CPU upgrade help.

Izaak_1

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Hello everyone!
Just thinking of buying an i5 8400 for an upgrade (I currently have a Pentium G4560), and I was wondering if the upgrade is worth it for a game like PUBG, as I am keeping my graphics card (RX 460) for at least a bit longer. Will the $279 upgrade actually increase performance so I am able to run PUBG at a constant 60 FPS on very low?
If not, will a GPU upgrade around the same price (GTX 1050 Ti 4GB) give me better performance? Or should I pay a bit more for a GTX 1060 3GB (~$66 more)?
Is all very confusing.
 

kraelic

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You have to buy a motherboard too, 8th gen will not run in 100 or 200 series period. Have to get a 300 series board.
And the 6th and 7th gen cpus will not run in the 300 series either.
 


I assumed that he already knew that.:sarcastic:
 

kraelic

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$279 upgrade told me something is missing. Unless he has a spot for a deal. Newegg showing $190 for the cpu, $122 for the cheapest z370. Microcenter usually does $30 off the board in a combo, but they are asking $250 for the same CPU
 


Its available here... https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1356629-REG/intel_bx80684i58400_core_i5_8400_2_8_ghz.html

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($187.00 @ B&H)
Motherboard: MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($121.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $308.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-06 22:19 EDT-0400
 

Izaak_1

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In Australia, everything sucks! :D
 

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