Question What intel processor do you advise me?

franktntx

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Hi, I had my pc running, but the motherboard z97 burned the mosfet and damaged the processor an intel i7 4790k, now I'm stuck with the following parts: ASUS Q87 M-E / CSM DDR3 1600 LGA 1150 Kingston HyperX FURY 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 1866MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM - Black (HX318C10FBK2 / 16) GTX 970 G1 EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G3, 80 Plus Gold 650W, Fully Modular, Eco Mode with My question is which processor do you advise me to put my pc back on track? or you can also help me get an economic i7 4790k. I'm sorry for my English, I speak Spanish, thanks.
 
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Ryzen 5 (3rd gen) 3600 $200 - You could alternatively go with a 2nd gen Ryzen and save a bit but the the 2nd gen is 12nm and the 3rd gen is 7nm (which is better than Intel has)

GIGABYTE B450 AORUS ELITE AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard $103

DDR4 16gb (2 8gb) ram hovers around $100-120

Edit:

Actually you can get DDR4 3200 for about $75

I didn't look for any deals so you can probably shave $50-100 off the total price if you search around.
 
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A 970 can get by with a used sandybridge i5-2400 found in many used pcs, or a ryzen 3-1200. A 6 core would be nice. Are you sure the cpu and mem is damaged?? If you have good ddr3 memory then a used quad core would be ok too.
 
I'd not buy old stuff just to reuse old RAM...

Make the jump to the R5-3600 and a B450 mainboard (make sure you have access to a first gen or 2nd gen Ryzen in case the BIOS is pre-3rd gen Ryzen)

16 GB of DDR4-3200 MHz and you are set...(THis will likely total at least $425 or so, but should be worth it, IMO....
 

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------The R5-3600 ONLY works with a 3600 after you install a Ryzen 2800 or older Ryzen in it and flash it to upgrade the bios first. However some stores, ect. will do this for you at a small cost or for free. For it to work out of the box the parts must be the same vintage or flashed to work with newer cpus.
 

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Im scared about the "WHY?" Maybe a new power supply is a good idea. It can happen that it was the power supply's fault. Also some board's pushed thier luck with wattage so maybe the cpu is ok. Memory is usually somewhat protected on most boards and on the other side of the cpu. I think finding out the "WHY?" needs to be done.
 

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