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Question Is it worth to upgrade to ryzen or buy latest cpu with 1151 socket

Dec 18, 2020
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Hello there ,
I want to upgrade my current system :
-Intel i5 6600k
-Asus z170-a
-2x8GB Kingston 2666 MHz
-gtx 970
-evga 750 W platinum
-1 ssd nvme m2 256 GB
-3 HDD
So I would like to change the processor , the ssd just to buy with more capacity and eventually the GPU . So my question is should I buy i9 9900k which is and will be the latest Processor for my socket or change the combo cpu-motherboard to an AMD's one ?
Thank you very much for your time .
I am open to any suggestion.
 

iq7

Dec 18, 2020
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Hello there ,
I want to upgrade my current system :
-Intel i5 6600k
-Asus z170-a
-2x8GB Kingston 2666 MHz
-gtx 970
-evga 750 W platinum
-1 ssd nvme m2 256 GB
-3 HDD
So I would like to change the processor , the ssd just to buy with more capacity and eventually the GPU . So my question is should I buy i9 9900k which is and will be the latest Processor for my socket or change the combo cpu-motherboard to an AMD's one ?
Thank you very much for your time .
I am open to any suggestion.
if you buy 19 9900k u have to upgrade your mobo example b150 d3 , RAM , SSD also the grapics card for better peformance . But the main thing is your motherboard.
 
Hello there ,
I want to upgrade my current system :
-Intel i5 6600k
-Asus z170-a
-2x8GB Kingston 2666 MHz
-gtx 970
-evga 750 W platinum
-1 ssd nvme m2 256 GB
-3 HDD
So I would like to change the processor , the ssd just to buy with more capacity and eventually the GPU . So my question is should I buy i9 9900k which is and will be the latest Processor for my socket or change the combo cpu-motherboard to an AMD's one ?
Thank you very much for your time .
I am open to any suggestion.
Your 6600k is a 6th generation CPU. The 9900k is 9th gen CPU. It will not work in your motherboard. The best CPU your board can use is an i7-7700k which is 7th generation and you'd probably need a bios update for it to work. I don't recommend spending money for a dead platform. Better to get a new board and new generation CPU.

Either a new Intel like a 10600k or 10700k with a Z490 board or a new AMD Ryzen 5600x or 5800x with an x570 board. You could probably use the memory you have now with a new Intel platform although faster memory would be better but a new AMD will definitely require new, faster memory.

ref.- https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/Z170-A/HelpDesk_CPU/
 
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Dec 18, 2020
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Thank you very much for enlighten me because i thought the only think you should consider is the socket for compatibility between CPU and Motherboard .
I guess know I will make my homework to assemble a new PC.
 

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