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good time to upgrade?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by fr33k, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. fr33k

    fr33k Ancient Guru

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    i've been on a 3770k oc'd to 4.5GHz on water since release.
    I'm considering a 9900k but i have been out of the processor loop for a while.
    is there any reason to wait a few more months? Also AMD is not an option here.

    thanks for your input. Also i would use this primarily for gaming.
     
  2. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Only reason to wait a few more months if you are waiting for Ryzen 3000 but since AMD is not an option 9900k seems a good upgrade.
     
  3. fr33k

    fr33k Ancient Guru

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    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Out of curiosity, why is AMD not an option?
     

  5. fr33k

    fr33k Ancient Guru

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    i've only had problems with amd in the past, when i updated to intel all those problems went away, and i'm sure you're gonna say things have changed but i got burned too many times in the past to change platforms. both amd gfx and cpu have been a chore to deal with.
    also my wc loop is configured for lga115x already so yeah.
     
  6. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    To say things haven't changed, would be a lie. I had a lot of issues with Socket A and 754 motherboards. That aspect doesn't seem to have changed. I've had a lot of issues with my current AM4 board. So, can't fault your decision in the least. AMD processors themselves have improved a lot. Unfortunately, the weak link still seems to be the motherboards, in MY experience.

    My loop was setup for an i5 6600K. Conveniently, it's still setup for that i5 6600K. I got lucky and didn't have to change anything with my loop when I switched from the i5 6600K to my R5 1600.

    I didn't ask to start an argument or to try to persuade you to go with AMD. As long as you're happy with the system you build, that's all that matters. I was just curious., that's all.
     
  7. H83

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    If i were you i would give a good look on the upcoming Ryzen 2. If rumors are true they are going to release a CPU as good as the 9900K at half the price! As for going with Intel only, their current CPUs are more expensive than they should because of limited supply.
     
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    If you don't want to go with ryzen then 9900k will be the best option only if you are planning to overrclock your CPU.
    Also which GPU you are using ?
     
  9. fr33k

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    yeah my plan is to be able to OC, i have a 6 fan radiator with just my cpu in the loop, seems like heat may be a factor going past 5Ghz but i'd like to see what it will accomplish.
    also my GPU is a RTX 2080.
     
  10. fr33k

    fr33k Ancient Guru

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    Here are a few benchmarks.
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    for some reason unigine says actual is 3.6Ghz when other stuff is reading it at 4.8-5.0Ghz smh.
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  11. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Looks good man. Wish I had the money for at least a GPU upgrade right now. Unfortunately, I'm stuck replacing a GPU cooler so I can get a couple more months out of my RX470....lol
     

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