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Which cpu should I get?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So, I am currently 1156 platform and I wanted upgrade my cpu. Only issue is deciding on what to do. I was thinking about upgrading my current i5-650, clocked at 3.8Ghz to an i7-860, then I plan to overclock that to 4Ghz. Or maybe stick with the current i5-650 and overclock it to around 4.2Ghz and upgrade the ram. Or should I throw that all out the window and get an amd cpu, the athlon 200ge, stick with the am4 so that I can upgrade down the line.


Only question, which is better? i5-650@3.8Ghz, i7-860@4Ghz or an Athlon 200ge


Thanks for those who can help me out

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I wouldn't spend the cash on a 1156 platform. Go with an AM4 board and Ryzen 3 1200, it's only $40 CAD more than the Athlon 200 and will perform much better. The Athlon would only make sense if you didn't have a dedicated GPU.

Ryzen 7 2700x / Stock Wraith Prism cooler / Radeon RX VEGA 56 8G / 16 GB G.SKILL RAM @ 3200MHz / GA-B450M-DS3H / NZXT 750w PSU

HP Pavilion / Ryzen 7 3750H / nVidia GTX 1650 / 8 GB DDR4 / 256 GB SSD


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