Question Upgrading from a Pentium G4560... (Intel or AMD?)

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Hello Everyone,

I am looking to upgrade most of my system, obviously. I will be keeping the GPU and PSU. (Hopefully RAM too). What do you think I should upgrade to? Stick to Intel or switch over to AMD? Does the RAM need to be upgraded?


Here are my current system specs.
CPU: Intel Pentium G4560
Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo tower
GPU: Founders Edition RTX 3070ti
Ram: 8 GB DDR4
Motherboard: MSI B250M Gaming Pro
PSU: Corsair 750 Watt
Storage: 2 SATA SSD's, 1 M.2 SSD

PC Uses:
AutoCAD (Light load, nothing crazy)
Revit (Same as above)
Gaming - World of Tanks, Halo Infinite, Various Battlefield games, Tomb Raider, etc
Heavy Chrome usage, I love tabs....

Budget:
~$700
I can do more, but I would like to keep it reasonable.

Let me know what y'all think! I appreciate any help.
 
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logainofhades

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With Alder lake coming, you may want to wait, otherwise, AMD is the way to go, right now. 8gb ram is a bit low, for gaming, these days. 16gb minimum, with 32gb being more of longevity choice.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($309.00 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Vetroo V5 52 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550M AORUS PRO-P Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($129.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($169.99 @ B&H)
Total: $638.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-26 13:19 EDT-0400
 
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With Alder lake coming, you may want to wait, otherwise, AMD is the way to go, right now. 8gb ram is a bit low, for gaming, these days. 16gb minimum, with 32gb being more of longevity choice.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($309.00 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Vetroo V5 52 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550M AORUS PRO-P Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($129.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($169.99 @ B&H)
Total: $638.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-26 13:19 EDT-0400
Would you personally recommend waiting for Alder lake? I also have heard that the AM4 socket is at its end of life with the next batch of AMD processors.

It seems that every time I want to upgrade, something new is always coming LOL
 
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kanewolf

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Hello Everyone,

I am looking to upgrade most of my system, obviously. I will be keeping the GPU and PSU. (Hopefully RAM too). What do you think I should upgrade to? Stick to Intel or switch over to AMD? Does the RAM need to be upgraded?


Here are my current system specs.
CPU: Intel Pentium G4560
Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo tower
GPU: Founders Edition RTX 3070ti
Ram: 8 GB DDR4
Motherboard: MSI B250M Gaming Pro
PSU: Corsair 750 Watt
Storage: 2 SATA SSD's, 1 M.2 SSD

PC Uses:
AutoCAD (Light load, nothing crazy)
Revit (Same as above)
Gaming - World of Tanks, Halo Infinite, Various Battlefield games, Tomb Raider, etc
Heavy Chrome usage, I love tabs....

Budget:
~$700
I can do more, but I would like to keep it reasonable.

Let me know what y'all think! I appreciate any help.
You already have a reasonably new motherboard that supports 6xxx and 7xxx Intel CPUs. I would think an i7 7xxx (non-K) would be the way to go
An I5-7500 is around $150. Get a matched set of 2x8GB DIMMs and high quality cooling (for quiet). Then use your budget for a better (or multiple) monitors.
 
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kanewolf

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An i5 7500, with their GPU, still would be quite the mismatch. Even an i7 7700 would only be about the same performance as an R3 3300x. A 3070ti really should be paired with at least a 6c/12t Zen3 or 10th/11th gen i5.
But they already have the GPU. Being a mismatch is OK. I didn't see anything in the original post that said they had to have max FPS. For the items listed as uses, I would look at the entire system. That means having budget available for more than just core components.

A CPU only upgrade removes the need for a clean OS install with a motherboard change.
 

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You already have a reasonably new motherboard that supports 6xxx and 7xxx Intel CPUs. I would think an i7 7xxx (non-K) would be the way to go
An I5-7500 is around $150. Get a matched set of 2x8GB DIMMs and high quality cooling (for quiet). Then use your budget for a better (or multiple) monitors.
I like the idea, but I am rocking a dual 4k monitor setup at the moment. I am leaning towards AMD at this point due to the cores. I want this build to be solid for at least 5 years.
 

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I am currently going between these two CPUs

Ryzen 5 5600x
OR
Ryzen 7 3700x

Honestly not that interested in the new Intel CPUs anymore with the DDR5.

If you have any other AMD suggestions, please let me know.
 

logainofhades

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The 5600x is going to be faster, in gaming, than a 3700x. The 5800x is the next best chip, with regards to multithreading, and might be a good idea with you keeping this 5 years. 5900x and 5950x are quite a bit more expensive.
 

hang-the-9

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I like the idea, but I am rocking a dual 4k monitor setup at the moment. I am leaning towards AMD at this point due to the cores. I want this build to be solid for at least 5 years.
Almost all gaming performance for resolution would come from the video card. I don't think a newer gen CPU will help your video card play at 4k resolution any better than a 7th gen i5 or i7.
 
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144396
MSI MAG B560M BAZOOKA $139.99

or ...

https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-b560m-aorus-pro/p/N82E16813145332
GIGABYTE AORUS B560M $139.99

https://www.calhountech.com/products/intel-cm8070804497016-intel-i5-11400f-4-4ghz-w-o-graphics.html
Intel Core i5-11400F $207.90

https://www.amazon.com/Gelid-Solutions-Black-CPU-Cooler/dp/B00BF3LF2I
Gelid Solutions Phantom Black CPU Cooler $39.99

https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Ballistix-Desktop-Gaming-BL2K8G32C16U4B/dp/B083TSLDF2
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200MHz 32GB (16GBx2) CL16 $139.99

Total: $528

Alternative cpu.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/124826721651
Intel Core i7-11700 $329.99

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B560M-BAZOOKA

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B560M-AORUS-ELITE-rev-10#kf

Reviews of that cpu with benchmarks.

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

 
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