Currently I'm running the following setup and things are, as one would expect, very smooth. I use my PC for gaming, some more gaming and then some gaming. Mainly Quake Champions, Hellblade, some Wolcen, some Prey, some Doom 2016. GPU-wise I'm as future-proof as I can be (unless one looks at Titans, which I just avoid), but the CPU is the one big area where I see a (relative) lot of potential to upgrade. CPU: i7 3770K @ 4 GHz all core Cooler: Corsair H80i MB: ASROCK Z77 Extreme4 RAM: 16 GB, matched sticks GPU: ASUS ROG Strix 1080 Ti SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120 GB (OS drive) + OCZ Vertex Trion 150 480 GB (games) HDD: 2 x WD Green 2 TB I am currently contemplating upgrading my CPU and have access to the following options for the same price of 650 Euros. Intel: i7 8700K + MSI Z370-A Pro + 16 GB HyperX Fury 2666 Mhz AMD: Ryzen 2700X + ASUS Prime X470-Pro + 16 GB RipJaws V 3200 Mhz I don't really need the upgrade right now, but I have the cash and the cost is okay. Initially I thought I'd hold back until Intel's next-gen CPUs for hardware-level Spectre fixes, but seeing this won't happen made me make a call or two and thus I have found the options above. Any comments or recommendations? I'm still on the fence about which route to take and about doing it at all.