Hi guys! Not sure where to post this, so ended up here (MODS: Please help me move this to wherever it fits if i messed up..)
So.. My situation - I've 3D printed my own case, its 17x30x30cm, and the only fans are my two radiator fans. My system is an nvidia titan X(p) and a i7 7700k on an asus strix z270i, with cpu and gpu in a single watercooled loop with EK blocks and a single EK 240x60mm rad.
So here's my dilemma:
My current system holds up good enough, only issue is thermals (mainly cpu temps).. I'm considering either delidding my 7700k and overclocking it (more), or investing in a zen2-based system (for additional threads, and lower tdp).
I mostly use my computer for programming and gaming, and when i game its either overwatch/apex (on my 4k monitor) or assassins creed/tomb raider (on my 1080p tv).. So 90% of the time I'm more cpu-bound than gpu-bound.. so any recommendations to upgrade my gpu - thanks, but not what I'm looking for
Mainly what I'm looking for is the value proposition between my 7700k if I spend 500NOK (50EUR) on delidding my 7700k to get the thermal overhead to overclock vs buying a new mobo+zen2 cpu. I mean.. A mobo+cpu is obviously more expensive (duh..) but is it worth it?
Thanks a lot for any input!