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Hello!

I have an i5 4690 and when I play games like Apex Legends or Fortnite i have heavy fps drops which makes it really annoying to play. The cpu is too old to keep it up with 144fps.

Due to the insane pricing of the new gpus I would keep my gtx 1660 for a while.

My question is, which cpu should I get?

i5 11400f is 205euro for me.
i5 11600kf is 229euro
r5 5600x is 298euro

I dont plan on overclocking but since 11600kf its only 25e more expensive i should go for it rather than the 11400f right?
also can I not overclock the 11600kf and get a H motherboard instead of Z while getting same performance? (since the non Z are cheaper right?).
would be worth going for a 10700kf (283e)/ 11700(320e)??

I'd appreciate if i can have some suggestions for motherboards, get 3200mhz 2x8 ram? and what psu? and i guess pair that with ssd of 250 or 500gb and a 2tb hdd. And what about cooling? air cooling?

I dont play very demanding games but I would like not having to buy another one for another 4-6 years.

Sorry for my english and for so many questions. Thanks in advance!
 
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Hello!

I have an i5 4690 and when I play games like Apex Legends or Fortnite i have heavy fps drops which makes it really annoying to play. The cpu is too old to keep it up with 144fps.

Due to the insane pricing of the new gpus I would keep my gtx 1660 for a while.

My question is, which cpu should I get?

i5 11400f is 205euro for me.
i5 11600kf is 229euro
r5 5600x is 298euro

I dont plan on overclocking but since 11600kf its only 25e more expensive i should go for it rather than the 11400f right?
also can I not overclock the 11600 and get a H motherboard instead of Z while getting same performance? (since the non Z are cheaper right?).
would be worth going for a 10700kf (283e)??

I'd appreciate if i can have some suggestions for motherboards, get 3200mhz 2x8 ram? and what psu? and i guess pair that with ssd of 250 or 500gb and a 2tb hdd. And what about cooling? air cooling?

I dont play very demanding games but I would like not having to buy another one for another 4-6 years.

Sorry for my english and for so many questions. Thanks in advance!
What country are you located?
 

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If you don't want to buy again for the next 4 or so years, then i'd highly recommend a fast 8 core processor if you could stretch your budget a little, something like a 3700x/10700/11700 are a pretty nice midpoint, they will be snappy and responsive, multitask well, game better and will last just that little bit longer as you have more cores and threads to handle everything from browser tabs to video games

Even something like a r7 2700x would blow your current cpu out of the water, they are really cheap to find nowadays by comparison and can be put on a cheap b450 with it's stock cooler, depending on what prices are like near you it might be a better deal
 

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If you don't want to buy again for the next 4 or so years, then i'd highly recommend a fast 8 core processor if you could stretch your budget a little, something like a 3700x/10700/11700 are a pretty nice midpoint, they will be snappy and responsive, multitask well, game better and will last just that little bit longer as you have more cores and threads to handle everything from browser tabs to video games

Even something like a r7 2700x would blow your current cpu out of the water, they are really cheap to find nowadays by comparison and can be put on a cheap b450 with it's stock cooler, depending on what prices are like near you it might be a better deal
 

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If you don't want to buy again for the next 4 or so years, then i'd highly recommend a fast 8 core processor if you could stretch your budget a little, something like a 3700x/10700/11700 are a pretty nice midpoint, they will be snappy and responsive, multitask well, game better and will last just that little bit longer as you have more cores and threads to handle everything from browser tabs to video games

Even something like a r7 2700x would blow your current cpu out of the water, they are really cheap to find nowadays by comparison and can be put on a cheap b450 with it's stock cooler, depending on what prices are like near you it might be a better deal
I can spend that extra money. Do the i7s work on those b560 motherboards? Do the K cpus perform better even if i dont oc?
 
I have a nzxt s340 case which i think didnt have the best airflow. Would i need water cooling? Or with aftermarket air cooler its enough?
There's no good reason to purchase the 11600KF unless you plan on overclocking it and even then it's a waste of money imo. That cpu runs hot.


