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my budget is around 400-500$ for when i sell all my extra pc stuff i should have enough. I need a good gaming and light streaming recording and video cpu and mobo and ram

i am currently running a i5 4430 which bottlenecks my gpu on some titles like pubg which is cpu intensive i have a gtx 1060 6gb.

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26 minutes ago, OverclockingNub said:

pubg which is cpu intensive



hyperthreaded Haswell quad core CPUs, like the common E3 1230 v3 should do.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1


Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync


Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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I agree with @Jurrunio, I'd see if you can find a decent deal on an older Xeon. Maybe even an older i7. You can usually find them in really nicely priced prebuilts, just swap it with your i5, sell the prebuilt and you should come out with a very minimum cost.

Current PC:




Mothballed PC:



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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The options above are great, but how about an Ryzen 5 1600X or even a 1600? I am not familiar with the prices in the us/canada but where I live its a great value for the price!

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Just get a new 9. gen i9 and be happy. ?

On a serious note. Ryzen 1800X and the Core i5 8600K would be my reccomendations for a new CPU these days. Both chips should work great for gaming and streaming.

I like zip-tying Intel stock coolers on graphics cards.

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keep the gfx card, i run pubg with a 3gb version at about 75fps on ultra, thats paired with a asrock z270 pro 4 mobo (CHEAP) with 16gb hyperx 2133 and i5 7600k with OC....

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