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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have a i5 7400 that bottlenecks my gpu a lot (gtx 1660 gaming oc windforce) and I want to upgrade it but idk to what. Motherboard: msi h110m pro-vd (ms-7996). Budget: 444cad or 326usd.

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Use the currency you're buying in, it's pointless to convert it to something else.

If you only game, grab a 3300x when it's available.


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RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

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Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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44 minutes ago, -_ThatGuy_- said:

Budget: 444cad or 326usd.

Wait for zen 3. 


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

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3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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3300X and a motherboard with features you prefer. The 3300X doesn't need a beefy VRM, bit a quality motherboard will have better RAM support/overclocking ability as well as being able to OC the CPU more easily.

 

Do you need wifi? Want more than one m.2 slot? Is your only PCI card the GPU? Do you need/want lots of sata? Do you care about RGB?

 

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1 hour ago, dizmo said:

Use the currency you're buying in, it's pointless to convert it to something else.

If you only game, grab a 3300x when it's available.

I haven’t seen that cpu available yet. I was gonna grab one for a build for my kids but can’t find it in stock 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Demonic Donut said:

3300X and a motherboard with features you prefer. The 3300X doesn't need a beefy VRM, bit a quality motherboard will have better RAM support/overclocking ability as well as being able to OC the CPU more easily.

 

Do you need wifi? Want more than one m.2 slot? Is your only PCI card the GPU? Do you need/want lots of sata? Do you care about RGB?

 

I dont really know what wifi on a motherboard does or if its better than just the internet wire. Yes.  No/idk. Average amount. Yes @Demonic Donut

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1 hour ago, TofuHaroto said:

Wait for zen 3. 

Zen 3 will be too expensive.

14 minutes ago, Gohardgrandpa said:

I haven’t seen that cpu available yet. I was gonna grab one for a build for my kids but can’t find it in stock 

Correct, but it's the best choice.


Current PC:

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*WORK IN PROGRESS*

 

Mothballed PC:

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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5 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Zen 3 will be too expensive.

How do you know that? And even if it was. By the time it's released OP will probably have more money. 


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

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3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Zen 3 will be too expensive

No


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8 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Zen 3 will be too expensive.

Correct, but it's the best choice.

ah yes, we have a prophet amongst us. For real, though, Dizmo, just don't


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but fret not, young Padawan, for we will tell you, 

what will become, of that, which you have earned

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Just now, TofuHaroto said:

How do you know that? And even if it was. By the time it's released OP will probably have more money. 

Doesn't mean he wants to spend it on a PC upgrade.

It will launch at retail pricing. The 3600 now is such a good deal because it's discounted.

Once you include the price of a motherboard, you're pushing $500+.


Current PC:

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*WORK IN PROGRESS*

 

Mothballed PC:

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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1 minute ago, GrockleTD said:

No

 

Just now, BillNyeThecommieSpy said:

ah yes, we have a prophet amongst us. For real, though, Dizmo, just don't

 

Not because of a price increase. Because it will launch at the SRP, just like the 3600 did before it saw price drops.


Current PC:

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*WORK IN PROGRESS*

 

Mothballed PC:

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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Just now, dizmo said:

just like the 3600 did before it saw price drops.

You still do not know and can't know how much it'll cost. 


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

Spoiler

3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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Just now, dizmo said:

 

 

Not because of a price increase. Because it will launch at the SRP, just like the 3600 did before it saw price drops.

But do you actually know about anything related to zen 2+? lower end parts might rival the 3600, as the hw cycle moves on. You don't have any say in the matter until the chips launch


It is but human, to err, to buy a PSU, akin to dirt,

but fret not, young Padawan, for we will tell you, 

what will become, of that, which you have earned

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5 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

You still do not know and can't know how much it'll cost. 

It's not hard to figure it'll launch at the same price the last 3 generations did.

4 minutes ago, BillNyeThecommieSpy said:

But do you actually know about anything related to zen 2+? lower end parts might rival the 3600, as the hw cycle moves on. You don't have any say in the matter until the chips launch

Lower end parts also come out (sometimes significantly) later on. So it's irrelevant.


Current PC:

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*WORK IN PROGRESS*

 

Mothballed PC:

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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Just now, dizmo said:

It's not hard to figure it'll launch at the same price the last 3 generations did.

Lower end parts also come out (sometimes significantly) later on. So it's irrelevant.

saying that zen 2+ will be pricier without any context is irrelevant, dizmo


It is but human, to err, to buy a PSU, akin to dirt,

but fret not, young Padawan, for we will tell you, 

what will become, of that, which you have earned

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6 minutes ago, BillNyeThecommieSpy said:

saying that zen 2+ will be pricier without any context is irrelevant, dizmo

Except I didn't say that, did I? Perhaps you should work on your reading comprehension. I said it'll launch at the same price.


Current PC:

Spoiler

*WORK IN PROGRESS*

 

Mothballed PC:

Spoiler

 

CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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25 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Zen 3 will be too expensive.

 

I don't wish to start a flame war with you. It's a lost cause


It is but human, to err, to buy a PSU, akin to dirt,

but fret not, young Padawan, for we will tell you, 

what will become, of that, which you have earned

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6 minutes ago, BillNyeThecommieSpy said:

I don't wish to start a flame war with you. It's a lost cause

Yes. Too Expensive. As in, when it launches, it'll be the same SRP as the last three generations, which is more expensive than it is now.


Current PC:

Spoiler

*WORK IN PROGRESS*

 

Mothballed PC:

Spoiler

 

CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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1 hour ago, -_ThatGuy_- said:

I dont really know what wifi on a motherboard does or if its better than just the internet wire. Yes.  No/idk. Average amount. Yes @Demonic Donut

Some people don't have ethernet to their tower and rely on wifi. If you don't need wifi, you can save $10-$20 depending on the board by buying one without built in wifi. That's what I did since WiFi is useless to me on my PC.

 

I'm not super familiar with the new B550 boards so I can't help there. The MSI tomahawk is a great board, with either the B450 or B550 chipset. With current prices due to supply/demand the B550 tomahawk about maxes your budget if you can find a 3300X for MSRP to go with it. Deals can be had though so just keep looking and be ready to buy when you find something in stock for a good deal. The B450 is still a great board and might be found for less.

 

Prices are so messed up you can find a 3600 for less than a 3300X. If you want to upgrade sooner rather than later, try to pick a few different boards and CPUs you are good with. If you can wait and be more picky, I would aim for a 3300X or 3600 and a B550 tomahawk. The 3400g is a decent chip, but not worth it for a gamer. Its a good budget option for a non-gaming rig

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Is it really worth it tho waiting for zen 3 than upgrade now? @TofuHaroto. Cuz I wanted to play warzone but my game just wouldn't work and move in pictures with very very rarely 20 fps when I can understand where I am( all settings on low).+ gta v 40fps :/. I'd rather upgrade now and have good quality than waiting for the zen 3, because I'm expecting for the zen 3 to be more or around the same price as 10th gen intel cpus (i5 10600k i7 10700k and i9 10900k) and they're expensive af.

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