Question Upgrading Motherboard and CPU

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Hi guys just asking what the best Motherboard and CPU would be for me to upgrade to.

My current specs are:
Motherboard-Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite ATX LGA1151
CPU-Intel Core i5 9600KF 6 Core LGA 1151 up to 4.6GHz
GPU-Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 XT Aorus Master 16G
Ram-Corsair 16GB (2x8GB) CMK16GX4M2K3600C19 Vengeance LPX 3600MHz
PSU-1200w Powercase PSUPOW1200max

I was thinking of going AMD now and also staying with gigabyte but not sure on there boards these days.

My budget is around $800 and I'm in Australia
 
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I have a Coolmaster water cooling for CPU and a Be quiet Silent base 801.

I use it for gaming and I have just noticed since the upgrade to the 6800 that the graphics aren't as clean and nice as I would like. Mainly on Warzone and Black ops, plus for Mount and Blade 2 it is still a little chuggy.
 
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This board will allow you to run either of those cpu's with the power limits turned off in the bios. It's a round a bout way of OC those chips.

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/53653/gigabyte-b560m-aorus-pro-motherboard
Gigabyte B560M Aorus Pro $149

https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/cpu/intel-socket-1200/88386-bx8070811400f
Intel Core i5 11400F (6 cores/12 threads) $249

or ...

https://www.ccpu.com.au/show_cat.php?cat_id=cpuI11
Intel Core i7 11700F (8 cores/16 threads) $450

https://www.amazon.com.au/Crucial-Ballistix-Unbuffered-PC4-19200-BL2K8G32C16U4B/dp/B083TRRT16/
Crucial Ballistix 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200Mhz CL16 $134

Review of that cpu. Look for Core i5 11400F + Opt on the benchmarks.

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

A better look at that motherboard.

https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/B560M-AORUS-PRO-rev-10#kf
 
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Gaspar Cosme

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Hi guys just asking what the best Motherboard and CPU would be for me to upgrade to.

My current specs are:
Motherboard-Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite ATX LGA1151
CPU-Intel Core i5 9600KF 6 Core LGA 1151 up to 4.6GHz
GPU-Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 XT Aorus Master 16G
Ram-Corsair 16GB (2x8GB) CMK16GX4M2K3600C19 Vengeance LPX 3600MHz
PSU-1200w Powercase PSUPOW1200max

I was thinking of going AMD now and also staying with gigabyte but not sure on there boards these days.

My budget is around $800 and I'm in Australia
Bro, that's a good pc, but if you want to upgrade something, just upgrade the processor. For gaming you don't need to upgrade everything. A 9700k is perfectly fine for gaming and it would last for a few more years.
 
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Bro, that's a good pc, but if you want to upgrade something, just upgrade the processor. For gaming you don't need to upgrade everything. A 9700k is perfectly fine for gaming and it would last for a few more years.
Not upgrading everything just the CPU and Motherboard. CPU is 1151 which they are fazing out, can't really get any that socket any more here in Australia.
 
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This board will allow you to run either of those cpu's with the power limits turned off in the bios. It's a round a bout way of OC those chips.

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/53653/gigabyte-b560m-aorus-pro-motherboard
Gigabyte B560M Aorus Pro $149

https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/cpu/intel-socket-1200/88386-bx8070811400f
Intel Core i5 11400F (6 cores/12 threads) $249

or ...

https://www.ccpu.com.au/show_cat.php?cat_id=cpuI11
Intel Core i7 11700F (8 cores/16 threads) $450

https://www.amazon.com.au/Crucial-Ballistix-Unbuffered-PC4-19200-BL2K8G32C16U4B/dp/B083TRRT16/
Crucial Ballistix 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200Mhz CL16 $134

Review of that cpu. Look for Core i5 11400F + Opt on the benchmarks.

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

A better look at that motherboard.

https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/B560M-AORUS-PRO-rev-10#kf
Thanks man will look into those options.

Would you recommend any AMD stuff or is intell better now?
 

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