Question Upgrade advice needed

Clutch84

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So, quick question.

I'm wanting to venture into the realm of 1440p gaming, and am looking at some upgrades once PC parts and prices stabilize. This is what I'm currently using. I'll be replacing my current GPU with a 3070 from EVGA. What would I have to replace if I don't want the new GPU to be throttled? And what would be recommended for a solid 1440p monitor?

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB - DDR43000
ASUS TUF X470-Plus Gaming
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SSC 6GB
EVGA 1000W 80+ Gold Full Modular ATX
 
So, quick question.

I'm wanting to venture into the realm of 1440p gaming, and am looking at some upgrades once PC parts and prices stabilize. This is what I'm currently using. I'll be replacing my current GPU with a 3070 from EVGA. What would I have to replace if I don't want the new GPU to be throttled? And what would be recommended for a solid 1440p monitor?

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB - DDR43000
ASUS TUF X470-Plus Gaming
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SSC 6GB
EVGA 1000W 80+ Gold Full Modular ATX
What's your budget and what country are you located?

Here's an example of what you could do in US dollars. Give it two weeks for that cpu to be back in stock including sites such as Amazon.

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119384
ASUS PRIME B560-PLUS $119.99

https://www.adorama.com/inbx8781140f.html
Intel Core i5-11400F $174.99

https://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-212S-20PK-R1-Contact-Silencio/dp/B07H25DYM3/
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition $39.10

https://www.newegg.com/team-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820331354
Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 CL16 $82.99

Total: $417

https://overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/intel_core_i5_11400f_and_asus_b560_plus_prime_review/1
Intel Core i5 11400F and ASUS B560 Plus Prime Review

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-core-i5-11400-review
Intel Core i5-11400 Review

https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/intel_core_i5_11400f_processor_review,1.html
Intel Core i5-11400F Review

https://www.techspot.com/review/2232-intel-core-i5-11400f/
Intel Core i5-11400F Review


https://www.profesionalreview.com/2021/04/26/intel-core-i5-11400f-review/
Intel Core i5-11400F Review



 
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Clutch84

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What's your budget and what country are you located?

Here's an example of what you could do in US dollars. Give it two weeks for that cpu to be back in stock including sites such as Amazon.

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119384
ASUS PRIME B560-PLUS $119.99

https://www.adorama.com/inbx8781140f.html
Intel Core i5-11400F $174.99

https://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-212S-20PK-R1-Contact-Silencio/dp/B07H25DYM3/
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition $39.10

https://www.newegg.com/team-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820331354
Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 CL16 $82.99

Total: $417

https://overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/intel_core_i5_11400f_and_asus_b560_plus_prime_review/1
Intel Core i5 11400F and ASUS B560 Plus Prime Review

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-core-i5-11400-review
Intel Core i5-11400 Review

https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/intel_core_i5_11400f_processor_review,1.html
Intel Core i5-11400F Review

https://www.techspot.com/review/2232-intel-core-i5-11400f/
Intel Core i5-11400F Review

https://www.profesionalreview.com/2021/04/26/intel-core-i5-11400f-review/
Intel Core i5-11400F Review



I'm in USA, and my budget would be around $1600-$2000
 
I'm in USA, and my budget would be around $1600-$2000
Turn off the power limits in the bios and you're off to the races.

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119383
ASUS TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS WIFI $149.99

https://www.adorama.com/inbx8781140f.html
Intel Core i5-11400F $174.99

Scythe Mugen 5 Rev.B CPU Air Cooler $49.99

https://www.newegg.com/ballistix-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820164173
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3600MHz Desktop Gaming Memory Kit 16GB (8GBx2) CL16 $93.99

Pixio PX277 Prime 27 inch 165Hz IPS HDR WQHD 2560 x 1440 Wide Screen Display 1440p 165Hz 144Hz Flat FreeSync Esports, 27 inch Gaming Monitor $329.99


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzajVRlUuyA


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvm5BakaWqs
 
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You may not need to change anything. I’m running a 3700x and 3080 for 1440p gaming and am happy with it. A 2600x and 3070 should do well. Would a 5600x or 5800x give higher FPS, probably but is it enough to worry about?

Not sure why people are suggesting you switch to Intel 10400F requiring a new motherboard when you can drop in a 5600x or 5800x into your current motherboard with a BIOS update and they both outperform the 10400F. There is not point upgrading your RAM from 3000mhz to 3200mhz either.
 

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