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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by jamief, 11 Oct 2017.

  1. jamief

    Soldato

    Joined: 23 Sep 2005

    Posts: 5,425

    Location: Dundee

    I was giving some though to upgrading my 290X to something like a 1080 (or maybe a Ti). I'm now considering just upgrading my whole system as I have money available.

    Current Specs - 4690K, 8GB 2400Mhz, 290X 4GB. I run Ultrawide (3400 x 1440), do a bit of gaming (Rainbow Six Siege, BF1 etc) a bit of content creation (Premiere Pro / After Effects / Lightroom), and development (Visual Studio etc).

    I was thinking of

    1 CP-63S-IN Intel Core i7-8700 3.2GHz (Coffee Lake) Socket LGA1151 Processor - Retail £329.99 £329.99
    1 MB-6AJ-AS Asus Prime Z370-P Intel Z370 (Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX Motherboard £121.99 £121.99
    1 MY-087-TG Team Group Vulcan T-Force 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-24000C16 3000MHz Dual Channel Kit - Grey (TLGD416G30 £158.99 £158.99
    1 GX-101-ZT Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 AMP Edition 8192MB GDDR5X PCI-Express Graphics Card (ZT-P10800C-10P) £518.99 £518.99

    I think I just need a cooler, as I have a SSD/Case etc.
     
  2. Mrjobby

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Jun 2008

    Posts: 637

    Could just swap the i5 for a i7, could be done for say £50-60 if you were buying selling savy.
     
  3. jamief

    Soldato

    Joined: 23 Sep 2005

    Posts: 5,425

    Location: Dundee

    Which i7 would fit in my board? Its a MSI Z97 Gaming 7....
     
  4. orbitalwalsh

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Dec 2015

    Posts: 18,507

    i7 4790k
     
  5. lee32uk

    Underboss

    Joined: 9 Nov 2005

    Posts: 10,735

    Location: manchester,uk

    Maybe keep an eye out in the members market. The i7 4770K is also compatible.
     
  6. Badfish

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Feb 2007

    Posts: 288

    I like the 4690K CPU, you can overclock them a lot. I got one in my HTPC running at 4.5GHz with no issues. Have you done this already? I dont think upgrading is worth it unless your CPU is clearly a bottleneck for the things you are doing.
     
  7. bobbarley

    Hitman

    Joined: 7 Oct 2008

    Posts: 614

    Location: Cheshire

    I've been considering the same thing. Do I keep my 4690k, grab a 4790k, or save up for something better. 4690k to 4790k is about a 30% increase looking at 3DMark CPU scores. Given the cost of getting the updated CPU, even after selling the 4690k, doesn't really seem worth it.

    Although the alternative of course is a new motherboard, RAM and process of choice.
     
  8. Aneskimo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Jul 2013

    Posts: 1,023

    Location: Space

    Thing is you can:

    A) sell i5 for an i7-fairly cheap.
    B) go coffee lake i5 or i7-stonking performance.
    C) Ryzen now-great value for money with performance and cores.
    D) wait till next year with both Amd and intel refresh-means waiting!
     
  9. bobbarley

    Hitman

    Joined: 7 Oct 2008

    Posts: 614

    Location: Cheshire

    Probably get around £150 for the i5, and an i7 costs £250. So pop an extra £100 in yourself.

    Is £100 worth a 30% increase, that's the question.