9900k worth upgrading to ?

wickedout2015

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I upgraded from an i5 6600K to a i7 9700K pretty happy with this CPU. It works for me. And stays very cool. And it’s super fast.
 

fastamdman

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It really depends on what you are going to be doing with the CPU.
 

Gikaseixas

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If it is just for gaming i'd say no but if you need the extra horsepower for other demanding tasks it will provide a substantial uplift in performance. Grab a solid cooler and enjoy it.
 
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Prices may come down in December (we hope). I would not get one just yet.
 

krumme

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Not unless your 1% or 0.1% fps suffers or it's a more pro tool and you need the grunt.

Bf5. Yes. Arma 3. No :)
 
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Get one. Mainstream CPUs are relatively cheap.
 
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I just ordered a i7-9700k and all of them are sitting in boxes at home... until I get home in 1 week. I've wondered if I should be upgrading, since next year I heard that CPU's will make a huge jump. Anyways, ya, I upgrading from an i5-2500k. My primary goal being to play BFV, and finally experiment with hyperV and remote clients in bedrooms (essentially one computer, two desktop sessions). Spent almost $1800 on the upgrade.
 

Shmee

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Just to clarify, you will need a new motherboard, as the board you have your 7700k in will not support coffee lake, even though both are listed as socket 1151.
 


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