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  1. #1
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    Join Date
    Oct 2014

    What should I do?

    I'm going to be getting a 3080 here in about two months. I want you guys advise on if I should pick up a 5960x or "6900K if I can find one for cheap" Or do I just wait tell over the 1st of the year to build a whole new system?

    My spec.
    i7 5930k at 4.5Ghz water cooled with dual rads.
    Asus Rampage V Extreme Ver1
    16Gb Ram Corsair Dominator Platinum
    Asus 2080Ti OC Gaming
    1200 watt Corsair power supply

  2. #2
    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array Super Gnome PC Specs
    Super Gnome PC Specs
    MotherboardROG Rampage VI Extreme Omega / ROG Crosshair VIII Formula
    ProcessorIntel® Core™ i9-9980XE / AMD 3950x
    Memory (part number)Corsair LPX Vengeance DDR4 2666MHz 128 GB / Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4-3200 32GB DDR4 3200MH
    Graphics Card #1Asus 2080 Turbo / Asus 2080 ti Turbo
    Graphics Card #2Asus 2080 Turbo / Asus 2080 ti Turbo
    MonitorJAPANNEXT JN-VT500UHD 4K 50-inch LCD
    Storage #1Crucial MX500 1 TB / Sabient SB-ROCKET-NVMe4-500
    Storage #2Samsung 970 Pro 1 TB / ADATA XPG SX5500 Pro 3D NAND NVMe Gen3x4 PCIe M.2
    CPU CoolerROG Ryujin 360 / NZXT Kraken X62
    CaseThermaltake View 71 TG / Thermaltake View 31
    Power SupplyCORSAIR AXi Series, AX1600i 1600 watt / Thermaltake Toughpower iRGB 1200 watt
    Accessory #1 Noctua 140mm 3000 RPM x 4 / Noctua 140 mm 3000 RPM x 2
    Accessory #2 Gigabyte GC-A 2WAY NVLINK RGB (3-slot) / ROG NVLINK Bridge 3-Slot A

    Join Date
    Mar 2019

    What's wrong with your system? If it runs fine you are good for a few more years. I have a computer I built in 2011 with an eight core processor, an 990xe and a Rampage III Black Edition motherboard. I added a couple 1070s in SLI and wow. To be quite honest, it still does the job and I built a couple new systems this and last year, when the old system still does the job. Do I have any regrets? Yup, I do. I could have sat on the money for a couple more years and kept on using the older system which still runs well and is as good as most current builds.

    The bottom line: In a couple years, the performance/cost ratio is just going to get better. It always does. Hence, more money in the pot for down the road will mean building an even better and more future proof system then.

    The question: Is your current system up to snuff? Does it do the job as well as most current builds?

    Just my two cents.

  3. #3
    ROG Junior Member Array
    Join Date
    Oct 2014

    No it still runs pretty good but it is starting to show it's age and I have noticed the CPU having a little trouble with the 2080ti on some newer titles, I forgot to put that I am also playing on a Ultra Wide 1440p. That's why I was asking if I should just upgrade to a better CPU or wait and spend the money on a new system to put the 3080 in.
    Last edited by SetzerG123; 10-16-2020 at 10:03 AM.

  4. #4
    New ROGer Array Phrasemaker PC Specs
    Phrasemaker PC Specs
    MotherboardRog Z490G
    ProcessorIntel i7-10700K
    Memory (part number)CMW64GX4M4C3200C1
    Graphics Card #1ROG-STRIX-GTX1660S-A6G-GAMING
    Sound CardOn Board+Focusrite VRM Box
    MonitorLenovo L28u
    Storage #1Sabrient 512gb Rocket 2280 M.2
    Storage #2Seagate ST2000DM008-2FR102
    CPU CoolerCorsair Hydro 115i RGB Platinum
    CaseCorsair CC-9011134-WW 280X
    Power SupplyRog 850G
    Keyboard Artek Wireless
    Mouse Microsoft Laser 5000
    Mouse Pad Hyper X, Large mouse mat
    Headset/Speakers AKG K712
    OS Windows 10
    Network RouterRealtek Dual Band
    Accessory #1 Corsair Commander Pro
    Accessory #2 2 x Corsair RGB Hubs + RGB fans/strips
    Accessory #3 XBox Controller

    Join Date
    Sep 2020

    Having recently been down the route of upgrading CPU and a few other components in the build I was running only to then start on a whole new build I think it depends on where your head is at. If you're anything like me it becomes an itch lol. With a little hindsight I probably should have managed with my existing set up and planned ahead seeing what the market was looking to offer going forward in terms of better bang for my buck and improved spec.

    Having said that I enjoyed the problem solving of doing the upgrades on my last build and I moved the whole thing along to someone else knowing it was a solid build plus I had the enjoyment of using it while I gathered the parts for the hankering I had to get a new machine up and running.

    It wasn't the most cost effective route, but the journey kept me occupied for a bit and I learned a few things.

    All the best


  5. #5
    ROG Junior Member Array
    Join Date
    Oct 2014

    Yes that's almost how I fill I want to build a new system but the voice in the back of my head keeps saying "should you is it the right time is the market in the right place is the tech that much better". Do I spend 300 to 500 on just a new CPU, or 1500 on a new system or save my money for something else.

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