Question Ryzen 5 2600 or Ryzen 7 1700 for the same price?

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They would be paired with B450 Tomahawk and 2x8GB 3000MHz CL15 RAM (The R5 2600 maybe with a 3200 CL16) and with an RTX 2060. I would OC both. I know almost every 1700 can run around 3.9GHz, while the 2600 can at 4.1GHz, with decent cooling ofc.
My main focus is gaming on 144Hz (mostly competitve games, idc if single player games wont run on 144FPS) and streaming, but for that I think I would use nvenc with an RTX 2060 instead of H.264.
Also, I don't rly want to upgrande the CPU for a few years, which on is more 'future proof'?
 
For high Hz/FPS cpu IPC is important and is where the 3000 series are expected to have decent gains clocking the gap to Intel. I'd suggest holding off a few week and then looking at the options when the 3000 series is out. If nothing else you should see savings on the prior series.
 
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For high Hz/FPS cpu IPC is important and is where the 3000 series are expected to have decent gains clocking the gap to Intel. I'd suggest holding off a few week and then looking at the options when the 3000 series is out. If nothing else you should see savings on the prior series.
Unfortunately i can't wait a month with the upgrade since i want to sell my current pc till the end of july.
 

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I agree with sizzling.
If you can wait a few more weeks until the Ryzen 3000's get released you could get a Ryzen 5 3600 and OC it or possibly get a 2600 for a better price and grab an RTX 2070 instead of a 2060 .
With my specs (see my signature), I get 85 to 120+ fps in current AAA single player games.
I don't play online games though so I have no idea what I'd get in them.
 
Are you certain it's one of these two? Had the 1700 myself, then currently a 2700X. The 1700 I had maxed out at 3.85 all core at a "safe" voltage. Also couldn't get stable consistent POST with DRAM, Samsung B-die 3200 CL14 kit, at 3200, 3000, or even 2933. Had to run 2666. Went to X470 and 2700X, greatly improved on Zen+ in my opinion. Runs a 3200 CL16 kit now no problem. Unless you need the extra 2 cores, I would lean on the 2600, or ideally, the 3000 series if you can stretch it.
 
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I agree with sizzling.
If you can wait a few more weeks until the Ryzen 3000's get released you could get a Ryzen 5 3600 and OC it or possibly get a 2600 for a better price and grab an RTX 2070 instead of a 2060 .
With my specs (see my signature), I get 85 to 120+ fps in current AAA single player games.
I don't play online games though so I have no idea what I'd get in them.
I dont think I can get a 2600 for so much cheaper. Its like 145$ right now.
 

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