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Starting to upgrade my current build, looking at new cpu's, need advice.

Mburns88

1 month ago

So i wanted to upgrade my cpu and the cpu im looking at right now is this https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i7-4th-gen-core-i7-4790k/p/N82E16819117369?Item=9SIA4RE7MW3844

this is my current build https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Mburns88/saved/#view=y7pTCJ

Saw the discount and thought i should buy it, what do you guys think

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  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

So i wanted to upgrade my cpu and the cpu im looking at right now is this https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i7-4th-gen-core-i7-4790k/p/N82E16819117369?Item=9SIA4RE7MW3844

eBay, used, maybe $150. Paying nearly $300 after tax and postage for this CPU is absolutely ridiculous nowadays. Go used.

That i7 will not offer a major upgrade on your i5. Small upgrade, yes. Big? Nope. If you want a major upgrade, time to retire the old for new.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

agree with buying a used 4970K if you just wanted a slight boost.

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

For not much more, you can get a much better upgrade on a newer platform

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450-A PRO MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $99.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $49.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $343.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-05 18:31 EST-0500
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

LOL at the RAM price. Will we see sub $3/GB 3000+ RAM?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That cpu is overpriced for what performance it'll bring considering your current cpu. I think that you should go all out on your cpu and get a 9900k or a 3900x. The initial cost will be expensive but it will serve for 6-7 years probably

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Idk Bruh

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