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artx86 3 months ago


i have quite unusual config ( parts came form mining rig )

Celeron G3900 2 core 2800mhz MSI z170 Gaming Carbon 1080 MSI GAMING 11G 16GB DDR4 4x 4GB 2400 CL16 PSU PRIME Platinum 1000W

I'm considering 3 options : 1 Just buy i5/i7 6/7 gen like i7-6700K for EUR 298,84 but it's litle bit hard to swalow for my paying this amut of mone for quite old cpu ( cost the same as i5 9600k )

2 buy z board for 8/9 gen intel and i5 i5 9600k cost: 450 Euro, CPU 300 euro + resonable mobo 150 like MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK

3 show intel midel finger for artificiality forcing my to change mobo ( z170 after bios and cpu mod support 8 gen ) and buy new mobo for amd ryzen 7 2700x 320 euro and mobo 150 like ASUS Prime X370-PRO cost 470 euro this have additional adventage that mobo should support future cpu 3000 series

I don't have strong budget limitations but i like spend money wisely all cpu will be overclocked :)

Best Artur

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dryphtyr 3 points 3 months ago

I don't know what the market in Europe is like, but in the US, you can find new 1st gen Ryzen parts for cheap. Decent B350 boards for $100ish. R51600's for $100. R7 1700's for 120 to 150, depending on the day. Get a Hyper 212 or equivalent for $20 to $25 & overclock the hell out of the chip. Once overclocked, there isn't enough of a performance difference between 1st gen & 2nd gen to make up for the nearly $100 price difference. If the market over there is anything like here, you can't get better bang for your buck than that.

artx86 submitter 2 points 3 months ago

in my place i can get Ryzen 7 1700 for 185 euro while 2700 267 euro and 2700x for 317 euro

Kakarotto 2 points 3 months ago

The Ryzen 5 2600x would work fine with a GTX 1080ti

I had a Core i7-4930k that was overclocked to 4.5ghz with the 1080ti for quite a while and I had no problems. At 4k the older i7-4930k was more than enough. The Ryzen 5 2600x with XFR2 boost clocks should be able to beat my old 4930k that was overclocked to 4.5ghz.

Sure, you can get the 2700x if you want to, but if you don't feel like spending the extra on it then a 2600x would be fine.

I would go with option 2 or 3. The only way I'd buy a 6700k or 7700k is if they were used. At least where I'm located in the US, I can use craigslist and sometimes I can find a used 6700k listed for $200, or a 7700k listed for $220. I hear you with the VAT thing though, because I live in a state that pursues sales tax from companies that don't exist within my state.

artx86 submitter 1 point 3 months ago

So if i7-4930k was enough for 1080TI then for my much slower 1080 all thouse cpus will be enough even i3 8350k about VAT i have my own company so i can thecnicly by pc equipment for my use 21% lower than price for ordinary customer ( like buing in Europe with US price :D )

Kakarotto 1 point 3 months ago

The i3-8350k would be fine for the 1080. My older 4930k has 6-core and 12 threads so I don’t have to worry about the Game Engine being starved for threads. With the 8350k you only get 4 threads to play with which might starve a few of these newer game engines a little bit. This is why the Ryzen 5 would be a better pick most of the time since it has as many cores and threads as my i7-4930k.

Where I am in the US, i a pay sales tax that’s not included in the sticker price. Its 9.7 to 10.3% depending on which postal code I make the purchase. If I buy online then it’s what my home zip code is. I don’t have the luxury of buying online and avoiding sales tax because I’m in Amazonia. Its Not nearly as high as the VAT though. Some people in the US have it good though because they can buy online and not have to pay sales tax, for now.

Gilroar 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Have you checked what used 6700K/7700K are running?

At least here they are well under the price of a 8600K/9600K.

artx86 submitter 1 point 3 months ago

I'm buying only new components ( i can put this as company expences and get back VAT )

David241982 1 point 3 months ago

If you need high frame rate gaming the intel 9600 would work well. If you want a better buy and chance to upgrade to th new ryzen chips then get a 2600 or 2700 series ryzen chip. Any of these should work great for gaming with intel edging out a bit for pure gaming. The ryzen chips are better in many work related tasks.

artx86 submitter 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks for help guys, finally i ordered i9 9900k and asrock z390 Thaich after realising that for last 2 weeks my aslmoust all my thoughts are about that topic, and now i can focus on more productive things

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