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Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by nz3777, May 11, 2017.

  1. nz3777

    nz3777 Ancient Guru

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    I do not know what the hell to do anymore I need to put together a new system but at this point having so many options I am debating between Intel vs Amd here is a couple of choices I narrowed it down.

    1) i3 7350k-$ 130.00 On sale now at MC ( really curious about this one)
    2) i7 6700k- $ 279.99 Skylake I can spring for this one if needed
    3)i7 7700k-$299.99 Kaby-lake- I really want this cpu but what cooling and board would I use for it???

    On Amd side.....

    1) Ahhhh Ryzen 7 1700 8/16 - $319.99 (Dying for this cpu!!!!)
    2)Ryzen 5 1600 6/12- $219.99
    3) Ryzen 5 1500x-$ 189.99 4/8

    The only board I like for this system is the Asus Crosshair Hero but $250 in my opinion is pushing it for a god-dam amd motherboard.
     
  2. Tyrchlis

    Tyrchlis Active Member

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    Well, Both Intel and AMD have compelling products right now. Intel has higher clock speeds possible in overclocking, while at stock AMD wins most non-gaming benchmarks and even a few gaming benches. Intel still has a lead in gaming though overall, except according to some fanboy driven articles like Legitreviews, however, rose tinted glasses aside, Ryzen is very compelling platform and I recommend it unless gaming is purely your thing.

    Since I'm not doing anything really important on my home PC anymore other then game, I went Intel 7700K. Feeding that 1080Ti was priority there.
     
  3. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    I wouldn't bother with the i3 7350k for modern gaming however it would be good as a side project.

    If you are into future proofing then I would get one of the ryzen cpus.
     
  4. Knox

    Knox Ancient Guru

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    Get either the 7700k or the Ryzen 1700. I doubt either will let you down.

    On the amd side the ASRock taichi x370 is a good choice. It's just under $200 usually and has great to good oc options with a beefy vrm.

    On the intel side the ASRock taichi z270, read above.

    If you got a lesser cpu and ended up getting an aio, the price would be the same. Getting the better cpu to start with is always the better option.

    A budget heat sink that would work on either cpu am4 or lga1151, the arctic freezer a11/i11
     

  5. kastriot

    kastriot Master Guru

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    Well those 3 intel cpu- are quad cores yes? and in other hand for same money you get 8/16HT oced to 3.9-4GHz so what's the problem here?
     
  6. Jagman

    Jagman Ancient Guru

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    On the Intel side (is it me or are they boring?) -

    Ignore option 1, 2/4 no thanks.
    Ignore option 2 because of option 3

    On the AMD side things are more interesting -

    Option 1, 8/16 very nice
    Option 2, 6/12 nice
    Option 3, 4/8 OK and way cheaper than an i7 (wont o/c as well but you can't have everything!)

    My build would be a 1600X (I'm lazy) with a B350 motherboard (save loads of money to put towards more/faster DDR4). :)
     
  7. Margalus

    Margalus Member Guru

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    What is your primary use? Gaming? Go for the 6700k or 7700k.
     
  8. nz3777

    nz3777 Ancient Guru

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    Main use is Gaming yes, also recording /brodcasting videos ect...Its getting tuffer to recommend intel these days Ryzen is just a fantastic value But like I said Gaming is primary concern.

    Does B-350 support Sli or I need x370 for that?
     
  9. Jagman

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    Yep, for SLi and Crossfire you need X370
     
  10. nz3777

    nz3777 Ancient Guru

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    Well it seems like some more x-370 boards have been released from Gigabyte,Asrock,and are priced pretty good also....I still want the Asus crosshair but damm 250 come-on! Theres an open box for 190 lol I am getting cheeper the older I am haha.
     

  11. Jagman

    Jagman Ancient Guru

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    I'm even more of a cheapskate then as i'll be going for a B350 board which will be about £75 :thumbup:
     
  12. Jujudlapampa

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    Hey.

    Would side with the 7700K choice if you plan on gaming a lot.
    It's less future-proof than a Ryzen 1700, but you will surely get a lot more performances right now. And it's not like it's gonna be obsolete in a year.

    About the cooling, it depends on your preferences.
    I went for a Noctua DH15s, expensive and bulky, but so efficient and quiet, I'd recommend it every day.
    And about the board, pretty much any z270 with the features you need will suffice.
     

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