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Recommended CPU Upgrade

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12600kf for $150.

 

 

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Budget (including currency): $500 USD

Country: The United States of America

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: 

 

The Finals

Cyberpunk 2077

Fallout 76

Fallout 4

HellDivers 2

Warzone

 

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

 

I assembled my first Gaming RIG in the middle of last year, and wanted to upgrade my CPU. Here's my current list of parts:

 

CPU: Intel Core I3 12100F [Socket: LGA 1700]

CPU Cooler: Mugen 5 Rev.C Black Edition

GPU: XFX SWFT 309 AMD RX 6700XT

MOBO: ASROCK H670 PG Riptide

RAM: HyperX 32 GB 3200 MHz (4 X 8 GB Stix)

Storage: 2 TB NVME SSD

PSU: RM850

Monitor: ACER 21" 60 Hz

 

I'd like to run the games above, and others like it, on high settings at 1080p 60 FPS. I'm hoping that a CPU upgrade will help.

 

Besides gaming, this RIG is used for very casual internet surfing (youtube, reading news articles, shopping, etc.)

 

What would y'alls recommendation be for a new CPU? My current system is fan-cooled, and I'd prefer that be unchanged (i.e. I would like to stay away from CPU's that have to be watercooled). 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Edited by WoozyMagic
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