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Amazon has Intel Core i5-9400F 6-Core 4.1GHz Desktop Processor (BX80684I59400F) for $129.99. Shipping is free. Thanks brett42

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What do you recommend for RAM?
You're fine to stick with native speed of ddr4-2666. Just find a set on sale.

Performance doesn't really scale all that well going higher speeds than the CPU natively supports, which at this budget, price would matter more.
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Looks like it's just going to where it's supposed to be. I got the i5 8600 which is better than this cpu for $156 more than a year ago.
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Intel Core i5-9400F Desktop Processor 6 Cores Turbo Without Graphics with ASUS Prime Z370-P II GA1151 (Intel 9th Gen) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VSLL...BDb0BA9AQQ [amazon.com] this is what amazon has for the bundle. Don't know enough to know if it's a good deal or not though.
The Z370 chip is a bit overkill for a locked CPU don't you think? Any B360M mobo should work and costs a lot cheaper than the 370s. Just wait for them to go down as they all seem to have increased in price. I got my B360M mobo for less than $60 earlier this year.
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There are some new boards that can update the BIOS without a chip (or even ram) in them. ASUS calls theirs USB BIOS Flashback.
Gigabyte calls theirs Q-Flash Plus. If the main and backup BIOS fails the mobo will try to match and load a BIOS update file from a USB drive connected to the white USB port on the mobo. I have never tried it because it can be unnerving to watch a BIOS update without seeing a menu prompt or progress bar.
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Would it make sense to upgrade from my i3-6300 to this. I upgraded my gtx950 to a 1070 so my cpu is probably the bottleneck but maybe if I'm already replacing my well working aaa high setting 60fps build I should wait for something even better.. Thoughts?
I think if you want something faster on a budget, your chipset probably supports Kaby Lake and you can pick up a second hand 7600k for the same price. Otherwise you have to buy a new motherboard to match. At that point, if it's performance, might want to spend a little more on a better platform instead of moving from one older budget build to another.
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Damn, I recently picked this up from amazon for 150 about 2 weeks sgo
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Lol. Zen 2 can't even boost their advertise speed. It's another class action waiting to happen.
It will even out the competition when you have to disable HyperThreading on Intel chips in order to avoid a zombieload attacks.
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Would it make sense to upgrade from my i3-6300 to this. I upgraded my gtx950 to a 1070 so my cpu is probably the bottleneck but maybe if I'm already replacing my well working aaa high setting 60fps build I should wait for something even better.. Thoughts?
If you are going to upgrade everything, because this processor probably wont run on your old mobo, then wait and see what type of fix Intel integrates into the late 9th and early 10th generation CPU. All their mitigation to avoid speculative execution attacks are causing a reduction in performance. One fix reduces it by as much as 15% and another by 20% if you turn off HyperThreading. They never published a cumulative performance hit with all the different patches installed. Probably to avoid bad publicity and lawsuits.
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Would it make sense to upgrade from my i3-6300 to this. I upgraded my gtx950 to a 1070 so my cpu is probably the bottleneck but maybe if I'm already replacing my well working aaa high setting 60fps build I should wait for something even better.. Thoughts?
If I were you, I'd pop a 6700 into your existing mb and call it good
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Not entirely true, in multithreaded apps the 3600 is generally about 50% faster than the i5-9400, gaming is probably closer to the 30% mark. The 2600 is the same price on amazon and very similar in performance.

This does seem like a pretty good deal on a budget gaming cpu, it all depends on which platform you want to invest in. After 18 years of not looking at AMD I am planning on building an R5 3600 system. Though it does seem that there is some issues with boost performance according to der8auers results anyway. I'd like to see what the 3600 is capable of in person.

Source: https://www.techspot.com/review/1...-i5-9400f/
9400f is comparible with the 2700x (besides multi thraded). Better to get this now, pop in a 9900K later
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Unless they make the 3500 $130, how would it even compete with this lol.
3600 cost 50% more for 25% better performance. That's def quality advice. ROFL.
No SMT is end of life. Even gaming is going to max the CPU, then guess what? You start taking performance hits for everything running in the background and then some.
If you do any actual work on it, then a 3600 is an entire league above the 9400f.

It's 7700K all over again. High fps means nothing if it's stuttering all the time.
I don't think you've even looked at gaming results. It gets trashed by a 3600 in newer games, especially in lows...WHERE IT COUNTS. So, I guess if you pair it with a slow video card, then it doesn't matter....and you just wasted money, b/c then you can't upgrade that without screwing yourself on perf.

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9400f is comparible with the 2700x (besides multi thraded). Better to get this now, pop in a 9900K later
Pop in an expensive CPU later when Zen 3 arrives and deals a fatality to intel? Real smart. This is how intel makes money...by way of stupid (buying multiple CPUs, real smart lol).
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Blue iris build with 8 2mp starlight cams?
No! The missing graphics mean it doesn't have Quick Sync hardware encoding, which is the biggest factor for BI performance. You're better off with an older or lesser Intel chip, just search Intel's spec sheet to make sure it has QS.
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It will even out the competition when you have to disable HyperThreading on Intel chips in order to avoid a zombieload attacks.
Lol. What? You are talking about SMT a 6/6 CPU? I want to know what u r smoking.
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Why is this on FP?? I have tracked the price of this processor for over a month. It's been at this price since I started checking the price.....

Regardless, this might be the best cost effective processor these days. My son built a system using this processor during this summer. I am going to build another one for my younger son soon. With 1660ti, the system showed amazing performance.
It's been $150 since launch.....
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This may sound like a dumb question, but aren't these processors supposed to be surface mounted in an SMT line to the PCB? How can a normal person buy a processor and attach it to the board in the PC?
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