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The platform to invest in right now?

Verrierr
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Hello everyone,

I've recently concluded that it's high time to upgrade my, at this point, rather ancient CPU. I'm gonna need a new mobo and memory as well, however I was recently gifted an RX 580 and I'm pretty sure I'm fine to live my life without ray tracing for a little while longer, so I don't think I'll be upgrading that before 2020.

Anyway, while I do use my computer for work, it's pretty much only documents, accounting and the like. The only cpu intensive workload for me is gonna be gaming, therefore I'm wondering about maybe an i7-4790k in order to keep my old ram (decent 2x 8gb kit). And while I'm pretty sure that's a good enough cpu to pair with a rx 580, I'm also aware I'm gonna have to get a DDR4 kit at some point in time, so I'm kind of wondering if I should do so sooner rather than later? RAM prices did go down quite a bit recently after all. And if I were to decide to upgrade RAM, what CPU should I get to go with it not too make too of an overkill?

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build something with a r5 2600 and then just upgrade to zen 2 when it comes out.

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19 minutes ago, xg32 said:

build something with a r5 2600 and then just upgrade to zen 2 when it comes out.

Not really a fun of frequent upgrades (combined with flipping the previosuly used stuff I assume). Too much of a hassle as far as I'm concerned, I'd rather get something I can stick with for a couple of years. Also it is my understanding that ryzen cpus aren't that great for gaming.

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Just now, Verrierr said:

Also it is my understanding that ryzen cpus aren't that great for gaming.

That's not true. Ryzen is just fine. What is the refresh rate of your monitor?

CPU: i7 4790k @ 4.7 GHz

GPU: XFX GTS RX580 4GB

Cooling: Corsair h100i

Mobo: Asus z97-A 

RAM: 4x8 GB 1600 MHz Corsair Vengence

PSU: Corsair HX850

Case: NZXT S340 Elite Tempered glass edition

Display: LG 29UM68-P

Keyboard: Roccat Ryos MK FX RGB

Mouse: Logitech g900 Chaos Spectrum

Headphones: Sennheiser HD6XX

OS: Windows 10 Home

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7 hours ago, ATFink said:

That's not true. Ryzen is just fine. What is the refresh rate of your monitor?

I'm not saying Ryzen is not fine, it's just not the optimal solution for a use case in which the only high workload scenerio is gaming. I use 75Hz monitor, but I'm not very happy with it and I'm looking to upgrade to maybe 120Hz along with the CPU.

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