[SOLVED] Upgrade my Current CPU or wait to Build new?

xSouthx

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Currenly have a i5-4430 and was looking at buying a i7-4790k but not sure how this cpu stacks up now a days and is worth it?
 
Depends on what price you are getting the i7. If you get it around $100-$150 used, then its still good value. It is still a good chip for gaming. But be careful when buying used, as most of the unlocked chip users are first timers, and usually these unlocked chips end up abused. Do lots of stress test before pulling the plug.
No point buying new, as it will cost you a fortune...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-4790K 4 GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor ($531.10 @ Amazon)
Total: $531.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-08 00:43 EST-0500


Instead, you can get this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($61.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $294.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-08 00:44 EST-0500


It will give you mostly better or similar performance... https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-4790K-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-2600/2384vs3955
 

rustigsmed

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what games do you play? screen? mobo?
if you don't already have a 'z' (eg z97) mobo I'd consider a new build.
i usually recommend people go for a 4790k (for gaming purposes) - if they have a satisfactory mobo and they can get a good second hand price.
 

xSouthx

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Sorry! I just play Fortnite, and WoW mainly. Just have really high CPU usage when I watch Twitch and play WoW, etc. I have 3, 1080p monitors. Usually Twitch, WoW, Youtube, chrome etc on all three at once.

Just got a 144hz

I have a
Z87 MOBO
16GB ram DDR3
SSD
1050Ti
 
Depends on what price you are getting the i7. If you get it around $100-$150 used, then its still good value. It is still a good chip for gaming. But be careful when buying used, as most of the unlocked chip users are first timers, and usually these unlocked chips end up abused. Do lots of stress test before pulling the plug.
No point buying new, as it will cost you a fortune...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-4790K 4 GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor ($531.10 @ Amazon)
Total: $531.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-08 00:43 EST-0500


Instead, you can get this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($61.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $294.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-08 00:44 EST-0500


It will give you mostly better or similar performance... https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-4790K-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-2600/2384vs3955
 

xSouthx

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That was my next step, I was gonna build a Ryzen 2600 but didnt know how it stacked against the 4790k. Would you spend the extra and go with a new Ryzen build?

I was think about saving my case, psu. gpu, etc and just getting a Ryzen 2600, RAM, Mobo as well.
 
As I said, the price matters. 4790k is still good, maybe for a couple of years. 2600 will give you a few years more over and above what the 4790k can give you. So, it all comes down to money. Upto $150 and in good condition the i7 is a fine catch. Anything above that, you will benefit from a platform change.
 
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You are not going to get anything visually noticeable by this cpu upgrade. You should see better marks on test platforms but that wont reflect real world experience. Most applications won't even use all the cores and threads you have (only intensive games and graphics applications--like CAD--might. You would do far better by installing a samsung nvme m2 for your boot drive. But, given your motherboard is around 5 years old (techwise), you might put things off awhile to consider and save for a new build. No rush since they become obsolete as fast as you can build them. Most people use a phone these days so the computer you have would do most people just fine until it self-destroys. Just depends on what you want to do.
 

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