Question CPU upgrades

MrPooGu

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So currently I have a Asus G11Cd with a i5-6400, My motherboard has a H110 Intel Chipset. I'm wondering if I can update to a more recent type of CPU and what would be the best bang for my buck. Also, would I have to buy a new cooler for my cpu? And quite possibly maybe a new PSU also as I don't know how many watts the one in the computer currently is.
 

stefanos50

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I7 7700K is the best you can go as an upgrade (you have to update bios). But still i think the best option is to sell your cpu,mobo,ram combo and go to a newer platfrom like am4 and 3rd gen ryzen.
 
Yes. The Ryzen 3600 offers excellent performance. Or if you are on a tight budget you can also go with the last generation 2600/2600X as well which are still good CPUS.

The only issues with the 3600 is that some of the last gen motherboards such as the B450 Motherboards, the BIOS may not be compatible out of the box . But there are fixes:

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/295027-amd-will-provide-a-free-temporary-uefi-upgrade-kit-for-ryzen-3000-motherboard-updates

https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/pa-100



You could buy a X570 motherboard but the cheapest ones are in the 150 USD range where as a B450 Mobo can be had for 60-100 bucks.
 

MrPooGu

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Yes. The Ryzen 3600 offers excellent performance. Or if you are on a tight budget you can also go with the last generation 2600/2600X as well which are still good CPUS.

The only issues with the 3600 is that some of the last gen motherboards such as the B450 Motherboards, the BIOS may not be compatible out of the box . But there are fixes:

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/295027-amd-will-provide-a-free-temporary-uefi-upgrade-kit-for-ryzen-3000-motherboard-updates

https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/pa-100



You could buy a X570 motherboard but the cheapest ones are in the 150 USD range where as a B450 Mobo can be had for 60-100 bucks.
Alright! Thanks for the help. I am for sure playing on doing this. I wasn't sure how much my i5-6400 was going to bottleneck my 1070, and I've learned it bottlenecks it quite harshly (Companies don't try very hard to make sure something isn't going to bottleneck). CPU runs at 100% almost all the time in my games, and 1070 isn't hardly working and I can't even put it to the test :) Hope to see a good boost on FPS and performance from my PC after I make this upgrade in the close, or further away future.
 

mitch074

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Alright! Thanks for the help. I am for sure playing on doing this. I wasn't sure how much my i5-6400 was going to bottleneck my 1070, and I've learned it bottlenecks it quite harshly (Companies don't try very hard to make sure something isn't going to bottleneck). CPU runs at 100% almost all the time in my games, and 1070 isn't hardly working and I can't even put it to the test :) Hope to see a good boost on FPS and performance from my PC after I make this upgrade in the close, or further away future.
It actually depends on how much you want to tinker - hacked BIOS would allow more recent chips to run on your motherboard, but as said it would be a dirty hack.
The Ryzen 3600 + B450 with updated BIOS is probably the best bang for buck you can get - if afraid of being stuck, there are motherboards out there that support BIOS flashback (i.e. flashing without CPU).
 

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