Question Is there a REAL difference....


Nov 29, 2018
Ok. I built my son a Ryzen 5 2600 pc. Running amazing.

I am going to build me a high speed gaming pc. I already have one:

Intel i7 7700
cooler master hyper 212 led turbo
MSI gtx 1060 6gb
32 corsair vengenance rgb ram 3000
SSD x3
M.2 x2
HDD x2

New build:

Bought so far....

Matrexx 55 case with rgb x3 fans
850 PSU corsair
32 corsair vengeance rgb 3200 ram
gtx 1660 ti
deepcool captain 240 liquid cooler
strix b450 f gaming mobo
Ryzen 5 2600

Now i know a ryzen 2700x is overkill as far as gaming and vr are concerned. After much research, youtubing, googling etc. there is really not much difference between the 2600 and 2600x in gaming and fps.

But I would like your opinion on the matter. Should I go with a 2600? 2600x? Or maybe even just a 2700 non x?



Apr 17, 2019
I personally have a Ryzen 5 2600 OC'd to 3.95 GHz on an Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming mb with G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3200 RAM running at 3400 MHz.
My highest stable OC was 4.075 GHz but I choose to lower it for everyday 24/7 use.
My GPU is an MSI GTX 1660 TI Armor 6G OC.
I also considered the 2600x and 2700 CPUs but obviously decided that for the price the 2600 fit my needs and budget best.
I can say that performance wise I am extremely satisfied with my choices.
I can run current games at 1080p on a 60 Hz 23" monitor on Ultra settings and get anywhere from 85 to 120 fps.
The 2600x at stock speeds would give basically the same performance.
A 2700 OC'd or 2700x should give a decent performance boost and if their prices drop enough in the next 6 months or so I might consider selling my 2600 and upgrading, but I really don't see it as a necessary upgrade.


Apr 17, 2019
I personally considered getting a 2060 too.
I chose the 1660 Ti because it was a lot cheaper and since I game at 1080p, I don't believe the 2060 would have made a noticeable difference for me.
If you use 1440p it is almost certainly be worth it though.
You should read this:

This is the exact model RAM I have:
They are actually listed on the QVL for this mb on the Asus support page and definitely work well for me.
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Going from an i7 7700 to a 2600 won't feel like an upgrade IMO. You're better off swapping the 7700 for a 7700K and better cooling. The OC you can get will compensate for the performance disparity AND will be cheaper. Well, assuming you have a Z board; if not, then you are not really going to get a proper upgrade. You're miles better off in buying a better video card than upgrading the CPU+RAM+MoBo and, again, should be cheaper! You can even get a 1080ti or a 2080 with the price difference.

At the end of the day, it is your money and your rules, but I can't help but think you will be wasting money and won't like the purchase.

On the other hand, as you mention, you may want to consider the 2700(X) instead and see how well the Hyper 212 can cool it (you may need something beefier IMO). And even then, for games in particular, you won't see/notice/feel there's a massive jump.

This is coming from a guy with a 2700X@4.3Ghz and 32GB 3200Mhz RAM upgraded from an i7 2700K@4.6Ghz and 16GB 1600Mhz RAM.

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