[SOLVED] Is upgrading the motherboard worth it?

Apr 14, 2019
Hello guys, this is my first post in here and here is the thing: I have a Z170 motherboard (which supports 7th gen cpus) and a i5-6500 and i wanted to upgrade it to a i7 7700 or K, but as i check in sites like amazon and newegg, the 8700 i7 seems to be cheaper, making me think that it would be better if i bought a new motherboard aswell. In that line of thought, if i got a 8th gen motherboard, it would need to be decent, so the question is: should i get a z370/90 motherboard and the newer processors or maybe search for an used 7700/k? Thanks, and i will post my full specs below, if anyone is curious.

  • CPU: i5 6500 (intel stock cooler)​
  • RAM: 8GB (2 sticks of 4) DDR4 2133Mhz Kingston HyperX Fury Black​
  • GPU: EVGA Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 SC (reference)​
  • Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M3​
  • PSU: Corsair CX600 600w​
  • Case: Old Thermaltake Soprano RS with one exhaust fan and a small intake (i need to upgrade that desperately too)​
  • SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 250GB​
  • HDD: 5x Seagate 500gb (pulled out from old computers, i need to upgrade them too)​
  • Monitor: BenQ XL2430T 144hz 1080p display​