1 month ago
Given that I'm going to stick strictly with 8c/16t for this particular thought exercise, which CPU would be "smarter" choice? I can get 3700X for $320 and 2700X for $160, so half the price! I will be gaming for 100% of the time, AAA are the focus here. The monitor will be 1440p 144Hz VA Freesync display. Since on this resolution I will be definitely more GPU bound, should I get myself 2700X instead 3700X and save some money? Plus, I could spend a bit less on mobo with 2nd gen. Or maybe the difference is not worth saving up since I'll probably will have to spend almost $2k for the entire system to be able to play 1440p AAA high fps.