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Upgrading my current rig

Hello forum!

Im in the market for upgrading my stationary PC, which looks like this:

-Corsair Carbide 300R Midi
-Corsair CX500M
-i7-3770 nonK @3.40GHz
-MSI B75MA-P45 S1155
-Crucial DDR3 1330MHz 16 GB (8GB x2)
-MSI GTX 1080 X
-WD Desktop Green 1TB
-Samsung EVO 500 GB SSD

Windows 10 Creators Update

Now for the parts Im looking at:

- A new i7-7700K
-Asus ROG Strix Z270F
- Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 MHz 16 GB
-Noctua NH-U9S cooler with cooling pasta
-Maybe a new PSU, preferably a 750 W.

I feel I have enough experience to assemble PC-parts, but on the safe side: do you swap the parts, turn it on and run drivers/install windows etc?

Thanks in advance! :)
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  1. If you're buying a new motherboard as well(which you seem to be doing), then it's better you get a Ryzen 5 or Ryzen 7, much better value and better future-proofing for gaming, plus better workstation performance, as well as cheaper overall, and lastly, better multi-tasking.
  2. Shektron said:
    If you're buying a new motherboard as well(which you seem to be doing), then it's better you get a Ryzen 5 or Ryzen 7, much better value and better future-proofing for gaming, plus better workstation performance, as well as cheaper overall, and lastly, better multi-tasking.


    Thanks for ur input! However, choosing a Ryzen 1600X or 1800X doubles the price over a 7700K.

    Just for information: Which Ryzen-version is a complete match to the 7700K?
  3. yeah u need to get a good quality psu tbh cx isnt the best to go with if ur planning to overclock. and like said above if ur gaming video editing streaming go with ryzen better overall performance in all departments
  4. intel i7 7700k is around 300 usd where as the 1600x is jst 215 usd... Ur best bet is to go with ryzen 1700 and overclocking it
  5. Don't get a 1600X, it's not worth the extra bucks. Get either a six-core 1600, for $200(how is that more than a 7700K?) or an 8-core Ryzen 7 1700 for $280 (still less than a 7700K, your statement doesn't make sense). How is Ryzen more expensive than a 7700K? The 7700K cost $310(on Newegg) and doesn't come with a cooler, while the two Ryzen CPUs mentioned here are cheaper and still come with a very capable stock cooler. Ryzen is said to be a very good value for a reason - its prices beat the crap out of Intel's anything(except the G4560 I guess).
  6. Dulith1118 said:
    yeah u need to get a good quality psu tbh cx isnt the best to go with if ur planning to overclock. and like said above if ur gaming video editing streaming go with ryzen better overall performance in all departments


    Hmm, always thought Intel was king. The 1700X is perhaps the one im looking for then, price wise. Is the Asus AM4 Prime X370 good?
  7. Olegil said:
    Dulith1118 said:
    yeah u need to get a good quality psu tbh cx isnt the best to go with if ur planning to overclock. and like said above if ur gaming video editing streaming go with ryzen better overall performance in all departments


    Hmm, always thought Intel was king. The 1700X is perhaps the one im looking for then, price wise. Is the Asus AM4 Prime X370 good?


    Dont go with the 1700X . Well if ur rich as hell and money isnt a problem then do. If not get a 1700 and overclock it.Intel has its advantages but still overall ryzen is the way
  8. B350 is enough unless you really like overclocking the CPU and plan on SLI or Crossfire. If neither of these apply to you, a good B350 board is quite enough, it supports overclocking as well by the way.
  9. Shektron said:
    Don't get a 1600X, it's not worth the extra bucks. Get either a six-core 1600, for $200(how is that more than a 7700K?) or an 8-core Ryzen 7 1700 for $280 (still less than a 7700K, your statement doesn't make sense). How is Ryzen more expensive than a 7700K? The 7700K cost $310(on Newegg) and doesn't come with a cooler, while the two Ryzen CPUs mentioned here are cheaper and still come with a very capable stock cooler. Ryzen is said to be a very good value for a reason - its prices beat the crap out of Intel's anything(except the G4560 I guess).


    Here are the norwegian prices:

    i7-7700K = 456 $
    Ryzen 1600X = 320 $
    Ryzen 1700X = 444 $
    Ryzen 1800X = 595 $

    I exaggerated, but look at the prices..... A 1700X is suitable, if I decide to go AMD.
  10. What about the 1700? It's just a 1700X with slightly less out-of-the-box speed, so if you're overclocking there isn't much difference.
  11. Shektron said:
    What about the 1700? It's just a 1700X with slightly less out-of-the-box speed, so if you're overclocking there isn't much difference.


    I will consider it, thanks!
  12. Looks like im going for a 1700X then. Together with a mobo and RAM, I save around 80 pounds on selecting Ryzen. Thanks for the help guys!
  13. Olegil said:
    Looks like im going for a 1700X then. Together with a mobo and RAM, I save around 80 pounds on selecting Ryzen. Thanks for the help guys!


    Have fun with the build man
  14. Glad to help! :D
  15. Dulith1118 said:
    Olegil said:
    Looks like im going for a 1700X then. Together with a mobo and RAM, I save around 80 pounds on selecting Ryzen. Thanks for the help guys!


    Have fun with the build man


    Thanks! :)
  16. Best answer
    Olegil said:
    Looks like im going for a 1700X then. Together with a mobo and RAM, I save around 80 pounds on selecting Ryzen. Thanks for the help guys!


    I am no fanboy but i think its important to let you know that No Ryzen CPU matches i7 7700K in GAMING performance.
    If your PC build is meant for Gaming first and foremost then stick with i7 7700K Strictly no matter what anyone say. I highly suggest you look on CPU charts for GAMING from various sites before you make up your mind.

    On the other hand, if you want to do different tasks like video editing/rendering and or some serious professional applications which are CPU bound then Ryzen should be your first choice. Also if you plan to play on 4K resolution then my vote also goes for Ryzen because at that resolution CPU becomes less important and getting more core ryzen will be better future proof.

    As it stands, at 1080p resolution or below (even 1440p) 7700K is undisputed king when it comes to games because it has MUCH better single core performance. It beats Ryzen CPU's with quite a big margin and i am not talking about insignificant 2-5% performance. MUCH MORE in most games.

    Start here: http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/amd-ryzen-7-1800x-processor-review,17.html

    Or just take benchmarks from anywhere, tomshardware, guru3d, wccftech, anandtech or whatever you prefer.
  17. Sohaib said:
    Olegil said:
    Looks like im going for a 1700X then. Together with a mobo and RAM, I save around 80 pounds on selecting Ryzen. Thanks for the help guys!


    I am no fanboy but i think its important to let you know that No Ryzen CPU matches i7 7700K in GAMING performance.
    If your PC build is meant for Gaming first and foremost then stick with i7 7700K Strictly no matter what anyone say. I highly suggest you look on CPU charts for GAMING from various sites before you make up your mind.

    On the other hand, if you want to do different tasks like video editing/rendering and or some serious professional applications which are CPU bound then Ryzen should be your first choice. Also if you plan to play on 4K resolution then my vote also goes for Ryzen because at that resolution CPU becomes less important and getting more core ryzen will be better future proof.

    As it stands, at 1080p resolution or below (even 1440p) 7700K is undisputed king when it comes to games because it has MUCH better single core performance. It beats Ryzen CPU's with quite a big margin and i am not talking about insignificant 2-5% performance. MUCH MORE in most games.


    Thanks for the input man! I mainly run Prepar3d v4 (flightsim), and have been told that Ryzens are bad in flightsim. So might play safe here......
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