Question Should I buy a used i7 4790k?

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I have a system with an ASUS LGA 1150 motherboard, 16gb ddr3 ram, a gtx 980 and an i5 4690K. I want to upgrade my CPU but would have to replace my motherboard, RAM, and CPU if I want to go to a new generation. Is it worth spending $150-200 on a used i7?
 
You do not have to replace the motherboard in order to upgrade to the 4790K.

In terms of being worth it, I think it's a marginal upgrade. I went from a 4690K to the 4790K and I didn't notice too much of a change.

Why do you want to upgrade?
 
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You do not have to replace the motherboard in order to upgrade to the 4790K.

In terms of being worth it, I think it's a marginal upgrade. I went from a 4690K to the 4790K and I didn't notice too much of a change.

Why do you want to upgrade?
I mean that if I want to go to a newer generation I have to swap out many more things than if I go to a higher LGA 1150 CPU like the 4790k.
In games with big open world games such as fortnite and PUBG, textures take a noticeable amount of time to load in to the point that my first game per session is unplayable because I am killed right after I drop because I cant see anything except huge polygons.
 

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I mean that if I want to go to a newer generation I have to swap out many more things than if I go to a higher LGA 1150 CPU like the 4790k.
In games with big open world games such as fortnite and PUBG, textures take a noticeable amount of time to load in to the point that my first game per session is unplayable because I am killed right after I drop because I cant see anything except huge polygons.
That problem is not related to your cpu. I think you got the game files on a slow hdd and you should get yourself a nice ssd.
I had a 4690k until a month ago and it was doing fine until I upgraded to a Ryzen 3700x. Its still going strong in my brothers machine. All you get with the 4790k is essentially hyperthreading. And pubg runs without a hitch on a 4690k. Did you overclock it? If you got a sufficient cooler I would do that for now and do a platform upgrade when you got the 400-500 bucks to do it.

Most 4690k can run 4,5 ghz all core overclocks.
 
For just about $100 or so more you could have a 2nd gen Ryzen 5 system.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.68 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $237.66
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-17 03:15 EST-0500


You could easily sell your 4690K for $80-100 or so on ebay
Z97 motherboards sell high now. So maybe another $100.
The RAM another $30 or so.

You could almost get a free upgrade there.
 

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