CPU Upgrade question K450e

Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone could point me in a general direction on how to start deciding on what kind of CPU my rig can be upgraded to. I currently have a i5, and was wondering what i can go to without major changes or such. i.e. plug and play change out kind of thing.

My rig is:

-I5-4460 CPU
-GTX 1080 GPU
-16 GB of Ram
-TR600 PSU
-and not sure if its needed but its a 64-bit version of Windows 10

I heard some people saying that the i7 is drop and go. But also was wondering what the possibility of some of the new AMD chips is. Also looking for opinions on if its smart to wait until all the new chips drop. (I thought I heard something about this, could be smoke getting blown where the sun don't shine... :lol:)

Thank you all for your assistance. Mind you, I am not a complete novice to computer upgrades, but I have just never worked with CPU's before.

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  1. This is what I'm seeing you can run with. Page 38.

    it doesn't support AMD.

    ...as far as the BIOS....it doesn't specify....so I'm thinking "maybe" we can assume they all use the same BIOS.....but we can't be sure of this 100%.
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