AMD vs Intel for new PC

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  1. slamaa

    slamaa Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Been out of the hardware game for some time now and have no idea what the go to CPU is these days. Intel i7 7700 or 7740x looks like the go to for me though I'm not apposed against AMD if they have something that is better bang for buck. Any help would be appreciated

    Cheers
     
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  2. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Check out the Ryzen reviews in comparison to current Intel cpu's and see what the price/speed equation gives you. Personally a relatively short while back I went to Intel from AMD because AMD didn't really seem to be doing much. That may have changed with Ryzen, not sure.
     
  3. boneburner

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    Hi slamaa - the general consensus is for amd's ryzen 1600 as the bang for buck chip with a b350 motherboard - but paired with a nvidia video card. Of course the whole thing depends on your budget and what you want the machine to actually do.
     
  4. AlliZ

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    i was in the same boat as you, after discussion here + doing my own googles i decided on a ryzen 1600, b350m gaming mobo.

    really good performance/cost ratio. just be careful with ram choices, make sure you check your motherboards compatibility list of ram that it wont argue with

    https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B350M-GAMING-PRO.html#support-mem-2 - for example sake
     
  5. combatant3219

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    I'd suggest holding off for a couple of weeks before purchasing.

    New intel CoffeeLake chips coming out 5th of October from what I understand.

    i7 8700k will be 6c/12t and replace the 7700k, i5 8600k will be 6c/6t and replace 7600k.

    Probably worth waiting to compare performance but ryzen 1600 will still be cheaper and probably best bang for buck
     
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  6. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Ohhh nice, didn't know they were about to hit :thumbup:

    Might look at one myself.
     
  7. Jlirv

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    I've decided to go to AMD for two reasons.

    1. Try something new
    2. More PCIE lanes
     
  8. hawks667

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    Wait, what...:shock:

    For a dude that posts 21.98 times per day, you didn't know this??
     
  9. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Nope, I'm not really overly in that world anymore :( I try to keep up, but alas, doesn't always happen these days.

    But I hope you realise OCAU is not just about PC's anymore, there are a vast other number of areas for discussion. As someone who has been here since 2001 you didn't know this? :leet:
     
  10. hawks667

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    Lots of lurking....lots of reading....
     
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    Thanks guys, I'll wait for the new intel chips to drop then re evaluate
     

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