Question Will i7-9800X fit my motherboard?

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I currently have i5-4690K, 16gb RAM and GTX 980Ti.

In preparation of the new Flight Simulator, amongst other games, I plan to upgrade both my CPU and GPU. However, I want to upgrade my CPU first. I used the CMD prompt to find out my motherboard, which shows it as:

IdentifyingNumber Name UUID
2451921 All Series 55AF6180-D7DA-11DD-A85F-7824AF35C3A5

It seems very generic. Does anybody know how to find out if this CPU would fit inside my motherboard?

I'm guessing it will since the motherboard seems modern and I only swapped the motherboard about 8 months ago because the CPU pins were damaged on the old one, and I didn't give much thought about if my current CPU would fit into a new motherboard but it did.

CPU is here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Core-i7-9800X-3-80GHz-999AC3/dp/B07JGCSMJX
 

RodroX

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No, it wont, sorry.

Those are CPUs from way diferent segments and generations.

Yours is a 2014 cpu, while the other one is way newer 2018.
Yours is LGA 1150, while the other is LGA 2066.

From my humble point of view, either you look for a used i7 4xxx, or you think hard about changing the whole platform for something more "up to date" (Like Intels 10th Gen CPU).

I bet even a budget i5 10400 (yet powerfull) will be way better than your current one, even if you overclocked yours a bit (of course i would aim for a Core i5 10600/K or the i7 10700/K if I could).
 

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Thanks both! Would the i7 10700K fit? Or should I just get a new motherboard too?

EDIT: How did you both know what socket my motherboard has? Could you please explain so I could know myself and then look at various CPUs and know whether they'll fit or not. Thanks!
 
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Ideal and recommended are 2 way different requirements. Ideal you are looking at cpus of 8/16 at at least 3.8GHz, which currently the i7-10700K would be best, but the R7 are 3700x would be considerably cheaper to set up. 32Gb ram is no worries, but I'd suggest a good mobo that has a good nic, Intel 1Gb etc.
 

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Thanks. I've been at the point where I've been considering a new build anyway, so I might just use this as an excuse to do it.

Right now I am set on these parts: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/BmD4x6

However, the CPU listed is NOT what I intend to buy. I am thinking of the i7-10700K or something thereabout. For some reason, though, I can't find it listed under the CPUs on pcpartpicker so I've just selected whatever CPU is in that price range (I actually think the i7-10700k is about £50 less expensive so that's good).
 

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Yeah, my PC which I built in 2015/16 has held up really well. Only issues I've faced was one of the 12" fans on the case mislodged and rattled which was a £10 fix and the second issue was the PC randomly shut off every now and then, which turned out to be bent CPU pins in the motherboard. Both of these were last year.

These are my current parts: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/6GttMc

When choosing a motherboard, is there anything in particular I need to be aware of? Other than ensuring the GPU/CPU and other components are compatible, is there anything specific I should be mindful of? I don't want to spend nearly £300 on a motherboard when one for £150 will do. Most of them seem to be LGA1200 which seems compatible for my CPU.
 
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Yeah, my PC which I built in 2015/16 has held up really well. Only issues I've faced was one of the 12" fans on the case mislodged and rattled which was a £10 fix and the second issue was the PC randomly shut off every now and then, which turned out to be bent CPU pins in the motherboard. Both of these were last year.

These are my current parts: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/6GttMc

When choosing a motherboard, is there anything in particular I need to be aware of? Other than ensuring the GPU/CPU and other components are compatible, is there anything specific I should be mindful of? I don't want to spend nearly £300 on a motherboard when one for £150 will do. Most of them seem to be LGA1200 which seems compatible for my CPU.
Your going to need a lot more cooler than that hyper 212 for the 10700K processor.

Decent motherboard for that processor.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/bLK2FT/msi-mag-z490-tomahawk-atx-lga1200-motherboard-mag-z490-tomahawk
 

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This is my updated part list. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/ZJdnb8

What coolers would you recommend? Sorry - I've only built one PC so I'm still very much an amateur. How do you know which coolers will perform best with the 10700k?

My current PC runs fantastic at the moment so I'm not looking to upgrade for about 3 months or so, but I do want to use this time to have a rough idea of what parts to buy.
 
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Zerk2012

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This is my updated part list. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/ZJdnb8

What coolers would you recommend? Sorry - I've only built one PC so I'm still very much an amateur. How do you know which coolers will perform best with the 10700k?

My current PC runs fantastic at the moment so I'm not looking to upgrade for about 3 months or so, but I do want to use this time to have a rough idea of what parts to buy.
In that time they could be new hardware out that would change everything.
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-10700K 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor | £364.97 @ CCL Computers
CPU Cooler | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler | £74.94 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard | MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | £189.98 @ CCL Computers
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | £133.49 @ Ebuyer
Video Card | MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card | £759.79 @ Box Limited
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case | £49.99 @ Currys PC World
Power Supply | Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | £107.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan | Corsair AF120 LED (2018) White 52 CFM 120 mm Fan | £15.46 @ Scan.co.uk
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1696.61
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-10 23:06 BST+0100 |
 

L95T

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In that time they could be new hardware out that would change everything.
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-10700K 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor | £364.97 @ CCL Computers
CPU Cooler | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler | £74.94 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard | MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | £189.98 @ CCL Computers
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | £133.49 @ Ebuyer
Video Card | MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card | £759.79 @ Box Limited
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case | £49.99 @ Currys PC World
Power Supply | Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | £107.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan | Corsair AF120 LED (2018) White 52 CFM 120 mm Fan | £15.46 @ Scan.co.uk
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1696.61
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-10 23:06 BST+0100 |
Many thanks. And yes, there very well could be.
 

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Right now I am looking to buy the i7-10700K, however... the i9-10900k (although quite expensive) is also within my budget. I don't want to buy it unnecessarily, but I am looking to play games like Flight Simulator and some other titles on high settings, either 1080p or 1440p. Maybe even 4k if I could run it. Could somebody offer some insight as to whether there is a stark difference between the two and if it's worth going for the i9 instead of the i7?

Would a Noctua DH-15 CPU cooler be sufficient for the i9? If not, any suggestions? Also, what makes a CPU cooler better than others for higher end cpus? Is it just the RPM?

Finally, slightly off topic, but when/if I build a new PC, I have old parts like my GPU, CPU and RAM. What do people typically do with old PC parts? They're in great condition but I am thinking it will be difficult to sell used parts especially ones where most people would prefer to just buy new.

Thanks all. I appreciate the help!
 

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