini or micro atx and I would be keeping just my ram and GPU. What would a good build for a high overclock? I.e 9600k@4.8-5ghz?

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I would just upgrade to the 7700.

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Just now, GoldenLag said:

what GPU do you have?

GTX 1080

 

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Upgrading to the 9600k means you need a new motherboard, I'd just look at used 7700's. 

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I think everything sounds fine except for the CPU. It might be nice to see the list of other parts such as the mobo and the PSU so that you would have to get the minimum amount of parts. You could do a full makeover as well, but I would keep the RAM and the GPU at least. And you could probably even sell it on craigslist if you wanted.

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If I did decide to go with the 9600k, how much of a performance difference in terms of FPS would I be looking at in games like destiny 2 or league of legends?

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4 minutes ago, hiitswilliam said:

I think everything sounds fine except for the CPU. It might be nice to see the list of other parts such as the mobo and the PSU so that you would have to get the minimum amount of parts. You could do a full makeover as well, but I would keep the RAM and the GPU at least. And you could probably even sell it on craigslist if you wanted.

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    16Gb
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    GTX 1080
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    Corsair 570x
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    480gb SSD
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    650w 80+ bronze
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    27 inch Dell S2716DG
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    Intel stock cooler
     
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