Older CPU's are just fine and will still work well with the newest video cards. I'm sick of seeing people post that it will be a major bottleneck. I think people just like saying the word "bottleneck" over and over. I'm running a 10 year old Phenom 2 965, 8 gigs DDR2, and a geforce 2080 and it plays all games on highest settings wonderfully. No slow down, no lag, no bottlenecking. You don't need the newest million dollar Intel processor to have real world results. If you're a benchmark junkie who lives and dies to brag on the forums I hope all that money you're spending makes you happy in your virtual world. Your eye can't tell the difference until you start to drop under 40 FPS. You don't need to run 200 FPS. It's a waste of money.