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Question Upgrade CPU/MOBO Question


Nov 29, 2008
Hello All,

Current PC built in Dec2018:

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Taichi ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
Storage: Samsung 970 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING OC Video Card
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply

GPU OCed: +150cc/+1000mc
Superposition Benchmark #'s: 13450 @ 4k

I am getting this, as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor would say - NEED MORE POWER bug

Thinking about upgrading MOBO and CPU
CPU: i9-9900k (upgrade cooler as well to an AIO)
MOBO: MEG Z390 Godlike or ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero

Do you think that would help with OCing #'s? or is it not worth it right now? Or is there a better CPU/MOBO that I havent listed to upgrade to?

Thanks all!

PS prob give my old parts to a friend who is looking to upgrade.


a better cpu and mobo wont improve your gpu overclock.

thats an actually pretty impressive overclock, you probably wont reach much higher without special cooling though.

also, if you wanted a better, cheaper upgrade path
either swap motherboard and go amd (ryzen 7 3700X is around the same as a 9900k but is significantly cheaper)

or get a 9700F or kf, as theyre an okay value.