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Question Upgrade, should I keep it or return it?

kenito

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Hi, I have a Asus p9x79 with 32gb ram and a i7 3930k clocked at 4.1ghz on all cores. I managed to get a i7-11700kf for 20% of retail price, same with a decent asus rog strix z590-a gaming motherboard. I also bought some decent 16gb rams at 3600mhz with cl16.
I'm using a gtx 1070 with a 27" 2k 144hz (capable of 165).
I'm now wondering, is it really worth to upgrade? The pc itself is okey. I miss a couple of usb 3 in front and there is something wonky about my USB, I cannot use more than 4-5 slots without it becoming a bit weird. and also it would be really great with the wifi on the new mobo incase I need to hotspot.
I'm strongly concidering if I should return the new pc parts or use them, is it really a good upgrade or not? I've read so much back and fort about the i7-11700kf.
 

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I had a version of that board with 32GB 1600 in quad channel. Used a 8/16 Xeon 3.5GHz when selling it, and a 4/8 i7 at 4.53GHz before that. With all the PCIE lanes, and features, it was hard to part with it. It was still a very capable system too.

But the cool part is, they still sell for good money on ebay because of the high core count Xeon support, and overclocking features. I suggest selling the X79 and keeping the 11th gen. It will end up costing you very little for a much more modern setup, with warranty support.

And while the 1070 is going to be the bottleneck, you can upgrade that down the road.
 
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I'm strongly concidering if I should return the new pc parts or use them, is it really a good upgrade or not? I've read so much back and fort about the i7-11700kf.
Should be a very decent upgrade. Since you have the parts, I don't see any reason not to use them. As DAPUNISHER said, you can always sell the old kit to subsidise your new parts.

Since you mention USB trouble, you may want to invest in a new PSU too depending on what you have. It could have gone bad over the years.

Forget about trying to get a new graphics card right now. Since you have a 1070, you should be able to hold out on it for a while.
 

kenito

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Thanks for your keen insight guys.
Like you say dapunisher, it's hard parting ways with this setup.
For a PSU I have a xfx 1250, but I don't really trust it, Already replaced once, got a new on warranty 4-5 years back but I believe it's the culprit like you mention so I already have a new Corsair RM850 waiting.
Yeah I know about the GPU problems, I actually ordered a rtx 3070 waay back and got it in june, but someone offered me 2x what I paid for it within the hour of picking it up so I just stuck with my 1070.
 
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