I'd run that build like this if its primary purpose is gaming and general internet browsing.

https://www.alternate.es/Seasonic/CORE-GM-650-unidad-de-fuente-de-alimentación-650-W-20plus4-pin-ATX-ATX-Negro-Fuente-de-alimentación-de-PC/html/product/1569999
Seasonic CORE-GM-650 650W Semi Modular PSU

https://www.alternate.es/GIGABYTE/B560M-AORUS-ELITE-placa-base-Intel-B560-Express-LGA-1200-micro-ATX/html/product/1731586
GIGABYTE B560M AORUS ELITE

https://www.alternate.es/Intel/Core-i5-11400F-procesador-2-6-GHz-12-MB-Smart-Cache-Caja/html/product/1711560
Intel Core i5-11400F

https://www.alternate.es/Cooler-Master/Hyper-212-Black-Edition-Procesador-Enfriador-12-cm-Negro-Disipador-de-CPU/html/product/1479192
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition

https://www.alternate.es/Crucial/BL2K8G32C16U4B-módulo-de-memoria-16-GB-2-x-8-GB-DDR4-3200-MHz-Memoria-RAM/html/product/1710176
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200MHz 16GB (8GBx2) CL16

https://www.alternate.es/Intel/Consumer-SSDPEKNW010T8X1-unidad-de-estado-sólido-M-2-1024-GB-PCI-Express-3-0-3D2-QLC-NVMe/html/product/1480340
Intel M.2 1TB PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD
 
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And what about the 11700 the guy above said?? Its 65tdp too i think for 100euro more i can spend.

Thanks for all that info
 

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The i7 11700F is a decent cpu if you run it with the power limits off. You want to size up on your cpu cooler.

Excellent cooler for either the 11400F or 11700F.

https://www.alternate.es/Scythe/FUMA-2-Procesador-Enfriador-12-cm-Negro-Azul-Disipador-de-CPU/html/product/1558994
Scythe FUMA 2
Nice. I can get it for 290e.
Also the motherboard, b560 msi torpedo is fine? I like it because its atx instead of micro atx, which should be better for temperatures right? Or it doesnt matter?
 
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I can spend that extra money. Do the i7s work on those b560 motherboards? Do the K cpus perform better even if i dont oc?
If you can, then i'd recommend it, buying a little more now puts off the time in the future when you will have to upgrade again, the cpu will be compatible with the same boards, i'm not an expert but i found some links to give you some more info, it seems if you are open to overclocking in future then the K variant is the one you want, with a decent cooler and good vrm on the motherboard, the boost clock speeds should be higher at base settings too, it also adds some more room to expand if you later want a better graphics card, more ram etc

As for everything else, 16gb of ddr4 3200mhz, in a 2x8gb configuration is most common, 750 watt bronze or higher from a good manufacturer, a nice m.2 ssd with super fast speeds would pair lovely with that motherboard and cpu combo too

Intel motherboard list
The difference between F and K intel cpu's
 

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Nice. I can get it for 290e.
Also the motherboard, b560 msi torpedo is fine? I like it because its atx instead of micro atx, which should be better for temperatures right? Or it doesnt matter?
A case with good airflow is best for temperatures, a few fans to keep the air flowing will impact the temperatures more than anything else
 
Nice. I can get it for 290e.
Also the motherboard, b560 msi torpedo is fine? I like it because its atx instead of micro atx, which should be better for temperatures right? Or it doesnt matter?
The only thing an ATX board has that the mATX board does not is an extra PCI slot that nobody uses ... otherwise those boards are pretty much identical. Cooling is all about the motherboard's VRM's and your cpu cooler. That Gigabyte board has 12 + 1 phase that's made to take the heat.
 
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The only thing an ATX board has that the mATX board does not is an extra PCI slot that nobody uses ... otherwise those boards are pretty much identical. Cooling is all about the motherboard's VRM's and your cpu cooler. That Gigabyte board has 12 + 1 phase that's made to take the heat.
I'm going with the build you made me then, only change ill make is the cpu i think, if i bought the i7 back then i wouldnt have struggled so much this past 2 years, so i think the i7 11700f should be the better option for me(also paying 210euro for the 11400f when it should be like 150 kills me)

last question, its not smart to use the ssd/hhd and psu im using now since they are 7/8years old and might "explode" one of these days right? xD
 
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I'm going with the build you made me then, only change ill make is the cpu i think, if i bought the i7 back then i wouldnt have struggled so much this past 2 years, so i think the i7 11700f should be the better option for me(also paying 210euro for the 11400f when it should be like 150 kills me)

last question, its not smart to use the ssd/hhd and psu im using now since they are 7/8years old and might "explode" one of these days right? xD
H/D should be fine ... replace the psu.
 

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