Newegg has the Western Digital SN850 1TB PCI-E4x4 on sale for $164.99 - $15 instant rebate = $149.99. :happy:
According to PCPartPicker this is the lowest price this drive has been, and is one of the better PCI-E 4x4 drives out there.
Here's a nice comparison of the 5700G vs. 5800x at equal clock speeds. (y)
Even though the 5700G only has 16MB of cache vs. 32MB of the 5800x it doesn't seem to be too big of a detriment. FWIW...the 11700K also only has 16MB of cache.
This has to be the lowest price I've seen for a 10900K. It's even lower than Microcenter's prices.
i9-10900K = $409.99
An even better deal would be to buy it in a bundle with a Gigabyte Z490 AOURS Ultra motherboard for $100.00 off. :eek:
i9-10900K + Gigabyte AORUS Z490 Ultra = 599.99
It's $10.00 cheaper now...$159.99 for the Platinum. :happy:
I hung on to my old 7820X for far too long thinking Quad-channel memory actually helped me in daily work. It doesn't. :(
With my current setup, the difference in IPC and clockspeed more than makes up for any small difference Quad-channel RAM had. A 5900X would be a monster upgrade over your...
I have the MSI Z490 Unify. It's a good board, but only has 7 rear USB instead of Gigabyte's 9 rear USB.
Currently, the Gigabyte Z490 Aorus Master is $299.99 after rebate. The reviews are a little worrisome though.
That's weird that the 7700K would bottleneck in Warzone but a 9700K wouldn't, especially when the 7700K is overclocked. Both CPUs have 8 threads.
That said, if someone is willing to give you $230.00 for a 7700K you should take that deal without thinking twice. :happy: