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Recommended CPU and MOBO

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I've been trying to put a mid range gaming pc build together, but I can't help thinking I can do better with the cpu and motherboard. Currently I have (in my list) a

Gigabyte - Z370P D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard and an intel core i5 8400 (6 core) processor, however someone recommended that I either try a B360 motherboard (which is a similar price to the z370 board anyway) or I try a 2600 (I assume an i7 2600) which is more expensive than the i5 with 2 less cores.  I would like some advice as to whether I should do any of the above, or other "budget" (I don't really want to go above £200 for the cpu and motherboard combined) recommendations (for example the i5 2550k looks nice, and is really quite cheap). I have also been wondering whether I should go for a mini-ATX form factor, as they're quite a bit cheaper than the full size ATX. What would this limit?

Many thanks in advance!

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B360 boards are a good choice, though unless they cost less than the Z370P D3, there's no point in going for those.

 

5 minutes ago, AEDL said:

2600 (I assume an i7 2600)

Oh no they dont mean the old Sandy Bridge CPUs, but the Ryzen 5 2600 (tho all Ryzen 6 cores are worth considering) instead. Definitely dont buy the 7 y/o stuff now.


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/fHcDxG hey man this is what I would go with. I also made a post you made earlier and I have made a complete system as you are confused enough at the moment I thought it would be a great help

 

 https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/n3BgQZ


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for clearing things up. Are the ryzen cpus that much better than the i5 cpus?

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2 hours ago, AEDL said:

Thanks for clearing things up. Are the ryzen cpus that much better than the i5 cpus?

They are more energy efficient and the probability that you can replace the CPU with the 10nm generation is a bit higher than on Intel, wich is pretty much zero.

 

And of course the interface between the Die and the Lid is by far better on AMD than it is with Intel.

 

If the Price isn't totally bad in your country, I don't see a reason to not go for the Ryzen.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Something I've been wondering (since I posted this topic) is whether such a powerful cpu would be bottlenecked by the graphics card i've picked out (a gtx 1060)?

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