Question H510 with 11400 cpu power limitations

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Hi,

I am planning to buy a gaming pc from a SI with an i5 11400 processor and a H510 mobo (MSI™ H510M-A PRO). I have seen that disabling the power limits on 11th gen CPUs increase the performance significantly. I am also planning to do that on my system, but I am not sure about the results I would get. The mobo is fairly basic and there is no heatsink on VRM either. I think it should still be able to drive a 11400 without power limits but I want to be sure. I couldn't find any information about this online for H510 boards.

Otherwise, I will get a 3600 with a B450 for my build which is also a bit cheaper. My budget is €1000 (Germany), which both systems satisfy.

So the question is: Can 11400 be used with the motherboard above with power limits disabled? I am also open to any recommendations about my build.

Specs:

i5-11400 + be quiet! Pure Rock Slim
RX 6600 XT
MSI H510M-A PRO
16GB G.Skill Aegis 3200 CL16 (2x8)
1TB Kingston A2000
500w PSU

Thanks.
 
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Batuhur

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You absolutely do not want to get a board, that lacks VRM heatsinks, and disable the power limit. I avoid such boards, altogether. Where are you looking to get the system done?
Ryzen system: here

Intel system: here (I can get ram+ssd from somewhere else for €135)

Intel exceeds my budget a bit but I get a nice case out of it so its fine. The other cases available there looked trash. And yes the psu is probably not that good but I plan to replace it in 2 years anyway, and I have a warranty on the whole system for that period of time.
 

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Looking at that site, I would probably go with this one, as you get a better 6600xt.

https://www.csl-computer.com/pc-systeme/gaming-pcs/pc-csl-sprint-5853-ryzen-5.html
I don't get it, both systems I sent already had 6600xt.

You have to wait for like 10 seconds for the website to load my configuration if you clicked on the links I sent. Then you will see the upgraded cooler and gpu. The system you sent also has a smaller dramless ssd.

Btw do you think there is a noticable difference between 3600 and 11400?
 

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Yea I see that now. With a 6600xt, I doubt there would be any difference, unless you play CPU heavy titles. A 6600xt is roughly the performance of a 5700xt, and a 5600x is a bit faster than an 11400. Between the 3600 and a 5600x, with a 5700xt, the difference is basically within margin of error.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlfwXqODqp4
Thanks for the help. Funny enough I landed a really good deal on a 5600x + 3060 so didn't have to make the decision. GPU is a little bit slower than 6600xt @1080p but the CPU is a huge upgrade imo (price is the same). Also a b550 board with more and updated features.
 
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