Question Hello i have a m5a97 le r2.0 motherboard and i am looking to upgrade my pc. what is the best compatible cpu i could buy.

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also i want to know if its worth it to just upgrade my motherboard because its old in order to get a better cpu
 
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i recently bought a rx 580 gfx card and i was hoping it would give me better frames which it does but i still experience heavy frame drops
 

Wolfshadw

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Here's a couple core system upgrades that you might consider. These would be the bare minimum I'd consider for gaming purposes.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 M GAMING Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($136.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $341.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-20 17:34 EDT-0400


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($70.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($70.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $273.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-20 17:35 EDT-0400


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