Question Replace CPU or buy new MB/CPU?

Mar 29, 2019
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Need some feedback/advice.

For some, this would be a no brainier, but I still have my doubts.

My specs are:
Intel 6950X
Asus Rampage V Extreme
G.Skill 2800 DDR4 64GB
NVIDIA Titan X
1500W Corsair PSU

Long story short, the pump on my water cooling solution failed (H110i) and the cpu died swiftly after that.
I tested the MB, RAM, etc. (with a borrowed cpu) and everything works fine, only the cpu died.

So, I can replace the CPU for about $1500 (new) and be done with it,
OR
I can go for a maximus xi hero, 9900k, 32GB g.skill 3200 ddr4 and a kraken x62 wc for $1200

I know i can get a used 6950x on ebay for about $700-750, but I'm always distrustful of used items of this kind, and I rather get em new and with some kind of warranty.

I use this rig mainly for rendering/adobe suite workloads and for gaming on my spare time.

Please leave your thoughts. I would really appreciate it.

Thank you!
 

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