The Core i5-10400 is a good CPU and definitely not a horrible buy, it just has it tough competing with the Ryzen 5 3600 which is a better value option for most. If you happen to end up with a 10400, you’ll be happy with the performance.
Slower than comparatively priced AMD options in nearly every CPU-centric test
LGA 1200 adoption is mandatory
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