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whats a good cpu and motherboard

I've gotten into PC gaming a few moths ago but i still don't know how to shop for cpus really. So what's a good (preferably intel) cpu and motherboard i'm currently running a i7-3770 and would like a little bit more performance for not too much money. if anyone could point me in the right duration that be great! : )

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Define not too much money.  Intel is not super well liked atm but if you insist the intel i5 10600 is considered a good gaming cpu.  You’ll want a z490 motherboard to go along with it.  Watched something recently that implied you wanted to pay at leas $180 for a decent one.

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Ryzen 3600/x

Ryzen prices as been cut do to intel 10th gen. So great prices on them now. I just picked up the 3800x from asking the same thing myself from a 7700k.

Sticking with intel I'd say 10600k or non K if your not trying to get into overclocking is great choice with a nice price.

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I would also suggest maybe a graphics card upgrade first....an i7-3770 isn't a terrible cpu, 4 cores 8 threads and runs at a decent speed.  For the money of say a new intel Core i5-9600K (because the new 10600k is vaperware at this point) with a z390 MB, you're talking about $450 with a good cooler plus add another $75 for DDR4 memory...you are now at $525.  For that money you're in lower spec 2070 Super price range.  2060 around $320, 5700 XT and 2060 Super around $400-$450 and 2070 Super for $500-$570.  Pick what's in your budget and I think you'll be surprised and the results.

 

BUT if you want to upgrade your CPU and Board, you could go the intel route above, but I'd recommend depending on your budget either an AMD 3600 (on sale for $167 at Amazon) or a 3700x ($275 at Amazon), use the stock cooler or pick one that you like and pair it with a MSI B450 Tomahawk Max for $115 and 16GB of Ram for around $75...that puts you at $357- $465....but I think you'll be happier with a new GPU first.

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2 minutes ago, dobuybuildgo said:

I would also suggest maybe a graphics card upgrade first....an i7-3770 isn't a terrible cpu, 4 cores 8 threads and runs at a decent speed.  For the money of say a new intel Core i5-9600K (because the new 10600k is vaperware at this point) with a z390 MB, you're talking about $450 with a good cooler plus add another $75 for DDR4 memory...you are now at $525.  For that money you're in lower spec 2070 Super price range.  2060 around $320, 5700 XT and 2060 Super around $400-$450 and 2070 Super for $500-$570.  Pick what's in your budget and I think you'll be surprised and the results.

 

BUT if you want to upgrade your CPU and Board, you could go the intel route above, but I'd recommend depending on your budget either an AMD 3600 (on sale for $167 at Amazon) or a 3700x ($275 at Amazon), use the stock cooler or pick one that you like and pair it with a MSI B450 Tomahawk Max for $115 and 16GB of Ram for around $75...that puts you at $357- $465....but I think you'll be happier with a new GPU first.

If the 10600k (not the 10600, it uses a completely different die apparently) is vaporware the 9900k would be the only intel cpu considered “good” .  9600k is overwhelmed price performance wise by ryzen. I would suggest keepers bf his old chip if that is the option.  It’s a good bit slower than the 9600k but the 9600k is pricey and won’t provide a performance improvement or longevity advantage commensurate with its cost.  The 9900k is sort of what a 10700k wishes it was.
 

GPUs were not discussed but depending on what it is it might be a better upgrade choice than the cpu if intel is the only option. 

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