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What cpu should I get

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have currently got an i5 6600t paired with a 1070 and I am trying to find a cpu that won’t bottleneck in any game. Thank you in advance.

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save your cash. wait a month for Zen 2 to drop. 

 

that or you could grab an r5 2600, though id suggest waiting

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, GoldenLag said:

save your cash. wait a month for Zen 2 to drop. 

 

that or you could grab an r5 2600, though id suggest waiting

I cannot afford to get a new Mobo 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Xereth said:

I cannot afford to get a new Mobo 

Any intel cpu’s Would be great I was thing a 6700

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Just now, Xereth said:

I cannot afford to get a new Mobo 

what is your budget then?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, GoldenLag said:

what is your budget then?

£160

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Xereth said:

£160

 

1 minute ago, GoldenLag said:

what is your budget then?

I want it to be able to upgrade gpu up the line

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Just now, Xereth said:

 

I want it to be able to upgrade gpu up the line

id suggest using Intel extreme tuningutility and see if you can up the power limit on the CPU. 

 

save up from there untill you can get a 6 core of some kind. i dont see the 6700 being a worthwhile upgrade 

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I don't think that a locked i5 6600 can't drive the GTX 1070 fine enough if you don't try multi-tasking a lot while gaming.

 

Since second hand i7's from Skylake and Kaby Lake era are ovepriced I'd say wait (and save up) for an upgrade after Zen 2 been released.


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CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @5.0ghz  |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Dark Rock 4 |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3333mhz CL15 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia TITAN V  |~| PSU: beQuiet! Dark Power Pro 11 80Plus Platinum  |~| Boot: Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Acer Predator X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
 
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CPU: Intel Core i9 9900 @4.75ghz |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Shadow Rock Slim |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z390M Gaming mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3400mhzCL15 Viper Steel |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition RTX 2080 Ti |~| PSU: beQuiet! Straight Power 11 80Plus Gold  |~|  Boot:  Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2x2TB SanDisk SSD Ultra 3D |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Viotek GN34CB 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.


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CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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I would just advise you to wait until Ryzen 3000 and watch the prices of first-gen Ryzen crashing down. There'll be mobo combo deals at microcenter all the damn time.

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15 minutes ago, Xereth said:

£160

There'll be £100 CPUs dropping when new Ryzen releases, and £60 can turn into £80 quickly when you sell your current CPU and mobo, then bam, new Ryzen setup.


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

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Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

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