[SOLVED] What cpu should I consider for a gaming / occasional work pc?

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I am having some trouble choosing a cpu for my new computer.

I am looking at building a new computer as my old one is getting quite old. I already have 32gb of ram and a gtx 1070 from an older build; however, I plan to upgrade to a 3080ti or 3090 when prices go down.

My main goal with this build is to have a fast computer for gaming, and photoshop/illustrator ( and possibly a linux dualboot as I prefer it for programming). I occasionally perform encodes when organizing my media collection so it would be nice if it could do those quickly. Thermals are fairly important as I want to keep cooler/fan noise down to a minimum. I also normally leave my computer running to seed torrents most days if that is at all relevant.

Currently, I am looking at the 11700KF, 5800X, or the 12600K as they all fall in a similar price range when I factor in the price of a similar motherboard for their respective chip-sets.
 

Lutfij

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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

If I were you, I wouldn't invest in the Intel platforms, since they tend to need more cooling and perhaps an air conditioner. Yes they have a little more raw power...when you pit the 12th Gen against the 5000 series high end Ryzen mainstream processors but the Ryzen's tend to have greater value for money and they can get away with a toned down cooling solution.

Could you please list all the games(concurrent) and apps you will tax the system/CPU with? Some games will like Intel over AMD while some game devs tend to code their games differently than others.
 
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Lutfij

Titan
Moderator
Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

If I were you, I wouldn't invest in the Intel platforms, since they tend to need more cooling and perhaps an air conditioner. Yes they have a little more raw power...when you pit the 12th Gen against the 5000 series high end Ryzen mainstream processors but the Ryzen's tend to have greater value for money and they can get away with a toned down cooling solution.

Could you please list all the games(concurrent) and apps you will tax the system/CPU with? Some games will like Intel over AMD while some game devs tend to code their games differently than others.
 
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Thanks,

Most of the time I tend to play whatever newest games are coming out, so I don't really come back to any game(s) regularly. That being said, I probably have play Dead by Daylight, Hunt Showdown, Dark Souls III, Rimworld, Factorio, Guilty Gear -Strive-, SFV, Valheim, and Satisfactory more than other games I own.

As for software, I use Photoshop, Illustrator, Blender, Premire Pro, and Handbrake. I also normally have mpv playing anime whenever I am working or playing games. When I am doing programming or writing essays for uni I generally use vim in arch linux, although I don't think that is important as it is fairly light on resources.
 

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