Question How is my current rig considered these days? I thought it was pretty good in 2017

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My custom PC with EK water loops. Right now here are the specs:
  1. Processor - Intel Core i7 5930K (got this from an Intel Retail Edge thing back in 2015)
  2. GPU - EVGA 1080 Ti Hydro Copper (this was my last upgrade, in 2017)
  3. Motherboard - ASUS Rampage V Extreme
  4. RAM - 16gb Vengeance 3000mhz (although in BIOS it always lists it as 2400mhz)
  5. Storage - An m.2 Crucial drive
  6. Monitor (just cause) - Acer X34 Predator (it's ultrawide, which I no longer like, but does get G-sync and 100hz)
I wonder how good or bad it would be in comparison to modern things. For example I know the 1080 Ti is still consider pretty good, but the other specs, like maybe the RAM I have is awful or the processor is more like an i3?
 
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My custom PC with EK water loops. Right now here are the specs:
  1. Processor - Intel Core i7 3930K (got this from an Intel Retail Edge thing back in 2015)
  2. GPU - EVGA 1080 Ti Hydro Copper (this was my last upgrade, in 2017)
  3. Motherboard - ASUS Rampage V Extreme
  4. RAM - 16gb Vengeance 3000mhz (although in BIOS it always lists it as 2400mhz)
  5. Storage - An m.2 Crucial drive
  6. Monitor (just cause) - Acer X34 Predator (it's ultrawide, which I no longer like, but does get G-sync and 100hz)
I wonder how good or bad it would be in comparison to modern things. For example I know the 1080 Ti is still consider pretty good, but the other specs, like maybe the RAM I have is awful or the processor is more like an i3?
Is the processor i7 5930K? because 3930K and 4930K uses LGA 2011 while LGA 2011-V3 is for haswell-e processors.
 
it's what, a 6-core CPU on socket X99 at 3.5 GHz base clock? (Unless overclocked....)

Although only at 3.5 GHz, naturally, it will run at slower gaming frame rates than an R5-3600 or i7-8700K or above, but, the issue is not what others think of your rig's adequacy. Is it failing to do what you need it to do currently? If still adequate, wait until Alder Lake in November...

If your apps/games you use are still adequate, than I'd not be worried about whether someone else gets 160 fps compared to your 'only 85 fps', for example...
 
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