i5 8400 vs Ryzen 5 2600

pcbuilder01

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Im looking to build a new pc. Which cpu would be better for mainly gaming. I usually run other things on my second monitor like youtube. Can you also recommend a motherboard for the cpu you think is best. Im going to be using a GTX 1060 or 1070.
 

Rdslw

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Well. Gaming is Intel domain, but if you run multiple things at once Ryzen is your choice.
Youtube might not be a problem, but IF you like to multitask, and you plan to go with 3'rd screen (or screens are 4k) then take RYZEN.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($165.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: *MSI - X470 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($129.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: *Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: *Patriot - Burst 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: *Seagate - Constellation ES 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Video Card: *PNY - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Dell)
Case: Corsair - Carbide Series 275R (Black w/Tempered Glass) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: *EVGA - 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1120.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-17 03:58 EDT-0400

as for recommendations I go with pcpartpicker guides. you cannot go wrong with them.
https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/qWLrxr/excellent-amd-gaming-build
 

Rdslw

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Aug 1, 2017
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Well. Gaming is Intel domain, but if you run multiple things at once Ryzen is your choice.
Youtube might not be a problem, but IF you like to multitask, and you plan to go with 3'rd screen (or screens are 4k) then take RYZEN.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($165.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: *MSI - X470 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($129.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: *Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: *Patriot - Burst 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: *Seagate - Constellation ES 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Video Card: *PNY - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Dell)
Case: Corsair - Carbide Series 275R (Black w/Tempered Glass) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: *EVGA - 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1120.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-17 03:58 EDT-0400

as for recommendations I go with pcpartpicker guides. you cannot go wrong with them.
https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/qWLrxr/excellent-amd-gaming-build
 

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