[SOLVED] Looking to upgrade computer, any advice?

Crivision

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Hey y’all, self explanatory post.

Specs of current PC

MSI GTX 980 ti
I5 6600k
MSI z170a Gaming m7
G.skill trident z ram 16gb 3200 ghz
Kraken x61
WD Black 1tb
HyperX Savage 240gb SSD

leaning forward a CPU + Motherboard upgrade as load is at 100% quite often during multi-tasking/gaming

but any other suggestions for future proofing is welcome, thanks!
 
United States, give or take $400-$600
https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Mortar-Gaming-Motherboard-Socket/dp/B09PXD16F6/
MSI MAG B660M MORTAR WIFI DDR4 $179.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-12400f-core-i5-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118360
Intel Core i5-12400F $199.99

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B660M-MORTAR-WIFI-DDR4

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/msi-mag-b660m-mortar-wifi-ddr4

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134587/intel-core-i512400f-processor-18m-cache-up-to-4-40-ghz.html

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/core-i5-12400-processor-review,1.html

 

punkncat

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Given the GPU market, I would suggest keeping 'most of' your system and replace the mobo/CPU/drive with something 12th gen Intel. Your RAM kit would work fine with it. Ryzen would be an option but you could be leaving some performance on the table in regard to the 3200 speed.
 
Hey y’all, self explanatory post.

Specs of current PC

MSI GTX 980 ti
I5 6600k
MSI z170a Gaming m7
G.skill trident z ram 16gb 3200 ghz
Kraken x61
WD Black 1tb
HyperX Savage 240gb SSD

leaning forward a CPU + Motherboard upgrade as load is at 100% quite often during multi-tasking/gaming

but any other suggestions for future proofing is welcome, thanks!
What country are you located and what is your budget?
 

klaudmjj

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Hey y’all, self explanatory post.

Specs of current PC

MSI GTX 980 ti
I5 6600k
MSI z170a Gaming m7
G.skill trident z ram 16gb 3200 ghz
Kraken x61
WD Black 1tb
HyperX Savage 240gb SSD

leaning forward a CPU + Motherboard upgrade as load is at 100% quite often during multi-tasking/gaming

but any other suggestions for future proofing is welcome, thanks!
I went from an i5 7600k to a ryzen 5 5600x, the best choice I made. Depending on your budget, if you have A LOT then go for the new top-of-the-line dogs like the 12th gen i7's. However, I think the 5600x is a great choice. It's cheap and you can easily pick up a second-hand x570 motherboard for half retail which is what I did. Got the asus x570 gaming f.
 
United States, give or take $400-$600
https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Mortar-Gaming-Motherboard-Socket/dp/B09PXD16F6/
MSI MAG B660M MORTAR WIFI DDR4 $179.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-12400f-core-i5-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118360
Intel Core i5-12400F $199.99

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B660M-MORTAR-WIFI-DDR4

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/msi-mag-b660m-mortar-wifi-ddr4

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134587/intel-core-i512400f-processor-18m-cache-up-to-4-40-ghz.html

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/core-i5-12400-processor-review,1.html

 

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