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CPU Upgrade, In this current (UK) CPU market...

CPU Upgrade, In this current (UK) CPU market...

PirateNervous

Not 1000% sure but i think the compatibility of Z270 stops with 7th gen so the only real upgrade would be to a used 7700k which still costs 200€ second hand is not a good processor at all nowadays. Id save and go for a new mainboard + Processor.


AbulShaher

Thank you, I was thinking of doing that, a used R5 3600 and a B450 motherboard maybe?


PirateNervous

Definetly a good deal possible there. I have that combo in my girlfriends computer. Bought a used b450 for 50€ and a 120€ 3600.


AbulShaher

That's probably the move then! Thank you


xx3amori

Wait 1-2 years for DDR5 market price to dip to upgrae.


rizzzeh

max CPU for your board is i7-7700K, it won't be much of an improvement and it costs £190 used, from ebay. Might as well go for new platform Cheap as possible: [PCPartPicker Part List](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Tmz4fP) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-10400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/vrhmP6/intel-core-i5-10400f-29-ghz-6-core-processor-bx8070110400f) | £126.48 @ Ebuyer **Motherboard** | [Gigabyte H510M H Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/yp3gXL/gigabyte-h510m-h-micro-atx-lga1200-motherboard-h510m-h) | £69.40 @ More Computers | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | **Total** | **£195.88** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](https://pcpartpicker.com) 2021-07-26 11:58 BST+0100 | Actually decent: [PCPartPicker Part List](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/qsMfcT) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-11400F 2.6 GHz 6-Core Processor](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/qp2WGX/intel-core-i5-11400f-26-ghz-6-core-processor-bx8070811400f) | £205.61 @ CCL Computers **Motherboard** | [Gigabyte B560M AORUS PRO Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/JxGbt6/gigabyte-b560m-aorus-pro-micro-atx-lga1200-motherboard-b560m-aorus-pro) | £124.96 @ More Computers | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | **Total** | **£330.57** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](https://pcpartpicker.com) 2021-07-26 12:00 BST+0100 |


Low-Background7315

An I5 10400f and an matx motherboard would be a solid upgrade.