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Upgrade from i5 4690k

Gmellors1
  • 2 months ago

Hello, I currently have a 4690k running at 4ghz, I want to upgrade to an i7 today with a £300 budget. I will have to buy a new motherboard I’m presuming as well and my graphics card is a 2060 Super. Which i7 would benefit my system the best and show me the most improvement for my money! Thanks!!

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

~Ryzen~

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor £120.78 @ Aria PC
Motherboard MSI B450 Gaming Plus MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard £79.98 @ CCL Computers
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £65.87 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £266.63
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-15 20:20 GMT+0000

~Intel~

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor £126.97 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 UD ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £94.98 @ Amazon UK
Memory Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £58.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £280.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-15 20:38 GMT+0000
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You are going to be getting Ryzen suggestions from the vast majority of this forum. Intel's star has dimmed considerably since you built your PC, Ryzen has been a better buy for over three years and, with the Ryzen 3000 series, you have CPU's that actually beat Intel clock for clock across the board every benchmark including gaming. Overclocking is the only thing keeping the i7/i9 competitive.
Even though you asked specifically for an i7, since you have to update your system entirely, it is hard to recommend an i7. Think of it like this: An i7-8700K or 9700K will cost well over $300 even used. The humble Ryzen 5 3600 costs under $200 and it's 6 cores/12 threads consistently beat the i7 (both 6 and 8 core) in most benchmarking. Only reason why Ryzen 5 3600 sits slightly under Intel i7 in the pecking order is because of overclocking. Things change massively in favor of Ryzen when looking at the 3700X/3900X. I highly recommend considering AMD for your next build. It will be 5 - 10 years before Intel catch up given their next chipset is looking... very underwhelming...

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen 5 3500X, £88.79 From Aliexpress uk, £30 to £40 Cheaper than both the options above. MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX, £89.99 From Amazon prime, £10 more than the Gaming plus but has a much better heatsink over the VRM. Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 From cclonline, Again £10 more than the other 2 kits above, but its the sweetspot for ryzen 3000.

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