Question i7 7700k potential upgrade after MOBO might have died

Oct 11, 2020
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Current computer specs:

i7 7700k at stock
EVGA 1070 SC
H270-HD3-CF
Corsair CMK8GX4M2B3000C15 at 2400mhz
Scythe Fuma B cooler
BE quiet case
EVGA 850W power supply

Previous computer specs:

i7 7700k at 5.0ghz
EVGA 1070 SC
ASUS PRIME Z270-A
Corsair CMK8GX4M2B3000C15 at 3000mhz
Scythe Fuma B cooler
BE quiet case
EVGA 850W power supply

Hi everyone, apologies in advance for this ramble. I recently delidded and OC'ed my i7 7700k to 5.0ghz in anticipation for getting a 3080. I managed to purchase a 3080 (71st in line at Scan for the ASUS TUF lol) but somewhere along the way, between the OC and cleaning my scythe fuma B cooler, my ASUS Prime Z270-A decided to die (I think). I have breadboarded it, and the power LED for the motherboard comes on, but nothing starts and all the components work in my spare motherboard. I tried taking out the battery and starting shorting with a screwdriver, but nothing seems to get it to start.

Luckily, I had a Gigabyte H270-HD3-CF spare, so I have put everything in that and fortunately have a working computer. However, this means my i7 is running at stock speeds, and my Corsair Vengance 2x 8gb 3000mhz ram is running at 2400mhz instead of 3000mhz. I've been looking at my options, and CPU comparisons seem to show that it isn't worth upgrading from a 7700k to a newer Intel CPU, and I can't get a replacement PRIME Z270-A unless getting it second hand, so I would appreciate some advice on what to do next. I pretty much only use my PC for streaming on NVENC and gaming at 1440p and 4k. My 3080 should be arriving in the next 1-2 months hopefully, and the AMD 5900x looks interesting, but I'm really not sure whether to go for something like an i5-10600k and OC it to 5.0ghz, or wait for the 5900x, or even try to get my old motherboard working to benefit from the i7 7700k.

Any advice is appreciated!
 

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