Question Upgrading from i7-4790k

Pablix360

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I'm planning on upgrading my setup by going to the current Gen of CPUs. My current specs are below:

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790k (Oc to 5.1GHz)
CPU Cooling: NZXT Kraken x62
Mobo: ASUS z97 PRO GAMER
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengance
GPU: GTX 1080 Ti FE
PSU: EVGA 650W Gold

So, I need to upgrade my Mobo, CPU and RAM. I was thinking about i7-10700k, but will consider other options based on the budget of max £700, including AMD Ryzens.

I mainly use the PC to play World of Warcraft and that is where I want the best performance while being able to run some of the newest games at High settings.

Also worth noting that I am planning on buying a RTX 3070 sometime after this upgrade, or when the Ti or SUPER versions of the 30* cards will come out.
 

Pablix360

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-10700K 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor (£352.99 @ Technextday)
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX LGA1200 Motherboard (£186.97 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory (£151.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £690.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-04 15:21 BST+0100
Seems good, that motherboard is something I looked at. The only thing I would ask, if we went from 32GB ram to 16GB ram and wanted spend the remainder on MOBO good for overclocking and 2x M.2 slots what would you suggest?
 
I had a 4790K and I got this..

PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/DzcprV

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor (£401.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard (£199.98 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£139.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £740.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-05 11:59 BST+0100

It's one heck of an upgrade if you're willing to pay the slight extra money.
 

animekenji

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I'd wait for the new chipsets that AMD will be releasing soon and buy a motherboard based on one of those and whatever Ryzen CPU you can reasonably afford to go with it. If you go with Intel, you are going to miss out on PCIe 4.0.
 

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