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Upgrade Advice

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:59 am
by tsoulier
I want to upgrade need advice.

CPU 8700 K , this is want.

MSI 370 Carbon MB ??

Corsair 4600 ram ?? (No G.Skill for me )

Re: Upgrade Advice

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:34 am
by DPete27
Are you planning on upgrading your GTX780?

4600MHz RAM sounds like overkill/waste of money to me. I'd shoot somewhere in the 3600MHz range (maybe that's what you meant to type)

Re: Upgrade Advice

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:48 am
by tsoulier
I will keep the 780 gtx

Re: Upgrade Advice

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:35 pm
by JustAnEngineer
I moved this thread to the System Builders Anonymous forum.

tsoulier wrote:
CPU: Core i7-8700K
MB: MSI 370 Carbon??
RAM: Corsair 4600?? (No G.Skill for me )
Those do not look like very reasonable choices for motherboard and memory.

If you like MSI, what features does the $190 Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard provide that you would miss with the $143 Z370 SLI Plus? If you like Asus, how about the $162 TUF Z370 Pro Gaming?

That $550 memory kit is an overpriced extravagance. $185 G.Skill F4-3200C16D-16GVKB or $240 Corsair CMK16GX4M2B3733C17R or even $215 Crucial BLT2K8G4D30AETA would provide very similar real-world performance for hundreds of dollars less. You could spend the difference on a high-performance PCIe SSD or on a 2x16 GiB kit like the $414 G.Skill F4-3200C15D-32GVK to double the amount of memory.