About a month ago I upgraded from my old Faithful 3770k, running on the Z77 MSI MPower motherboard with 32GB DDR3 1866Mhz ram to the following:
- Intel i9 9900k
- MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKE
- 32GB HyperX 3466Mhz DDR4 RAM
- Samsung Evo 970 500GB NVME
- Intel Optane for my Primary Spinning Disk (a Seagate Barracuda 4TB)
- Corsair Obsidian 750D
- Corsair H150i All-In-One Water-Cooling Loop
- Corsair RM1000x PSU
I have 13.5 TB of storage in total of which 500GB is NVME and 1TB is SSD.
The below CrystalDiskMark results show the difference Intel Optane makes, both benchmarks were run on Seagate Barracuda 4TB Drives, one with Optane enabled and one without:
The difference in performance between the two drives is actually astounding.
I am still running my GTX 1080 for the time being, however I did upgrade my Primary monitor to the Dell S2716DG, a 1440p 144Hz G-Sync monitor.
This was really a worthwhile upgrade and the new PC is performing great.
Here are some photos of my new setup: