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PC upgrade time, questions about CPU and Motherboard

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:16 pm
by Jez Corbett
My Intel i7 3770 is starting to creak a little bit, which I'm quite .impressed by considering it's like over 5 years old now, and I'm looking to upgrade.

Was considering the AMD Threadripper chips as I thought lots of cores would be excellent for audio, but apparently that's not quite the case which is a shame as I used to be a massive AMD fanboy lol, so I guess it's sticking with Intel for now.

So questions is:

1. Is now a good time to be buying an Intel CPU? Is there a new bunch just around the corner?
2. What is a good price/performance ratio for Intel CPUs right now?
3. What would be an appropriate motherboard?

Note as well as audio I run games (I do sound for games! I'm allowed!) so I'll be sticking an Nvidia 2060 in there as well so something that scuppers game performance would not be appropriate.

Re: PC upgrade time, questions about CPU and Motherboard

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:01 pm
by Pete Kaine
1, Always more on the way, but I'm not expecting anything game changing from Intel over the next few months.

2, 9900K at £500

3, I'm on the Asus Primes currently.