upgrading my rig

Nov 27, 2018
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Hello everyone,

I bought my PC a little while ago (September 2012), I feel that while it still performs for most of my games, my I5-3570 and 8Gb DDR3 RAM are starting to be a little weak for the bigger newer games coming out.

I already have already updated my GPU to a GTX-970 a year or two ago, and will also keep my HDD.

I have built 2 pcpartpicker:
I5-9600k (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cV6xCb)
Ryzen 2700x (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/J69BYT)

I would very much like your opinions on either one build, and if needed, what could be bettered while not bursting my budget. As a last piece of information, I live in France, so maybe all the prices won't fit exactly, but it’s more about the general idea.

Thank you very much for your help.
 
On your Ryzen build you don't need a cooler, the stock cooler is fine for stock and small overclocks. And also at that price point you would be better off with a similar priced air cooler. And honestly for the intel build unless the case wont allow it get a air cooler like the cryorig H5 or H7, it will cool nearly identically, be cheaper and have less things to fail.

For gaming the 9600k may have a slight edge over the Ryzen due to Intels stronger single thread performance, but the Ryzen nets your more cores/threads which may or may not be finally used more in gaming and will come in handy for other tasks like photo/video editing as well as streaming.
 
Nov 27, 2018
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Ok, I edited my PCPartPicker to reflect you suggestions.

regarding the memory sticks, should I go for the 30$ more expensive G.skill, or stick with the ADATA?

Also I don't plan on doing any photo/video editing, and streaming just isn't my thing. so I think I'll just head toward the intel.

Thank you very much for your input !

 

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