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Hello all,

 

I am looking at upgrading my PC for its next round of hardware, last year was adding 2 new water coolers for my CPU + GPU, and this year is when I ditch DDR3 and upgrade to a new CPU + motherboard.

 

That being said, I would love some advice on the best combo at the best price.

 

Right now I am looking at the I7-9700, however I am wondering if the i7-8700 would work just as well...

 

I currently have an i7-4760k @ 4.0 GHZ, so any upgrade will be a huge boost in performance.

 

I also need a new motherboard, and would love to hear your suggestions on what you like!

 

My workload is ofc games, but I also do large amounts of 3d rendering, which is mostly GPU based nowadays. 

 

I am not against going team red, but I would like to hear about anyone's thoughts first.

 

Ty

T_D

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Asus for Motherboards - Not the cheapest, but rock solid. I always go for the ROG models.

 

Suspect you'd be better off with the 8700 over a 7900 too. Look at the cores and threading numbers.

 

OC Intel® Core™ i7-8700K 3.7GHz OC @ max. 4.7GHz   12MB Cores/ Threads 6  6/6 Total 12      
OC Intel® Core™ i7-9700K 3.60GHz OC @ max. 4.9GHz   12MB  Cores/ Threads 8 8/0  Total 8  

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4 hours ago, Bursar said:

Asus for Motherboards - Not the cheapest, but rock solid. I always go for the ROG models.

 

Suspect you'd be better off with the 8700 over a 7900 too. Look at the cores and threading numbers.

 

OC Intel® Core™ i7-8700K 3.7GHz OC @ max. 4.7GHz   12MB Cores/ Threads 6  6/6 Total 12      
OC Intel® Core™ i7-9700K 3.60GHz OC @ max. 4.9GHz   12MB  Cores/ Threads 8 8/0  Total 8  

 

I edit your max to the correct figures both will overclock to 5ghz and if you lucky 5.2ghz

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