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So I have want to upgrade my PC but I'm on a budget. I already have a B360 mobo and 8gb ddr4 2400mhz RAM. Is it worth upgrading to a Ryzen 3000 CPU and getting new mobo and faster RAM or will I stick with my 2400mhz RAM and b360 mobo and get an i5 9400f?

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If you already have a B360 board, just grab the 9400F. It’s unlikely Zen 2 will best intel in gaming anyways.

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Sell the mobo and get a ryzen. With Ryzen you'll have better upgrade path at least for the next generation (3000).

With the same price of 9400f, you can get a 2600x that have a similar gaming performance and extra threads.

 

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Sell the mobo. You can probably get like 60$ if you are lucky with the buyer.

 

 

Get a B450 Pro4 and wait for Zen 2 to drop i guess. 

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What’s your current CPU?


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1 minute ago, ForLocks said:

My current CPU is Pentium G5400

I’d go with i5-9400F. It’s a great CPU that won’t require a new motherboard purchase. 


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23 minutes ago, ForLocks said:

My current CPU is Pentium G5400

What GPU? if all you wanna do is game the i5 9400F probably will suffice... the i7 8700 would be the ultimate solution but I know price hikes a lot...


Workstation Rig:
CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @4.7ghz  |~| Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3200mhz CL16 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia TITAN V  |~| PSU: Corsair RM850X 80Plus Gold |~| Boot: WD Black M.2 2280 500GB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
Personal Use Rig:
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 SSD Plus G26 480gb |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display Setup: Acer X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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