Question Buy new mobo, rams for i7 7700k, or sell.

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Currently running with
i7-3820 OC to 4.5ghz
GTX 1070ti

But I got an i7-7700k as gift.

Now I have to decide whether to buy a Mobo costs £60-70 and new rams, for the i7-7700k

Or sell both chips, mobo, and the ram and buy all new?
I have £500 budget.

So far, I can get new mobo, rams for £230.
 
Currently running with
i7-3820 OC to 4.5ghz
GTX 1070ti

But I got an i7-7700k as gift.

Now I have to decide whether to buy a Mobo costs £60-70 and new rams, for the i7-7700k

Or sell both chips, mobo, and the ram and buy all new?
I have £500 budget.

So far, I can get new mobo, rams for £230.
Almost 2020, 4 core CPUs are outdated. I wouldn’t recommend building a system around one if you can sell that 7700k. I would recommend at least a 6 core 12 thread like a 3600 or 8700k. Preferably a 3700x, 3800x or 9900k.
 
That seems steep (it's a 2 year old CPU released on Oct 2017) compared to price of Ryzen 5 3600...

If forced to upgrade, I'd go 9900K (8 core /16 thread) or just go RYzen 3600 or 3700, depending on budget...; that being said, the R5-3600 and 8700K do both perform fine, and, about the same, on average...
 
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Alright, so now I have £680 (with 7700 sold)

Say I go for this https://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Ryzen-3700X-Processor-Cache/dp/B07SXMZLPK/ref=asc_df_B07SXMZLPK/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=226613759201&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16097512691323600163&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045888&hvtargid=pla-783454121929&psc=1&th=1&psc=1

I still have £380 for:
£100 Mobo (any recommendation for future upgrade? And compatible with my 1070ti)
£140 Ram
£50 SSD (additional)
£50 a new OS
 
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Alright, so now I have £680 (with 7700 sold)

Say I go for this https://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Ryzen-3700X-Processor-Cache/dp/B07SXMZLPK/ref=asc_df_B07SXMZLPK/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=226613759201&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16097512691323600163&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045888&hvtargid=pla-783454121929&psc=1&th=1&psc=1

I still have £380 for:
£100 Mobo (any recommendation for future upgrade? And compatible with my 1070ti)
£140 Ram
£50 SSD (additional)
£50 a new OS
You shouldn’t need a new OS
 

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£285.18 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard (£166.95 @ Alza)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory (£136.29 @ Alza)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£89.98 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £678.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-16 21:29 GMT+0000
Is it necessary to buy that expensive mobo?

What about this one? Any good?

And for the ram, I was looking at 2 pairs of these, which will give me 32gb:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0143UM4TC/ref=ox_sc_act_image_2?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&psc=1

The SSD seems to be a fair price! Thanks!!

And thanks for answering all my questions and giving advices.
 
Is it necessary to buy that expensive mobo?

What about this one? Any good?

And for the ram, I was looking at 2 pairs of these, which will give me 32gb:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0143UM4TC/ref=ox_sc_act_image_2?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&psc=1

The SSD seems to be a fair price! Thanks!!

And thanks for answering all my questions and giving advices.
Do you “need” a motherboard that expensive, no. You can go as cheap as you like, but you get what you pay for. Decent CPU I’d get a decent board but a B450 is fine AS LONG AS BIOS IS UPDATED. MSI max boards are Ryzen 3000 ready.

RAM, Are you gonna use 32GB? I never use over 10. You doing content creation or just gaming? Ryzen has a high latency memory controller which makes a big difference with RAM speed and timings. You’ll notice about. 5% loss in performance in that 3200mhz vs the 3600 I recommended.
 

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Do you “need” a motherboard that expensive, no. You can go as cheap as you like, but you get what you pay for. Decent CPU I’d get a decent board but a B450 is fine AS LONG AS BIOS IS UPDATED. MSI max boards are Ryzen 3000 ready.

RAM, Are you gonna use 32GB? I never use over 10. You doing content creation or just gaming? Ryzen has a high latency memory controller which makes a big difference with RAM speed and timings. You’ll notice about. 5% loss in performance in that 3200mhz vs the 3600 I recommended.
Your answer made the decision clearer to me.
Thank you!

Found this board which is ryzen 3000 ready out of box. And within my budget. Would you mind to have a look?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-B450-PRO-MAX-Motherboard/dp/B07W837QSF/ref=asc_df_B07W837QSF/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=372532724124&hvpos=1o6&hvnetw=g&hvrand=17126198649423541234&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045888&hvtargid=pla-816451945349&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=75959380505&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=372532724124&hvpos=1o6&hvnetw=g&hvrand=17126198649423541234&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045888&hvtargid=pla-816451945349

And I will take your advice for the RAM and just get a pair of 8gb RAM with higher speed, for around £100.
 

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