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Old October 20, 2018, 03:30 PM
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Yup I was considering it till I see its performance vs the 2700x IMHO that price is crazy for the difference + AMD has clear upgrade
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I don't get it. If you have a fast Quad core Intel CPU from all the way down to 3 generations ago what real tangle benefit is there to the new 6-8 core CPU's if your not using software like video editing and doing this regularly. For Gaming and general use I just see this as a waste.

I'd rather wait until new platforms are out that demonstrate a strong incentive to upgrade. I get some people have money to burn and they just want new hardware. Although I have seen a few individuals across the net think upgrading from Skylake to CoffeeLake 8 Core is going to take there gaming to a new level.
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The main reasons why I have upgraded my past couple CPUs have not been mainly for performance improvements but other improvements like m.2 or faster USB.
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Old December 5, 2018, 09:40 AM
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Hardware gets "old"....my present build is now pushing 5 yrs....and like Belgolas want to get into some higher bandwidth transfer rates....M.2 SSD is one .I've been running my Hexa Core 3930K 4.7 - 4.8 Ghz all that time, I would like to move on to 5.0 - 5.1 Ghz..also your missing something ....sometimes we simply like to build :)
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Old December 5, 2018, 09:10 PM
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....sometimes we simply like to build :)
I am guilty of this. Since I haven't upgraded my GPU this round I was spending time on newegg to see what I should upgrade instead. I couldn't really decide what though as I am pretty happy with my system but want to work on it.
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I am guilty of this. Since I haven't upgraded my GPU this round I was spending time on newegg to see what I should upgrade instead. I couldn't really decide what though as I am pretty happy with my system but want to work on it.
Yup, same for me too. The ol'4790K is still chugging along just fine. I'd like to be able to convince myself to do an upgrade in the new year, just for the fun of building something new! We'll see...
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Old December 6, 2018, 09:39 PM
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Well I just about have all of my gear...the 9900K....Dominator RAM and SSD's all arrived a few days ago....the Maximus XI Extreme arrived yesterday...some watercooling gear from Daz today....just waiting on my AX 1200i (Newegg) and my Terminal Block n Thermal Pads from EK.....then I cannot procrastinate.....its still hard as the my "old" RIVE and 3930K is still killing it.......I'll play taps when I unmount the 3930K from the Board ;) .........Nov / Dec 2013 is when I installed that CPU on that Board!!!
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Well I just about have all of my gear...the 9900K....Dominator RAM and SSD's all arrived a few days ago....the Maximus XI Extreme arrived yesterday...some watercooling gear from Daz today....just waiting on my AX 1200i (Newegg) and my Terminal Block n Thermal Pads from EK.....then I cannot procrastinate.....its still hard as the my "old" RIVE and 3930K is still killing it.......I'll play taps when I unmount the 3930K from the Board ;) .........Nov / Dec 2013 is when I installed that CPU on that Board!!!

Funny coincidence. I'm also upgrading from a 3930k in a RIVE to a 9900k in an MXIE. Mine's been together since early 2012.

I've got everything sitting here except the actual processor and have to decide on reservoirs. No idea when I'll get it as they still seem to be severely backordered. Ordered it on 23-Oct and still no ETA.
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Old December 8, 2018, 10:46 AM
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Funny coincidence. I'm also upgrading from a 3930k in a RIVE to a 9900k in an MXIE. Mine's been together since early 2012.

I've got everything sitting here except the actual processor and have to decide on reservoirs. No idea when I'll get it as they still seem to be severely backordered. Ordered it on 23-Oct and still no ETA.

Huh...been available for a few weeks now at the Egg...no problem getting it...the Board I found at Memory Express.


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