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    Toms Hardware suggest a 10600K currently https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...cpus,3986.html
    There's a small gamble IMHO with 6 core / 12 thread CPUs, they are awesome right now and should be for a couple years I just don't know if 8 cores will be a better choice in the long run. I never keep my machines long enough to worry normally.

    I think if you plan to keep it as long as possible without upgrading again then it's possibly worth spending a bit more now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Driftwood View Post
    Now you have opened a new can of worms.
    I don't think my GPU or monitor are best suited for AMD.
    I don't follow you?

    Your CPU doesn't dictate which GPU you use - pairing an AMD CPU with a nVidia GPU is pretty much common place now... because AMD is the "better" CPU (price and performance) and nVidia GPU's are better than AMD's current offerings.

    G-sync compatible GPU's will work on a number of FreeSync/FreeSync compatible monitors - though this may not be true for some earlier models.

    Which monitor are you using? What exactly are you concerned about?

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    My current system is:
    CPU Intel i7-6700k
    Mobo Asus Z170 Pro Gaming
    Ram 16gb Corsair Vengeance DDR4-2400
    GPU Asus ROG STRIX RTX2080 Super
    Monitor Asus ROG PG278QR G-Sync

    I'm certainly no expert but if I were to change to an AMD motherboard, I would prefer AMD GPU & a Free-Sync monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driftwood View Post
    My current system is:
    CPU Intel i7-6700k
    Mobo Asus Z170 Pro Gaming
    Ram 16gb Corsair Vengeance DDR4-2400
    GPU Asus ROG STRIX RTX2080 Super
    Monitor Asus ROG PG278QR G-Sync

    I'm certainly no expert but if I were to change to an AMD motherboard, I would prefer AMD GPU & a Free-Sync monitor.
    There are no issues with moving to AMD with your current setup - you can move to an AMD platform and still get the "benefits" of your G-sync monitor and GPU.

    To be honest a lot of people would love to be in your position given you're sporting a 2080 Super... next to the 2080Ti that is the best card available.

    As I mentioned before, if I were you I'd go with a Ryzen 7 3700X and a B550 motherboard and get some faster memory 3200/3600Mhz.

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    For a person as simple as I am, why do you need to get a better system other than wanting the best? The system you have seems to be quite wonderful especially compared with what I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    For a person as simple as I am, why do you need to get a better system other than wanting the best? The system you have seems to be quite wonderful especially compared with what I have.
    Gaming.
    You don't except for this...but an upgrade is fine, I used to about every second year, when I was gaming.
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    A 6700K is still a great gaming CPU for all but a few games, but it is getting a bit dated.

    I'd also go for the Ryzen 3700K if It was me.
    Ryzen 2700X, 16Gb DDR4RAM, 512GB M.2 NVME SSD, MSI GTX1070

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    Like I said earlier, you guys have opened a new can of worms now.
    I've gone back to the drawing board.
    Had a look at comparisons with Ryzen.
    Now considering Intel i5-10600K on Asus Z490-E
    A bit more expensive, but I like the higher base clock speed.

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    Thought I'd update this thread.
    I couldn't find a i5-10600k so went with a i7-10700k.
    Also went with a different mobo, Asus Tuf Gaming Z490-Plus.
    Got round to swapping it over today, but are having some issues.
    First one:
    The ATX Power requires an 8 pin plus a 4 pin.
    My Silverstone SS-ST60F-ES only has the 8 pin, so will have to update that.
    However a browse on the forums suggests it's not necessary unless running 32gb or more of memory or,
    OC'ing.

    Second issue:
    Bit more serious.
    System wont boot into windows.
    Starts fine in bios & shows my 2 SATA data drives & the M.2 with the OS on it.
    But if I go to Boot Priority, it says "The system couldn't find any bootable devices"
    Thinking there may be an issue with the M.2, I tried another hard drive with a working OS on several of the SATA ports.
    No joy at all.
    I will order another PSU anyway but somehow don't think that will solve issue No 2.
    Any help or advice appreciated.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driftwood View Post
    I couldn't find a i5-10600k so went with a i7-10700k.
    Also went with a different mobo, Asus Tuf Gaming Z490-Plus.

    The ATX Power requires an 8 pin plus a 4 pin.
    My Silverstone SS-ST60F-ES only has the 8 pin, so will have to update that.

    System wont boot into windows.
    Starts fine in bios & shows my 2 SATA data drives & the M.2 with the OS on it.
    But if I go to Boot Priority, it says "The system couldn't find any bootable devices"

    Nice.

    PSU, well yes you do need the 4 pin.



    * CSM (Compatibility Support Module)
    This item allows you to configure the CSM (Compatibility Support Module) items to fully support the various VGA, bootable devices and add-on devices for better compatibility.

    * Launch CSM
    [Auto] The system automatically detects the bootable devices and the add-on devices.

    [Enabled] For better compatibility, enable the CSM to fully support the non-UEFI driver add-on devices or the Windows UEFI mode.

    [Disabled] Disable the CSM to fully support the non-UEFI driver add-on devices or the Windows UEFI mode.

    The following items appear only when you set the Launch CSM to [Enabled]:

    * Boot Devices Control
    This item allows you to select the type of devices that you want to boot.

    Configuration options: [UEFI and Legacy OPROM] [Legacy OPROM only] [UEFI only]

    * Boot from Network Devices
    This item allows you to select the type of network devices that you want to launch.

    Configuration options: [Ignore] [Legacy only] [UEFI driver first]

    * Boot from Storage Devices
    This item allows you to select the type of storage devices that you want to launch.

    Configuration options: [Ignore] [Legacy only] [UEFI driver first]

    * Boot from PCI-E/PCI Expansion Devices
    This item allows you to select the type of PCI-E/PCI expansion devices that you want to launch.

    Configuration options: [Legacy only] [UEFI driver first]
    Ex-pctek

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