Hi guys, It's finally time to renew some parts of my system. Normally I do CPU one year, next year its the GPU. Now I have bought a GTX 1070 8Gb last year, I'm going to renew the CPU. I did a lot of research and that only gave me more questions Anyway, it all comes down to this: Budget is about 350 euro, current CPU is a stock 3570 with 8 Gb of 1600Mhz ram. I once read that memory speed, is very important for racing games......I don't know if that s correct, I can't find the article anymore but I do find the opposite of that. Budget wise: an i5 10400 or 10600, non K because speeding up the stuff always results in me crying and having to buy new stuff again. However: it "seems" a good chipset on the mainboard (Z490) and XMP memory could run 3200 or even 3600Mhz pretty much all by itself....... As apposed to the i5 10x00 will only run 2666 memory when you have all stock parts. I also understand, that overclocking (as it seems the high speed for XMP actually is) is no certainty; so there is a risk. I can choose: i5 10400 Z490 mainboard 16 Gb ram 3600 Mhz Will cost me about 360 Or the better CPU with stock memory: i5 10600 B460 mainboard 16 Gb ram at 2666 Mhz Will cost me about the same is the mainboard is cheaper. For me, the only question is; what is better to play racing games? Not only rF2, but heavy stuff like ACC too. "What would you do?"