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    Gaming PC build

    Hi Everyone,

    I currently have a computer with these parts and I am planning to upgrade my gaming PC. One of my friends helped me build this PC so I want to hear some honest reviews if it would be better to upgrade it or not.


    CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K

    Motherboard: ASUS PRIME Z370-A

    Ram 16GB

    Gtx 1080

    samsung ssd

    700w PSU


    Itís my first PC build and I want to get advice related to these three topics. Help..

    When it comes to desktop : CPUs, Ryzen vs Intel

    And I want to hear some honest reviews: Intel Core i7-9700K vs Intel Core i7-8700K

    CPU cooler : Liquid cooling vs. Air cooling


    Can anyone help me ?

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    Welcome.
    Your current spec looks really good. For gaming, it's really neck & neck...

    1. AMD's Ryzen are more helpful if you do more things at the same time.
    2. I don't think there's enough to demand upgrade to 9700K so I say no.
    3. Only thing about liquid cooling is that it's quieter. If noise is a big deal to you yes, but it's quite pricy.

    Bigger question is: What resolution do you game at?
    If you mainly game at 1080p, you are fine where you are and I'd just upgrade memory to 32 GB.
    If you game at higher res, I'd look at spending the money on better video card... I'd be jealous with your build personally as is.
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    Now is not a good time to buy PC components, with the supply chain disruptions availability is quite spotty and prices on a lot of things are sky high.
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