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So I'm trying to keep a relatively right budget because I'm a child and this is for Christmas I'm already getting a new bike but if love to update my cpu because I'm running an I5 I think 3600 so should I just go I7 or get a whole new motherboard and go AMD?

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What are your system specs so we get an idea of what you have and where you want to go with your given budget? 

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What CPU do you have currently?

What games do you play?

Whats your GPU?

Why do you believe you need a new CPU?

Judge the product by its own merits, not by the Company that created it.

 

Don't dilute <good thing> by always trying to focus on, and drag conversation back to, <bad thing>.

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Most games should be fine with a i5 3600, GPU is what makes a difference in a lot of games other than stuttering.

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Main Desktop and Folding Rig :

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Cpu : I5-9400f

Gpu : GTX 1070 Founder's Edition
Psu : Seasonic G-650

Ram : G.Skill Aegis 4x8gb DDR4 2666MHz (14-15-15-34)

External Storage : 8tb Western Digital Elements Usb 3.0 Hard Drive

Storage : Samsung 970 Evo 500GB

Motherboard : ASUS B365 Pro-4 m

 

 

Gaming Laptop :

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Cpu : I7-8750H 2.2ghz 

Gpu : GTX 1070 Max Q 

Psu : laptop b r i c k 

Ram : 16gb 2666Mhz 

Storage : 512Gb SATA SSD 

Motherboard : it's a laptop.....

 

 

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Cpu : I5-6400 2.7ghz (doesn't have a heatsink)

Gpu : Asus RX580 8gb (might sell)

Psu : EVGA 500 watt 80 plus

Ram : 16gb DDR3 1400mhz

Storage : 1tb Toshiba HDD (currently in main pc)

Motherboard : Generic ASUS pre-built motherboard

 

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Ivy Bridge will do well with a RX 5500-5600XT or GTX 1660Ti.

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Just now, Arika S said:

What CPU do you have currently?

What games do you play?

Whats your GPU?

Why do you believe you need a new CPU?

I have an I5 3600 the main game I've been playing is elite dangerous I have an gtx 1050 graphics card but I'm not really playing any particularly graphically intensive games and the reason for a new CPU is while I have been playing elite dangerous I've been experiencing stutters which from task manager says it's the CPU

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3 minutes ago, Tika said:

Most games should be fine with a i5 3600, GPU is what makes a difference in a lot of games other than stuttering.

I'm really not playing any graphically intensive games and the game that has been suffering is elite dangerous and task manager says it's the CPU

 

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2 minutes ago, redalpha said:

I have an I5 3600 the main game I've been playing is elite dangerous I have an gtx 1050 graphics card but I'm not really playing any particularly graphically intensive games and the reason for a new CPU is while I have been playing elite dangerous I've been experiencing stutters which from task manager says it's the CPU

you sure bout the i5 3600? I don't think that exists.

 

Wht motherboard?

 

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1 minute ago, redalpha said:

I'm really not playing any graphically intensive games and the game that has been suffering is elite dangerous and task manager says it's the CPU

 

What is your budget.

 

F@H [] Autobiography [] 

 

Main Desktop and Folding Rig :

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Cpu : I5-9400f

Gpu : GTX 1070 Founder's Edition
Psu : Seasonic G-650

Ram : G.Skill Aegis 4x8gb DDR4 2666MHz (14-15-15-34)

External Storage : 8tb Western Digital Elements Usb 3.0 Hard Drive

Storage : Samsung 970 Evo 500GB

Motherboard : ASUS B365 Pro-4 m

 

 

Gaming Laptop :

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Cpu : I7-8750H 2.2ghz 

Gpu : GTX 1070 Max Q 

Psu : laptop b r i c k 

Ram : 16gb 2666Mhz 

Storage : 512Gb SATA SSD 

Motherboard : it's a laptop.....

 

 

old boomer (currently non-functional)

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Cpu : I5-6400 2.7ghz (doesn't have a heatsink)

Gpu : Asus RX580 8gb (might sell)

Psu : EVGA 500 watt 80 plus

Ram : 16gb DDR3 1400mhz

Storage : 1tb Toshiba HDD (currently in main pc)

Motherboard : Generic ASUS pre-built motherboard

 

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Just now, Electronics Wizardy said:

you sure bout the i5 3600? I don't think that exists.

 

Wht motherboard?

 

r

i5 3550 I believe.

F@H [] Autobiography [] 

 

Main Desktop and Folding Rig :

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Cpu : I5-9400f

Gpu : GTX 1070 Founder's Edition
Psu : Seasonic G-650

Ram : G.Skill Aegis 4x8gb DDR4 2666MHz (14-15-15-34)

External Storage : 8tb Western Digital Elements Usb 3.0 Hard Drive

Storage : Samsung 970 Evo 500GB

Motherboard : ASUS B365 Pro-4 m

 

 

Gaming Laptop :

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Cpu : I7-8750H 2.2ghz 

Gpu : GTX 1070 Max Q 

Psu : laptop b r i c k 

Ram : 16gb 2666Mhz 

Storage : 512Gb SATA SSD 

Motherboard : it's a laptop.....

 

 

old boomer (currently non-functional)

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Cpu : I5-6400 2.7ghz (doesn't have a heatsink)

Gpu : Asus RX580 8gb (might sell)

Psu : EVGA 500 watt 80 plus

Ram : 16gb DDR3 1400mhz

Storage : 1tb Toshiba HDD (currently in main pc)

Motherboard : Generic ASUS pre-built motherboard

 

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4 minutes ago, redalpha said:

I have an I5 3600 the main game I've been playing is elite dangerous I have an gtx 1050 graphics card but I'm not really playing any particularly graphically intensive games and the reason for a new CPU is while I have been playing elite dangerous I've been experiencing stutters which from task manager says it's the CPU

Do you mean AMD 5 3600? There's no such thing as an i5-3600. 

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2 minutes ago, Tika said:

i5 3550 I believe.

Oh mabey I'm not actually home at the moment so I can't check

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9 minutes ago, redalpha said:

I have an I5 3600 the main game I've been playing is elite dangerous I have an gtx 1050 graphics card but I'm not really playing any particularly graphically intensive games and the reason for a new CPU is while I have been playing elite dangerous I've been experiencing stutters which from task manager says it's the CPU

i'm going to assume you mean an i5 3550.

 

Theres not going to be a huge difference in going up to an i7 on the same platform (if you can even find a 3770/k somewhere). meaning you would have to end up getting a new motherboard for any kind of noticible upgrade and therefore also requiring new RAM if you go for anything newer than 6th gen intel.

Judge the product by its own merits, not by the Company that created it.

 

Don't dilute <good thing> by always trying to focus on, and drag conversation back to, <bad thing>.

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What gpu do you have? If you are using intergrated graphics that is why task manager says it is hte pcu. Task manager is not good way to measure things.

 

but anyway any low profile gpu will help a lot (assuming you have a bad psu)

 

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you're looking at the right time tbh, DDR4 prices are bottomed out and b450 boards are abundant and cheap especially with sales going on at this time of year

 

get some upgrade bits with christmas gifts/money and grab something like a R5-3600 later on when lots of people have made the upgrade to the 5600 and the prices on the second hand market come down. Bingo, budget b450 upgrade. Yes, it will take you a while, but you'll have a pretty competent 6c12t system at the end of it that will last you quite some time

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