r5 1400 gtx 1070 or r5 1600 rx 580

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Which system would be better thr r5 1400 with the gtx 1070 or the r5 1600 with the rx 580. I will mostly game and will do very little(really very little) content creation.I will use a 1080p monitor.I'm leaning towards the first system because of nvidia's fast sync feature. Will I need any special monitor for fast sync or it it supported on all the monitors. Please reply and thanks to anyone who replies.
 

Dunlop0078

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Well the build with the 1070 will do better in gaming, the build with the 1600 would likely do better at content creation depending on the programs you use. I would go with the 1070 build if it were me and overclock that 1400 a bit.

Do you know what fast sync does? It really only works well if your framerate is more than double your refresh rate, so if you have a 60hz monitor you would need to achieve 120fps or more in your games to really make use of it. No you do not need a special monitor to support it. If you went with the amd build you could get a freesync monitor which can be pretty cheap. Freesync is much better than fast sync, it works like g sync, matches your refresh rate to the framerate you are getting in games, so if your game is running at 47fps the monitor is running at 47hz.
 

Arc911

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where are you buying from, the price difference tween the two proccies are not equal to the price difference between the two gpu s.

id say stretch a bit and pull the trigger on 1070 and 1600
 
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I have stretched my budget as much as I can. I also have to buy a new monitor and keyboard and a mouse for my setup and in total the gtx 1070 build costs me 1100$ which is already 200$ more than my budget.
 
i would say 1 thing. GPU is the one that will be replaced more frequently in a build than a cpu. so if u go for a strong cpu like 1600, u dont have to worry abt it for like the next 4 years. RX580 is still solid for 1080p gaming. and u can expect an even better performing card in the upcoming vega. if ryzen is any indication, expect vega to offer bang/buck too. RX580+free sync will handle the low frame rates if any and free sync is cheaper. but waiting for vega might be worth it.
 

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if you plan to game at 1440p get r5 1600 and gtx 1070
if you plan to play at 1080p get r5 1400 and rx 580 and freesync monitor

if u cant buy freesync monitor get r5 1400 and gtx 1060

you can still get r5 1400 and gtx 1070 tho .... ur choice
 

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