Hold onto my 4790K setup still?

Burner27

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I have the following setup:

I7-4790K
Asus Maximus Impact VII Motherboard
16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport
Geforce GTX 970
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 SSD

Just wondering if i should even consider any upgrade at this point? My needs are video encoding, video content creation, standard stuff (i.e.: email, web, etc..), and no gaming (no time anymore, but when this machine was built I did, LOL)

I cant see going to a Skylake Platform as I think it is more of a lateral move. Perhaps an X99 setup? I would appreciate your thoughts.

Thank you
 

whm1974

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I have the following setup:

I7-4790K
Asus Maximus Impact VII Motherboard
16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport
Geforce GTX 970
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 SSD

Just wondering if i should even consider any upgrade at this point? My needs are video encoding, video content creation, standard stuff (i.e.: email, web, etc..), and no gaming (no time anymore, but when this machine was built I did, LOL)

I cant see going to a Skylake Platform as I think it is more of a lateral move. Perhaps an X99 setup? I would appreciate your thoughts.

Thank you
Maybe more storage? 512GB is awful small for that build.
 

daveybrat

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There's no way i'd suggest replacing the fastest SSD out there right now with something else!

I'd just stick with what you have and maybe upgrade the video card to a Pascal at some point.
 

Burner27

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Maybe more storage? 512GB is awful small for that build.

Sorry, I neglected to mention there is a 4TB HDD for extra storage in the machine. I guess I should rephrase the question as: Should I move on to a Z170 based setup or an X99 based setup? Or am I ok sticking it out with Z97?

Thank you to all that reply.
 

UsandThem

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Sorry, I neglected to mention there is a 4TB HDD for extra storage in the machine. I guess I should rephrase the question as: Should I move on to a Z170 based setup or an X99 based setup? Or am I ok sticking it out with Z97?

Thank you to all that reply.

I'd say stick with what you have for now. In comparison of a 6700k and 6800k.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1260?vs=1727

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1260?vs=1543

For now, the days of needing to upgrade every 2-3 years is largely unnecessary as there hasn't been huge improvements from one generation to the next (for most people's needs) since Sandy Bridge.
 

whm1974

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There's no way i'd suggest replacing the fastest SSD out there right now with something else!

I'd just stick with what you have and maybe upgrade the video card to a Pascal at some point.
He could just add another SATA SSD, say 1 TB?
 

escrow4

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I'd say the GPU, but since you don't game anymore, nothing. OS storage is an SDD, and being M.2, a fast one at that, 16GB of RAM is sufficient (unless you need more), and the mobo has more or less all the modern bits you'd want. Tick tick tick.
 

nerp

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If you have the upgrade itch and can't justify upgrading your innards, consider a svelte case, a nice mechanical keyboard and other accessories. Keyboard tray? 3M has some amazing ones.
 

Burner27

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Thanks for all the replies guys!! No, I dont have the upgrade itch, I was just wondering if I was missing out on any of the new technology advances. I have to agree with UsandThem, I havent really seen much improvement over what I have from the newer tech unless I go with an X99 setup and a 'more cores' CPU than what I have. But even then, I would find it hard to justify spending that much. I am not made of money and my current machine I was figuring on getting 5 years out of before I upgrade again.

NERP: I currently have my setup in one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Obsidian-250D-Mini-Case/dp/B00HFRTF5W
The PSU is a Corsair AX850