Question Is it worth upgrading the CPUs on a pair of X370 MBs? X470 MBs?

mickrc3

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I have two ASRock X370 motherboards in my spare parts pile. One is a Fatal1ty and the other a Taichi. The Fatal1ty has a Ryzen 7 1800X on it while the Taichi has a Ryzen 7 1700 on it and they have 16GB of DDR4 3200. I plan to build PCs for my nephews with these boards but as the Ryzen 1xxx CPU does not support Windows 11 should I drop a 5xxx series CPU on them or is it better to go with a B550 paired with a Ryzen 5 5xxx processor? I originally was considering 3xxx CPUs on the X370s but the prices are not competitive with the 5xxx models some of which are not yet supported by the X370. I do have some time before needing to do the build due to the summer school break (for them, I'm long since retired).

I also have an Asus Crosshair Hero VII X470 WiFi with a Ryzen 7 2700X on it and a Gigabyte Aorus 7 WiFi with another 2700X destined to go to other family members. Same question - is it worth replacing the CPU?
 

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