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Default Still have not upgraded! - 05-11-2017, 12:50 | posts: 1,575 | Location: Willowbrook ill.

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.
   
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Default 05-13-2017, 22:10 | posts: 50

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.
   
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Default 05-14-2017, 17:06 | posts: 3,236 | Location: Pennsylvania

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.
   
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Default 05-17-2017, 14:22 | posts: 1,565 | Location: Oz, across from the Wizard

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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.
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
   
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Default 05-17-2017, 14:54 | posts: 649 | Location: Kosovo/Pristina

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?
   
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Default 05-17-2017, 17:05 | posts: 1,912 | Location: Kent, UK

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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.
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).
   
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Default 05-17-2017, 18:19 | posts: 119 | Location: St. Louis

What is your primary use? Gaming? Go for the 6700k or 7700k.
   
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Default 05-18-2017, 12:03 | posts: 1,575 | Location: Willowbrook ill.

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?
   
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Default 05-18-2017, 16:28 | posts: 1,912 | Location: Kent, UK

Yep, for SLi and Crossfire you need X370
   
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Default 05-19-2017, 13:39 | posts: 1,575 | Location: Willowbrook ill.

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.
   
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Default 05-19-2017, 13:53 | posts: 1,912 | Location: Kent, UK

I'm even more of a cheapskate then as i'll be going for a B350 board which will be about 75
   
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Default 05-20-2017, 00:34 | posts: 85 | Location: France

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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