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What processor should I buy?

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Looking for ideas on what processor to put into my build 

 

Motherboard: gigabyte h310m s2p 

RAM: 16GB 

GPU: RX570

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One of the locked 8th gen i5's would be a good choice, an i5 8400 would be a good pairing with the RX 570


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1 minute ago, Swampfalla1 said:

Would a I5 9400 be a good choice as well or no?

Bios might not support it, H310 is 8th gen and not every board has a bios update for 9th gen stuff, if you have updated the bios then yes, the 9400 is a better choice (9400F in particular since you have a dedicated gpu)

 

otherwise the performance difference will be minimal, 8400 or 9400 


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The 10 commandments of the modern tech support forum:

-Do not use the "home" edition of any OS and then complain you cant do something OS related.

-Do not update Windows 10 if it functions normally at the time.

-For the love of god dont update Nvidia drivers beyond 10 versions past release, if it doesnt work normally by then its just screwed. If you keep going its going to eventually perform worse than it did before.

-Always update AMD drivers as for some reason they are the polar opposite and cant get their drivers to work on release but they work great 5 years later.

-Do not download any Antivirus software, Windows Defender is adequate at keeping you from being stupid, other than that you only need Common Sense 2006 edition.

-Google your problems first, the helpful people on tech support forums are just people who know how to use google.

-Dont discuss irrelevancies on tech support forums, an answer to OP's question must be the first line of your first reply to a thread, follow it with whatever.

-Dont use any software that claims to fix registry errors.

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Gigabyte says your board supports 9th gen

https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/H310M-S2P-rev-10#kf

Just make sure to update the bios to the latest version first 


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-Always update AMD drivers as for some reason they are the polar opposite and cant get their drivers to work on release but they work great 5 years later.

-Do not download any Antivirus software, Windows Defender is adequate at keeping you from being stupid, other than that you only need Common Sense 2006 edition.

-Google your problems first, the helpful people on tech support forums are just people who know how to use google.

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2 minutes ago, Genwyn said:

Gigabyte says your board supports 9th gen

https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/H310M-S2P-rev-10#kf

Just make sure to update the bios to the latest version first 

Can you update the BIOS on that board with no CPU installed though....?

 


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8400 or 9400F would be a good option.


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1 hour ago, Enderman said:

Can you update the BIOS on that board with no CPU installed though....?

 

No, so 8400 it is If op doesn't currently have a processor.


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The 10 commandments of the modern tech support forum:

-Do not use the "home" edition of any OS and then complain you cant do something OS related.

-Do not update Windows 10 if it functions normally at the time.

-For the love of god dont update Nvidia drivers beyond 10 versions past release, if it doesnt work normally by then its just screwed. If you keep going its going to eventually perform worse than it did before.

-Always update AMD drivers as for some reason they are the polar opposite and cant get their drivers to work on release but they work great 5 years later.

-Do not download any Antivirus software, Windows Defender is adequate at keeping you from being stupid, other than that you only need Common Sense 2006 edition.

-Google your problems first, the helpful people on tech support forums are just people who know how to use google.

-Dont discuss irrelevancies on tech support forums, an answer to OP's question must be the first line of your first reply to a thread, follow it with whatever.

-Dont use any software that claims to fix registry errors.

-There are more brands out there than Corsair and EVGA, at least try and be original.

-Read your own posts before you post them.

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