Question Time to upgrade from my i7 2600

bam22056

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Getting rid of my i7 2600 for something more recent. Current build:

i7 2600
1070 8GB TI
8GB (4x2) DDR3
500GB SSD
650W Bronze PS

I would like to get 1080 144 in most games, with some headroom for high fps in 1440p+ down the road, currently looking at the Ryzen 2600
 
May 26, 2019
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Ryzen 2600 is amazing but the Ryzen 2700 is also amazing. They're both great choices just if you want that like 10 - 20% performance increase at max overclock get the R7 2700

Also you are aware you need to get a new motherboard to fit the Ryzen (AM4) socket right?

You probably need:
A whole new motherboard
New Ryzen Chip
8-16GB of DDR4 ram (it has to be specific)


but if you upgrade you'll have a really nice build :)
 
For 144hz you will definitely want as much CPU as possible.
I would wait a bit for Ryzen 3000 to launch in like 15 days.

If you definitely want to upgrade now, I would pick a 2600x or 2700, B450 motherboard, and some nice ram.
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor | $209.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Gigabyte - B450 Gaming X ATX AM4 Motherboard | $94.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $72.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $377.97
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-19 21:16 EDT-0400 |
 

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