Question Which CPU should chose?

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So going to be making a PC to play Borderlands 3, Minecraft, and doing my homework.

Got a pretty small budget.

Looking at the Sapphire Nitro 590 graphics card so just need to decide on a processor now.
 
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From the picture you shared with us I would hands down go with the Ryzen 5. You get 2 more cores and 8 more threads. Slightly newer, and comparable performance to a i5 processor. And all this for a lot less money. Even if you were to get the i3, which is less money for the initial CPU, the board will be more expensive then a comparable B450/X470 board. Get the Ryzen 5, you will not be disappointed.
 

Finstar

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What about this?

Little over my budget but would probably be doable, has an i5...

Just not sure on intel, always gone with AMD...

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bNc2QZ
That cooler would not be enough for the i5.

Here's what i'd do:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.20 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Steel Legend Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB XC GAMING Video Card ($201.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Apevia X-QPack3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $791.01
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-14 03:42 EDT-0400
 
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That cooler would not be enough for the i5.

Here's what i'd do:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.20 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Steel Legend Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB XC GAMING Video Card ($201.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Apevia X-QPack3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $791.01
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-14 03:42 EDT-0400


https://pcpartpicker.com/list/W3wNLJ

So definitely the ryzen 5

Thanks :)
 

Iniaskle

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So going to be making a PC to play Borderlands 3, Minecraft, and doing my homework.

Got a pretty small budget.

Looking at the Sapphire Nitro 590 graphics card so just need to decide on a processor now.
The ryzen 5 2600 is a very good cpu for the price to be honest and there is nothing better at that price point
 
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the 120 GB SSD will feel cramped after an OS install and a week of use...

I'd just ditch that and the 1 TB Seagate, and get a 1 TB Intel 660P M.2 NVME drive for $95 or so...
I always run my os on a separate drive hence the 120gb for OS ONLY, idk why just do...

Then got the SSHD 1tb for Borderlands 3 and my homework :)
 

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