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MOBO / CPU Combo Recommendation

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys!

 

I'm looking to upgrade my CPU and motherboard in the near future. I both game and stream on the same machine and don't want to move to a dual PC setup. I'm also looking to re-use as many parts as I can from my current build, so what I ideally need is a mobo/CPU combo that I can use my existing DDR4 RAM and Nvidia GTX 1080 video card with. Also an m.2 SSD.

 

Currently I have a MSI B150 PC Mate mobo and an i7-6700. (in a mid-tower case I will upgrade too)

 

I'd also love to watercool the CPU. So recomendations in the Corsair family (I want to take advantage of the Commander Pro I have and the Lightning Node Pro I'm going to get) would be VERY valuable too.

 

My budget is around £500 (UK) but this can go up a little as I'll be doing this in a month or two.

 

THANKS!!!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'd rather stick with Intel at this point. In my experience they're more effective in streaming/gaming rigs. But better in streaming rigs.

 

Unless you have a good compelling reason to make the move to AMD I'm honestly open to any ideas.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Okay, that's 2 votes for wait for AMD Zen 2 haha.

 

Can anyone link me to some articles on why it will be so good?

And would I have any issues in terms of using my existing equipment?

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Just now, EmperorClone said:

I'd rather stick with Intel at this point. In my experience they're more effective in streaming/gaming rigs. But better in streaming rigs.

streaming AMD has been the better choice for about 1,5 years now. 

 

gaming intel is still better, but this will from what we know change with Zen 2. hence why you should wait for Zen 2. 

1 minute ago, EmperorClone said:

Unless you have a good compelling reason to make the move to AMD I'm honestly open to any ideas.

Zen 2 is the reason to go to AMD. also your budget really doesnt allow for a good intel CPU to be bought. and with Zen 2 on the horizon you should keep you money untill then. 

 

especially since you are doing the purchase now, but later

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, GoldenLag said:

streaming AMD has been the better choice for about 1,5 years now. 

 

gaming intel is still better, but this will from what we know change with Zen 2. hence why you should wait for Zen 2. 

Zen 2 is the reason to go to AMD. also your budget really doesnt allow for a good intel CPU to be bought. and with Zen 2 on the horizon you should keep you money untill then. 

 

especially since you are doing the purchase now, but later

 

So we're expecting top end performance for gaming and streaming? That's actually awesome to know!

 

My budget allows for a Z series mobo and something akin to an i7-7700k right now. (brand new)

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2 minutes ago, EmperorClone said:

Can anyone link me to some articles on why it will be so good?

TL;DR this:

 

this is the Zen 2 8 core (presumed from what we know to be a Ryzen 5 part) in January on early silicon, tieing the 9900k in cinebench)

 

we know from rumours Zen 2 will at least have 12 cores and that it is expected to have 16 cores making it much better for streaming. 

6 minutes ago, EmperorClone said:

And would I have any issues in terms of using my existing equipment?

Ramspeed can be an issue, but manual overclocking mitigates that 100%. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Oh wow, this looks bonkers!

 

So in terms of future use, could I use my current RAM/GPU etc. with this chip?

 

And what kinda motherboard should I be looking to get?

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31 minutes ago, EmperorClone said:

So in terms of future use, could I use my current RAM/GPU etc. with this chip?

since you are using DDR4, you can use the same Ram and GPU. but i will suggest doing some Ram overclocking if the speed of the ram is below 2933mhz. 

32 minutes ago, EmperorClone said:

And what kinda motherboard should I be looking to get?

the CPUs will launch with complementary X570 motherboards. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

COMPLIMENTARY!?

 

CPU + MOBO FOR ONE COST? BRAND NEW?

 

I can spend that money saved on better RAM :P

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