[SOLVED] 6700k + Asus Maximus VIII Hero + 16Gb Ram for $500 CAD worth it?

Nov 5, 2018
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As the title suggests I found a deal on Kijiji for a 6700k with a Asus Maximus VIII Hero motherboard and 16GB DDR4 ram for $500 CAD which is about ~$380 USD. I'm currently running a 3700k with 16GB of ram. Is it worth the upgrade?
 

Darkbreeze

Retired Mod
Probably not when for about 100 bucks more, Canadian, you could do something like this which will outperform it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3GHz 8-Core Processor ($269.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Asus - TUF B450-PLUS GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($148.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($182.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $601.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-05 14:26 EST-0500


I actually have the EXACT configuration you have outlined, 6700k@4.6Ghz, Hero VIII and 16GB DDR4 3000mhz Trident-Z memory, and that Ryzen build will outperform it in just about everything.

But that is a pretty good setup, and I'm still not unhappy with the performance I get, so if you are willing to overclock it's still a viable configuration.

Problem is, it has no upgrade path while the Ryzen system does all the way through 2021. Given a higher performing Ryzen 7 CPU like the 2700x, the difference in performance would be even greater.
 

Darkbreeze

Retired Mod
Probably not when for about 100 bucks more, Canadian, you could do something like this which will outperform it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3GHz 8-Core Processor ($269.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Asus - TUF B450-PLUS GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($148.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($182.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $601.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-05 14:26 EST-0500


I actually have the EXACT configuration you have outlined, 6700k@4.6Ghz, Hero VIII and 16GB DDR4 3000mhz Trident-Z memory, and that Ryzen build will outperform it in just about everything.

But that is a pretty good setup, and I'm still not unhappy with the performance I get, so if you are willing to overclock it's still a viable configuration.

Problem is, it has no upgrade path while the Ryzen system does all the way through 2021. Given a higher performing Ryzen 7 CPU like the 2700x, the difference in performance would be even greater.
 

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