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I5 6600 upgrade

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I am wondering what are my options. I have a Asus H170-PRO motherboard with FCLGA1151 socket and a I5-6600 CPU. I also have a Asus Strix Nvidia 1080 GTX graphics card. For most of the games this is fine. But for example when trying to run BF V, the CPU seems to be getting in the way. FPS is really dropping below anything playable. Trying to run 1080p and medium/high would be fine. Even though I have probabaly one one of the cheapest 144hz monitors on the market, regarding BF V, I guess if I could achieve the FPS not dropping below 60, I would be pretty happy. Is there any other upgrade path besides I7-6700? It would not make enough difference I think... Maybe I need to change the motherboard as well?

 

First post here, don't be too harsh on me. Or you can be if you like, I think I can take it. Thanks!

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i7 6700 or i7 7700 are your only options on that platform. 

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1 minute ago, Skiiwee29 said:

i7 6700 or i7 7700 are your only options on that platform. 

Thanks! But maybe I should consider to replace the motherboard as well? I am looking to get most out of the existing equipment for the long run. If it means switching the motherboard now, then so be it. I am not too experienced on CPU-s... or PC building in general for that matter. If 6600 is Skylake and 7700 is Kaby Lake... It is not a problem? I just have to look for a compatible socket type? The 1080 is for sure the most expensive part of the system. If I plan to stay on the higher edge of gaming with neat visuals, I guess I do need to replace the GPU as well in a year or two too anyway with all the 2080-s and RTX and stuff coming out. Haha, we'll see how that all works out soon enough. In that regard I could find another purpose for this PC and start a completely new build... Just looking for hearing your personal opinions about it. Thanks!

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new platform it seems.

 

3 minutes ago, Kalev said:

I just have to look for a compatible socket type?

8th gen (Coffee Lake) and 9th gen (Coffee Lake Refresh) CPUs from Intel use the same socket as Skylake and Kaby Lake, but not compatible with the same motherboards.

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I'd do a platform upgrade, no point in upgrading from a i5 6600 to i7 7700. Get a Ryzen 5 2600/X + X470 motherboard or an 8600K + Z370 motherboard.

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Thanks a lot for the suggestions and information! After looking around some more, I also found that Ryzen 5 2600 is the one I am going with right now. I am going to pair this with X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING.

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