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Which cpu should I get ?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I want a good cpu for gaming and casually streaming. I want to build a pc under $1000 so what would be a good cpu for streaming and gaming. I play a lot of open world games.

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https://pcpartpicker.com/product/QKJtt6/amd-ryzen-7-3700x-36-ghz-8-core-processor-100-100000071box

Or the Ryzen 5 3600 if the PC budget should be shifted slightly to accomodate more GPU or whatever, but choosing how to allocate the $1000 is up to you.  If you're just asking for the best CPU that isn't $400 to do that, the 3700x does the most good for the money.

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Since I'm bored, here's a quick build mock-up of what I consider a well-balanced build using that CPU:

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($327.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Freezer 33 eSports ONE (Black/Green) CPU Cooler  ($29.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Plus MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($99.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($54.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: HP EX900 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($56.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5700 8 GB DD Ultra Video Card  ($329.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Cougar MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($42.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($59.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1002.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-06 22:45 EST-0500

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