Question Hi , I need some help with two cpus : intel i7-8700 and a ryzen 7 2700x.I just want to know which of them is better for gaming

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8700 is better for gaming but not by much. Personally I would get the 8700k or 9700k because being able to OC if you want is a good option to have and for me the 9700k is the same price as the 8700k so why not
i don't want to OC , so what to pick ?
 
Look at the 3600 or 8700. If you do go with the 3600 make sure to get an X470 or X570 as they are a lot newer and have a lot more features or a Z390 motherboard as they are the best for that socket type 😊
If he is not overclocking there is no need to go for such high end boards, the money saved by using a lower tier motherboard will bring more benefit spent elsewhere.
 
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Fate05

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If he is not overclocking there is no need to go for such high end boards, the money saved by using a lower tier motherboard will bring more benefit spent elsewhere.
That is true. He could probably get away with a cheaper Z390 board from Gigabyte but I personally don't like B450 boards. I would get an X470 if the budget would allow
 

iam2thecrowe

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B450 boards are fine, I'd suggest any of the MSI b450 MAX boards for full compatibility and hassle free setup. Just an example, for Fortnite, i went from near 100% cpu usage with my i5 3570k Oc'd to 4.4ghz, down to 30% usage on the 3600..... and the experience is buttery smooth. Most online games will benefit from the extra cores/threads AMD has to offer for the price. 3600>2700x for gaming
 
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