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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi so I have a prebuilt Lenovo y520  the specs are as follows- i3 7100, 8gb ram, 1050ti , 1tb hdd and 450 w Corsair psu.

i am going to upgrade my cpu as it’s bottlenecking in a lot of games and I was just wondering what would be the best cpu to upgrade to. Thanks

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The Y520 is a laptop... You sure that's the right model?


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On 2/26/2019 at 2:37 AM, campy said:

when my girlfriend comes over and sees my dining room and kitchen counters covered in pc parts from pre 2006 she immediately takes off her clothes

nothing sexual, she just doesnt want the nerd dust on her clothes 

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3 minutes ago, Harveybluebox said:

Hi so I have a prebuilt Lenovo y520  the specs are as follows- i3 7100, 8gb ram, 1050ti , 1tb hdd and 450 w Corsair psu.

i am going to upgrade my cpu as it’s bottlenecking in a lot of games and I was just wondering what would be the best cpu to upgrade to. Thanks

This is probably the most widely used answer:

 

It depends on your budget and your use case.

 


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2 minutes ago, flibberdipper said:

The Y520 is a laptop... You sure that's the right model?

He might mean the Y720

https://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-ideacentre-y720-cube-15ish-cube-core-i3-7100-3-9-ghz-8-gb-1-tb/

7 minutes ago, Harveybluebox said:

Hi so I have a prebuilt Lenovo y520  the specs are as follows- i3 7100, 8gb ram, 1050ti , 1tb hdd and 450 w Corsair psu.

i am going to upgrade my cpu as it’s bottlenecking in a lot of games and I was just wondering what would be the best cpu to upgrade to. Thanks

It has an H170 chipset board and supports 7th gen processors out of the box, your best processor is an i7 7700 non-k. It cannot overclock, no point in a 7700K.

 

For pairing with a 1050ti the best bet would one of the i5's.

If you would upgrade the GPU as well, i suggest something like an RX 580 and then get an i7 7700.

Without upgrading the GPU you wouldnt notice much difference between the i7 7700 and an i5 7400.

The i5 7400 is a much better choice for this kind of thing.


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Just now, Genwyn said:

He might mean the Y720

https://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-ideacentre-y720-cube-15ish-cube-core-i3-7100-3-9-ghz-8-gb-1-tb/

It has an H170 chipset board and supports 7th gen processors out of the box, your best processor is an i7 7700 non-k. It cannot overclock, no point in a 7700K.

 

For pairing with a 1050ti the best bet would one of the i5's.

If you would upgrade the GPU as well, i suggest something like an RX 580 and then get an i7 7700.

Without upgrading the GPU you wouldnt notice much difference between the i7 7700 and an i5 7400.

The i5 7400 is a much better choice for this kind of thing.

Idiotic naming on Lenovo's part (surely you'd think Yxxx = Yoga) sure didn't help with me not knowing their product stack that well to notice that lol

 

Now that I'm on the right page, I gotta say I agree with what you slapped down.


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Laptop: Latitude E4310 w/ i5 580M, 8GB RAM, 120GB 840 EVO, Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 wireless card, Windows 7 Pro x64

Zeus: 2x 1266MHz PIII, Supermicro P3TDDE, 1x 512MB PC133 ECC, Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB, 30GB DiamondMax Plus 8 + 80GB IBM DeskStar, Windows XP Pro SP3

 

On 2/26/2019 at 2:37 AM, campy said:

when my girlfriend comes over and sees my dining room and kitchen counters covered in pc parts from pre 2006 she immediately takes off her clothes

nothing sexual, she just doesnt want the nerd dust on her clothes 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 hours ago, Genwyn said:

He might mean the Y720

https://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-ideacentre-y720-cube-15ish-cube-core-i3-7100-3-9-ghz-8-gb-1-tb/

It has an H170 chipset board and supports 7th gen processors out of the box, your best processor is an i7 7700 non-k. It cannot overclock, no point in a 7700K.

 

For pairing with a 1050ti the best bet would one of the i5's.

If you would upgrade the GPU as well, i suggest something like an RX 580 and then get an i7 7700.

Without upgrading the GPU you wouldnt notice much difference between the i7 7700 and an i5 7400.

The i5 7400 is a much better choice for this kind of thing.

My bad I meant the 720, thanks for your help

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