[SOLVED] PC Upgrade

Joshua_8

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My current PC consists of:
GTX 1080 FTW
i5-4590
8gb RAM
RM550x PSU

My PC is slow with some games and even in windows, but my upgrade options are limited and I've came to the conclusion I have two options

1) Buy a Haswell i7 (4770,4790,etc) ~$150

2) Go all in with a completely new platform and a i7 7xxx or newer, but this option comes with having to buy ram and a new motherboard which will end up costing ~$730

I would like to know if Haswell i7s are still capable enough to warrant spending that $150 or if I should go with a completely new CPU platform
 

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My vote is for a newer system. While I'm sure you'd see some performance increase from i5-i7, but think you'll just land yourself in the same "I think I need to upgrade" boat in a year, or less.

Also go 8th or 9th gen as going 7th gen will cost the same or more, unless you can find a killer deal on a 7700k(good luck, I've been looking). A 7700k is about $400 new and upwards of $350 used. At that price an 8700k or newer makes more sense. Only reason I'm looking(was, pretty much given up hope), is I have a z170 board. You may even consider waiting to see how 3xxx ryzen turns out. I'm also torn between 8700k vs waiting til next gen ryzen.
 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($93.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $368.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-17 20:20 EST-0500

For budget performance, Intel can't touch AMD. This'll get equitable performance to an i5-8500, and better. Could always go with the slightly more expensive 2600x which not only has a much better stock cooler, but also honestly boosts high enough turbo naturally that OC isn't really necessary
 
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My vote is for a newer system. While I'm sure you'd see some performance increase from i5-i7, but think you'll just land yourself in the same "I think I need to upgrade" boat in a year, or less.

Also go 8th or 9th gen as going 7th gen will cost the same or more, unless you can find a killer deal on a 7700k(good luck, I've been looking). A 7700k is about $400 new and upwards of $350 used. At that price an 8700k or newer makes more sense. Only reason I'm looking(was, pretty much given up hope), is I have a z170 board. You may even consider waiting to see how 3xxx ryzen turns out. I'm also torn between 8700k vs waiting til next gen ryzen.
This is just what I was looking for thanks for the replies. I may even go with an i5 as I'm sure it will be plenty powerful paired with the GTX 1080 and much cheaper. I forgot about i5s having 6 cores now so it will also work well in rendering
 

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