Thanks! Have update my original post. To be honest, I probably don’t really “need” to upgrade, I just “want” to upgrade to something new. The rig I have at the moment (a z97 motherboard with the Intel i7-4790) works just fine, it just takes a while if I have to build a large project (especially if I’m watching a video on the attached TV and/or video conferencing with colleagues).
It would be great to experience fast build times for larger projects, and the ability to do multiple things without the machine stuttering (when all cores are running at 100%).
I’ve had this machine for around 6 or 7 years now, it works great and has served me well, but would be nice to get something faster/beefier/newer/shinier
The answer is “whatever is in stock” these days isn’t it? Either way if its a “want” based update get the best you can afford to avoid buyers remorse later. I use a 2700X and would love to replace it but there is no way I can justify it as its already good enough.