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Can’t decide on MOBO and CPU upgrade

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1 hour ago, BurntNewt said:

That’s what I was thinking but i dont know which one I should get 

Seeing as you can get an 8400+B360 for less than a 7700 I would go for that

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor  ($178.89 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: ASRock - B360 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($87.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $266.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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I want to upgrade my cpu and mobo due to issues with constant 100% usage during intense games and I can’t figure out which motherboard and cpu are best bang for the buck. I would defiantly love a motherboard with built in rgb and maybe some rgb headers. Here is my build as is right now https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qzLBbX

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Budget?

 

I'd just get a i7 6700/7700 and a SSD.

 

If you need the cores, a R5 1600/2600 and a B350 board. Get a SSD too.

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7 minutes ago, JDE said:

Budget?

 

I'd just get a i7 6700/7700 and a SSD.

 

If you need the cores, a R5 1600/2600 and a B350 board. Get a SSD too.

My budget is like 400 preferably less

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3 minutes ago, BurntNewt said:

My budget is like 400 preferably less

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($293.79 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($72.89 @ OutletPC) 
Case Fan: Cooler Master - MasterFan Pro 120 Air Balance RGB (3 pack) w/RGB Controller 42.7 CFM  120mm Fans  ($39.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $406.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-04 20:02 EDT-0400

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Intel Core™ i7-8700K (Won at LTX, signed by Dennis) | 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 | GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS GAMING 5 | Sapphire NITRO+ AMD RX VEGA 64 | NZXT H510 | GIGABYTE G750H PSU | MasterLiquid ML240L

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On 05/06/2018 at 10:01 AM, JDE said:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($293.79 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($72.89 @ OutletPC) 
Case Fan: Cooler Master - MasterFan Pro 120 Air Balance RGB (3 pack) w/RGB Controller 42.7 CFM  120mm Fans  ($39.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $406.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Bit too expensive I would say. They also wanted to spend 400 on both cpu and mobo.

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10 minutes ago, AskTJ said:

Bit too expensive I would say. They also wanted to spend 400 on both cpu and mobo.

They don't really need to upgrade the mobo tho 

 

EDIT: Now that I think about it it may actually be better just to go 8600+H310 mobo instead

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3 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

They don't really need to upgrade the mobo tho 

 

EDIT: Now that I think about it it may actually be better just to go 8600+H310 mobo instead

That’s what I was thinking but i dont know which one I should get 

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1 hour ago, BurntNewt said:

That’s what I was thinking but i dont know which one I should get 

Seeing as you can get an 8400+B360 for less than a 7700 I would go for that

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor  ($178.89 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: ASRock - B360 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($87.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $266.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-04 21:54 EDT-0400

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