[SOLVED] Looking for a Motherboard + CPU (intel) + Ram combo upgrade

duyhx48

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I'm looking to upgrade my build, which was initially built in 2014 so that's very obsolete and limited in upgrade options due to mobo only supports Intel 4th gen processor at most. I'm using i5 4690K so the only higher option is 4790K but definitely not willing to spend more than $200 for a 5 years old CPU. I've only added SSD and upgraded to GTX 1080 ever since (which seems to be bottlenecked in some CPU demanding titles).
So I deiced to go all out this year, looking for a set of decent motherboard, intel CPU (I'm thinking of i5 9600K/8600 or i7 9700K) and a set of 16gb DDR4 of course (my current motherboard only supports DDR3 lol).
Here's my current build: View: https://imgur.com/gtOgyjH

Will I have any incompatibility and/or is 550W CPU is enough to hold up for a new cpu + 1080?
Budget is probably up $500, but if there's option ~ $450 that'd be great.
 
That PSU needs a shove, unless you wanna put brand new hardware at risk...

Intel...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor | $199.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler | $48.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $52.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $69.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $491.95
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $471.95
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-28 19:13 EST-0500 |


AMD...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $309.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $83.98 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $52.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $69.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $536.95
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $516.95
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-28 19:12 EST-0500 |


Note: The AMD build is a little over-budget but better value for money. The extra 10 threads will be immensely beneficial in CPU intensive games and will last you way longer down the line, along with a good upgrade path. You can even go for a 2700x instead and upgrade later, if you wanna save some bucks. And these Ryzen CPUs are not too far behind to Intel in terms of gaming performance.
 
That PSU needs a shove, unless you wanna put brand new hardware at risk...

Intel...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor | $199.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler | $48.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $52.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $69.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $491.95
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $471.95
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-28 19:13 EST-0500 |


AMD...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $309.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $83.98 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $52.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $69.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $536.95
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $516.95
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-28 19:12 EST-0500 |


Note: The AMD build is a little over-budget but better value for money. The extra 10 threads will be immensely beneficial in CPU intensive games and will last you way longer down the line, along with a good upgrade path. You can even go for a 2700x instead and upgrade later, if you wanna save some bucks. And these Ryzen CPUs are not too far behind to Intel in terms of gaming performance.
 

duyhx48

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That PSU needs a shove, unless you wanna put brand new hardware at risk...

Intel...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor | $199.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler | $48.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $52.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $69.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $491.95
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $471.95
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-28 19:13 EST-0500 |


AMD...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $309.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $83.98 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $52.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $69.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $536.95
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $516.95
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-28 19:12 EST-0500 |


Note: The AMD build is a little over-budget but better value for money. The extra 10 threads will be immensely beneficial in CPU intensive games and will last you way longer down the line, along with a good upgrade path. You can even go for a 2700x instead and upgrade later, if you wanna save some bucks. And these Ryzen CPUs are not too far behind to Intel in terms of gaming performance.
Thanks for your recommendation! Would the intel build consume less power than amd's ? Assuming I'm sticking with the same PSU, though 550 is a little tight, but I don't do much of OC-ing.
 

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