I want a 6 or even 8 core CPU to game smoothly with my 1070 Ti at 1080p. Current CPU is I5 6500.
My understanding is that all roads lead to the ryzen 5 3600.
Plenty of bang per buck and you should be able to recycle everything other than your mobo and cpu from your old build.
Even with slower DDR4 it’ll be fine.
As you highlighted motherboard in the title, do you plan to only change out the mobo or do you want to change platform completly?
- What budget do you have in mind?
- What CPU cooler do you have? (and what case so eventual upgrades can be suggested)
- What games do you play? (Less important now with Ryzen 3000, but maybe a newer Intel suits you better)
Yup we are going to need to know your budget,
and if you wish to stay on the intel platform, or that you also would consider switching to AMD?