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What CPU should i buy for a gtx 1060 6gb

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So i bought a gtx 1060 a while ago and a xeon x3440.

The xeon x3440 is a bottleneck to my GPU tho.

 

So I am wondering what CPU should i buy to pair with the gtx 1060.

Here's the catch tho: 

I dont want to buy new DDR4 RAM for my CPU(It's expensive as hell), I want to stick with my 8GBs of DDR3 RAM.

My budget is 230£.

 

Any anwsers would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

-Ivo

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, ivogada said:

 

You can easily get on AM4 with that budget and it leaves you with an upgrade path to cheap 6/8 core CPUs in the future, as well as Ryzen 3000 early next year.

I'd suggest just sticking with that otherwise you have to try and find an i7 4790K for a cheap price and hope it has a decent Z chipset board for overclocking, unless that was like $150 or less I'd just stick to AM4, it'll be fine for 60-120hz gaming depending on the game. I assume you only have a 1080p 60hz monitor at best.
 

PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/VXNvq4
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/VXNvq4/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£86.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£71.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  (£68.99 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £227.37
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-24 20:37 BST+0100

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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4770k or 4790k could be within budget (need Z87 or Z97 mobo), otherwise the 4670k or 4690k will do

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Thanks a lot guys i might go for the intel i7 4790k because of the higher base clock.

 

 

PS: Thanks Streetguru for the list of parts, but i would prefer sticking with team blue since i am not going to be upgrading later in the future.

 

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2 minutes ago, ivogada said:

 

Just don't forget how cheap it is to upgrade on AM4, you can also easily find used R5 1600 right now and have 6 cores/12 threads and the AM4 upgrade path until 2020.
 

A quick check on ebay gave me a starting bid of 100 GBP, Likely a much better long term option than trying to find a 4790K and a decent motherboard for a decent price. The motherboards are usually what's expensive.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-Ryzen-5-1600-3-2GHz-Hexa-Core-12-thread-YD1600BBAEBOX-Processor/352490442969?epid=16019365739&hash=item52121150d9:g:LVcAAOSwLvxbycAL:rk:3:pf:0

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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