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mmm What about the i5-9600K ? Why are you actually recommending to buy earlier generation processors? Going against your own recommendations?

I can understand why the i5-8400 got the 1st place but I can't get it why are you still recommending i5-8600K given that the i5-9600K is very close in price from the new generation and better.
 
Aug 1, 2018
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Given that the R5 2600 is only $1 more than the 2400G, why not replace that as the budget pick? Two more cores and four more threads are definitely beneficial, ESPECIALLY at that price point
 

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I'm actually curious about the i5-9600K too. Its price seems to be almost identical to the i5-8600K. For the last week I've seen it selling for about $10 to $30 dollars more for an appreciable increase in boost frequency. Any reason not to recommend it?
 

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I just ordered the 9700K for my new build. It was splitting hairs between the 2700X, but I have a 35" G-Sync monitor, and I game 95% of the time. While the cost is higher, I feel the 9700K covers all the bases.
 
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CPU is one of the important parts of the computer or laptop so it I very important to have the best quality CPU and for my point of view AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X, AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, Intel Core i5-8600K also can take help from windows error code 0x8024a105 and also has any query then also it will help you.
 
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I am going to play at 3440x1440p at 200hz and hdr with the new acer x35 should I get a 9900k or 8086k and a rtx 2080 ti for gaming only, for my upgrade of a fx 4300 and gtx 1050.
 

SR TEE

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I have my disagreements with these ratings. I'd still think an overclocked I7 8700K would be the best gaming CPU at the moment for the price and availability, but if I looked at it in a future sense the R7 2700X would be the best value choice considering how often Intel changes their sockets and leaves their customers high and dry with no upgrade path beyond two CPU generations.

I also disagree with the Ryzen 2400G for that price range, the R5 2600 is going for around $160(on some sites has gone up to $200 though) and if gotten at that price it beats out the R5 2400G.

Now with an R5 2600 at $160 that kind of displaces the Intel I5 8400 a little bit. If that's the case you may as well go up to the R7 2700 or maybe an Intel I5 8600K.

Just my opinions, but as prices change and the value propositions are altered my opinion will change as well.
 

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I personally would pick the 8700k over any 99xx series as i agree the price to performance on the 99x models are just not there.The 9900k are almost double the price of a 2700x here.

On the second one.I built my brother a 2400g which was a budget built for the fact he doesn't need a dedicated gpu to play games.I went with the 2600 as i have a gpu so it made more sense.I will agree the 2600 are by far the budget king but for the same price the 2400g as a igpu.

My brother will get this 1050ti of mine when i upgrade during this month but as when i built his pc his value was far better as mine as he did not have to by a gpu to play games out of the box.

 

xravenxdota

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Here it's reversed.Between the 2600 and the 8400.The 2600 are better price to performance.Problem is they are sold out and when they do have stock they overprice it.Personally the 8400 are only better in games.The 2600 are a more all round cpu.
 

Alec Karfonta

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According to UserBenchmarks the 2600x is 4% faster and $10 cheaper than the 8400. But by all means keep shilling for a dying company Toms. Hope it was worth trading your credibility for cash.
 

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Some comment are one month old, some prize are one month old, the only update of this month is the date.
 

SR TEE

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Actually Tom no longer runs for the company nor works for it and when this website did a review on the RTX 2000 series the reviewer say in his article that people MUST BUY THIS GPU. Ironically Tom replied to this and said I would of never let this happen when I was running things and to tell people to buy a product before it's out for sale is ridiculous, wait for real reviews.
 
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It would be great if you guys would update this page. Ryz 5 2600 has been selling for 165 for a while; It's a hair (-4.5% via UserBenchmarks) under an i5 8400 on single core perf, and far better in multi-core (+41% via UserBenchmarks), 21% cheaper, and a unlocked multiplier for those interested in overclocking it. It's hard to understand how you're still recommending the Intel chip over AMD at this price point. Both chips are viable, sure; but one is a significantly better value and offers far more utility for multi-threaded workloads.

Besides this, the R 5 2600 link on the CPU Hierarchy chart shows a price point of 300 because it's linked to a R 5 2600 / Corsair AIO watercooling unit combo. Whether intentional or not, I cannot say, but it appears as bias, and that's not cool.
 

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I strongly disagree and I believe most people would. 8700k should be the 1st on the list... cost, real world performance, price, thermals and hyperthreading puts it ahead of all the cpus you listed.
 

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