[SOLVED] Will this be a bottleneck?

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Hey I'm building a pc on a budget and I'd like to know if pairing a intel i5 9400F with a gtx 1650 or rx 570 would result in a bottleneck. Also which would be better, the 570 or the 1650?
 

Barty1884

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Every system has a "bottleneck" - and people get too hung up on it.
Yes, a 9400F would pair well with even stronger GPUs than the two proposed, but that doesn't make this a 'bad' pairing by any means.

The RX570 is the stronger GPU of the two options, so would be what I'd go for here
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtNEZveIpgs

Have you considered an AM4 platform? A 9400F + Z390 board will set you back around $250 sans RAM (in the US at least) for a strict 6c/6t chip.

A first-gen Ryzen5 1600 can be had (including a B450 board) for ~$170
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor ($100.85 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $170.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-24 11:49 EDT-0400


second-Gen for ~$200
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.59 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $187.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-24 11:49 EDT-0400


From a "budget" standpoint, both would be solid offerings and pair well with either GPU (although obviously favouring the 2600)..... OR you could put that money "saved" ($60-$80) into a stronger GPU.... RX580 or 1660 , maybe?
 
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Barty1884

Titan
Moderator
Every system has a "bottleneck" - and people get too hung up on it.
Yes, a 9400F would pair well with even stronger GPUs than the two proposed, but that doesn't make this a 'bad' pairing by any means.

The RX570 is the stronger GPU of the two options, so would be what I'd go for here
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtNEZveIpgs

Have you considered an AM4 platform? A 9400F + Z390 board will set you back around $250 sans RAM (in the US at least) for a strict 6c/6t chip.

A first-gen Ryzen5 1600 can be had (including a B450 board) for ~$170
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor ($100.85 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $170.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-24 11:49 EDT-0400


second-Gen for ~$200
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.59 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $187.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-24 11:49 EDT-0400


From a "budget" standpoint, both would be solid offerings and pair well with either GPU (although obviously favouring the 2600)..... OR you could put that money "saved" ($60-$80) into a stronger GPU.... RX580 or 1660 , maybe?
 
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Giannis_Mag

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It won't bottleneck, but you could get a Ryzen 5 2600. Double the threads, more clock speed, less expensive, nice stock cooler, more future proof.
Also go for the RX570. Its just faster and cheaper.
 

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