Question Upgrade Advice

slipknot7801

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Approximate Purchase Date: Hopefully over the next few weeks (want to get parts till I can find a reasonably priced processor)

Budget Range: It is still open but do not want to go to crazy i.e. $500 motherboard is over budget

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No not till next GPU upgrade



Parts to Upgrade: M.2 (addition), Motherboard (AM4), RAM 16gbs, and CPU (5600x when i can find one)
Do you need to buy OS: No
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Not picky as long as they are not shady

Location: Northwest Ohio

Parts Preferences: AMD 5600x cpu

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: Currently 1080p, will be upgraded next couple years when I upgrade GPU again

Additional Comments: Currently working with a 1070 TI GPU. Wifi is not needed.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: It has been 4ish years since i have last upgraded my cpu(sky lake i5) and have upgraded my gpu since
 

hftvhftv

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Your best bet right now is buying a whole new pre-built system. It's super unfortunate as a lot of people really want to get into building a custom PC themselves, but parts prices make it impossible to recommend anything custom right now. All I can say is look for something with a 30 series GPU or a 6000 series AMD GPU, and sell your old parts.
 
I'd do this: wait until next month when Intel releases the new Rocket Lake (11th gen. cpu's) so you get native support for 3200MHz RAM, PCIe 4, and improved IPC.

https://www.newegg.com/black-lian-li-lancool-atx-mid-tower/p/2AM-000Z-00063
LIAN LI LANCOOL II MESH PEROFRMANCE BLACK Tempered Glass ATX Case $99.99

or ...

https://www.newegg.com/black-phanteks-eclipse-p400a-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811854085
Phanteks Eclipse P400A PH-EC400ATG_BK01 Black Steel / Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower $69.99

https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-core-series-core-gm-650-650w/p/N82E16817151244
Seasonic CORE GM-650, 650W 80+ Gold, Semi-Modular, Fan Control in Silent and Cooling Mode $94.99

Go with a B560 board in the $150 range ... I'll use this one for an example but more of these B560 boards from all board manufactures are showing up on websites every few days now.

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B560-TORPEDO
MSI MAG B560 TORPEDO

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-rocket-lake-release-date-specifications-performance-all-we-know
Intel Rocket Lake i5 11400F ($160 - $170 if I had to guess)

https://www.newegg.com/cooler-master-hyper-212-black-edition-rr-212s-20pk-r1/p/N82E16835103278
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Air Cooler $39.99

16 GB of RAM is plenty for a gaming build. Corsair, Crucial or G.Skill 3200MHz CL16 ftw.

https://www.newegg.com/ballistix-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820164176
Crucial Ballistix 3200 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Kit 16GB (8GBx2) $76.99

https://www.newegg.com/mushkin-enhanced-pilot-e-2tb/p/N82E16820226902
Mushkin Enhanced Pilot-E M.2 2280 2TB PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.3 3D TLC Internal SSD Max Sequential Read Up to 3500 MBps | Max Sequential Write Up to 3100 MBps $208.99

Total: $735 (doesn't include case & gpu)

Hold on to your current gpu and register on Bestbuy, EVGA site, etc .. so you can get notified the next time they get a batch of cards in stock such as the RTX 3060 Ti or the RTX 3070.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060-ti-8gb-gddr6-pci-express-4-0-graphics-card-steel-and-black/6439402.p?skuId=6439402
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Graphics Card $399.99

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3070-8gb-gddr6-pci-express-4-0-graphics-card-dark-platinum-and-black/6429442.p?skuId=6429442
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Graphics Card $499.99

Here's a review of the current Comet Lake i5 10400F ($155 on newegg atm). Look for the Rocket Lake version of that chip (i5 11400F) to run circles around it due to native support of 3200Mhz RAM and improved IPC.

 

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