Originally Posted by chessmyantidrug
It's hard to make recommendations without knowing your budget.
That is a fair point but I need to explain something > Technically speaking, I have everything I need for the upgrade EXCEPT the CPU...... and if I want i9- which I am seriously considering, then I will need a different MOBO.
I just looked and saw I could get a a used i9-9900k for around $350 < no fan. I have fans. Not worried about fans. I have big ass coolers too, etc...... I have 8 gb of DDR 4 ram. SSD drives, bluetooth USB adaptor, etc........
IF I can get that i9-9900k for $350 > THAT is the one I will get. Unless somebody tells me there's a better one out there for cheaper........????
Now I need a solid motherboard to run the monster. Preferably a mobo without a lot of bells and whistles / just the basics.
I know there's mobo's out there that fit my needs, I just don't know what they are anymore. I KNOW I don't need the top of the line gaming Mobo, etc......I rarely play games. Also, I already have a 1060 GTX graphics card. Plenty powerful for my *CURRENT* needs.....
So all in all , I'm looking to do all this under $500. The cheaper the better. But I won't sacrifice perfomance. I WILL sacrifice stuff on the mobo like wifi capabiility, etc...... As long as I can plug a LAN line in there and have the fastest possible connection, I'm good.