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Should I get a core i7 10700K or Ryzen 7 3700x for an RTX 3080 build

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys,

I am planning on building a PC with the new RTX 3080 and was wondering what CPU to buy. I am crossing between the Ryzen 7 3700x or the i7 10700K. I game mostly but also want to stream and video edit. What CPU should I buy.

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what resolution do you game at?


if it's high res like 1440p or 4K then maybe 3700x if it's a lot cheaper for you to get, since you wont see much of a difference anyways

intel is better for high FPS, in more CPU bound scenarios.


but consider waiting for oct 8th Zen 3 announcement at least.

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If you plan on doing 1440p 144hz or 4k 60+ go with the ryzen cpu and the 3080. If your at 1080p the 3070 should be fine. 

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If u need it now and arent on a tight budget. 10700k. If budget matters then 3700x since its like 130 usd cheaper. If you can wait a month or two then ryzen 4000 something. 

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10600K/10700K, or wait for Zen 3

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