New Processor For RTX 2070

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Hi, I currently have an RTX 2070 paired with an OC i5 6600K at 4.3ghz. I’m going to upgrade my processor to an i7 9700k and I know this will involve getting a new motherboard. If anyone reading this does not agree with the upgrade, what would you recommend? Thanks :) <3
 

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Would that be the i5?
 

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I would rather spend the extra money for the long run too, the only thing about ryzen is that I do not know a single thing about them lol
 

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Money isn’t too much of an issue, the higher the cost the longer I’ll have to wait. I presume the 9700K is good value?
 

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Ryzen will result in side grade for gaming. It will not improve your game situation at all. You can see the charts here and draw your own conclusions:
https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/3421-intel-i7-9700k-review-benchmark-vs-8700k-and-more


You only see Ryzen make it to top of the lower half in all the charts, and on often they are competing just to barely beat the good old i7-2600k, and none of the Ryzen can can even claim to be convincingly NOT beaten by the old Haswell 4790K.

Just a random chart:
https://www.gamersnexus.net/images/media/2018/cpus/9700k/intel-i7-9700k-fc5-1080p_1.png
 
Good value, depends on what you mean by value. It’s extremely close to the 9900k in performance for gaming with good headroom. However price to performance value you can’t beat Ryzen. The 9700k isn’t a value option, it’s a premium option.
 

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I will most likely go for it, I look forward to it :)

Any recommendations to where I take my old cpu to? I also have my old rx 480 8GB but I don’t want to take it to CeX as the value is quite bad. (I live in the UK) :)
 

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But selling parts makes room for a spare SSD or unecessary ram :)
 

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The only annoying this is that I no longer have the cpu box as it fell in an area that I can’t access (it was on display on top of a wardrobe and has fallen to an area that no one can get to) but will this lower the value? If so, by how much?
 

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I would’ve mentioned it anyway and yes, safe posting is key lol
 

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