Question Thinking about an upgrade

Aug 7, 2019
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Hello, I'm planning on getting some upgrades for my PC since the new games are starting to lag for me and since I'm no expert I was wondering if I could get some opinions? Whether the parts are compatible, whether the upgrade is worth it or not ...

My current specs are:

CPU - Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor

Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo 43.1 CFM CPU Cooler

Mobo - MSI Z97-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

Memory - Corsair Vengeance LP 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage - Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive & Crucial BX100 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

GPU - MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6 GB Video Card

Case - NZXT Phantom ATX Full Tower Case

PSU - Corsair 760 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply

Optical Drive - Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer

OS - 64bit Win 10 Pro


My planned upgrades are:

CPU - Intel Core i7 9700K 3.6GHz Octa Core LGA1151 CPU

Cooler - Noctua NH-D15 Premium CPU Cooler with 2x NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans (Brown)

Mobo - ASUS LGA 1151 PRIME Z270-A Intel ATX Motherboard - Black

Memory - Corsair CMK16GX4M2D3000C16W Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3000 MHz C16 XMP 2.0 High Performance Desktop Memory Kit, White

OS - Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit OEM DVD

Thanks a lot in advance!
 
Aug 7, 2019
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The Z270 chipset is not compatable with the 9700k.

Look for a Z390 motherboard.
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2k3H99/asus-prime-z390-a-atx-lga1151-motherboard-prime-z390-a

Also, your old OS key should work on the new system.

Other than that, I see no issues. The current I5 is certainly holding you back and the I7 9700k is one of the best gaming CPUs to date.
Also, I forgot to ask. Do you think I should change any of the other components? I wouldn't want anything to bottleneck my performance, sort of what my i5 is doing I suppose?
 
Aug 7, 2019
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The Z270 chipset is not compatable with the 9700k.

Look for a Z390 motherboard.
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2k3H99/asus-prime-z390-a-atx-lga1151-motherboard-prime-z390-a

Also, your old OS key should work on the new system.

Other than that, I see no issues. The current I5 is certainly holding you back and the I7 9700k is one of the best gaming CPUs to date.
Also, do you think it'd be worth adding a few more quid to getting a 3200mhz RAM instead of the 3000mhz RAM?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMK16GX4M2B3200C16W-Vengeance-Performance-Desktop/dp/B01EI5ZRQY/ref=pd_sbs_147_3/259-5519763-4970723?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01EI5ZRQY&pd_rd_r=5fcc6789-52d9-4594-863b-7a79b8c43e5f&pd_rd_w=u0cAg&pd_rd_wg=9UcFh&pf_rd_p=2b420a2f-6593-478e-8b5f-cb43865ff16f&pf_rd_r=73AA6Q5PFE130NDT472Y&psc=1&refRID=73AA6Q5PFE130NDT472Y
 
Sep 14, 2019
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Hello, I'm planning on getting some upgrades for my PC since the new games are starting to lag for me and since I'm no expert I was wondering if I could get some opinions? Whether the parts are compatible, whether the upgrade is worth it or not ...

My current specs are:

CPU - Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor

Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo 43.1 CFM CPU Cooler

Mobo - MSI Z97-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

Memory - Corsair Vengeance LP 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage - Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive & Crucial BX100 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

GPU - MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6 GB Video Card

Case - NZXT Phantom ATX Full Tower Case

PSU - Corsair 760 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply

Optical Drive - Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer

OS - 64bit Win 10 Pro


My planned upgrades are:

CPU - Intel Core i7 9700K 3.6GHz Octa Core LGA1151 CPU

Cooler - Noctua NH-D15 Premium CPU Cooler with 2x NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans (Brown)

Mobo - ASUS LGA 1151 PRIME Z270-A Intel ATX Motherboard - Black

Memory - Corsair CMK16GX4M2D3000C16W Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3000 MHz C16 XMP 2.0 High Performance Desktop Memory Kit, White

OS - Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit OEM DVD

Thanks a lot in advance!
The Z270 chipset is not compatable with the 9700k.

Look for a Z390 motherboard.
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2k3H99/asus-prime-z390-a-atx-lga1151-motherboard-prime-z390-a

Also, your old OS key should work on the new system.

Other than that, I see no issues. The current I5 is certainly holding you back and the I7 9700k is one of the best gaming CPUs to date.
Hey guys, I've been reading a lot of reviews for ASUS boards (including on YouTube) and ASUS mobos seem to have suffered some quality control issues lately, esp. the Z390-based ones. I'm not an expert, I'm just stating my impression based on research.

People have mentioned issues like DOA boards and not being able to boot at all, system freezes, etc. I know that there are always a few issues with any model, but there just seem to be a LOT of such issues with ASUS boards lately.

I myself am interested in an ASUS z390-E board, but am changing my mind because of the poor reviews recently.

Take a look for yourself and make an informed decision. Maybe you also want to look at Gigabyte and MSI boards ?
 

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