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What cpu to pair with a 1070

FelixSutton
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I’m getting a 1070 and later on I was thinking about upgrading to an i7/8700k or maybe a ryzen 7 2700x. Do these seem like reasonable candidates? I mostly game in VR and sometimes I record the gameplay. I currently have an i5-6400 and the CPU reaches 100% a lot of the time and lags my computer.

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I’d like to mention that there’s a $100 price difference between the 8700k and 8700

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I'd personally go with a 2700X, it's way better value than an 8700K.

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6 minutes ago, FelixSutton said:

I’d like to mention that there’s a $100 price difference between the 8700k and 8700

Little bit of recording you could probably get away with even a 2600 saving you $300.... then you could go 8 later if you want to go big

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3 minutes ago, Techicolors said:

i have the 1600 and runs very nicely with 1070 

then you have the people that swear they need a 9700k with a 1060

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I'll second the Ryzen choice. Getting 8 core / 16 threads will benefit you quite a bit if you're recording over the 6/12 of the 8700k and save you a few bucks too.

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1 hour ago, FelixSutton said:

I’m getting a 1070 and later on I was thinking about upgrading to an i7/8700k or maybe a ryzen 7 2700x. Do these seem like reasonable candidates? I mostly game in VR and sometimes I record the gameplay. I currently have an i5-6400 and the CPU reaches 100% a lot of the time and lags my computer.

my TV rig is an MSI 1070 Gaming X with a used 7700 (non K) that I picked up for $200, but in retrospect if you have to build the whole rig I think a 2600x (or 2700x if you can afford it) would be a better option for sure. If I was redoing it I would go that route.

 

Mind you that is on my 1080p/60hz TV. If you have a better display I might have a different suggestion.

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My I5-9600K runs just fine with my 1070 ti. I was debating the 8700 (non k) , but the i5-9600k runs slightly faster and you can overclock it if you really need to.

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The 2600x

2600x 4.3ghz-Loop

Msi X470 gaming plus

EVGA SuperSC CL16 3200 16gb

gtx 1060

pny nvme 480gb

mushkin eco3 480gb

Sound Blaster Audigy FX

Cooler Master GXII Pro 750w.

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