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r7 2700x or i5 9600k for1080p gaming

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I'm going to build a pc for 1080p 144hz gaming, but I can't decide between a r7 2700x or an i5 9600k. I mainly play CSGO but I also want to be able to play newer games like shadow of the tomb raider.

 these are the specs so far:

 

Asus Prime x470 motherboard / asus prime z390 - a

be quiet dark rock 4

Corsair vengeance rgb pro 16gb ddr4-3200

2 tb hard drive

500gb m.2 nvme ssd

Gigabyte 2060 super windforce OC

corsair rm650x

masterbox td500 white

 

Which cpu should I pick for 144hz 1080p gaming?

 
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My answer may be of less help than you wish I’m afraid.

Intel vs AMD is something of a point of contention at the moment.  One has better single thread performance the other has more available thread spaces.  I personally am of the “more thread space” group so I would pick the AMD.  It’s a “slower now faster later” choice.  Consider it a vote rather than an endorsement.

Others may have an opposite opinion.

i do not know the quality of the motherboard choices. They might be enough to make one better than the other by themselves.


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22 minutes ago, mattdel said:

 

You'd want an R5 3600 with 3600mhz CL16 RAM preferably for 144hz/240hz gaming.

Also you only need a $100 RX 570 to run CS:GO well, it can still do AAA games just fine at medium/high settings 1080p.

 

otherwise the RX 5700 is faster at the same or potentially a lower price.

What's your budget/country? Do you already own the monitor?


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Normally recommend AMD right now, but in this specific use case the 9600k will be better than 2700x.

 

However, iirc specifically in CSGO the 3rd gen ryzen are doing better than Intel. Could be wrong.

 

In terms of newer games, as time goes by, you'll want the extra cores and threads.

 

I'd grab a 3700x tbh.


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22 minutes ago, mattdel said:

 

I'm going to build a pc for 1080p 144hz gaming, but I can't decide between a r7 2700x or an i5 9600k. I mainly play CSGO but I also want to be able to play newer games like shadow of the tomb raider.

 these are the specs so far:

Gigabyte 2060 super windforce OC

tbh go with the combo that is the cheapest on your wallet (motherboard/cpu combo) as then you can use the other money elsewhere as my last setup was a 2070 and 9th gen i5 combo and it struggled to maintain 144 frames at high or ultra settings (thought im taking about the 2017 starwars and mordhau which are a lot harder to run than csgo)

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1 hour ago, mattdel said:

 

I'm going to build a pc for 1080p 144hz gaming, but I can't decide between a r7 2700x or an i5 9600k. I mainly play CSGO but I also want to be able to play newer games like shadow of the tomb raider.

 these are the specs so far:

 

Asus Prime x470 motherboard / asus prime z390 - a

be quiet dark rock 4

Corsair vengeance rgb pro 16gb ddr4-3200

2 tb hard drive

500gb m.2 nvme ssd

Gigabyte 2060 super windforce OC

corsair rm650x

masterbox td500 white

 

Which cpu should I pick for 144hz 1080p gaming?

 

This comparison should be more like a R5 3600 or 9600K you should not be considering the 2700x in a pure gaming rig at that price if you get one for black Friday deals then fine(i bought 3 for 135$ on amazon for friend builds)

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Ryzen 3000 is better at CSGO than Intel. If you are going to be playing specifically that game and looking ahead to newer games that require more threads, that CPU is the way to go.

 


My System: i7-8700k 5.0ghz All-core delidded @1.365v // Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi // Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 // 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200 // XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT RAW II // NZXT S340 White // Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850w // Intel 660P 1TB NVME M.2 SSD/1TB Samsung 860 EVO/1TB 2.5" HGST HDD // Displays: ASUS VG248QE/Acer K242HYL/Acer K242HYL // Corsair K68 Mechanical Keyboard - Logitech G502 // Corsair H70 Gaming Headset

 

Wife's System: i7-8700 // Arctic Freezer 33 // Gigabyte Z390M Gaming // 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 // Sapphire Vega 64 // Thermaltake Versa H17 // Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850w // 1TB Samsung 860 EVO/500GB Silicon Power A55/4TB Western Digital HDD // Displays: ASUS VG245H/ASUS VP248Q // Corsair K68 Mechanical Keyboard // Logitech G602 // LG BDRW // NexStar 5.25" USB 3 Enclosure

 

TV Gamer: Ryzen 5 1600 4.0ghz All-core @1.425v // Wraith PRISM // Gigabyte B450 Aorus M // 16GB GeIL DDR4 3200 // XFX Radeon RX 580 8GB XXX Edition // Thermaltake Versa H17 // Corsair Vengeance Silver 650W // 120GB Sandisk SSD/120GB PNY CS900/4TB Western Digital Blue // Display: 50" Westinghouse 1080p // Rii Wireless Mini Keyboard w/Touchpad/Xbox One Controllers

 

Son's System: i5-9400 // Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi // ASRock Z370 Extreme 4 // 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDr4 3200 // ASUS RX 570 4GB OC // NZXT S340 Black // Seasonic S12II 620w Bronze // 525GB Crucial MX300/500GB Wester Digital Blue // Display: Dell P2417H - Eagletech KG010 Mechanical Keyboard // Logitech G203

 

Daughter's System: i3-8350k // Cooler Master i71c // MSI H310M Pro VDH-Plus // 16GB T-Force Vulkan 2666 (2400) // Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini // DarkFlash Micro ATX White // Corsair CX550 // 480GB PNY CS1311 SSD // Display: Scepter 20" 1080p - Logitech Keyboard and Mouse

 

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30 minutes ago, Otto_iii said:

all suggested are dumb for a budget build, buy a 3500x from aliexpress
 

 

It’s Got 6 thread spaces.  It’s better than 4 I suppose.  So basically it’s like a really slow i5 8400. Not an 8400k, because while it’s “unlocked” at max OC It’s still slower than a non k 8400. Personally I’d rather have a 2600.


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