[SOLVED] Overclocked i3 8350k vs stock ryzen 2600

uz3390

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Hi

I want to upgrade my cpu but am unsure which upgrade path to chose, my options are either the i3 8350k with a cooler master hyper 212 led turbo or the ryzen 2600 with the stock cooler although I will have to save around $30
more for the ryzen.

Both of the above upgrades include a nzxt h400. I can also get the ryzen with the hyper 212 but I will be stuck with a cooler master e300l case.

What would you guys recommend?
 

Barty1884

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The 2600, even at "stock" will boost to some pretty solid clocks.

Normally I'd ask the specific workload but, given the two options, the 2600 is a no-brainer to me.

Ensure you opt for ~3000MHz RAM in dual channel for Ryzen though.
 
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I was actually leaning towards the i3 but your answer has left me in 2 minds.

My workload would be browsing, excel and gaming at 1200p.

I do have 2x4gb kingston hyperfury x 2400mhz in dual channel, how much of an improvement would the 3000mhz be?
 

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Also the case I'm using has only a 120mm slot in the front and one 90mm in the back.

I've also installed a rx 570, so how high of a priority should the case upgrade be?
 

Barty1884

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For your needs, either would do the job just fine - but if you're comparing at very similar money, the 2600 should be a no-brainer.

For the differences between the RAM speed, it'll vary game to game. Generally, looking in the ~5FPS range for averages.... but the 1% lows are generally improved by a substantial margin, making for a smoother experience.

With a 2400MHz kit, you might be able to OC it to 2666-2800MHz, and I'd suggest trying to do so. There's just no guarantees though. Generally, if a kit could do higher speeds, it would've been clocked/sold as a higher kit.

With the case, it really depends on temperatures. While a single 120mm intake & 90mm exhaust sounds pretty weak, if your case is fairly open in terms of airflow, it might be fine.
How are your 570 temps currently?
 

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