Question CPU upgrade around 300. Intel VS Amd late 2020

infuse7

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Hello forum and happy holidays.
I am looking for an upgrade right now for my current FX 8350 rig. Main focus is gaming, every day use, multiatasking through a dual monitor setup basic office stuff, chrome tabs, discord and light productivity. My first step on this upgrade path is the CPU+Mobo+Ram(budget 550-600euros) and the budget for CPU is around 300-350 euros. But i cant settle on which company i should "pull the trigger".
I am going to play on a 1080p 144hz monitor so i am looking for high refresh rates, i might get a 1080p240 or 1440p144 in the future but im not going to invest on that yet.

After some research on benchmarks a nice bet is a 5600X but at 370e in my country i dont know if its a good bargain for a 6core/12thread part. I want the upgrade to be future proof.
So the next step on this perfomance range is an i7 10700k for 350e seems a decent choice, but i am concerned for the 125w TDP over the Ryzen's effeciency! Also the R7 3700X for 300 is better value, nice performer all around, but i dont know if i can achieve the 144fps for my monitor. Does the 50 euro price jump worth it ? Btw i already have a cooler(Cryorig H5 Ultimate).

Should i not over spend get and R5 3600 or i5 10400f and upgrade after 2-3 year to Zen 3 or Rocket lake respectively? Can i achieve high frame rates with these little guys?
I forgot to mention, i am gonna replace my gtx 970 for a RTX 3070/3060 Ti in 2 months and the PSU is XFX TS 650w Gold
What do you think is the better upgrade path?
Thanks in advance

Sorry for the long post
 

kanewolf

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Hello forum and happy holidays.
I am looking for an upgrade right now for my current FX 8350 rig. Main focus is gaming, every day use, multiatasking through a dual monitor setup basic office stuff, chrome tabs, discord and light productivity. My first step on this upgrade path is the CPU+Mobo+Ram(budget 550-600euros) and the budget for CPU is around 300-350 euros. But i cant settle on which company i should "pull the trigger".
I am going to play on a 1080p 144hz monitor so i am looking for high refresh rates, i might get a 1080p240 or 1440p144 in the future but im not going to invest on that yet.

After some research on benchmarks a nice bet is a 5600X but at 370e in my country i dont know if its a good bargain for a 6core/12thread part. I want the upgrade to be future proof.
So the next step on this perfomance range is an i7 10700k for 350e seems a decent choice, but i am concerned for the 125w TDP over the Ryzen's effeciency! Also the R7 3700X for 300 is better value, nice performer all around, but i dont know if i can achieve the 144fps for my monitor. Does the 50 euro price jump worth it ? Btw i already have a cooler(Cryorig H5 Ultimate).

Should i not over spend get and R5 3600 or i5 10400f and upgrade after 2-3 year to Zen 3 or Rocket lake respectively? Can i achieve high frame rates with these little guys?
I forgot to mention, i am gonna replace my gtx 970 for a RTX 3070/3060 Ti in 2 months and the PSU is XFX TS 650w Gold
What do you think is the better upgrade path?
Thanks in advance

Sorry for the long post
An AMD 550 or 570 motherboard has the best chance of "future proof". But NOTHING is future proof, IMO. ANYTHING will be a huge upgrade from an FX8350 CPU.
 
Your FX cpu can certainly use an update.
300 Euros should buy you a low end i3-10100, a lga1200 motherboard and 16gb of ddr4 ram that is about 2x the capability of your FX-8350.
Not that I am recommending that.

Today, the ryzen 5600x offers the best single thread performance around. It will be "future proof" for about 3 months.
Unconfirmed tests show rocket lake to beat even the 5950X.
https://www.techpowerup.com/276459/intel-core-i7-11700k-rocket-lake-cpu-outperforms-amd-ryzen-9-5950x-in-single-core-tests
Buy what you need now, or for a year or two.
Most any processor in the 200 euro range will give you good gaming with a 400 euro graphics card.
 

infuse7

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In my country i can find:
R5 1600AF - 130e
i5 10400F - 150e
R3 3100 - 160e
i5 10600KF or R5 3600 - 240e
R5 3600XT - 260e
R7 3700X - 300e and
R7 3800XT/R5 5600X/i7 10700K - 350-370e

What do you think is the best purchase right now ? i am gonna use a 1080p 144hz monitor
 
you need a CPU/ mainboard, and RAM, if that was not clear...(budget accordingly)

Supplies of R5-5600X are unfortunately pathetic, but, it's the goal (paired with a B550), and the R5-3600 is still a quite decent backup/fall back, and 3x as fast as an FX8350.... :)

Unless you can find a 10600K/Z490 board for $100+ less. I'd stick with the 5600X/3600 plan...
 

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