- 18 months ago
Hello, I'm building my second PC and have been struggling with some parts. Originally I made an Intel build but I changed to ryzen 2700x. I plan on obviously playing games and maybe doing some light design stuff etc.
CPU: I was originally planning on getting an 8600k but swapped to 2700x for multiple reasons. The 8700k is about 130$ more than ryzen 7 and the performance is strikingly similar. I mean, i'm not going to skimp on other parts and get a 600$ cpu, it'll just cause problems later on and isnt worth it. The 8600k is 80$ less than ryzen 7 however, but i'm saving 140$ overall with the current build as the MB is 100$ cheaper and i can get it all from one shop thus cutting 30$ shipping.
Motherboard: I was originally going to get a z370-a for overclocking but now I have no idea about AMD boards. Some recommendations, comparisons, benchmarks for motherboards would be appreciated as there's a lot less information about ryzen boards. Have the B350-F on the list as it's the highest rated and is 110$ less in Australia than z370-a.
Ram: Ram is important for ryzen and directly affects its performance, looking at message boards and comparisons it appears that cl 14 trident z is the best choice. Input on this is also appreciated.
Everything else is still the same and it's okay for what it is.