Question Looking for upgrade build recommendations (CPU/Cooling/Motherboard)

Aug 21, 2019
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Good Afternoon All!

Looking at potentially upgrading CPU and Motherboard, or possibly just the CPU in order to keep it well future proofed.

I use the rig purely for gaming and the last upgrade was I recently changed out case to a lovely Fractal S2. Prior to that I upgraded to the GTX 1080. CPU has currently got a corsair H80i sat on it and i'd also like to upgrade that to something a little better and also quieter (i've stripped out the threads inside the radiator on one side so changing the fans out for mag's is pointless, I may as well go for an upgrade)

Looking for recommendations then on CPU / Cooler / Motherboard:

Build currently:

Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i7 4770K @ 3.50GHz
Haswell 22nm Technology
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. MAXIMUS VI HERO (SOCKET 1150)
Graphics
Acer XB270H (1920x1080@144Hz)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (MSI)
Storage
232GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB ATA Device (SATA (SSD))
447GB OCZ-ARC1 OCZ-ARC100 SCSI Disk Device (SATA (SSD))
 

LordVile

Admirable
Good Afternoon All!

Looking at potentially upgrading CPU and Motherboard, or possibly just the CPU in order to keep it well future proofed.

I use the rig purely for gaming and the last upgrade was I recently changed out case to a lovely Fractal S2. Prior to that I upgraded to the GTX 1080. CPU has currently got a corsair H80i sat on it and i'd also like to upgrade that to something a little better and also quieter (i've stripped out the threads inside the radiator on one side so changing the fans out for mag's is pointless, I may as well go for an upgrade)

Looking for recommendations then on CPU / Cooler / Motherboard:

Build currently:

Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i7 4770K @ 3.50GHz
Haswell 22nm Technology
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. MAXIMUS VI HERO (SOCKET 1150)
Graphics
Acer XB270H (1920x1080@144Hz)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (MSI)
Storage
232GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB ATA Device (SATA (SSD))
447GB OCZ-ARC1 OCZ-ARC100 SCSI Disk Device (SATA (SSD))
Well you're gonna have to get a new motherboard and ram cos the only upgrade on that platform s a 4790K which really isn't worth it. What is your budget?
 
Aug 21, 2019
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Well you're gonna have to get a new motherboard and ram cos the only upgrade on that platform s a 4790K which really isn't worth it. What is your budget?
No budget. I mean, I don't want to spend silly money because i'm a tight Yorkie but looking at all options really :). I usually aim between mid and top tier.
 

LordVile

Admirable
Pretty much spot on other than the CPU cooler. I'm tempted to go for another closed loop. Likely double fan. Which one is hitting the 9s and 10s in reviews at the moment?
If you wanna but Ryzen chips aren't exactly hot and you're better off not overclocking the 3000 series for gaming just putting on the boost feature and letting that take care of it for you. Less heat, quieter system and better performance than a manual overclock in some cases.
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
As current games, like Shadow of the Tomb raider, are already nearly maxing out the cores/threads, of a Ryzen 5 3600, it might be worth stepping up to the 3700x. While you don't need an AIO, better boost clocks, and quieter performance, are a good thing.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£319.98 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£115.62 @ Alza)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard (£189.38 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£86.98 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £711.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-21 17:53 BST+0100
 

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