Question Suggestions for new CPU, MOBO, RAM

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Hello,

I am planning on upgrading to a new cpu. I currently still have a i7 4790 and a Z97-K MOBO.

Which CPU, MOBO and 16 GB RAM would you guys recommend to me?

I mostly play COD Warzone, AC Valhalla. Could play literally any game if it suits me.

My budget is around 500-700 Euro for the three components together.

I was thinking personally about an i7 10700k or a Ryzen 5 5600x build. But did not know which MOBO and RAM would be best.

One more thing, I'd like my MOBO to have build-in WIFI and BlueTooth.

Looking forward to your suggestions! :)


EDIT
in my country:
10700k around 340 euros
5600x around 370 euros
 
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What GPU do you have and at what resolution do you game on?
I currently have a GTX 1660 Super, but would like to upgrade to a RTX 3060 ti or an equivalent AMD card (whenever it becomes available lol). Currently gaming on 1080p, but I will buy a 1440p monitor of at least 144hz aswell
 
No need to upgrade your GPU.
I suppose you are gaming at 1080p low settings to achieve the highest fps, correct?
If so, here is what i would build:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-10700K 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor ($319.95 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($84.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $769.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-03-12 16:05 EST-0500


The Dark Rock 4 Pro will cool the 10700K without a single problem, even when overclocked to 5+GHz.
10700K is a 8 core 16 thread processor, that beats the 5600X in gaming, while offering 2 more cores and 4 more thread's for a similar price.
The motherboard is really good and will let you overclock your cpu to 5+Ghz if you ever desire to do so.
If not, the Turbo Boost on the 10700K goes high enough that there wouldnt be many benefits if you were to overclock your processor to 5Ghz, if im being honest with you.
But if you already have a K intel cpu with a Z motherboard, why not overclock?
32GB is not 100% needed, but with the given budget, it was a option.
 
I don't know what country you're located in so I went ahead and used some German sites ... that country seems to be centrally located. That board has an M.2 Key E slot for that Intel Wi Fi 6 desktop kit.

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/asrock-b560-pro4-ddr4-intel-s1200
ASRock B560 PRO4 94,87 €

Intel Core i5-10400F 130,43 €

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 31,28 €

https://www.amazon.de/Corsair-Vengeance-3200MHz-Performance-Arbeitsspeicher/dp/B0143UM4TC/
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz C16 XMP 83,71 €

https://www.amazon.de/Intel-AX200-Wi-Fi-Desktop-999VGD/dp/B085M7VPDP/
Intel NIC WI-FI 6 AX200 2230 30,33 €

Total: 370.62 €

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i5-10400f/

 
I don't know what country you're located in so I went ahead and used some German sites ... that country seems to be centrally located. That board has an M.2 Key E slot for that Intel Wi Fi 6 desktop kit.

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/asrock-b560-pro4-ddr4-intel-s1200
ASRock B560 PRO4 94,87 €

Intel Core i5-10400F 130,43 €

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 31,28 €

https://www.amazon.de/Corsair-Vengeance-3200MHz-Performance-Arbeitsspeicher/dp/B0143UM4TC/
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz C16 XMP 83,71 €

https://www.amazon.de/Intel-AX200-Wi-Fi-Desktop-999VGD/dp/B085M7VPDP/
Intel NIC WI-FI 6 AX200 2230 30,33 €

Total: 370.62 €

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i5-10400f/

Here's another board with that M.2 Key E slot.

https://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/ASRock-B560-Steel-Legend--So-1200--ATX--90-MXBFD0-A0UAYZ-_1398363.html
ASRock B560 Steel Legend 135,22 €
 
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Thanks! Well maybe it is a lot of money. For a more budget build with the 10700k that is still decent and rather future-proof, what would be your suggestions?

I really appreciate your input guys

Edit:
I am also not planning on overclocking
 
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Thanks! Well maybe it is a lot of money. For a more budget build with the 10700k that is still decent and rather future-proof, what would be your suggestions?

I really appreciate your input guys
"For a more budget build with the 10700k that is still decent and rather future-proof, what would be your suggestions? "
I dont understand your question.
I posted a 10700K build above if you meant that.
 
Thanks! Well maybe it is a lot of money. For a more budget build with the 10700k that is still decent and rather future-proof, what would be your suggestions?

I really appreciate your input guys

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I am also not planning on overclocking
If you don't plan on O/C then no reason for an unlocked cpu. Either the 10400F or 10700F paired with a B560 board is more than sufficient for gaming. I posted the links w/benchmarks on both of those cpu's.
 
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"For a more budget build with the 10700k that is still decent and rather future-proof, what would be your suggestions? "
I dont understand your question.
I posted a 10700K build above if you meant that.
I mean which parts would be not on the higher end of the spectrum but more in the mid/low budget and still of decent quality. I just mean cheaper alternatives of the one that you suggested but still decent.
 
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If you don't plan on O/C then no reason for an unlocked cpu. Either the 10400F or 10700F paired with a B560 board is more than sufficient for gaming. I posted the links w/benchmarks on both of those cpu's.
Definitely worth considering, but the 'k' version still has higher clock rates than the 'f' version. I do not upgrade that often that is why I think the 'k' version will be a bit better as it will be 'good' for a longer period.
 
Definitely worth considering, but the 'k' version still has higher clock rates than the 'f' version. I do not upgrade that often that is why I think the 'k' version will be a bit better as it will be 'good' for a longer period.
Well you can always go with 16gb of ram instead of 32gb.
You need a good motherboard to be able to succesfully oc the i7 10700k.
To keep it cool you need a big air cooler, or a aio which would add 100$ to be able to match the cooling of the Dark Rock Pro 4.
 
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Definitely worth considering, but the 'k' version still has higher clock rates than the 'f' version. I do not upgrade that often that is why I think the 'k' version will be a bit better as it will be 'good' for a longer period.
You can do the same with a locked cpu (turbo boost) by changing the block multipliers. That's what techpowerup did in their review.

Asrock gave their's a name (marketing scheme) but you can go into the bios of pretty much any Intel board and change the block multiplier.


https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-comet-lake-overclocking-asrock-base-frequency-boost

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