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Hi all I want to get a cpu upgrade from my current i5-12400f as I am slowly upgrading my computer but I don’t really want to upgrade my motherboard or ram I’m looking to get a gpu potentially the 50 series Nvidia card or 8000 rx card last so I was thinking of upgrading to a i7 13 700kf what do you guys recommend 

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5 minutes ago, Berries said:

I don’t really want to upgrade my motherboard or ram

What motherboard and RAM do you currently have? If you're looking at getting a 13700KF, you want to make sure you have a motherboard that has a good enough VRM for it. 

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13 minutes ago, RONOTHAN## said:

What motherboard and RAM do you currently have? If you're looking at getting a 13700KF, you want to make sure you have a motherboard that has a good enough VRM for it. 

I have a gigabyte b660 ddr4

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Just now, Berries said:

I have a gigabyte b660 ddr4

As for my ram it’s 16gb it’s t force 

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1 minute ago, Berries said:

I have a gigabyte b660 ddr4

They made a lot of these, ranging from really good to really terrible. Which one specifically?

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3 minutes ago, RONOTHAN## said:

They made a lot of these, ranging from really good to really terrible. Which one specifically?

B660 ds3h ac ddr4 y1

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1 minute ago, Berries said:

B660 ds3h ac ddr4 y1

That's one of the worse ones, I wouldn't really trust it with something higher power than a 12600K. 

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Just now, RONOTHAN## said:

That's one of the worse ones, I wouldn't really trust it with something higher power than a 12600K. 

How so specifically 

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2 minutes ago, RONOTHAN## said:

That's one of the worse ones, I wouldn't really trust it with something higher power than a 12600K. 

Also got the name wrong it’s just b660 ds3h AC ddr4

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1 minute ago, Berries said:

How so specifically 

The VRM is not that efficient nor well cooled, so under full load it would overheat and limit CPU performance fairly significantly. 

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1 minute ago, RONOTHAN## said:

The VRM is not that efficient nor well cooled, so under full load it would overheat and limit CPU performance fairly significantly. 

I mean it has a heat sink and my airflow is is pretty good I think so should I just stick to i5 then

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7 minutes ago, Berries said:

I mean it has a heat sink and my airflow is is pretty good I think so should I just stick to i5 then

Or do I have to get a new motherboard and cpu and ram 

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4 minutes ago, Berries said:

should I just stick to i5 then

I would. It's not like the 12400F is a bad CPU or anything. 

 

4 minutes ago, Berries said:

I mean it has a heat sink and my airflow is is pretty good

The heatsink is also very small for the amount of heat this VRM will output, and it doesn't have a heatsink on the entire VRM. You'd need a lot of airflow to keep this VRM cool under full load and it just isn't worth that. 

 

3 minutes ago, Berries said:

Or do I have to get a new motherboard and cpu and ram 

If you want to upgrade your CPU, I'd want to upgrade the motherboard at the same time. 

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Just now, RONOTHAN## said:

I would. It's not like the 12400F is a bad CPU or anything. 

 

The heatsink is also very small for the amount of heat this VRM will output, and it doesn't have a heatsink on the entire VRM. You'd need a lot of airflow to keep this VRM cool under full load and it just isn't worth that. 

 

If you want to upgrade your CPU, I'd want to upgrade the motherboard at the same time. 

I see what do you recommend I’m pretty new to the pc thing 

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Just now, Berries said:

I see what do you recommend I’m pretty new to the pc thing 

Should I go with am5 or should I stick to lga 1700

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Just now, Berries said:

Should I go with am5 or should I stick to lga 1700

New stuff is releasing from both Intel and AMD in the next month or two (Ryzen 9000 is supposedly being announced on Monday at the start of Computex), so unless your current CPU/Motherboard is broken I would wait till after those releases to see how pricing works out. 

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3 minutes ago, RONOTHAN## said:

New stuff is releasing from both Intel and AMD in the next month or two (Ryzen 9000 is supposedly being announced on Monday at the start of Computex), so unless your current CPU/Motherboard is broken I would wait till after those releases to see how pricing works out. 

Alright so I just continue saving for now 

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