I recently upgraded to a MSI RTX 2080, but my CPU is still a i7-3770K, so I'd like to upgrade.
I don't think going i9-9900 is worth the money, or is it compared to i7-9700? I'm talking about good performance now (to compliment the RTX) and having some longevity (say 5 to 6 years).
I hear good things about AMD, of course. So there's Ryzen 7 3700x (4,4GHz). A 3800x (4,5GHz) doesn't seem to offer much for an increased price of currently 50 Euro, or does it?
The AMD has 16 threads, more than Intel's 8 threads, but I still hear that the i7-9700 outperforms the 3700x in games. I assume more threads are better for work/content creation (video, graphical)? My focus would be gaming performance.
The AMD is said to have a good cooler shipped with it. My current cooler is a Noctua NH-D14. Is it better than the AMD cooler, or sufficient in case of the i7?
I hear that the MSI X570 is recommended for Ryzen. Is it overkill for Ryzen 7? Is it still good for i7-9700, or are there better alternatives suited for an Intel chip?
I'd go with 32GB DDR4 of course. Which would be a good option?
So there are 3,9GHz options and 4,4GHz or 4,5GHz (I think 4,9GHz and 5,0GHz for i9). I guess higher is better, but worth the price? I assume higher GHz is basically a factory overclock?
Should mention that I tend to play Star Citizen. An unoptimized and performance intensive "tech demo" at this current point, so I'd like to have a system that would be sufficient for that. And as mentioned before, I'd like something that has some longevity to it, which is why I don't opt for the cheapest solution.
I know it's a lot of generic questions, so I'd appreciate at least a hint into the right direction.
Forgot to mention that my case is an old "Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced". I'd like to keep it, but already had to modify it to fit in my huge 2080 Gaming X Trio. Will internal space be a problem with the new mainboard?
I also would like to keep the fans. Got one in the rear, one front, and I think two Salman's (one on the side and one at the top). I assume they can be reused?
I should mention also that I have a 4k monitor and intend to game at 4k. Freesync is also in use.
Last edited by resis; 10-18-2019 at 05:28 PM.