[SOLVED] Upgrade CPU and Motherboard Question

Aliency

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Hello guys,

I want to upgrade my CPU and motherboard (only). This is the first time I will do this, thus I have the following question:

-Will Windows still work? (As the key is embedded in the current BIOS) - I have upgraded from 8.1 to 10 several years ago. If not do I need to reinstall windows again?

Finally Im thinking to purchase the 9900KS as i currently have the 5960x. Do you think is worth waiting for the next gen extreme processors?

Below is my current build full specs:

-x99 rampage v extreme
-5960x @4.2ghz all cores
-16gb ram @3000mhz
-1500 PSU corsair
-2x 2080TI
-cpu cooler: thermaltake 360 AIO floe riing
 

gtarayan

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You mean reinstall new set of windows? (New license)
If your Windows key is OEM, then yes. On the other hand, a retail version will allow you to activate the same license on your new build.

I am wondering what makes you want to change platforms at this point when Intel is about to introduce a new socket and a new chipset for the upcoming Comet Lake CPUs? If you had to upgrade now, AMD's current platform is significantly more diverse.

I think buying into 9900KS + Z390 motherboard now is going to be a bad decision which you will regret very soon.

Ironically, I just built an X99 workstation with i7 6850K which I plan to run into oblivion to the point when $2k processor for 2011-3 will cost under $100. (Executed the same plan with X58 workstation which has been running 24/7 for the past 11 years now!)
 

ceriumin

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Hello guys,

I want to upgrade my CPU and motherboard (only). This is the first time I will do this, thus I have the following question:

-Will Windows still work? (As the key is embedded in the current BIOS) - I have upgraded from 8.1 to 10 several years ago. If not do I need to reinstall windows again?

Finally Im thinking to purchase the 9900KS as i currently have the 5960x. Do you think is worth waiting for the next gen extreme processors?

Below is my current build full specs:

-x99 rampage v extreme
-5960x @4.2ghz all cores
-16gb ram @3000mhz
-1500 PSU corsair
-2x 2080TI
-cpu cooler: thermaltake 360 AIO floe riing
1- You may have to reinstall windows if you are switching brands or chipsets of a motherboard. If you don't, it may work but you can get glitches and bsod's.

2- Don't buy the 9900k, the 10900k is not far off and it has clock speeds of 5.2ghz!

Hope that helps
 

Aliency

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1- You may have to reinstall windows if you are switching brands or chipsets of a motherboard. If you don't, it may work but you can get glitches and bsod's.

2- Don't buy the 9900k, the 10900k is not far off and it has clock speeds of 5.2ghz!

Hope that helps
You mean reinstall new set of windows? (New license)
 

gtarayan

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You mean reinstall new set of windows? (New license)
If your Windows key is OEM, then yes. On the other hand, a retail version will allow you to activate the same license on your new build.

I am wondering what makes you want to change platforms at this point when Intel is about to introduce a new socket and a new chipset for the upcoming Comet Lake CPUs? If you had to upgrade now, AMD's current platform is significantly more diverse.

I think buying into 9900KS + Z390 motherboard now is going to be a bad decision which you will regret very soon.

Ironically, I just built an X99 workstation with i7 6850K which I plan to run into oblivion to the point when $2k processor for 2011-3 will cost under $100. (Executed the same plan with X58 workstation which has been running 24/7 for the past 11 years now!)
 

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