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Which cpu should I get?

My specs -
gtx 1070 
core i5 6400
8gb ram 
500 watt power supply 
msi h110 motherboard 
1tb harddrive 

I recently got a gtx 1070 and upgraded from a 950. When I game my cpu usage is vary high, sometimes at a consistent 100%.  I’ve been told it’s because my graphics card is faster than my cpu and my cpu is trying to keep up with it. Also my memory is at 80 percent usage when I game. If I were to upgrade my cpu what should I get that’s under $400 and I’m not planning on overclocking.

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Get a new motherboard that supports Coffee lake CPU's and get an i5 8400 or something around that. If you want to spend more get an i7 8700. Overclocking isn't important unless you want to spend more money on a nicer motherboard that supports overclocking, so if you dont buy a mobo that supports overclocking dont bother getting a "k" varient cpu.

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Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Cooler Master Masterbox 5 White

EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SSC

 

Secondary/Backup rig

 

AMD Ryzen 3 2200g

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2 minutes ago, 1000donny said:

Get a new motherboard that supports Coffee lake CPU's and get an i5 8400 or something around that.

Can you link the motherboard you would recommend me? 

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1 minute ago, 1000donny said:

Get a new motherboard that supports Coffee lake CPU's and get an i5 8400 or something around that.

There's not an actual need for that.

 

Declanhealysimply get an i7 6700 or i7 7700. That's the best route to take in your position.

I am not allowed to have my PC specs in my signature.

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Wait a bit for Zen 2 to see what's up there (a few days later in CES) first

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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Just now, 191x7 said:

There's not an actual need for that.

 

Declanhealysimply get an i7 6700 or i7 7700. That's the best route to take in your position.

If he wants more cores and threads an i7 8700 has that. (6/12)

Current Rig:

Core i5 9600k

MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC

Corsair Vengeance RGB 32gb (4x 8gb)

Samsung 970 EVO 250gb m.2 SSD

WD Blue 1TB HDD

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Cooler Master Masterbox 5 White

EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SSC

 

Secondary/Backup rig

 

AMD Ryzen 3 2200g

16gb Corsair Vengeance 3200mhz DDR4

MSI yada yada B450

Corsair CX650m

Corsair 275x

XFX Radeon 560X 4gig

240gb SanDisk SSD

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Here are some prices:

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Thats a pretty standard coffee lake mobo that supports 8x cpus

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Heres the i7 8700 I was talking about. All for about $360, without shipping on newegg.

Current Rig:

Core i5 9600k

MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC

Corsair Vengeance RGB 32gb (4x 8gb)

Samsung 970 EVO 250gb m.2 SSD

WD Blue 1TB HDD

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Cooler Master Masterbox 5 White

EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SSC

 

Secondary/Backup rig

 

AMD Ryzen 3 2200g

16gb Corsair Vengeance 3200mhz DDR4

MSI yada yada B450

Corsair CX650m

Corsair 275x

XFX Radeon 560X 4gig

240gb SanDisk SSD

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He's just looking for a CPU that doesn't bottleneck the 1070 GPU and that's able to run the latest games just fine.

For an i7 6700 or i7 7700 he does not need to change his motherboard and both of them are 4 core 8 threads CPU-s that DO NOT bottleneck a card in the GTX 1070 range.

I am not allowed to have my PC specs in my signature.

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4 minutes ago, 191x7 said:

He's just looking for a CPU that doesn't bottleneck the 1070 GPU and that's able to run the latest games just fine.

For an i7 6700 or i7 7700 he does not need to change his motherboard and both of them are 4 core 8 threads CPU-s that DO NOT bottleneck a card in the GTX 1070 range.

Good point, if he does want more performance out of his cpu in the future then the 8700 is the way to go. But for his situation yes, it will work. I wasn't sure if he wanted more performance for later on or if he just wanted a cpu that didnt bottleneck his 1070.

Current Rig:

Core i5 9600k

MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC

Corsair Vengeance RGB 32gb (4x 8gb)

Samsung 970 EVO 250gb m.2 SSD

WD Blue 1TB HDD

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Cooler Master Masterbox 5 White

EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SSC

 

Secondary/Backup rig

 

AMD Ryzen 3 2200g

16gb Corsair Vengeance 3200mhz DDR4

MSI yada yada B450

Corsair CX650m

Corsair 275x

XFX Radeon 560X 4gig

240gb SanDisk SSD

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14 minutes ago, Declanhealy said:

If I were to upgrade my cpu what should I get that’s under $400

To kind of drown out all the noise you wont end up with anything superior from newer intel products at that price point since you need to buy a new MB too then. You could go for a 6700-6700k to hit the sub 400 price point easily . A 8700 or 8700 k is going to be a 550-650 dollar proposition with a MB. Only option is to potentially go 9600 but it would be a close wash to a 6700/6700k so depends on how much trolling on ebay you are willing to do since the 6700 will be a big cost savings over a new MB and CPU like a 9600.

 

You could consider Ryzen 2600 and a MB to also hit under 400 but I figure a 6700 will be faster in most games still.

 

Also you really need to see how big the difference is between gpu usage and CPU usage. If both are near 100% you wont see a big improvement however if the 1070 is sitting at 70-80 percent you can gain some FPS.

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15 minutes ago, Swes said:

To kind of drown out all the noise you wont end up with anything superior from newer intel products at that price point since you need to buy a new MB too then. You could go for a 6700-6700k to hit the sub 400 price point easily . A 8700 or 8700 k is going to be a 550-650 dollar proposition with a MB. Only option is to potentially go 9600 but it would be a close wash to a 6700/6700k so depends on how much trolling on ebay you are willing to do since the 6700 will be a big cost savings over a new MB and CPU like a 9600.

 

You could consider Ryzen 2600 and a MB to also hit under 400 but I figure a 6700 will be faster in most games still.

 

Also you really need to see how big the difference is between gpu usage and CPU usage. If both are near 100% you wont see a big improvement however if the 1070 is sitting at 70-80 percent you can gain some FPS.

I took this picture when I had Ghost Recon Wildlands and YouTube open. 

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5 minutes ago, Declanhealy said:

I took this picture when I had Ghost Recon Wildlands and YouTube open. 

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Looking at this I'd say go 6700/6700k then try to also get an SSD with the money you save (huge quality of life improvement IMO) and the maybe another stick of RAM in the future.

 

Good luck! And dont forget your peripherals make sure they match the capabilities of the system too. no point having a 720P 60 Hz monitor/TV with a PC pushing 180 FPS in most of your games lol.

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10 minutes ago, Swes said:

Looking at this I'd say go 6700/6700k then try to also get an SSD with the money you save (huge quality of life improvement IMO) and the maybe another stick of RAM in the future.

 

Good luck! And dont forget your peripherals make sure they match the capabilities of the system too. no point having a 720P 60 Hz monitor/TV with a PC pushing 180 FPS in most of your games lol.

Another issue I have is I don’t get over 63 frames for some reason I’ll get like 53-64 frames. I have frame rate on unlimited and I’ve tried testing it on a few games but this doesn’t seem to do anything. Weather I turn it to ultra or very low I’m still getting 53-63 frames and my drivers are up to date. It’s very odd ? 

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