Question Upgrading 8 year old gaming pc

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Need a new cpu to for windows 11. Current cpu is a i5-4460. Plan to build new machine in a year or two money is tight so trying to squeeze every penny i can out of this one til then.
 

punkncat

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In order to do that upgrade you will need a new CPU, motherboard, and RAM. Given the age of the rig it would likely be best to consider all new.

There is nothing about W11 that is compelling enough to spend that much on in comparison to W10 IF your current build suits your needs otherwise. W11 is W10 with window dressing and bells and whistles. In some ways it is less desirable because of lesser user control over certain aspects, particularly privacy.
 
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Gam3r01

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In addition to the above, if you arent planning to upgrade for a year or two, ask this question again in a year or two when you have the money in hand.
Investing anything now likely wouldnt be a good investment.
 
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logainofhades

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Need a new cpu to for windows 11. Current cpu is a i5-4460. Plan to build new machine in a year or two money is tight so trying to squeeze every penny i can out of this one til then.
Why do you need windows 11? Win 10 still has over 2yrs worth of support left. As stated above, you would need a whole new platform, to support it.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-12100 3.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($129.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $309.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-08-03 16:27 EDT-0400


If your motherboard supports it, I would just upgrade to a 4th gen i7, or Xeon E3 1246v3, to help with multitasking, until you can get a whole new rig.
 
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