So when I built my computer I bought an i7-6700K and an Asus ROG Maximus VIII Hero.
USB ports on the mobo went bad and I replaced it with a cheap but decent ASRock H170M-Pro4 and a Thermaltake V21 because I wanted a smaller setup.
I’ve had that for a couple years now and the UEFI is kinda wonky. Other than that it works fine, but I’m short on USB ports and I have a capture card that I wanna stick in it that just won’t fit without blocking off my GPU.
So like there’s nothing major that’s broken or needs to be replaced, but it’s a combination of minor annoyances and some wants that are leading me to buy a better mobo.
I also plan on buying an ATX case instead of microATX.
Switch to Ryzen 7 2700X. This will require saving up a little longer of course.
It’s on sale on Newegg right now. I’ve heard they may be coming out with something new soon, but I don’t really care about the latest and greatest unless it’s substantially better for the same price.
Not sure which mobo yet.
Is the Ryzen 7 2700X much better, or would it not be a significant difference?
I do do some editing in Premier Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, and 3D stuff for school as well, so this isn’t purely from a gaming perspective.
Edit: Z270 mobo prices seem ridiculous right now. That’s another factor.
- Just get new mobo, keep i7-6700K, save money
- Overhaul system with Ryzen 7 2700X