Question Intel i5 11400 with RTX 2060 good combo?

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I'm thinking at ryzen 5 3600 at first...but after looking on youtube i5 11400 is better for gaming and I use my pc for gaming...but I can't see i5 11400 with rtx 2060...it won't have bottleneck issue yea?
 
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The 2060 remains quite a competent 1080P/1440P card...; the R5-3600 is also adept, nearing i7-8700K stock levels of performance, which is plenty for 99% of most folks. Might an R9-5900X give a few more FPS at 1080P? Sure, but, so what...; what's 2 frames per second?

If you can't find a reasonably priced B550/R5-5600X combo, the 11400 might be an attractively priced alternative...

(Something is always at least partially a 'bottleneck'; I'd not be concerned unless pairing a 10900K with a GTX1030, or an R3-1500 with a GTX3080 Ti, etc...
 
I'm thinking at ryzen 5 3600 at first...but after looking on youtube i5 11400 is better for gaming and I use my pc for gaming...but I can't see i5 11400 with rtx 2060...it won't have bottleneck issue yea?
The 11400/11400F will get you even more FPS if run with the power limits turned off in the bios. It's a round a bout way of OC those locked Intel cpu's.

Here's an example of a set up that will allow you to do that without breaking the bank.

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144396
MSI MAG B560M BAZOOKA $139.99

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/intel-core-i5-11400-11th-generation-6-core-12-thread-2-6-to-4-4-ghz-lga1200-locked-desktop-processor/6452218.p?skuId=6452218
Intel Core i5-11400 $189.99

https://www.amazon.com/Gelid-Solutions-Phantom-Cooler-Case/dp/B076KYYSRW
Gelid Solutions Phantom CPU Cooler $36.99

https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Ballistix-Desktop-Gaming-BL2K8G32C16U4B/dp/B083TRRT16/
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200MHz 16GB (8GBx2) CL16 $87.99

Review of that cpu. Look for Core i5 11400F + Opt on the benchmarks.

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/intel-core-i5-11400f-processor-review,1.html

A better look at that board.

 

Rodrigodrt

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2060, non super is a little bit meh when you decide to rtx, it's a competent 1080p card, but idk... I wouldn't try anything under the 2070 super if I cared about rtx, if possible that is, but it's not a bad card, that combo is pretty ok
 

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I'm thinking at ryzen 5 3600 at first...but after looking on youtube i5 11400 is better for gaming and I use my pc for gaming...but I can't see i5 11400 with rtx 2060...it won't have bottleneck issue yea?
With an RTX 2060, even for 1080p gaming (and definitely for higher resolutions) there is no cpu bottleneck issue with an i5 11400 and probably not even with a ryzen 5 3600. You would get a bottleneck in 720p gaming but, first, who on earth plays at 720p when they have an RTX 2060, and second, cpu bottlenecks usually start at frame rates in excess of 120fps (usually well in excess of 120 fps) so most chances are your monitor wouldn’t be able to display the extra frames to begin with. In case you upgrade your GPU to something of a 3090 tier or higher in the future you will have a 15-25% higher fps with an 11400 versus the 3600. Also a further 10-15% versus the 11400 if you go for an 11600K/5600X and overclock them (or enable PBO). Differences diminish (even with a 3090) once you switch to 1440p and virtually disappear when you step to 4K.
 

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