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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



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


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.

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