CPU for NZXT N7 B550
The NZXT N7 B550 is a killer mid-range motherboard for AMD processors, but which one is the best pick for your PC build? This decision largely comes down to price and what you plan on doing with your PC. We’ve rounded up the best CPU for the NZXT N7 B550, from the affordable AMD Ryzen 5 5600X to the insane AMD Ryzen 9 5950X.
Warning! Please be aware of inflated pricing. You will find most AMD processors listed for more than the original launch price, which is due to heightened demand and the global pandemic. Stay vigilant and spot good deals that actually save you money before giving in to temptation.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
Choosing the best processor
There are many good 5000-series choices from AMD for the N7 B550 motherboard, but this board will also work just fine with 3000-series processors. If you have an older CPU, you may not have to upgrade immediately. Just don’t go buying an APU (processors with a “G” as a suffix) since these are not supported by the NZXT N7 B550 motherboard.
If we were to make a single recommendation for this board, it would be the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X. This is an excellent CPU for productivity and gaming without breaking into your bank account and draining it dry. If you need a little more guts from your CPU, there’s always the mightily impressive Ryzen 9 5900X, which is touted as the best gaming CPU from AMD.
Then there’s the Ryzen 9 5950X, overkill for most PC builds, which is totally awesome if you manage to keep it cooled enough to hit turbo clock speeds. Really, you could go with the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X and have a blast of a time. Modern processors are that good.
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