[SOLVED] PC budget build - Was eyeing the i5-10600k processor?

LordPM

Distinguished
Apr 3, 2014
34
1
18,535
0
Hi folks!

My old pc is slowly duying so i have to replace at least a few parts. I was thinking of replacing the motherboard, processor and ram for now. Will replace to the gpu once the prices come down a little.
I was eyeing the i5-10600k processor on newegg that had 80$ off. Was wondering if it was a good choice? If it is, what's a good budget motherboard and RAM to go with it?
To be fair i don't game that much we play some Civilization IV, Skyrim, Valheim, TeamFight Tactics. Of course if for a bit more bucks i can have a lot better i'll invest but i don't see any point going crazy for me right now, i have no time to game much with the kids. I just want something that'll work fine for a while and that with a good gpu in the future can run ''most'' game ok. I don't mind going AMD if the best deals are there by a mile, but if it's close with intel, i'd prefer to stick with intel. I've been intel for the past 25 years and never regretted it.

Thanks guys!
 

punkncat

Distinguished
Ambassador
There is a great deal of "reviewer" discussion about the value in the xx400 series of i5 CPU. Typically, the performance is barely below the K skew for much less power, heat, and cost.

IMO, as far as shopping for those components I would suggest seeing if you have a MicroCenter nearby, or even if a bit of a drive compare to your favorite retailer. They generally offer the best price on CPU, by far. They bundle compatible motherboards for an additional $20 off. Their RAM prices are about on par with others so you could find a better deal on that elsewhere.
 

punkncat

Distinguished
Ambassador
There is a great deal of "reviewer" discussion about the value in the xx400 series of i5 CPU. Typically, the performance is barely below the K skew for much less power, heat, and cost.

IMO, as far as shopping for those components I would suggest seeing if you have a MicroCenter nearby, or even if a bit of a drive compare to your favorite retailer. They generally offer the best price on CPU, by far. They bundle compatible motherboards for an additional $20 off. Their RAM prices are about on par with others so you could find a better deal on that elsewhere.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY