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Should I Sell my Intel I7 4790K and Mobo for Ryzen or I7 7700K?

I will be moving to Denmark for University this summer. Before That I wanted to upgrade my PC, so I won't have to worry about saving for upgrades while there. Seeing the Ryzen 7 coming out , I was wondering If I should upgrade to a 1151 Socket Mobo and get DDR4 RAM and Ryzen 7 1700 or Intel I7 7700. My current Mobo is very basic (Asrock Z97 Anniversary) and I feel like It is too slow and cheap for my pc, but I kind of feel like it's a waste to buy a better 1150 socket Mobo and DDR3 RAM, when I would upgrade sometime soon anyway.
Any help or input is appriciated,
Thanks
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  1. Best answer
    Your CPU is still very good and I wouldn't recommend an upgrade to a 7700k, especially considering the price.
  2. What do you like to do on your PC? A GPU upgrade might be in order instead if you're a gamer.
  3. GamingEnthusiast420 said:
    Your CPU is still very good and I wouldn't recommend an upgrade to a 7700k, especially considering the price.


    Agreed, I'm using the 4770K @4 ghz currently and I barely see 60% CPU usage while gaming on one monitor and using the other for Youtube/FB/etc.
  4. That CPU/mobo combo should last you for a few more years to be honest.

    Upgrade if money grows on trees for you.
  5. Definitely don't sell your 4790k. YouTube "4790k vs 7700k" and you'll find the performance increase is only a small percentage. The price to performance gained by doing that simply isn't justified.
  6. WildCard999 said:
    GamingEnthusiast420 said:
    Your CPU is still very good and I wouldn't recommend an upgrade to a 7700k, especially considering the price.


    Agreed, I'm using the 4770K @4 ghz currently and I barely see 60% CPU usage while gaming on one monitor and using the other for Youtube/FB/etc.


    My PC has the Core i7 4770k oc'd to 4.0GHz too and I ordered a GTX 1080 ti today. I don't know when it'll get here but I am excited.
  7. Nice, I hope your not going to run your TI at 1080p resolution.
  8. SgtScream said:
    Nice, I hope your not going to run your TI at 1080p resolution.


    Nope 4K. Until games get so intense that I have to run at 1080p but I'll probably upgrade before then.
  9. theonerm2 said:
    SgtScream said:
    Nice, I hope your not going to run your TI at 1080p resolution.


    Nope 4K. Until games get so intense that I have to run at 1080p but I'll probably upgrade before then.

    Good man.
  10. You only need to upgrade if your CPU isn't capable of doing what you need it to. The real question you need to answer is: What do you want to use your PC for?

    If mostly gaming and lightly threaded workloads, you're better off staying with your 4790k. Not a big improvement going to a 7700k or Ryzen 1700.

    If you game + stream and do heavily threaded productivity tasks like video capture/render/encode, then a Ryzen 1700 would be a good option.

    The words I keep seeing in your OP that make me wonder are 'feel'. Don't get emotionally wound up over new tech hype. If your current PC is doing what you need it to without any major problems, save your money and wait til you 'need' to upgrade.
  11. It's hard to resist the pull of 'new' whether it's new computer tech or a new something else. But just remember there is a difference between 'need' and 'want'. I don't see in the original post even one word about need, it's just about want:
    "I wanted to upgrade my PC"

    I suspect this is more about wanting to show up at university as someone with the latest kit, not someone with a system a couple of years old. Keep in mind today's new tech is tomorrow's old tech, that 'new' feeling only lasts a short time until you are back to wanting the hot new thing again.
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