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Question What build would you choose (RTX 2080 / Ryzen 3700X vs RTX 2070 / 9700K)

generaljohn

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I'm building a gaming PC for one of my friends his budget is $1500. Originally I was going to go the RTX 2080 and Ryzen 3700X route. However, he does a lot of video editing and streaming and brought up to me that he would prefer having a i7. My question is what would be a better experience a RTX 2080 with Ryzen 3700X or RTX 2070 with 9700K?
 

Phaaze88

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That one > 3700X + RTX 2070 Super.
RTX 2080 is no longer in production, and was replaced by the 2070 Super, and remains overpriced VS said replacement.

he would prefer having a i7
Then that one > i5-10600K + RTX 2070 Super, if you can even get hold of one. Replenishment of stock isn't going smoothly on those new 10th gens...
Or that one > i7-10700K + RTX 2070 Super

Streaming on the i7-9700K... that's, uhh... kinda lacking on the thread count there. Bad idea.
Video editing, sure. Gaming + streaming, nope.
 
I suggest you consider the new 10th gen intel processors.
I5-10600K
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i5-10600k-cpu-review
Or, if budget permits the i7-10700K

The higher clock rate of intel K suffix processors is best for gaming.

Be sure to configure sufficient ram to hold all that is going on concurrently. That might be a 2 x 16gb ram kit.

If games are of the fast action type, spend on the graphics card before overspending on the cpu.
If in doubt about graphics, buy a evga card, planning on using the 90 day free trade up option.
 

GarrettL

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I suggest you consider the new 10th gen intel processors.
I5-10600K
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i5-10600k-cpu-review
Or, if budget permits the i7-10700K

The higher clock rate of intel K suffix processors is best for gaming.

Be sure to configure sufficient ram to hold all that is going on concurrently. That might be a 2 x 16gb ram kit.

If games are of the fast action type, spend on the graphics card before overspending on the cpu.
If in doubt about graphics, buy a evga card, planning on using the 90 day free trade up option.

Depends on the resolution. 1080p, yes but 1440p it evens out quite a bit.
 

RodroX

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I suggest you consider the new 10th gen intel processors.
I5-10600K
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i5-10600k-cpu-review
Or, if budget permits the i7-10700K

The higher clock rate of intel K suffix processors is best for gaming.

Be sure to configure sufficient ram to hold all that is going on concurrently. That might be a 2 x 16gb ram kit.

If games are of the fast action type, spend on the graphics card before overspending on the cpu.
If in doubt about graphics, buy a evga card, planning on using the 90 day free trade up option.
The i7 10700K is indeed a really strong CPU. OP may have to work some magic to be able to to use it in the build. But yeah if its posible it will be a great CPU to get for editing but specially for gaming.

I wonder whats this "friend" of the OP using for editing and gaming right now?, cause as you worte, perhaps the Core i5 10600K could be a viable and better value option here.
 

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