Question Ryzen 7 2700x or i5-9600k?

Jun 26, 2018
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Hello.
I was planning to build my first PC, with 9600k and 2070, for 1080p144Hz gaming. But then someone told me, that i would better benefit from i7-9700k’s more cores, paired with a 2060 instead. That is still in my budget, though a bit pricey. Someone then suggested me to go for the Ryzen 7 2700x, as it is cheaper, and it even has 16 threads compared to the i7’s 8. That price save would allow me to go for the 2070 again. But then i actually looked at some benchmarks, and the i5 seems to get around 10 and in some cases even 30 FPS more compared to the 2700x. Though having 2 cores less, and 10 less threads, it’s single core performance is slightly better.

So, to my question.
Here is my planned build, with the 2700x:

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/7YfHcY
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/7YfHcY/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($65.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.78 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($509.89 @ OutletPC)
Case: NZXT - H500 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($68.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $1286.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-21 05:35 EDT-0400

Should i go for
2700x with 2070
9600k with 2070
or 9700k with 2060

I will be pretty much only gaming on, as i said, 1080p@144Hz, maybe some basic coding in the future, and no video editing

Thank you for any responses.
 
This should be pretty good...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($365.99 @ Walmart)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($119.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: GeIL - EVO SPEAR 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($65.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($478.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT - H500 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1306.71
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-21 06:37 EDT-0400
 
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This should be pretty good...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($365.99 @ Walmart)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($119.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: GeIL - EVO SPEAR 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($65.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($478.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT - H500 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1306.71
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-21 06:37 EDT-0400
Thank you for your response, sorry I'm replying late, but I didn't have the time.
Sadly the 8700k is only $30 cheaper than the 9700k, and ~$200 more than the i5 in my country, so with the 2070 it's over my budget. It seems to get few less FPS in most games than the i5 though. And I'm not sure if the extra price is worth it, as I won't probably need as much threads anyway since I will be almost only gaming.
 

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+1 to waiting for Ryzen 3000. It'll likely be the biggest leap in cpu performance we'll see in years.
2700x vs 9600k right now is really a tossup, 9600k performs better in games for now but only having 6 threads will likely start dragging it behind when more games start utilizing 8+ threads.
 
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Personally never really been a fan of the AMD cpus.
But that's really my opinion, maybe you've had better experiences with AMD.
I've also been in the market to build a new gaming PC, so cheers and hopefully everything comes together as you wished!
 
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In my very honest opinion, you should go with ryzen. If you don't want to wait for ryzen 3xxx you could just buy a cheap cpu like r5 1600 for less than 100 bucks paired with a x470 mobo then upgrade the cpu when new ryzebs come out. To me seems like the best valye you could get
 

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