Dreadlock_tales

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Hi Guys

I need some community input here,

I recently won an MSI B360 Arctic Gaming MoBo, I already own an MSI B250 Gaming pro Carbon,
besides for obvious newer chipsets,

would it be worth me selling my i5 7500 and the Mobo to get an 8th gen i5 for the new board?
this may seem like a no-brainer but the specs are almost the same for the board with exception of the chipset...

what would you guys do??
 

genetic

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There is a 30% performance difference between the 7500 and 8400. 4 core vs 6 core.

The 8400 is R3,100 from Wootware.

If you have the money to spare, I'd do it if i were you.
 

Rebel Tech

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You can go check some VS videos on youtube where they show the difference between the 2. Games arent that CPU focused, much more GPU. But for the price the 8400 is probably the best CPU for the price currently, great for gaming and now with 6 cores it's better for streaming and production work.
 

ponder

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Depends on how much it's gonna cost you & what you consider worthwhile spending. i5 8400 is a better cpu with more cores and better performance.

Maybe see if you can get a decently priced i5 8400 on carbonite and flog the existing cpu on gumtree as you would get more for it there.

http://www.mineaway.co.za/DESKTOPS/...oduct_id=404&sort=p.price&order=ASC&limit=100
https://carbonite.co.za/index.php?threads/intel-8th-gen-core-i5-8400.203565/
https://carbonite.co.za/index.php?threads/new-coffelake-cpu-s-and-motherboards-in-stock.193212/
 
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