[SOLVED] What is the best DDR3 CPU?

kierank15

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So i decided i want to get back into PC gaming however because my PC is old it is still DDR3 ans games like rust and popular battle royales are unplayable. I was just wondering what the best compatible CPU would be to run the more modern games
 
Ryzen 5 2600 + B450 mobo + 2x4GB DDR4
i5-8400 + B360 mobo + 2x4GB DDR4

The most difficult thing about using the i7-4790K is finding a good Z-series motherboard to take advantage of overclocking.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($165.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($76.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($60.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $303.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-26 18:07 EST-0500
 

kierank15

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The thing is though Its whether or not it would be cheaper to buy just the i74690k which im guessing would be quite hard to find or get a new motherboard, ram and cpu that is up to date if it is cheaper, if so what would you recommend?
 
Ryzen 5 2600 + B450 mobo + 2x4GB DDR4
i5-8400 + B360 mobo + 2x4GB DDR4

The most difficult thing about using the i7-4790K is finding a good Z-series motherboard to take advantage of overclocking.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($165.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($76.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($60.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $303.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-26 18:07 EST-0500
 

kierank15

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sounds good however would this go well with my gtx 1050ti and not bottleneck?
 

kierank15

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RAM: 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3
CPU: AMD A6-7400K
MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. F2A78M-HD2

nothing really that good other than the ram
 
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Intel Core i7-2600K CPU @ 5010.0MHz - 1009 XTU marks on HWBOT</a>
my air cooled i7 2600k@5.0 with 16gb ddr3 2220 refuses to bow to the 4790k.....
<a href='//hwbot.org/xtu/share/958354'>Intel Core i7-2600K CPU @ 5010.0MHz - 1009 XTU marks on HWBOT</a>
 
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I still love my 2600k runinng aeres gskills 2400mhz I can only get 2200mhz tho... and my gtx 1080 is stuck in pcie 2.0 but I wouldnt trade her for anything... anyone else know any other handicap I face still rocking Sandy Bridge? I'm sure theres allot more than ddr4 and pcie...
 

PCIe 2.0 shouldn't limit your GTX 1080 to any perceptible degree, assuming you have it an x16 slot...

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_1080_PCI_Express_Scaling/24.html

Current graphics cards simply don't require anywhere close to the full bandwidth of PCIe 3.0 x16, and only the RTX 2080 Ti is beginning to bump into the bandwidth limits of PCIe 2.0 x16 and 3.0 x8 in some games.
 

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