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Current Specs:

Intel Core I5-7600k
NZXT Kraken X62
MSI Intel Z170 KRAIT-GAMING
Corsair Vengeance 16GB 2666Mhz
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB
1TB HDD
EVGA RTX 2070
NZXT S340 Elite
EVGA SuperNova G3 650 W 80+ Gold (Item#: N82E16817438094)

How much do you want to spend on the upgrade?
My Budget Is £1350 British Pounds

What is your goal for the upgrade?
My Goal for the upgrade Is to run 1440p 144hz and run the latest games with no stuttering or performance loss for 2020.
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The Upgrades I currently have planned for this build was a 9700k/9900kor3900x? - Z390 Motherboard - 1TB M.2 then I was planning on spending an extra £150+ so I can get a PG279Q 1440p 144hz Monitor. With the RTX 3000s apparently due to release next June I feel like the 2070 will be more then fine till then. But I'm open to suggestions. [Also the PG279Q Has Gsync so I don't need to worry about performance stuttering from that.
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So, you don't have a 1440p144Hz monitor yet then? I'd definitely be doing that before CPU upgrade.

I'm pretty sure the PG279Q is a 600 odd quid monitor, isn't it? If so, I'd definitely avoid, you'll be able to get a great 1440p144Hz monitor for £350-400 easily. You could even get a nice 3440x1440 ultrawide monitor @ 100Hz for £450.

For SSD, 1TB makes sense to me, best value these days anyway and they can be had under 100 quid easily which is madness. 1.02TB Intel 660p seems a no brainer to me honestly, was £89.99 on Amazon yesterday(might be gone now), which is already a steal but if you keep your eye on 'em, they might come down even more for Black Friday. I'm probably gonna pull the trigger on one myself soon tbh.

Yes, your RTX 2070 is definitely fine and there isn't really any GPU upgrade that makes sense from it IMO.

For CPU upgrade, I'd probably hold on to the 7600k for now if you can. If you feel it holding you back and you can justify the upgrade, then sure go for it. If you do upgrade, AM4 is definitely the most logical option IMO, 2nd or 3rd gen 6 core and 8 core SKUs make the most sense.
However, next gen Zen(Zen3) is supposed to be out some time next year apparently. I would think that AMD would change socket from AM4 for next gen, and I have seen rumours that this will be the case- AMD themselves also said AM4 would be supported until 2020 so it would seem to make sense. If that is the case, and we're getting close to a new socket, if I were you I'd probably feel inclined to just hold on to the 7600k until you can get a 1st generation motherboard for the new socket(AM5?) which should then have multiple releases of compatible CPUs just like AM4.
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Hey thought I'd continue this post.

For the CPU upgrade I've always been an Intel person but I've been looking at the 3800x & 3900x and looking at the 3800x It's almost 100 Pounds cheaper then a i9-9900k would you recommend the 3800x? The CPU Is something I'm really looking to upgrade this year. So I'd like to make a choice for sure.
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