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[Newegg] Intel Core i5-10600KF - $250 ($350 - $100)

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[Newegg] Intel Core i5-10600KF - $250 ($350 - $100)

Decent deal, and if you buy a Z490 you can always upgrade.

Full product spec on Intel's ARK site:

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... 0-ghz.html

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A comparable alternative to Ryzen 5 3600x. If only I had the z490 motherboard instead of B550. A good deal for $250.
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mellowsingh wrote: A comparable alternative to Ryzen 5 3600x. If only I had the z490 motherboard instead of B550. A good deal for $250.
This is my issue. I grabbed the MSI MAG x570 on sale a couple weeks ago not realizing how difficult it would be to get a 5600x. To sell the x570 and try and grab a decent board would end up costing me more I would assume
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I just bought a 10400f, figured with my z490 board I can just get a rocket lake processor down the road if I need a boost, I can OC my 10400f close to 10600kf stock speeds. But at this price I would've thought about it, at 300 it's not a good deal, but at 250 it's only 70$ more than the 10400f on sale
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FrankDracman wrote: Is this i5-10600 model similar to the i5-10400 model mentioned in this story:

https://hothardware.com/news/intel-core ... erformance
No, it's 11th gen leaked there, this is 10th gen.
All 10th gens chips are the same in terms of IPC speed, but for $250, this competes with a 3600 or 3600x, and does it with onboard graphics and the ability to overclock massively.
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EFAB86 wrote: This is my issue. I grabbed the MSI MAG x570 on sale a couple weeks ago not realizing how difficult it would be to get a 5600x. To sell the x570 and try and grab a decent board would end up costing me more I would assume
Same. I got the ASUS TUF B550 on sale. Now waiting for 3700x or 5600x to go on sale. Keep an eye on bhphotovideo for 5600x. They have it for $299 USD (taxes and duties extra). Still a little above my budget though.
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thatsnasty wrote: No, it's 11th gen leaked there, this is 10th gen.
All 10th gens chips are the same in terms of IPC speed, but for $250, this competes with a 3600 or 3600x, and does it with onboard graphics and the ability to overclock massively.
Thanks. I mean is this 10th GEN similar to the 10th GEN mentioned in this story.

Cause if it is, the upgrade to the 11th GEN is substantial enough to maybe cause pause?
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mellowsingh wrote: Same. I got the ASUS TUF B550 on sale. Now waiting for 3700x or 5600x to go on sale. Keep an eye on bhphotovideo for 5600x. They have it for $299 USD (taxes and duties extra). Still a little above my budget though.
I refresh that page about 200 times a day haha. I am into gaming, but also video editing and music production so I know I would do better with a 5900x but it's just too expensive, and the 5600x seems to be a good middle ground.
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FrankDracman wrote: Thanks. I mean is this 10th GEN similar to the 10th GEN mentioned in this story.

Cause if it is, the upgrade to the 11th GEN is substantial enough to maybe cause pause?
Intel claims 19% IPC increase from 10th to 11th gen, meaning it should be 19% faster at the same clock speeds. If that's true it would also be similar to AMD's Zen2 to Zen3 increase, which is pretty massive.
Is that worth waiting? Not sure, but you can wait forever for anything.
The good news is Z490 motherboards are supposed to support 11th gen, so you can spend a bit more on one, and change the chip later.

For anyone jumping on the Z490 bandwagon, this spreadsheet shows the VRM quality and temperatures.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0

It's not as much of an issue for a 10600k, being it draws like half the power of the 10850k/10900k, but people were having the motherboards throttle the clock speeds, some even allowing next to 0 overclocking.
I'd recommend a B tier Asus Prime or Gigabyte Gaming X. They used to go on sale Under $200 but might be a bit harder to find now.
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EFAB86 wrote: I refresh that page about 200 times a day haha. I am into gaming, but also video editing and music production so I know I would do better with a 5900x but it's just too expensive, and the 5600x seems to be a good middle ground.
What are the odds. I'm into photo and video editing, and some light gaming. I think either 3700x or 5800x is a sweet spot for me. I also need to get a 3070 / 3080. I am tired of the scalper frenzy.
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Anyone that bought the Dell Precision Workstation 3440 could tell me if that'd be an easy replacement for the i3-10100?
I'm using the 3440 as a small server for Blue Iris and Plex, I could use the extra CPU because why not, but I also know that Dell uses proprietary parts.
But I guess it'd be just like replacing any CPU. Would the stock Dell cooler be enough?

