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CPU, MB and RAM upgrade for a RX-480 8GB graphics card

So I recently bought the ATI Radeon RX 480 GTR Black Edition 8GB DDR5 for my current computing sytem but unfortunately (or not :P) my 2008 bought motherboard died so I am in need for an upgrade including a new CPU, a new motherboard and at least 8GB of RAM.

The budget that I'm currently allowed to afford is about 400 (420 tops) euros. I am mostly concerned about gamimg aspects, as most of you would suspect this is about, and more specificly to be able to get as close to 60fps as possible (solid 60 fps would be ideal for me) at 1920X1080 resolution.

I'am currently thinking something like this:

Intel CPU Core i5 7500 - http://www.plaisio.gr/anavathmisi-diktia/anavathmisi/cpu-epeksergastes/Intel-CPU-Core-i5-7500-1151-3-40-GHz-6-MB-BX80677I57500.htm

Asrock Socket 1151 Z270 Pro4 - http://www.visionstudio.gr/prodinfo.asp?id=54560&cat=3&sub=404&pmanuf=undefined&sort=undefined&step=2

But I haven't done any solid research to be honest.

Can anyone suggest a trustworthy gaming build for that money?

Thank you in advance for your time!
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    The i5-7500 would be a nice pair with the RX 480. However, your initial motherboard selection is a Z270 motherboard which is
    designed for overclocking (which the i5-7500 was not designed for). If you don't intend to overclock your CPU, then you could save a lot of money by changing the Z270 motherboard to a B250, such as these:

    Asus Prime B250-Plus: http://www.visionstudio.gr/prodinfo.asp?id=54707&cat=3&sub=404&pmanuf=1&sort=undefined&step=2
    MSI B250 PC Mate: http://www.visionstudio.gr/prodinfo.asp?id=54680&cat=3&sub=404&pmanuf=55&sort=undefined&step=undefined
    Gigabyte B250-HD3P: http://www.visionstudio.gr/prodinfo.asp?id=54665&cat=3&sub=404&pmanuf=2&sort=undefined&step=undefined
  2. raisonjohn said:
    The i5-7500 would be a nice pair with the RX 480. However, your initial motherboard selection is a Z270 motherboard which is
    designed for overclocking (which the i5-7500 was not designed for). If you don't intend to overclock your CPU, then you could save a lot of money by changing the Z270 motherboard to a B250, such as these:

    Asus Prime B250-Plus: http://www.visionstudio.gr/prodinfo.asp?id=54707&cat=3&sub=404&pmanuf=1&sort=undefined&step=2
    MSI B250 PC Mate: http://www.visionstudio.gr/prodinfo.asp?id=54680&cat=3&sub=404&pmanuf=55&sort=undefined&step=undefined
    Gigabyte B250-HD3P: http://www.visionstudio.gr/prodinfo.asp?id=54665&cat=3&sub=404&pmanuf=2&sort=undefined&step=undefined


    I admit that overclocking is not something that I'm planning to do, so your idea of a cheaper chipset is correct. What I want to ask you is, from the money saved from a cheaper mobo wouldn't you suggest I go for another CPU? Or do you think that the 7500 is a fine pick as it is?
  3. The i5-7500 has the best in price/performance amongst all the 7th-gen i5's (i5-7400, i5-7500, i5-7600). The i5 is geared towards a rig purely for gaming (4-core/4-thread).

    If your rig is intended for both gaming AND multi-tasking/editing works, then an i7 would be a good option (i7-7500) for its 4-core/8-thread (due to hyperthreading).

    The money you saved is best used (if I was in your position) for a better monitor (FreeSync, to take advantage of your RX 480).
  4. raisonjohn said:
    The i5-7500 has the best in price/performance amongst all the 7th-gen i5's (i5-7400, i5-7500, i5-7600). The i5 is geared towards a rig purely for gaming (4-core/4-thread).

    If your rig is intended for both gaming AND multi-tasking/editing works, then an i7 would be a good option (i7-7500) for its 4-core/8-thread (due to hyperthreading).

    The money you saved is best used (if I was in your position) for a better monitor (FreeSync, to take advantage of your RX 480).


    Thank you for all your information it was really helpfu. But just for the sake of the topic, if you got to choose a build for 400 euro (not having in mind that I suggested the 7500) would your choises be?
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