Looking to upgrade from i5- 2500k
So my trust ol' 2500k and 8GB ram (mix of old 2gb sticks) has really started showing its age lately.
My usage has changed quite a bit since 2012 (just gaming) to nowadays:
Engineering (3D CAD, Simulations)
Programming (Android studio)
Gaming (CS, PUBG, Apex, etc.)
Multitasking (im the guy with 45 chrome tabs open)
So for now all I plan to purchase is the CPU/MOBO/RAM and re-use my case/PSU/SSDs/GPU (GTX 1060)
Im thinking of getting 16GB RAM to start and then add 8GB up to 24GB then 32GB as required. Or should I start at 24GB?
My plan is to also keep this CPU for quite a long time but update my GPUs more frequently (just got the 1060 from a 6950 recently)
So far I'm trying to decide between a few different choices being 9600k, 8700k, 9700k and Ryzen 2700x
I know its hard to say which is best without giving you a budget but I'm more wondering if the increase in price is worth the improved performance
EDIT: I currently have 3x 1080p 60Hz monitors which I plan to sell and upgrade to 2x 1440p 144Hz monitors in the near future
i5 2500k SandyBridge CPU
Asus P8P67 Pro Motherboard
120Hz / Samsung SyncMaster BX2450