Question Upgrading Motherboard, CPU, And RAM

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I have been slowly upgrading my computer over the years and its feeling like it's almost time to upgrade my motherboard which will force me to upgrade my cpu and ram along with it. So I would like some recommendations. I would like at least 16gb of ram. If at all possible I would like to keep it black and white to fit the rest of my build. I would like to keep this as cheap as possible however I would like these upgrades to last me as long as possible so I'm willing to spend a little extra for a little bit higher-end parts.

Here's my current build: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/LaZyGremlin/saved/sBk8K8

Also, could I sell any of the parts I will be replacing for a significant amount?
 

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seeing your system is INtel I will suggest first an intel upgrade, and yes your motherboard means not only cpu but also ram upgrade, which will all last you at least 30-4 years, since you did a RTX2070 as a GPU.
the second suggestion would be the AMD pathway, (all to not have the fanbois turn this conversation into a debate on amd/intel topic)

I suggest to only change the motherboard, cpu and ram,

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($359.88 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus TUF Z390-PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-4000 Memory ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $634.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-10 15:02 EDT-0400


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PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($328.90 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard ($159.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-4000 Memory ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $603.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-10 15:04 EDT-0400


Regarding the swapped out parts, if you look on ebay you can still see 4790k sell for 100-150$, motherboard varies a little between 60-90$ and ram is about 40$/8GB
 
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Just a slight change to The Paladins great suggestions but on the Intel side as the Gigabyte motherboard though a fraction more has a great 12 phase VRM setup....As to the Windows side, so long as you have the serial code it should be okay as I have phoned through to the Intel support side and mentioned I had an issue and had to change my motherboard, they then just made me go through a automated system which allowed Windows to work....worth a try but you can always find Windows at a very cost effective price.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/nrypb8

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($362.99 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($171.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $614.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-11 18:58 EDT-0400
 

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Just a slight change to The Paladins great suggestions but on the Intel side as the Gigabyte motherboard though a fraction more has a great 12 phase VRM setup....As to the Windows side, so long as you have the serial code it should be okay as I have phoned through to the Intel support side and mentioned I had an issue and had to change my motherboard, they then just made me go through a automated system which allowed Windows to work....worth a try but you can always find Windows at a very cost effective price.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/nrypb8

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($362.99 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($171.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $614.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-11 18:58 EDT-0400
Thanks for the help. One more question. Paladin recommended a different ram than what you have is there a reason your is better other than the price? I noticed his was a little faster as well.
 
Thanks for the help. One more question. Paladin recommended a different ram than what you have is there a reason your is better other than the price? I noticed his was a little faster as well.
Hi no problems at all...On the RAM side, it was just a cost thing, yes the DDR 4000 that Paladin suggest is more than good, just costs a bit more..so if budget allows, go for it...
 

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Hi no problems at all...On the RAM side, it was just a cost thing, yes the DDR 4000 that Paladin suggest is more than good, just costs a bit more..so if budget allows, go for it...
Are there any new things coming out within the next year or so that would be worth waiting for? I'm not in a hurry to get this upgrade done and would be fine with waiting if it was worth it.
 
Are there any new things coming out within the next year or so that would be worth waiting for? I'm not in a hurry to get this upgrade done and would be fine with waiting if it was worth it.
Hi, thats a tough question!!!! To be honest I do not think so. AMD in Ryzen has launched there CPU's and the new Intel 10nm CPU's are a long way of around the back end of 2020. In the meantime Intel are about to launch a respin of the current 9th Gen CPU's in Comet Lake which will still be 14nm but with more ++++++++++++ , slightly improved and finally include a 10 core 20 thread i9 CPU over the current 9th Gen line up, though the pricing might ( a big might!) be better...We should get a better idea as to the line up this month or next on Comet lake but it will not be a huge difference over what we currently have. The link below covers the latest and further in gives a few details on the 6, 8 and 10 cores as well...

https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/news/hyper-threading-coming-to-intels-comet-lake-core-i3-lineup-benchmark-submission
 

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Hi, thats a tough question!!!! To be honest I do not think so. AMD in Ryzen has launched there CPU's and the new Intel 10nm CPU's are a long way of around the back end of 2020. In the meantime Intel are about to launch a respin of the current 9th Gen CPU's in Comet Lake which will still be 14nm but with more ++++++++++++ , slightly improved and finally include a 10 core 20 thread i9 CPU over the current 9th Gen line up, though the pricing might ( a big might!) be better...We should get a better idea as to the line up this month or next on Comet lake but it will not be a huge difference over what we currently have. The link below covers the latest and further in gives a few details on the 6, 8 and 10 cores as well...

https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/news/hyper-threading-coming-to-intels-comet-lake-core-i3-lineup-benchmark-submission
Alright, thanks for your help. I think I'll wait until Black Friday that way I can see what happens with those new processors and see if I can get some good deals.
 
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Hi, thats a tough question!!!! To be honest I do not think so. AMD in Ryzen has launched there CPU's and the new Intel 10nm CPU's are a long way of around the back end of 2020. In the meantime Intel are about to launch a respin of the current 9th Gen CPU's in Comet Lake which will still be 14nm but with more ++++++++++++ , slightly improved and finally include a 10 core 20 thread i9 CPU over the current 9th Gen line up, though the pricing might ( a big might!) be better...We should get a better idea as to the line up this month or next on Comet lake but it will not be a huge difference over what we currently have. The link below covers the latest and further in gives a few details on the 6, 8 and 10 cores as well...

https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/news/hyper-threading-coming-to-intels-comet-lake-core-i3-lineup-benchmark-submission
I would also like to swap out my power supply to a modular one to free up some space and allow for customization. Any recommendations for that?
 
I would also like to swap out my power supply to a modular one to free up some space and allow for customization. Any recommendations for that?
On the modular Power Supply, the Seasonic Focus Plus Gold or EVGA G3 Gold are both fantastic Power Supply's and you can't go wrong with either...650w to 750w both are very highly rated and I currently use the EVGA G3 750w and it is great. Both have a 10 year warranty! Usually the 650w is very close in price to the 750w and if so go 750w.....

Do not look at the new EVGA G5 Gold Power Supply's as they used a new manufacture due to china issues and it is just not as good as the G3....
 

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