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    Looking for some upgrade advice

    So I am by no means a PC "master". I work in an entirely different field. That being said, I have built many PC's for me and other people and never had major problems so I am confident building.

    This Fall during the sales I am looking to upgrade my platform. Will be using parts from this PC ( SSD's, GPU, PSU, case, hopefully H105 cooler) NVMe drive would a nice touch also.

    My current setup is:

    i7 4790K
    Z97
    16GB

    I play at 1440p at 144Hz. Monitor is ASUS MG249Q

    I have been watching the battle between AMD and Intel. Brand doesnt matter to me at this point, Performance/dollar.

    Dont need the best of the best, something that would outperform what i have.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Looking for some upgrade advice

    Oops forgot the Forums are dying out...was worth a try

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    Re: Looking for some upgrade advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Wingfan View Post
    Oops forgot the Forums are dying out...was worth a try
    Did you check both of processors for comparing with other your parts? I mean motherboard, etc. As for me - Intel has more options than AMD. And for playing - Intel is better if believing to tests.

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    Re: Looking for some upgrade advice

    I'll recommend you take AMD. Because it will be a lot better for playing games than Intel. And you can also change your processor to i9 later.

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    Re: Looking for some upgrade advice

    Thanks for the replies. Ive been swaying toward AMD. Both in CPU and GPU. Price/Performance is what matters to me.

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    Re: Looking for some upgrade advice

    A few more question if you see this.

    Quote Originally Posted by LoraineThig121 View Post
    And you can also change your processor to i9 later.
    R9 you mean?

    Would it have to be X570 board?

    Using only 16GB DDR3 2133MHz. But 32GB DDR4 3600+ kits seem expensive to me.

    Want to fit a NVMe drive in the budget. Preferable 1 - 2TB?

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    Re: Looking for some upgrade advice

    Hi, in fact, the difference between AMD and Intel is only in some numbers and I think that a simple user will never understand the difference. It is like Apple and Android. I don’t want to offend anyone, just my opinion. Good luck!

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    Re: Looking for some upgrade advice

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBalst1 View Post
    Hi, in fact, the difference between AMD and Intel is only in some numbers and I think that a simple user will never understand the difference. It is like Apple and Android. I don’t want to offend anyone, just my opinion. Good luck!
    As perfectly said, I absolutely agree with you. We are the "soldiers" in this brand war.

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    Re: Looking for some upgrade advice

    If I were building a machine mostly for gaming I’d likely go with an intel platform but I don’t game so the AMD APUs work perfectly for my modest needs.

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