I’ve got some fun money coming in and was thinking of upgrading my aging (2014) gaming beast a little bit, now the new 9th gen intel processors are almost out.
What I’m considering is the following (going from what I have on the left to what I’m upgrading to on the right).
Asus Z87 Pro board --> ASRock H370M Pro 4
Intel i7 4470K --> Intel i7 9700K
16GB DDR3 --> 16GB DDR4
Samsung 850 512GB SSD --> Samsung 970 Pro M.2 1TB SSD*
I’m also picking up a Noctua NH-D15 CPU cooler to protect my i7 investment.
*Note I’d keep the Samsung 850 as a secondary drive.
I’m not changing out the video card this year, the 1080 Ti is probably going to be fine for awhile longer yet @1440p, and I’m using the same 850W PSU and my amazing Cooler Master case. So it should be a fairly simple build in that I’m not going to have to re-do too much of the cable management, especially since the new SSD is an M.2 and just slots into the board directly (I love those).
Am I over looking something? Any alarm bells going off, or any suggestions to fine tune? I may shave $200 off and stick with 512GB for the M.2 just because I’ve never really gone below 150GB on the one I’m using now, simply because I only have 5-7 games installed at a time, and I have a secondary 1TB drive (from my PS4) stuck in the PC for extra storage. So that might be one tweek, we’ll see.