Upgrading CPU for an 2070 Super

Julian043

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Hi,

A friend wants to upgrade his cpu, because it is bottlenecking.

We were thinking of an i7-9700f this will drop the bottleneck to 0.4%. He is currently using an i5-7400.

Would this be a wise idea? We don't want to spend more then the i7-9700f that is selling for 238 euro's (netherlands)

Games he wants to play smoothly (1080p @high or Ultra settings);
WoW
CoD Warzone
Battlefield (V, 1, 6(when it is released)
Far Cry

His current pc config: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Julian00043/saved/#view=qyWL23

thanks in advance.
 

Julian043

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Best you can do in that board is a 7700k.
ah yes, you are right!

We decided to go with an mobo upgrade: MSI Z390-A pro atx. This way we ''could" use an i7-9700f and we can make full use of his ram that can run up to 3200mhz.

Would the i7-9700f still be the best buy for the buck?

Thanks!
(please note that we don't want to spend more money than this)
 

Julian043

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Julian043

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PP Mguire

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Why no to the 3600?
It would be fine for the games he wants to play but there's no point in spending the same kind of money for something slower. I would say the 5600x is the best option but it's simply way too expensive. The 10600k, 11600k, or even the 11400 i5s would all be a better option for similar money to the 3600x. The 10600k is even on sale for $214 right now, and can be paired with one of these.
https://www.amazon.com/ASROCK-B460-...1621183468&sprefix=asrock+b560,aps,188&sr=8-5
I went for a clooser look but his RAM looks like it is not supported by the motherboard

His RAM: CMK16GX4M2B3200C16
Supported RAM list: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B550-A-PRO#support-mem-19
Doesn't need to be on that list to run. Another thing about AMD is there is performance left on the table unless the RAM speed is at 3600MHz.
 
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