Question i5 3570 needs replacing - need recommendations

Leoharrison545

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Hiya guys,

I built PC many years ago with an i5 3570 that's still going, barely. I'm rocking it with an Asrock H77 Pro4/MVP and I have a single MSI GTX970 that I intend to keep, as well as some 8GB DDR3 Corsair RAM which I will replace if needs be.

Anyway, it's been a long time since I've kept up to date with PC components but I'm ready to upgrade my CPU, motherboard and potentially my RAM. My budget is £300-400. I have no allegiance to either Intel or AMD. I use my PC for work, general use and the occasional spot of gaming, nothing serious.

Could you recommend a good combo that is in my budget and gets the job done? Perhaps I don't even need to spend that much, I wouldn't know.

Cheers,
Leo
 

keith12

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Hey there,

Something like this would be a huge upgrade:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor (£128.47 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1200 Motherboard (£146.95 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£126.53 @ Newegg UK)
Total: £401.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-07-09 18:30 BST+0100


I'm sure others will provide other options, I'd prob go for an AMD based system myself, but for value Intel have some good deals. They just run hotter, and require more power than their similarly specced AMD CPU's
 
Something like this should be good...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-11400 2.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | £171.98 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler | Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 V2 64.5 CFM CPU Cooler | £20.82 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard | ASRock B560M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | £99.98 @ CCL Computers
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | £74.36 @ Amazon UK
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £367.14
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-07-09 18:31 BST+0100 |
 
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You could certainly spend less and still gain performance. Your old i5 is quite a bit slower than the currently available i3s and AMD 3000 series processors.

Maybe something like an i3-10100, and you could spend the excess on a new storage drive, or look at your other components. These boards support NVMe drives which can be about 5 or 6 times faster than a SATA SSD.
 

keith12

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Damn it. I genuinely thought I'd selected the 11400!!:censored: I was wondering why the pricing didn't match up in my head. Anyway, as the other posters suggested, the 11th Gen Rocket lake are close with Ryzen 5xxx in terms of performance, just at nearly twice the power.
 

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