[SOLVED] Upgrade / Build - looking for advice

hawkeyez81

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Its been awhile since my last system / upgrade

I am looking to upgrade CPU / Motherboard / RAM / Cooler. I plan on reusing my current video card, SSD's, powersupply, case. This system will be primarily for gaming, looking to spend around $1200 (Canadian) My other question is should i be waiting for the 10th GEN of intel or should i take advantage of black friday / boxing deals. I only have 1 23.5 inch monitor and do plan on overclocking.

my current system
I7-2700k
Corsair H100
Asus Maximus Forumula (motherboard)
16GB RAM
Asus Strix 1070 TI
Thermaltake Toughpower 1000w
2x Samsung 860 pro 500GB Raid 0


What i had planned on using is the following, .


Intel 9600K
https://www.newegg.ca/core-i5-9th-gen-intel-core-i5-9600k/p/N82E16819117959?Item=N82E16819117959

MSI MEG Z390 ACE
https://www.newegg.ca/p/N82E16813144210?Item=N82E16813144210


G.SKILL TridentZ Series 16GB
https://www.newegg.ca/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232290?Item=N82E16820232290


Corsair Hydro Series H100i PRO
https://www.newegg.ca/p/N82E16835181141?Item=N82E16835181141
 
Here you go on Canadian pricing and the RAM I have suggested is DDR4 3600 so faster and it is cheaper and still GSkill Trident Z RGB...

PCPartPicker Part List: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/gJy8XP

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($459.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($249.00 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($105.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $814.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-26 14:10 EST-0500

Edit also the 9700K will overclock extremely well to 5GHz...and push very high frame rates for 1080p.
 
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I would take advantage of Black Friday deals as the next 10th Gen Comet Lake CPU's will not be here until early next year and even then they will just be a refinement as they will still be 14nm++++ with proper Ice Lake 10nm coming at the end of 2020..

As to the CPU I would not get the 9600K but get the 9700K or 9700KF as that will last you a lot longer with 8 proper cores and it is second only to the 9900K in gaming performance and one of the very best gaming CPU's out at the moment. It should be on sale...The 9600K though good does struggle with some heavily threaded games already.

The money saved on getting this Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro motherboard will help you get the 9700K as it is cheaper than the MSI board and the Gigabyte motherboard has a great 12 phase VRM.

https://www.newegg.ca/p/N82E16813145091

Finally look to the Ryzen 3600 if you need to save money and push the saved money to the best GPU...
 
Here you go on Canadian pricing and the RAM I have suggested is DDR4 3600 so faster and it is cheaper and still GSkill Trident Z RGB...

PCPartPicker Part List: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/gJy8XP

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($459.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($249.00 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($105.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $814.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-26 14:10 EST-0500

Edit also the 9700K will overclock extremely well to 5GHz...and push very high frame rates for 1080p.
 
Reactions: hawkeyez81

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