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Upgrade for 2500k

Youre going to need a new Motherboard if youre upgrading

Save up for Zen 2 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Im looking for a new cpu to replace my 2500k. My budget is under 200 usd. I would prefer to buy it from amazon as i have a giftcard. It will pair up with my R9 fury and im aiming for around 144fps at 1080p on medium/high settings. Any suggestions?

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Just now, KING OF THE DIRTY DANS said:

Youre going to need a new Motherboard if youre upgrading

Save up for Zen 2 

I'd follow his advice, but if you absolutely need it now... do mine

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1 minute ago, KING OF THE DIRTY DANS said:

Youre going to need a new Motherboard if youre upgrading

Save up for Zen 2 

Yes i understand that. I can source a motherboard elsewhere, i just want to use my giftcard.

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Just now, Duckster said:

I'd follow his advice, but if you absolutely need it now... do mine

Those two, 1700x and 8350k was what i was looking at. Which would you say is the best?

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Just now, KING OF THE DIRTY DANS said:

What ever 3rd gen R5 is then

I guess ill just wait and see.

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Just now, PacketMan said:

i7 2600K? I saw one for around 70€ a while back

The performance increase is tiny.

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2 minutes ago, 1Gigabyte said:

The performance increase is tiny.

Depends on what you're doing and why you feel the need to upgrade

 

In modern games it takes them from a stuttering mess on the 4/4 to a mostly smooth experience on the 4/8.

 

Either way I think the goal of 144fps on $200 budget is unrealistic.


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1 hour ago, 1Gigabyte said:

The performance increase is tiny.

Where do you see a tiny increase? Talknig about the 2500K and 2600K stock frequency

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1 minute ago, 1Gigabyte said:

Those two, 1700x and 8350k was what i was looking at. Which would you say is the best?

you know, actually the 1700x is a good option

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3 hours ago, Duckster said:

you know, actually the 1700x is a good option

Kinda... Doesn't include a stock cooler, so there's more spending. 

All in all a 1600 for savings, or a 2600X for the pricing is the way to go.

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21 hours ago, trevb0t said:

Kinda... Doesn't include a stock cooler, so there's more spending. 

All in all a 1600 for savings, or a 2600X for the pricing is the way to go.

i have aready got a nhd15 se am4 which im using with lga115x adapter so cooler is no problem at all.

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Just now, 1Gigabyte said:

i have aready got a nhd15 se am4 which im using with lga115x adapter so cooler is no problem at all.

So then we ask: are you going to overclock the CPU, or are you wanting to run stock?

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30 minutes ago, trevb0t said:

So then we ask: are you going to overclock the CPU, or are you wanting to run stock?

I oc'd my 2500k so i dont see why i wouldnt with my new one.

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3 minutes ago, 1Gigabyte said:

I oc'd my 2500k so i dont see why i wouldnt with my new one.

Sweet! The 1700X is a significant step up in core clock from the 1700, so if you weren't OCing, it's a clear winner.

When you're overclocking, it still technically beats the 1700, but the victory is much less significant.

The same could be said of a 1600 vs 1600X, 2600 vs 2600X, etc.

So my advice is that if you're going to OC, just grab the non X variant if there is a good savings.

 

Further if it's just for gaming, the 1700 really only offers a small benefit over the 1600 since the number of cores isn't as important as the clock speeds on a single core.

Thus if it's a solid pricing difference a cheap R5 1600 vs a pricier R7 1700X may be a better buy.

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16 minutes ago, trevb0t said:

Sweet! The 1700X is a significant step up in core clock from the 1700, so if you weren't OCing, it's a clear winner.

When you're overclocking, it still technically beats the 1700, but the victory is much less significant.

The same could be said of a 1600 vs 1600X, 2600 vs 2600X, etc.

So my advice is that if you're going to OC, just grab the non X variant if there is a good savings.

 

Further if it's just for gaming, the 1700 really only offers a small benefit over the 1600 since the number of cores isn't as important as the clock speeds on a single core.

Thus if it's a solid pricing difference a cheap R5 1600 vs a pricier R7 1700X may be a better buy.

On amazon us the 1700 is more expensive than the 1700x due to the cooler im guessing so i think ill just go for the 1700x. Thanks for the reply.

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You're extremely limiting yourself with Amazon. They'll have everything you need but the deals aren't always there. Here's what I would get if I were you and buying today.

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.3914805

 

Best deal in the past 2 weeks for a CPU/mobo. If you don't have a Microcenter, this is it.

 

https://express.google.com/u/0/product/Corsair-Vengeance-LPX-8-GB-DDR4-DRAM-3000MHz-C15-Desktop-Memory-Kit-Black-2-pack/10680836686480237540_1607134934574184164_125181302

 

Use promo code MAYSAVE19 at checkout (first time customers only) and get this kit for $64. 

 

EDIT: looks like the old kit for $64 has sold out. DDR4 prices have been going down like crazy in the past few weeks though and you can get a 16GB 3200 kit for $70 easily.

 

You're welcome.

 

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On 5/16/2019 at 6:40 PM, byzrk said:

You're extremely limiting yourself with Amazon. They'll have everything you need but the deals aren't always there. Here's what I would get if I were you and buying today.

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.3914805

 

Best deal in the past 2 weeks for a CPU/mobo. If you don't have a Microcenter, this is it.

 

https://express.google.com/u/0/product/Corsair-Vengeance-LPX-8-GB-DDR4-DRAM-3000MHz-C15-Desktop-Memory-Kit-Black-2-pack/10680836686480237540_1607134934574184164_125181302

 

Use promo code MAYSAVE19 at checkout (first time customers only) and get this kit for $64. 

 

EDIT: looks like the old kit for $64 has sold out. DDR4 prices have been going down like crazy in the past few weeks though and you can get a 16GB 3200 kit for $70 easily.

 

You're welcome.

 

Both are not avaliable for me.

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