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i7 9700k on promotion, still good to buy ?

athlon816

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After the new Ryzen release, the i7 9700k drop to $350, still good to buy ?
Any recommon for the z390 mb?
 

Sagath

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If you're upgrading a current rig then it makes sense I guess.

I personally dont think any of the non-10series intel chips are a good buy for both performance per $, and for security reasons. But thats just my opinion.
 

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If you're upgrading a current rig then it makes sense I guess.

I personally dont think any of the non-10series intel chips are a good buy for both performance per $, and for security reasons. But thats just my opinion.

Sounds like you'd appreciate this:


Cheers.
 

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It sounds like you don't even have a Z390 motherboard today? So you're buying a motherboard and CPU? If so, I would recommend going towards AMD instead. Something like a 3700X/3800X + B550 motherboard should run you around the same price.
 

athlon816

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It sounds like you don't even have a Z390 motherboard today? So you're buying a motherboard and CPU? If so, I would recommend going towards AMD instead. Something like a 3700X/3800X + B550 motherboard should run you around the same price.
Yea, i want to upgrade my old i7 2700k syetem to a whole new platform. Unfortunately after the long wait on the new ryzen, their price really break my heart.
 

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I wouldn't buy a non-HT CPU these day and age. For comparison below, a new i5-10600K is only like $50 more than a i7-9700K combo (no GPU, case, and PSU). Sure, the performance trades between the two depend on the game and application but I still would pick something with HT so I can still play with VM. A 5600X combo for $100 more is still pretty good IMO, considering it's the better than both of the Intel combos. Plus I don't need an X board to OC unlike Intel where I need a Z board to do it. Personally, I don't OC so if I'm going Intel, I would just pick a F CPU and a H board and call it a day.

AMD 3600 Combo
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($268.50 @ shopRBC)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($171.95 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($124.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $643.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-12 01:08 EST-0500


AMD 5600X Combo
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($449.95 @ shopRBC)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550M BAZOOKA Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL19 Memory ($84.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($124.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $829.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-12 01:10 EST-0500


Intel i7-9700K Combo
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($349.00 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($164.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($124.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $716.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-12 01:13 EST-0500


Intel i5-10600K Combo
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10600K 4.1 GHz 6-Core Processor ($343.50 @ shopRBC)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($214.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($124.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $761.47
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-12 01:15 EST-0500
 

athlon816

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I wouldn't buy a non-HT CPU these day and age. For comparison below, a new i5-10600K is only like $50 more than a i7-9700K combo (no GPU, case, and PSU). Sure, the performance trades between the two depend on the game and application but I still would pick something with HT so I can still play with VM. A 5600X combo for $100 more is still pretty good IMO, considering it's the better than both of the Intel combos. Plus I don't need an X board to OC unlike Intel where I need a Z board to do it. Personally, I don't OC so if I'm going Intel, I would just pick a F CPU and a H board and call it a day.

AMD 3600 Combo
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($268.50 @ shopRBC)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($171.95 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($124.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $643.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-12 01:08 EST-0500


AMD 5600X Combo
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($449.95 @ shopRBC)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550M BAZOOKA Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL19 Memory ($84.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($124.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $829.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-12 01:10 EST-0500


Intel i7-9700K Combo
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($349.00 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($164.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($124.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $716.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-12 01:13 EST-0500


Intel i5-10600K Combo
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10600K 4.1 GHz 6-Core Processor ($343.50 @ shopRBC)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($214.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($124.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $761.47
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-12 01:15 EST-0500
Thank you so much for the list !
 

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