Question Upgrading CPU & GPU, but don't know if I should change anything else

Jan 8, 2022
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Hello, I beg you to go easy on me.

I am planning to upgrade my CPU & GPU to the following:

Ryzen 5 3600
GTX 1660 Ti


I don't know if I should change my other components (like the Motherboard or anything) to something else in order to handle the CPU & GPU. (List of current specs given further below)

If I SHOULD, after all, change some other components in order to flawlessly run the new CPU & GPU, then please let me know what I should get. I'm a bit more on a budget on everything else, since the CPU and GPU are the main focus.


My specs:

Gigabyte motherboard, model P67-DS3-B3
12 GB RAM
NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti
Intel Core I5-2500K

(Can give more system information)
 

Zerk2012

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Hello, I beg you to go easy on me.

I am planning to upgrade my CPU & GPU to the following:

Ryzen 5 3600
GTX 1660 Ti


I don't know if I should change my other components (like the Motherboard or anything) to something else in order to handle the CPU & GPU. (List of current specs given further below)

If I SHOULD, after all, change some other components in order to flawlessly run the new CPU & GPU, then please let me know what I should get. I'm a bit more on a budget on everything else, since the CPU and GPU are the main focus.


My specs:

Gigabyte motherboard, model P67-DS3-B3
12 GB RAM
NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti
Intel Core I5-2500K

(Can give more system information)
Upgrading the processor will require also a new motherboard and memory.
 
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Reviews of those cpu's with benchmarks.

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/intel-core-i5-11400f-processor-review,1.html

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/core-i5-12400-processor-review,1.html

 
Jan 8, 2022
6
2
15
Corsair Vengeance LPX Black 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz CL16 339,99 RON

ASUS PRIME B560M-A 548,03 RON

+

Intel Core i5 10400F 719,99 RON

or ...

GIGABYTE B560M AORUS PRO 664,21 RON

+

https://www.pcgarage.ro/procesoare/intel/rocket-lake-core-i5-11400f-26ghz-box/
Intel Core i5 11400F 799,99 RON

or ...

MSI MAG B660M MORTAR DDR4 1.099,99 RON

+

Intel Core i5 12400F 999,99 RON

Reviews of those cpu's with benchmarks.

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/intel-core-i5-11400f-processor-review,1.html

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/core-i5-12400-processor-review,1.html


Thank you very much, I'll also do more research
 
Jan 8, 2022
6
2
15
Corsair Vengeance LPX Black 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz CL16 339,99 RON

ASUS PRIME B560M-A 548,03 RON

+

Intel Core i5 10400F 719,99 RON

or ...

GIGABYTE B560M AORUS PRO 664,21 RON

+

https://www.pcgarage.ro/procesoare/intel/rocket-lake-core-i5-11400f-26ghz-box/
Intel Core i5 11400F 799,99 RON

or ...

MSI MAG B660M MORTAR DDR4 1.099,99 RON

+

Intel Core i5 12400F 999,99 RON

Reviews of those cpu's with benchmarks.

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/intel-core-i5-11400f-processor-review,1.html

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/core-i5-12400-processor-review,1.html


Thank you very much, I'll also do more research
 
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