8 months ago
Hey, guys. I was planning on upgrading my CPU. I upgraded my GPU from a 1050 Ti to a 1070, and now I'd like to upgrade my CPU to match. Currently, I have a AMD Ryzen 1300X, which has served me well, but isn't perfect, especially when paired with my new card.
As far as what I'm looking for, I game quite a lot, edit and render videos, compile code, and occasionally stream. From that, I've determined I need something with multiple cores and a good base clock. I do not plan on overclocking. Currently, I've narrowed my search down to the 2600(x) and the 2700(x), but I just can't bring myself to pull the trigger on either without an outside opinion.
A few things to consider, the first of which being the fact that I still have a B350 motherboard and would seriously like to avoid upgrading, I have read online that you don't have to as long as you update the BIOS. Like I said earlier, I don't plan on overclocking. Currently, my cooling situation is okay. I have the stock color that came with my CPU, which works very well with it, and 2 case fans, one in and one out.
I was wondering which of the four CPUs I should buy, the 2600 or the 2700 or one of their x variants? Looking at the reviews of the 2600X, it seems like it can handle pretty much anything, but it also seems like I should get a better CPU cooler than the one it comes with. It's also about $200. The 2700X was of course the top of the line, but it was about $100 more, and from the benchmarks I saw, only about 15% better in most categories. I did read that the stock cooler it comes with works well for the CPU. I don't know if it's the same one that comes with the 2600 though. I thought it was odd that people were saying the cooler for the 2700 works better than the one for the 2600.
So, I was wondering if you guys could help me out. I've done some research, but I just can't pull the trigger. Money isn't too big of an issue for me, but I don't want to be taken for a ride either. I'll paste my system down below, and I'm really just looking for the CPU that will mesh best with what I have and one that will give me my best performance for my dollar. However, if I need a CPU fan for one and not the other, I think that should be factored into that price as well. Any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated. And of course, I'm not just looking between these CPUs. If you have suggestions for another one, like maybe a 1700X, let me know what you think about that as well. Thank you very much.
|CPU||AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor||$126.02 @ Amazon|
|Motherboard||MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC ATX AM4 Motherboard||-|
|Memory||G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory||-|
|Storage||*Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$29.99 @ Amazon|
|Storage||*Seagate - Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$42.10 @ Amazon|
|Video Card||Asus - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Dual Series Video Card||-|
|Case||Deepcool - DUKASE WHV2 ATX Mid Tower Case||$55.60 @ Amazon|
|Power Supply||SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply||$74.96 @ Amazon|
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