[SOLVED] Upgrading my i5-9600k ?

Vlad.-.

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I want to upgrade my CPU, i am trying to decide between an i5-12600k and the Ryzen 7 5700X 'cos I'm getting mixed info on which is better for gaming. I am currently gaming on 1080p at 240hz.

Current PC build:
AMD RX 5700xt XFX
32 GB 3600MHZ XPG RAM
Corsair H100i Pro Xt water cooler
i5-9600k @4.9GHZ
MSI Z390 Pro

Any other CPU recommendations will also be appreciated thanks!
 

geofelt

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Here is a review of the i5-12600K:
https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/core_i5_12600k_processor_review,21.html
generally, it does better than ryzen 5000.

I would pay a small premium for the non F version.
If you should ever have a graphics issue, the integrated graphics is a lifesaver.

If you want to overclock, you will need a Z690 based motherboard.
B660 is otherwise similar.
As a practical matter, gamers will rely on the turbo mechanism that can boos a couple of cores past what an all core overclock can do.

Your ram is perfect; DDR4 works as well as DDR5 and is cheaper.
Ryzen is particular about ram.
If you go ryzen, check compatibility with the proposed motherboard.
 

falcon291

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Are you aware that for these upgrades you will need to change the mainboard?

Then the cheapest solution will be buying a 9700K or 9900K. And for 12600K, changing the RAM is also recommended (not mandatory).

Buy a 9700K, and if it is cheaper even 9900 or 9900K you will not regret.
 

Vlad.-.

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Are you aware that for these upgrades you will need to change the mainboard?

Then the cheapest solution will be buying a 9700K or 9900K. And for 12600K, changing the RAM is also recommended (not mandatory).

Buy a 9700K, and if it is cheaper even 9900 or 9900K you will not regret.
unfortunately it will cost me around the same price even if i go buy the 9900k because no one stocks them and those who do want insane prices for them.
 

mahmoudkito

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I want to upgrade my CPU, i am trying to decide between an i5-12600k and the Ryzen 7 5700X 'cos I'm getting mixed info on which is better for gaming. I am currently gaming on 1080p at 240hz.

Current PC build:
AMD RX 5700xt XFX
32 GB 3600MHZ XPG RAM
Corsair H100i Pro Xt water cooler
i5-9600k @4.9GHZ
MSI Z390 Pro

Any other CPU recommendations will also be appreciated thanks!
i recently got the 12600k its very good you won't need more than that for gaming and i recommend you choose a MB with at least 16 power phases so you can run the cpu efficiently
 

geofelt

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Here is a review of the i5-12600K:
https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/core_i5_12600k_processor_review,21.html
generally, it does better than ryzen 5000.

I would pay a small premium for the non F version.
If you should ever have a graphics issue, the integrated graphics is a lifesaver.

If you want to overclock, you will need a Z690 based motherboard.
B660 is otherwise similar.
As a practical matter, gamers will rely on the turbo mechanism that can boos a couple of cores past what an all core overclock can do.

Your ram is perfect; DDR4 works as well as DDR5 and is cheaper.
Ryzen is particular about ram.
If you go ryzen, check compatibility with the proposed motherboard.
 

logainofhades

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A 12600k is a good chip, but I am going to be honest with you, overclocking is a waste of time, these days. I would go with an i7 12700, and a good B660 board. Long term, those extra cores will benefit you more, than what little clock speed bump, that you can get from an overclock.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700 2.1 GHz 12-Core Processor ($342.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B660 GAMING X AX DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $512.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-08-01 11:52 EDT-0400
 

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