Question What CPU and motherboard should I upgrade to?

Oct 14, 2019
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My budget is 500. I want to upgrade from my i5 7400 and Msi b250. I would like to be able to run the newest games at 120 hz. I also have an AMD Rx 480 and plan on upgrading that later.
 

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If your ram is good enough, speed wise, this would work.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($327.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $497.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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If it isn't.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.79 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX GT 29.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3733 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $484.66
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-14 15:04 EDT-0400





If you have sufficient cooling, this would work, Intel wise. I wouldn't recommend anything lower, than an i7 8700k/9700k, for modern titles, Intel side. The i5's suffer from frametime variance issues, that the i7's, and Ryzen 3600/3700x, don't.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($363.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 UD ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($133.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $497.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-14 15:02 EDT-0400
 
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Oct 14, 2019
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If your ram is good enough, speed wise, this would work.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($327.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $497.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-14 14:59 EDT-0400




If it isn't.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.79 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX GT 29.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3733 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $484.66
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-14 15:04 EDT-0400





If you have sufficient cooling, this would work, Intel wise. I wouldn't recommend anything lower, than an i7 8700k/9700k, for modern titles, Intel side. The i5's suffer from frametime variance issues, that the i7's, and Ryzen 3600/3700x, don't.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($363.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 UD ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($133.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $497.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-14 15:02 EDT-0400
Will the build with the ryzen 7 3700x be able to pull 120fps on modern titles with the rx 480?
 

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