[SOLVED] Upgrading to modern CPU (On Budget)

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Hello kindly,

I would love to have your advice about which CPU is best suited for my Budget & Need; as I would like to upgrade my Build to an up to date Budget build capable of running current and upcoming games at (only) 60FPS at 1080P.

Edited: My budget is 500 in total & I don't mind a 2nd hand CPU, I also have no preference for Intel or AMD, but I'd like of the MB to Support DDR5 and the CPU to permit 32GB of Ram.

The idea is to only change (MB, CPU & Rams) I will use a new PSU and CPU Fan that I just bought this week (below) and I will currently keep the case and my 4 HDD (1 SSD is on way)


PSU : Cooler Master MWE 650 watt 80 plus bronze
CPU FAN : Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB

My current build is capable of running most of games at 60fps with mid configuration and that is fine by me but It is dying and problems keeps popping up as it is 7 years old :/

My current Configuration from 2016 is:
MB: MSI H81M-P33
CPU: Intel I7 4770
GPU: Gigabyte R9 380x Windforce 4GB
RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600 Mhz
Storage: 4GB HDD
PSU: 500W (Got fried this week)

Looking forward to your advice, thank you


Long Story if you sir would kindly wanna read
The issue I have is that the PSU fried last week with a big boom, the same day I rushed and bought a new PSU (Cooler Master MWE 650 watt 80 plus bronze), PC booted, I was so happy, run a Intel CPU stress test (like I do every-time I reapply thermal paste) the temperature went up to 90c easy even after re-applying the thermal Paste, my CPU Fan was dying too, as I do love my PC and I had been planning to gradually upgrade, I shut it off and I ordered a new CPU FAN (Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB), I mounted it, all good, except that I forgot to remove the plastic on the Sink, the PC didn't boot after many trials, I thought it was the GPU or something else (as it's all dying), I accidentally found out that the RAMS were SO HOT, removed them, discovered the plastic on the Sink, removed it, reapplied thermal paste, removed CMOS, used internal GPU but PC still dead; HDD running (as u hear a sound) Fans all turning, but rams still get hot and I suppose they are fried too.
 
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Why_Me

Glorious
Morocco ^^, that's why I used Euro (it tends to be our 1st international currency)
https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90853348
MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 €127,39 excl. VAT plus shipping costs

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/PRO-B660M-A-DDR4

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90853511
Intel Core i5-12400F €157,40 excl. VAT plus shipping costs

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90792654
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200 16GB (2x8GB) CL16 €57,06 excl. VAT plus shipping costs

 
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Why_Me

Glorious
A $300 budget won't get you a DDR5 build.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08XXSJ6YN
ASRock B560M Steel Legend $109.99

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086MHSTWN
Intel Core i5-10400F $137.36

https://www.amazon.com/TEAMGROUP-T-Force-Vulcan-3200MHz-Desktop/dp/B07T637L7T/
TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan Z DDR4 3200MHz 16GB Kit (2x8GB) CL16 $62.99

Total: $309

https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/B560M Steel Legend/index.asp

 
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Thank you for advice, thismay sound cheesy but it's heartworming to have been replied this soon.

Btw, my budget is 300 for the cpu only, for the whole build I am willing to spend 500euros
 
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Why_Me

Glorious
Morocco ^^, that's why I used Euro (it tends to be our 1st international currency)
https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90853348
MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 €127,39 excl. VAT plus shipping costs

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/PRO-B660M-A-DDR4

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90853511
Intel Core i5-12400F €157,40 excl. VAT plus shipping costs

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90792654
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200 16GB (2x8GB) CL16 €57,06 excl. VAT plus shipping costs

 
Reactions: mooripo
Mar 2, 2022
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https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90853348
MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 €127,39 excl. VAT plus shipping costs

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/PRO-B660M-A-DDR4

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90853511
Intel Core i5-12400F €157,40 excl. VAT plus shipping costs

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90792654
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200 16GB (2x8GB) CL16 €57,06 excl. VAT plus shipping costs

Thank you so much for the swift & customized suggestions :D

I loved how that website offers much more cheaper Shipping to Morocco than Amazon, Thank you kindly again.
 
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