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Now i'm running an I7 3770K with 16gbs RAM at 1600mhz, And i want to upgrade but idk if an I5 9400f will be a good upgrade. If not what cpu should I buy.

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if your i7 is decently overclocked, the upgrade to a 9400F is not that large. An 11th gen i5 with a B560 motherboard is a larger improvement to performance, or an inexpensive B450 motherboard with a cheap used Ryzen 5 3600 (if you manage to find one).

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profitable upgrade??

Unless youre upgrading from a 3080 to 4080 or something, i dont think there's a lot of "profitable" upgrades.

 

Anyway, jokes aside: i have to agree on this. You lose 2 threads for few gains in IPC. If you need a CPU upgrade, go for something like an i5 11400F, with H510 or B560 board. If you dont mind team red, a B450 board with 3600 will suit you. Do be noted that BOTH will require new DDR4 memory to function, and youll want a fast one for Ryzen. You can get away with slower DDR4 memory for Intel, but its still encouraged.

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Not really worth it. Won’t be a huge performance upgrade, you lose 2 threads, and it’s on a dead platform. A 11400f with a decent B560 board seems like the better option, if you can find a good deal on a Ryzen 5 3600 (less than $180) then that + a cheap B450 board would be another good deal.

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