Question To upgrade to 12900k or 3080 ti?

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Should i upgrade from my 4770k to an i9-12900k, Gigabyte Aorus Master, any DDR5 i can get, aio liquid cooler and an M.2 4.0 using my EVGA GTX 1080 FTW3 and my 2013ish old corsair 750w
Approx $2600 CAD.

OR buy a complete prebuilt pc with a 11700KF, Evga rtx 3080 ti, m2, aio case etc. For 1300 more & have two gaming pcs?

is it worth spending all that money to rock a 1080.

i use a dell 165hz 1440p gaming monitor
 

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Should i upgrade from my 4770k to an i9-12900k, Gigabyte Aorus Master, any DDR5 i can get, aio liquid cooler and an M.2 4.0 using my EVGA GTX 1080 FTW3 and my 2013ish old corsair 750w
Approx $2600 CAD.

OR buy a complete prebuilt pc with a 11700KF, Evga rtx 3080 ti, m2, aio case etc. For 1300 more & have two gaming pcs?

is it worth spending all that money to rock a 1080.

i use a dell 165hz 1440p gaming monitor
Only you can answer the question if you need to upgrade.
I never upgrade anything till I no longer get the performance I need from what I have.
 
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The 12900K is imo overkill anyway, would look more at the 12600K and be fine with it.

With prebuild you also want to know what psu and motherboard are used.

The 1080 can still play games reasonably well, can see how it performs after an upgrade, there is also a possibility of selling it, with the money saved on the cpu and earnings of the 1080 is a better gpu already closer.

The other pc could still work as back up or could be sold as well.
 
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Only you can answer the question if you need to upgrade.
I never upgrade anything till I no longer get the performance I need from what I have.
I'm the same way. I've been pushing my old rig from 2013 with a gpu upgrade in 2017. I rarely use it for intense games, but i've always liked my pc to handle anything. I am very happy with the performance of the gtx 1080. I would like a cpu upgrade. I'm used to going all out when i upgrade but i think an i9 may be too all out lol
 

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The 12900K is imo overkill anyway, would look more at the 12600K and be fine with it.

With prebuild you also want to know what psu and motherboard are used.

The 1080 can still play games reasonably well, can see how it performs after an upgrade, there is also a possibility of selling it, with the money saved on the cpu and earnings of the 1080 is a better gpu already closer.

The other pc could still work as back up or could be sold as well.
Notmally i would always build the pc for better parts customization, but the gpu prices alone are a lot and the ddr5 ram is hard to get. Would it be a safe bet to rock the 12600k with ddr4 ram? For future proof?
 

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This is where i'm at right now:

I have already puchased the i9-12900k a few days ago lol because i was worried about stock issues. It can easily be returned but it is already on its way.

option#1: approx 2600 CAD
I9-12900k
Gigabyte Aorus Master Z690
32gb ddr5 ram
Big dirty AIO cooler
Samsung 980 pci e 4.0 or the other fire 530 one 1tb
EVGA GTX 1080 FTW3
My corsair obsidian 750D case
My old corsair HX750 if possible

Or: not sure on price
I5-12600k with a ddr4 combo

my hx750
My case
My 1080

Or:


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Or some cheap cpu combo to get me by
 

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I would not build a DDR5 machine right now, stuff is brand new. If your wanting to build a DDR5 box I would wait at least 6 months IMHO. That's just me :)
Wouldn't be to worried about that, might be that you have more uefi updates to take care of, but that is usually easy, you just have to keep an eye open for them.






This is where i'm at right now:

I have already puchased the i9-12900k a few days ago lol because i was worried about stock issues. It can easily be returned but it is already on its way.

option#1: approx 2600 CAD
I9-12900k
Gigabyte Aorus Master Z690
32gb ddr5 ram
Big dirty AIO cooler
Samsung 980 pci e 4.0 or the other fire 530 one 1tb
EVGA GTX 1080 FTW3
My corsair obsidian 750D case
My old corsair HX750 if possible

Or: not sure on price
I5-12600k with a ddr4 combo

my hx750
My case
My 1080

Or:


Check this out on @Newegg: ABS Legend Gaming PC - Intel i7 10700KF - EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 Ultra Gaming - G.Skill TridentZ RGB 16GB DDR4 3200MHz - 1TB Intel 670P M.2 NVMe SSD - 240MM RGB AIO
https://www.newegg.ca/abs-ali552/p/N82E16883360182?Item=N82E16883360182&Source=socialshare&cm_mmc=snc-social-_-sr-_-83-360-182-_-11062021


Or some cheap cpu combo to get me by
The prebuild doesn't look to bad, only thing that worries me is the 850watt psu of undecided origin which can change due to stock. Other thing maybe temps in that case with the fans almost right up to the front, but they could be switched to the inside of the case to add some breathing room (rgb won't look great) although in one review they said that airflow isn't that bad.

Whether to go for 12900K or 12600K is something for you to decide, just read some reviews and make up your own mind if going this route. Wouldn't be using that old psu of yours though, might still work good in that old rig, but would change to something new when buying those nice new parts (if you're going to ...). Would just leave that HX750 in that old pc and maybe in time get a lighter gpu in there, something in the "normal" $200 range. Keep it as a second pc or sell it.
 
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Should i upgrade from my 4770k to an i9-12900k, Gigabyte Aorus Master, any DDR5 i can get, aio liquid cooler and an M.2 4.0 using my EVGA GTX 1080 FTW3 and my 2013ish old corsair 750w
Approx $2600 CAD.

OR buy a complete prebuilt pc with a 11700KF, Evga rtx 3080 ti, m2, aio case etc. For 1300 more & have two gaming pcs?

is it worth spending all that money to rock a 1080.

i use a dell 165hz 1440p gaming monitor
I'd wait two months for the release of the i5-12400F (6 cores/12 threads) and i7-12700F (8 cores/16 threads) cpu's along with the B660 boards.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Best-buy-incoming-sub-US-200-Intel-Core-i5-12400F-beats-the-Ryzen-5-5600X.577526.0.html
Best buy incoming: sub-US$200 Intel Core i5-12400F beats the Ryzen 5 5600X
 
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I've decided to for sure go with the 12th gen cpu with DDR4 ram and keep my 1080 for now. I priced out the top of the line gear and it's just too much. I don't need that, I buy systems to overclock, then I just let the bios do it lol. All I want is 5ghz on all cores/p cores. I've wanted 5ghz since the i7-2600k.

I was still eying DDR5 but after spending hours looking for the stuff, I'm giving up. Gonna wait that train out.

I thought of returning my 12900k and swapping that for a 12600k DDR4 build, because that cpu just seems awesome for the price with potentially more overclocking headroom? Not sure. Or I keep the 12900k, because then I have the best cpu that I could want for this chipset & I don't need to worry about finding one used way down the line.

Realistically how much VRM do I need to run that cpu stock without it throttling back the boost/ and or running every core at 5ghz?

I've been looking at a Z690 GAMING X DDR4

Could both the P and E cores run at 5ghz?
 
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