[SOLVED] Need help on upgrade path

deadcell1453

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Current PC:
  • i7 3820
  • Noctua NH-D14 SE2011
  • EVGA gtx 1080 FTW 2
  • G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB)
  • ASUS P9X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79
  • CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V
  • ACER Nitro VG240YP 144hz IPS 1080p Adaptive sync
Immediate purchase goal:

cpu
MB
RAM (16gb, 32gb if I can find a good deal)

Future purchase goal:

gtx 2080ti
1440p 144hz IPS monitor


I need advice on cpu/mb/ram combo to upgrade my current pc. I plan on using my current gpu, power supply, and cpu cooler. Noctua will send me mounting brackets for any new cpu I end up buying. I'll mainly be using my pc to play games, with the occasional coding project.

Even though I'm currently playing at 1080p, in the coming months I will be getting a gtx 2080ti and a high end 1440p IPS 144hz monitor. Ram should have enough clearance to fit with noctua cooler.
I don't have a intel/amd preference. I just want something that will last me 7 years, like my current cpu has done.
 
PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fxJNXP

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Taichi ATX AM4 Motherboard ($279.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $959.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-27 00:17 EDT-0400

If you are looking for something to last you another 7 years, this is what I would recommend. 12 core CPU, pcie 4 support, wifi6.
If you wanna stay closer to the budget you can go with this.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/9Nr2Hh

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor ($369.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.69 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $684.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-27 00:25 EDT-0400
 

deadcell1453

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budget is pretty flexible. Looking around $600-700, but I can over extend if need be. As long as the parts play nice together without much hassling and tinkering.
 
PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fxJNXP

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Taichi ATX AM4 Motherboard ($279.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $959.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-27 00:17 EDT-0400

If you are looking for something to last you another 7 years, this is what I would recommend. 12 core CPU, pcie 4 support, wifi6.
If you wanna stay closer to the budget you can go with this.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/9Nr2Hh

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor ($369.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.69 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $684.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-27 00:25 EDT-0400
 
PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3KsQBb

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($484.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($289.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $989.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-27 01:32 EDT-0400

Here you go. Not worth the money IMO with the current AMD options. I have a 9900k and Aurous Master and love them but if I was buying today it would be the AMD 3900x.
 
Oct 16, 2019
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I am Intel fanboy, so i would suggest this:

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZJ7DTB

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($359.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($169.69 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($82.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $611.68
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-27 01:31 EDT-0400
(The Compatibility Warning is because of lack of cooler you already have, socket is LGA 1151)

This is the lower end Intel equivalent CPU from the first suggestion.

Or, you can do as i did, get some of the best parts available:

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wzwZCb

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($484.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 9 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($154.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $889.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-27 01:35 EDT-0400
(The Compatibility Warning is because of lack of cooler you already have, socket is LGA 1151)

Which is Intel equivalent on the higner end suggestion from the same post.
 

deadcell1453

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Awesome, thank you for the suggestions. Looks like I'm going to have a hard time choosing between the i9 9900k and Ryzen 9 3900X. I can stretch my budget for either of the options.
 
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Awesome, thank you for the suggestions. Looks like I'm going to have a hard time choosing between the i9 9900k and Ryzen 9 3900X. I can stretch my budget for either of the options.
As i already said i am vouching for Intel, though you might find the 3900X better for multitasking and so on, but if for gaming the 9900k offers more or less the same performance.
 

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