Edit: Typical TPD 65w vs 125w.... I think the stock cooler wouldn't be enough lol
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orditeck wrote: Anyone that bought the Dell Precision Workstation 3440 could tell me if that'd be an easy replacement for the i3-10100?
I'm using the 3440 as a small server for Blue Iris and Plex, I could use the extra CPU because why not, but I also know that Dell uses proprietary parts.
But I guess it'd be just like replacing any CPU. Would the stock Dell cooler be enough?

Edit: Typical TPD 65w vs 125w.... I think the stock cooler wouldn't be enough lol
Nope. The stock cooler is a joke. I had the Dell Precision 3440 i5. Sold it. Solid device though!
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thatsnasty wrote: Intel claims 19% IPC increase from 10th to 11th gen, meaning it should be 19% faster at the same clock speeds. If that's true it would also be similar to AMD's Zen2 to Zen3 increase, which is pretty massive.
Is that worth waiting? Not sure, but you can wait forever for anything.
The good news is Z490 motherboards are supposed to support 11th gen, so you can spend a bit more on one, and change the chip later.

For anyone jumping on the Z490 bandwagon, this spreadsheet shows the VRM quality and temperatures.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0

It's not as much of an issue for a 10600k, being it draws like half the power of the 10850k/10900k, but people were having the motherboards throttle the clock speeds, some even allowing next to 0 overclocking.
I'd recommend a B tier Asus Prime or Gigabyte Gaming X. They used to go on sale Under $200 but might be a bit harder to find now.
GREAT info here!!!!!!!! Thanks!!!
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good CPU at this price.
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EFAB86 wrote: This is my issue. I grabbed the MSI MAG x570 on sale a couple weeks ago not realizing how difficult it would be to get a 5600x. To sell the x570 and try and grab a decent board would end up costing me more I would assume
If you live near a CC or ME you can try to place a backorder at a retail location
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mellowsingh wrote: Same. I got the ASUS TUF B550 on sale. Now waiting for 3700x or 5600x to go on sale. Keep an eye on bhphotovideo for 5600x. They have it for $299 USD (taxes and duties extra). Still a little above my budget though.
I just finished building with the 3700X/ Tuf B550M wifi bundle for $568 I got a couple of weeks ago at Canada Computers. I was tempted by the savings but did wonder if I should of went with the X570 Tomahawk instead (there would be a $130-140 price difference)

I like the board, super easy setup. Installed windows with no hiccups but my board only has 2 fan headers. Got the 5 fans to work but could not do better cable management because of that. Just my thoughts. WIFI 6 makes a big difference. (Maybe my old laptop was quite crappy) no longer want to use anything other than my PC right now. Cheers!
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Good deal for the average gamer. Too bad I just did a 9600K upgrade.
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Better to get Ryzen 3600 - very similar pricing and paired with B550 motherboard, you get PCIE 4.0.

Or wait for 11th gen Intel - which will have many improvements like:

DDR4 3200 MHz Memory Support
CPU PCIe 4.0 Lanes (Available on Z490 & Z590 Motherboards)
Enhanced Media (12 bit AV1/HVEC, E2E compression)
New Overclocking Features and Capabilities
USB Audio offload
Integrated USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20G)
Discrete Intel Thunderbolt 4 (USB4 Compliant)
Intel Deep Learning Boost

Only question here is the cost of the new CPUs and Z490 & Z590 Motherboards ... but there will finally be competition with AMD 5000 Series and Intel 11th Gen ...

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