should i go for i7 8700 or ryzen 2700

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should i go for i7 8700 or ryzen 2700 ? my gpu is a 960(will buy a 1160 when its released) and i moslty play lol and cs.
Another option is buying a i5 8400 but i will buy a new gpu soon...
 

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The 8700 is still the gaming king as far as single core goes however the value for money that Ryzen 2 offers is brilliant. Ryzen 2700 is the way to go unless you want any Intel exclusive software and features.
 
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That's a question you'll need to answer before anyone can determine what would be best for you.

A *pure* gaming machine would be best served by an intel chip, whilst streaming while gaming swings in AMD's direction. Take some time and figure out what you will be using the machine for and order of importance and give us that list (e.g. video editing, virtual machine's, etc).

If what you will be using the machine for most favors strong per-core performance, you're likely better off with Intel. If you need heavy multithreading, consider AMD.

If you mostly play LoL and CS, both options provide far more performance than either game needs.
 

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No it's not. Anything above Ryzen 5 or the intel I5 really should be running on an aftermarket cooler. In theory it can run on the stock cooler but it will be uncomfortably hot and loud. Even more so in a hot environment.
 
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i would go ryzen its excellent value the 2700x come with a great stock wraith max and plus the socket is guaranteed supported until 2019
And how will this socket support help him? I mean, he is buying the second best AMD cpu on the market right now. Do you really think he is going to change it after one year? Or after two?

Let's face it, you don't buy a high end CPU and GPU just so you can change them the following year. Unless you got plenty of money of course, but most of us don't.

A high end CPU is a long-term investment.
 

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