Question 5700x vs 11600k for gaming?

Markhad93

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Hello!

Please note that all prices are listed in Canadian dollars.

I currently have a ryzen 5 3600 + gtx 1660 but im looking to upgrade and treat myself with a good pc. I want to sell my old PC as a whole to get the best return for my money.

I found a new 5700x and 11600k for 270$ CAD, Was wondering if 1 was worth it over the other? I found a z590 mobo for about 30$ cheaper (130$) which seems like a crazy deal. Was wondering what your thoughts are on this comparison considering the prices are the exact same but ill have to pay about 20-30$ more for the B550 motherboard.

I will be pairing the CPU up with either a 6700 xt, 3070, or 3060 ti

I mainly play at 1080p 144hz which I want to stick to because its just more future proof. I play games like wow and cs go mainly (I know my PC is good enough for these games but I want to treat myself since I landed a new job)

Thanks!!
 
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Eximo

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Sell GPU, Sell CPU, drop in the 5700X or a 5800X and still buy the GPU? That would be the most cost effective thing you could do.

Hard to recommend an 11600K when 12th gen is around. But if the deal is good enough, you are at least getting a Z590 board and a decent processor. The downside is that it is a truly dead platform, whereas a B660 or Z690 board now means you could get a 13th gen CPU later on.

AMD may release Zen4 CPUs for AM4 as well, so getting a B550 or X570 board now might be worth it as well.

I believe Intel still offers better performance for WoW. Not really sure how the 5800X3D does though.
 

Markhad93

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Sell GPU, Sell CPU, drop in the 5700X or a 5800X and still buy the GPU? That would be the most cost effective thing you could do.

Hard to recommend an 11600K when 12th gen is around. But if the deal is good enough, you are at least getting a Z590 board and a decent processor. The downside is that it is a truly dead platform, whereas a B660 or Z690 board now means you could get a 13th gen CPU later on.

AMD may release Zen4 CPUs for AM4 as well, so getting a B550 or X570 board now might be worth it as well.

I believe Intel still offers better performance for WoW. Not really sure how the 5800X3D does though.
Thanks for the suggestions/info. The reason I want to completely upgrade my pc is because my Psu is getting old (probably 6 yrs of use) along with my old ssd and hdd so I want to just sell it as a whole and buy new ones.
 

Eximo

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Depends on the PSU I suppose, but if it has a 5 year warranty, it will probably be good for a long while. Just another component that could be swapped out. Nothing stopping you from putting a used PSU on the market as well. Selling a complete PC can be hard, as someone has to want that exact mix of hardware. Parting it out is more work though.

Still, unless your selections can beat out this combo, I would say it isn't worth it, and for not a whole lot more you can look at the 12600K.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12400F 2.5 GHz 6-Core Processor ($224.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME B660-PLUS D4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($147.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $372.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-07-12 11:33 EDT-0400


Still, that is an impressive price for a 5700X, nearly 100 CAD off. But as you said, the decent B550 motherboards are around $160 CAD.
 

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If it were me and the current board has a BIOS update for Ryzen 5000, I would update the BIOS, drop in a 5700x with a good air cooler, get a 750w gold PSU and be done with it. With an RTX 3060ti the difference between a 5700x and 12600k will be very small (as opposed to an RTX 3090). That way you don't ever have to worry about disabling E cores for any games and you can keep using the DDR4 and wait for the 1st iterations of both AMD AM5 and Intel Gen 13 to smooth out. Also, even though the 5700x is a 65w TDP processor you can simply enable PBO and set the curve optimizer and the performance is identical to the 5800x and the extra power draw will be easily handled by a 750w gold PSU.
 

geofelt

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Your games are cpu centric and depend on the single thread performance of the master thread.
Run the cpu-z bench on your 3600.
You should get a single thread score of about 488:
http://valid.x86.fr/bench/0gt9vb/1
A I5-12400 sells for $255 on newegg.ca:
https://www.newegg.ca/intel-core-i5-12400f-core-i5-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118358
You can get the 12400F for $220.
Unless budget is critical, the extra $35 to get integrated graphics may be good insurance if you should ever have graphics card issues.
Most B660 based motherboards will do.
Here is one for $95after a $40 rebate:
https://www.newegg.ca/p/N82E16813162055

It is likely that you can reuse most of your current parts if you want.
If you can sell your old pc without a big problem, that is good.
But sometimes a case gets old and you just want a change.
 

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