Intel 10400F and Gigabyte B460 HD3 good pairing with 2070 Super?

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I'm trying to help my stepson upgrade on a budget (as in, he has no money) so his system can benefit from his (my old) 2070 Super.

Based on stuff I've read, the 10400F will be a pretty hefty upgrade from his existing 4670K but will that B460 HD3 hold it back in any way? It'll be paired with 3200mhz DDR4 RAM and (at the moment) just a SATA HD. There isn't the extra £80+ to get a Ryzen 3600 and motherboard so that's not an option.

He runs 2 screens at 1080p (one is 144hz) and his aim is to get high frames on Call of Duty Warzone whilst being able to stream too - the current set-up tanks the framerate to mid-40s when running anything on the second screen, so I'm hoping that having 2 more cores and 8 extra threads will make a significant difference in this regard.

So yeah, I guess I'm asking if this combo will be good and does anybody have any experience of running it on dual screens (google is surprisingly unhelpful when trying to search for info on this)?
 
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Probably fine with a 6 core, but those VRMs look a bit weak. The RAM will only work to 2666 in a B460 motherboard.
 
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It's so difficult to find good reviews for CPUs (or GPUs) that talk about using dual screens. That comparison of the 10400F vs 3600X was interesting, @mickyflinn but just pushes things back to the 3600 (which I assume would give better streaming results).

What's the cheapest 3600 and motherboard combo (one that will allow the RAM to run at the full 3200mhz)?
 
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The 10400f is a great cpu and matches the 3600 in gaming and should jandle streaming as well.

Not sure if there's £80 diffrence as theres only £45 between the cpu's unlees motherboards chpice.

https://techteamgb.co.uk/2020/06/08/10400f-vs-3600x-streaming-gaming/

Seems a bit odd to me - I haven't tried BF V but I've messed about with very similar streaming tests to what they are talking about with my 1650 V2 (6 core, 12 thread) overclocked to just behind stock 3600 performance and saw none of the issues they are talking about.
 
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The only recent reviews I can see for that board (in the usual places), they said it shipped with a compatible BIOS, so I'd think you'd be rather unfortunate if it didn't.
 
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