- 1 month ago
I think my current CPU is suffering. I'm going to try cleaning it out but I'm unsure as to what I should get should that not fix the problem. I currently have an i5-6500 and at the moment, running only Civ 6 and Steam and Discord just brings it way past 100%. I have also noticed a bit of a slowdown for other things as this CPU is almost 4 years old now. I was thinking of an i7-6700 (my mobo seemingly only supports 6th gen according to pcpartpicker, it's a MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard) or, if for some reason that won't be ok, another i5-6500. If I get Ryzen, I believe I'll have to swap out my motherboard and potentially my RAM as well which would exponentially increase the cost. Any suggestions?