[SOLVED] Upgrade Advice

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Hiya

I'm Looking to upgrade my pc as I brought all the parts about 5 years ago.
I mostly play games like Ark: survival evolved, rust, apex and Farming sim 19 and I would love to play most of my games on decent settings.

My current specs are:
MSI H110 PC MATE Socket 1151 ATX Motherboard
Intel 7500 Core i5 6M chache 3.8Ghz
2x8GB HyperX RAM @ 2400Mhz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
1x 1TB Hard Drive
1x 250GB Samsung SSD

For cooling I have a Kraken X31, 3x 140mm fans and 1x 120mm fan.

I was looking at buying a intel core-i7 6700k 4GHz, 4 cores and 8 threads but after doing some research I am not sure what to upgrade anymore.

Any help would be appreciated,
Thank you very much.

Lemon
 
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Hiya

I'm Looking to upgrade my pc as I brought all the parts about 5 years ago.
I mostly play games like Ark: survival evolved, rust, apex and Farming sim 19 and I would love to play most of my games on decent settings.

My current specs are:
MSI H110 PC MATE Socket 1151 ATX Motherboard
Intel 7500 Core i5 6M chache 3.8Ghz
2x8GB HyperX RAM @ 2400Mhz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
1x 1TB Hard Drive
1x 250GB Samsung SSD

For cooling I have a Kraken X31, 3x 140mm fans and 1x 120mm fan.

I was looking at buying a intel core-i7 6700k 4GHz, 4 cores and 8 threads but after doing some research I am not sure what to upgrade anymore.

Any help would be appreciated,
Thank you very much.

Lemon
The highest you can go with that mobo is a 7700k.
When you look at the price/perf your better off going to a current gen cpu.
Which means cpu/mobo/ram.
 
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Hiya

I'm Looking to upgrade my pc as I brought all the parts about 5 years ago.
I mostly play games like Ark: survival evolved, rust, apex and Farming sim 19 and I would love to play most of my games on decent settings.

My current specs are:
MSI H110 PC MATE Socket 1151 ATX Motherboard
Intel 7500 Core i5 6M chache 3.8Ghz
2x8GB HyperX RAM @ 2400Mhz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
1x 1TB Hard Drive
1x 250GB Samsung SSD

For cooling I have a Kraken X31, 3x 140mm fans and 1x 120mm fan.

I was looking at buying a intel core-i7 6700k 4GHz, 4 cores and 8 threads but after doing some research I am not sure what to upgrade anymore.

Any help would be appreciated,
Thank you very much.

Lemon
I was looking at this as a budget upgrade for a friend who doesn't have a lot to spend. One generation behind current is a fair bit cheaper:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor (£124.81 @ Currys PC World Business)
Motherboard: MSI B460M-A PRO Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard (£68.47 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£74.65 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £267.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-08-30 03:50 BST+0100
 
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Ahh right what do you think of this suggestion?
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor (£124.81 @ Currys PC World Business)
Motherboard: MSI B460M-A PRO Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard (£68.47 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£74.65 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £267.93
That board is limited to 2933Mhz RAM. Switch it out with a B560 board so that you can run 3200Mhz RAM.

Something like this ...

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-mag-b560m-bazooka-intel-b560-s-1200-ddr4-pcie-40-sata3-2x-m2-crossfire-25gbe-usb-32-gen2x2-m-atx
 

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Hi Why_Me,
Yeah the mobo is limited to 2933MHz but you need to consider that intel processors doesn't benefit much with higher ram speeds. Many tech youtubers like linus and jayz did prove it. With intel processors you don't need higher speed memory modules. B-460 is still a good performer. So no need to worry about ram speeds
This is false. An i5 10400/f, in a B460 board will be limited to 2666, and will suffer from a performance hit. An R3 3300x, with 3200mhz ram, on a cheap B450/550, is faster, in gaming, than a 10400/f forced to run at 2666. GN did 2 videos, regarding the 10400. The initial review, showing ram speed performance differences, and a second tuning a high dollar kit, to run super tight timings, at 2666, and the results were still not very good. Speeds past 3200 don't give much uplift, but 2666 will hold it back.

The MSI B460M-A PRO is a terrible board, VRM wise, and lacks a heatsink for them as well.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor (£124.81 @ Currys PC World Business)
Motherboard: ASRock B560 Pro4 ATX LGA1200 Motherboard (£99.98 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£62.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £287.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-08-30 16:55 BST+0100
 
Hi Why_Me,
Yeah the mobo is limited to 2933MHz but you need to consider that intel processors doesn't benefit much with higher ram speeds. Many tech youtubers like linus and jayz did prove it. With intel processors you don't need higher speed memory modules. B-460 is still a good performer. So no need to worry about ram speeds
That cpu w/3200Mhz RAM vs 2666Mhz RAM.

 
That cpu w/3200Mhz RAM vs 2666Mhz RAM.

Unless I'm missing something the performance difference looks like 4%?
 

logainofhades

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That 3200Mhz kit was actually cheaper than a 2666Mhz kit when I was looking for my friend. He is the sort of person who would rather save £20 on the motherboard if it is possible to do so.
You cannot really cut corners, especially on Intel boards, if you want to get the most out of the CPU. Boards with poor VRM's will not boost the cpu to its max potential, and in some cases, thermal throttle, costing you even more performance.
 

logainofhades

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B460, especially a poorly designed one, is not enough to get the most out of a 10400. It will give you worse performance, than a 7700k, with 3200mhz ram, on Z270, which is roughly the performance of an R3 3300x. B460, with an i5, is 2666 max. That's why I chose a decent enough B560, that will run at 3200, with the 10400f, and you can disable the power limits, in the bios, to get the most out of said CPU.


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csFwlKgZCzM
 
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B460, especially a poorly designed one, is not enough to get the most out of a 10400. It will give you worse performance, than a 7700k, with 3200mhz ram, on Z270, which is roughly the performance of an R3 3300x. That's why I chose a decent enough B560, that will run at 3200, with the 10400f, and you can disable the power limits, in the bios, to get the most out of said CPU.
Do you think it is worth the extra money for the B560? I guess I could try to convince him to dig a little deeper in his pockets :p
 
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