[SOLVED] 9400F or 10400f?

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So im looking for an upgrade and im having troubles choosing between an i5-9400f ($130) or i5-10400f ($160). I know what the 10400f has hyperthreading so it has 6 more threads, but the reason why i cant decide is that if i go with the 9400f i can afford a better motherboard and a better case, because im getting those new as well. So which should i go with? 9400f + better case + better motherboard or 10400f + worse case + worse motherboard? Thank you in advance.
 

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If you dont mind specify the budget and also whether you are planning buy through something like newegg. Regarding the question 10400f is the better choice.
270-280ish Euros as im froarm Europe. Sorry for putting the $ sign elier as thats how much they cost in Euros not USD and ill be purchasing those from my local store, and no AMD is not an option since theyre sold out pretty much everywhere here except the high end parts.
Aah ok, yea the 10400f is better as the extra threads can help in applications which can make benefit of it. And is it possible to reuse you current case to save money. Think about it, do you actaully, really need to replace your current case if it does the job.
 

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So im looking for an upgrade and im having troubles choosing between an i5-9400f ($130) or i5-10400f ($160). I know what the 10400f has hyperthreading so it has 6 more threads, but the reason why i cant decide is that if i go with the 9400f i can afford a better motherboard and a better case, because im getting those new as well. So which should i go with? 9400f + better case + better motherboard or 10400f + worse case + worse motherboard? Thank you in advance.
which two motherboards are you trying to decide for the 9400f and 10400f?
 
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If you dont mind specify the budget and also whether you are planning buy through something like newegg. Regarding the question 10400f is the better choice.
270-280ish Euros as im froarm Europe. Sorry for putting the $ sign elier as thats how much they cost in Euros not USD and ill be purchasing those from my local store, and no AMD is not an option since theyre sold out pretty much everywhere here except the high end parts.
 

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If you dont mind specify the budget and also whether you are planning buy through something like newegg. Regarding the question 10400f is the better choice.
270-280ish Euros as im froarm Europe. Sorry for putting the $ sign elier as thats how much they cost in Euros not USD and ill be purchasing those from my local store, and no AMD is not an option since theyre sold out pretty much everywhere here except the high end parts.
Aah ok, yea the 10400f is better as the extra threads can help in applications which can make benefit of it. And is it possible to reuse you current case to save money. Think about it, do you actaully, really need to replace your current case if it does the job.
 

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Aah ok, yea the 10400f is better as the extra threads can help in applications which can make benefit of it. And is it possible to reuse you current case to save money. Think about it, do you actaully, really need to replace your current case if it does the job.
haha well i'd like a new case since my current one is some old case from 20 years ago, that has 0 airflow, 0 cases, looks very bad is dirty and somewhat broken.
 

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haha well i'd like a new case since my current one is some old case from 20 years ago, that has 0 airflow, 0 cases, looks very bad is dirty and somewhat broken.
Well im able to squeeze in an ASrock B460M-HDV with the 10400f so ill probably go with that :)
Well if that's the case yea upgrading is a good idea, you can always look into the used market as well for pc parts if you can get a good deal and is in good condition after testing it out. I was just about to say to get a b460 motherboard if you can. Any case should be fine as long as it has good ventilation in the front.
 

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So put this together in new egg, a ASRock B460M PRO4 and Intel Core i5-10400F, came around £243. That leaves around £30 for a case if you can find one.

the as rock b460m pro 4 was £74 which is a tad bit more expensive but it has cooling for the vrm,if you can find one for the same price its good otherwise ASrock B460M-HDV is fine and will work with no issues.

As for a case something like this should work. Or this if the budget allows it.
 
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So put this together in new egg, a ASRock B460M PRO4 and Intel Core i5-10400F, came around £243. That leaves around £30 for a case if you can find one.

the as rock b460m pro 4 was £74 which is a tad bit more expensive but it has cooling for the vrm,if you can find one for the same price its good otherwise ASrock B460M-HDV is fine and will work with no issues.

As for a case something like this should work. Or this if the budget allows it.
Thanks a lot :)
 

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The B365 is not a good board. Has limitations on everything. It was slated as an upgrade from the B360 which also had issues, and those were fixed, but to do so required ASR to limit things like ram speeds, headers, Sata inputs etc. The resultant B365 was not as good as hoped, overall.
 

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