Critique my upgrades

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  1. Elminst

    Elminst Some Network Guy

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    Hello,
    Current machine is running on mostly 6+ year old parts. It still runs pretty well. But it's starting to dog on the newer games. With some previous help, I've compiled the following list of upgrades.
    I'll be keeping a GTX970, the case, 2 newer hard drives (1 & 2 TB), and Win10 Pro.
    Please offer any and all comments, particularly on the motherboard. Hoping to get at least 4-5 years out of it (not incl video card upgrades).

    PCPartPicker part list
    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.00 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z270X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($176.59 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($126.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($169.99 @ Dell Small Business)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($76.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $914.45
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-04 16:28 EDT-0400


    Current build for comparison:
    CPU - i7-920 (no OC, "turboboost" only)
    MOBO - Asus P6T Deluxe v2
    RAM - 18G DDR3 triple-channel (3x2 + 3x4)
    GPU - EVGA GTX970 (only slightly overclocked. 2 yrs old)
    PSU - Corsair CMPSU-850TX 850W
    HDD - 1TB and 2TB desktop drives. (no SSD)
    OS - Windows 10 Pro
     
  2. ajc9988

    ajc9988 Death by a thousand paper cuts

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    Why but now? Intel is suggesting maybe coffeelake in Q3, the price cuts on skylake and ryzen, etc. No other complaints except time of purchase and buying Intel Kaby, especially when you could grab a 6 core later this month...

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    Charles P. Jefferies Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    I think your upgrades look pretty solid. I haven't heard of that CPU cooler before; have you considered one of the small liquid coolers from Corsair?

    Charles
     
  4. Elminst

    Elminst Some Network Guy

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    Time frame is not real pressing, but i was hoping to have it before end of summer. I can hold off if there is stuff coming out in the next month that will cause a shift in market pricing.

    What do you recommend in similar price range? I'd probably just be cooling the CPU. Don't really want to dismantle my 970.
     
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    ajc9988 Death by a thousand paper cuts

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    Q3 runs until the end of September. Look up Intel 8th gen Coffeelake Q3 and Z370 chipset. If those rumors are true, I don't want you buying dated hardware when Coffeelake will use Intel's 14nm++ and will have the strongest IPC until 2019, even stronger than 10nm cannonlake. This is to make sure you look at all options. If the rumors are true, that is a couple months. Do some Google searches on that. Coffeelake will also have a 6-core mainstream option, according to rumors, meaning more choice for your needs.

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    http://wccftech.com/intel-x299-skylake-x-kaby-lake-x-z370-coffee-lake-s-z390-cannonlake-cpu-details/
    Intel Coffee Lake S CPU Lineup To Feature Hyperthreaded Core i7 and Core i5 Models With Up To 6 Cores, Core i3 To Boast 4 Cores – Support Recommended on Z370 Platform With LGA 1151 V2 Socket

    The conference also detailed a bunch of new information on the upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs. The Coffee Lake S family which is the codename for the mainstream desktop platform is already known to feature the first 6 core mainstream processor from Intel. The processor lineup will launch in the third quarter with a release focused around August at Gamescom 2017. The release will include a series of 6 and 4 core models. There will also be dual core models added to the lineup but later in first quarter of 2018.



    Coffee Lake S will be launching alongside the brand new Z370 chipset which is known as CFL-PCH (Coffee Lake PCH). The platform will feature the LGA 1151 V2 socket so while it will have the same number of pins as the current LGA 1151 socket, it seems like Intel is moving to ditch support of the Coffee Lake CPUs on older LGA 1151 socketed motherboards such as Z270 series. It is stated that Intel will clearly be differentiating the socket with the use of “V2” moniker so consumers don’t end up buying the wrong board for their Coffee Lake desktop processor.


    Intel’s Coffee Lake S CPUs are based on the company’s most advanced and refined 14nm++ process node to date.
    The new 6 core parts will feature 50% more cores, threads and cache compared to current offering. So we are looking at next-generation Core i7 mainstream SKUs with 6 cores, 12 threads and 12 MB of L3 cache. Similarly, the Core i5 models will be the first Intel mainstream models with full support for hyperthreading support. The Core i5 models will ship with 4 cores, 8 threads and 8 MB of L3 LLC (Last Level Cache). This is up from 4 cores, 4 threads and 6 MB of LLC on the current Core i5 model.



    All models in the Coffee Lake S family will feature the next generation Intel GT2 tier graphics chip. The Pentium series would include 2 cores, 4 threads and up to 4 MB of L3 cache. There will also be some models with 3 MB L3 cache while featuring GT1 tier graphics chips.

    Intel Coffee Lake S Mainstream Desktop Lineup Details (Preliminary):

    Coffee Lake S Series Cores Threads L3 Cache Integrated Graphics Socket Chipset
    Intel Core i7 6 Cores 12 Threads 12 MB L3 Intel GT2 LGA 1151 V2 Z370 (300 Series)
    Intel Core i5 4 Cores 8 Threads 8 MB L3 Intel GT2 LGA 1151 V2 Z370 (300 Series)
    Intel Core i3 4 Cores 4 Threads 4 MB L3 Intel GT2 LGA 1151 V2 Z370 (300 Series)
    Intel Pentium 2 Cores 4 Threads 4/3 MB L3 Intel GT2/GT1 LGA 1151 V2 300 Series (CFL-PCH)
    Intel Celeron 2 Cores 2 Threads 2 MB L3 Intel GT1 LGA 1151 V2 300 Series (CFL-PCH)


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    Elminst Some Network Guy

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    That's pretty awesome.
    But does that mean the coffeelake CPUs will be available to buy in Aug/Sept? And at the same pricing point i'm looking at (~300 for CPU)?
    I don't want to wait 4 months just to find out that the "mainstream" i7 version is gonna be $500+. (although that would probably push the Kaby pricing down)
     
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    ajc9988 Death by a thousand paper cuts

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    First, I don't know if soft or hard launch, so don't know availability. I don't know pricing on the six core, but it would likely be less than the 6 core they are launching this month (7800X), which costs $389. So, the quad core 8700K (if they keep the same numbering scheme) would have to come in less than that.

    Note- coffee lake was originally planned for Christmas. Also, Intel just pushed the 14, 16, & 18 core i9s, with the 18 core coming next year and no word yet on the other two. So, it depends how much you trust Intel or if you think this is trying to take steam out of the TR release.

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    Reminds me of a Hyper 212 Evo, those seem pretty competent for cooling an i7.
     
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    ajc9988 Death by a thousand paper cuts

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    @Elminst - so, since we last talked, Coffeelake was pushed back to 2018. I believe this was to move fab time up on the 14-18 core Skylake-X. I just needed to correct that as it can affect the purchase decision.
     
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    Papusan Jokebook's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on Filthy

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    I would never ever buy outdated tech now. Even if I had to wait 5-6 months for new tech!!
     
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