Question i5 2500k to Intel Coffee Lake Core i3 9100F

aintnofreshnoob

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I been running i5 2500k with gtx580 since 2011 and added LG34 ultrawide GTX1060 in last 2 years . Im not too hardcore gamer and happy playing with lowest settings. it feels like time to upgrade and Im thinking to spend $1000 NZ money on black Friday sale for CPU(AMD) MOTHERBOARD RAM AND SSD thats solid for next few years and maybe add another GTX10XX something in a year or so . but Im also thinking to go real cheap and buy just the Intel Coffee Lake Core i3 9100F and another 8gb ddr3 with 500gb SSD thats good for least a year, what do yous recommend like I said Im cool with lowest settting, getting 144fps with games like CSGO DOTA OVERWATCH maybe call of duty
 

Notrix

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A Ryzen 2400G with integrated Vega 11 along with a decent budget mobo preferably B350 Motherboard will easily fit your budget.
Trust me the AMD's integrated graphics are no joke, unlike intel's.
Also get atleast 8GB DDR4 RAM as DDR3 is no longer compatible with current gen.
 
If you are going cheap, then go R5-3600, down to $189, and whatever MSI B450 that supports flashing to new BIOS with no CPU installed...

(Nobody intentionally builds a 4c/4t gaming rig anymore...; nobody! The i3-9100 would make a nice FreeNAS CPU, however.)

You certainly do not want to pay extra for a CPU with integrated graphics if you have a GTX1060....

R5-3600 for the win!
 

Third-Eye

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ok so i had my eye on AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 8 Core but PassMark shows R5-3600 faster and is around $350 as of now. so I might as well go with motherboard that comes with good integrated graphics, soundcard etc Im thinking HyperX Predator 16GB RAM (2 x 8GB) 3200Mhz DDR4 and Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB M.2
The motherboard is just a "pass-through" for the graphics on CPUs that have integrated graphics. The Ryzen 5 3600 does not have a Vega GPU built in. You also don't need to worry about motherboard graphics if you are going to use your GTX 1060 as the primary display output.
 

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