Question Ryzen 7 1700x in 2020?

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I'm planning on building a new pc mid december for around €500-€600, and I found this black friday deal with a Ryzen 7 1700x for €100. It has 8c/16t which would probably be the best I can get, but it's pretty old. I'll prob mix it with a 1660S and 16GB ram.
 
I usually think that buying newest gen is usually better.
For batch apps, that is probably a reasonable price.

But...
If your use is for gaming, as I might think with a good graphics card, I think you can do better with a i3-10100:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-i3-10100-Desktop-Processor-LGA1200/dp/B086MMRW87/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=i3-10100&qid=1606514401&sr=8-2
Here is a gaming review which includes both processors:
https://www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i3-10100/15.html
No need for fast ram, 2666 is all it can use, and any lga1200 motherboard
will do.
 

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That's a reasonable price...

As long as you are setting reasonable expectations of modest/normal fame rates, you should be quite pleased...
I'm upgrading from ps4 so it seems like it will definitely be an improvement. I don't want a ps5 because it's very limited for things other than gaming. As long as I can play 1080p 60fps (144 would be nice though) it would be fine for me. Thanks!
 
Another thing not mentioned is the motherboard you're getting. Even being just a 1700X it will get you into the AM4 ecosystem with a potential to upgrade all the way to a 5600X on the same motherboard in the future. But that depends on the motherboard...so to that end I'd try to get one of the decent B450's. A B450 tomahawk Max would be ideal for this, but there are any number of good ones.

And BTW, I play Ghost Recon: Breakpoint at 1080p on a 144hz freesync monitor at very high settings with a 1700X and it's perfectly fine. I feel confident it would do 1440p just as well but an RX480 just isn't enough GPU.
 
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The 1700x is still pretty decent, my uncle has the 1700 and the x370 Taiichi that I use to have and he didn't have any issues with it gaming with a GTX 1070. He did recently pick up a Ryzen 9 3900x and it paired just fine with the x370 Taiichi, you just don't get the PCI-E gen 4 or some other things that wasn't too important. It was still a good jump in performance. You'll have an upgrade path, though newer the Ryzen board the better.
 

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