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Buying a new CPU/Mobo

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2 hours ago, Abdelrahman Mohamed said:

I can't afford ryzen 5 3600 right now, my budget is really that tight .. the maximum i can go for is ryzen 5 2600 or intel i5-9400f

 

why does the 1600af represents a compromise? will it be bottlenecking my gpu?

my current cpu is i5-3470 and the game is playable 60~70 fps, but i can't even use discord while playing and it lags here and there

With a tight budget, the 1600AF is absolutely the way to go, better than the 9400F and equal to the 2600 while being cheaper. but since it is an older product, single-core speeds aren't up-to-par with modern offerings, and the memory controller isn't as good. That means that your RAM likely won't be able to clock higher than 3200Mhz, and that highly-single-threaded games might have slightly less FPS. But, this FPS decrease isn't substantial, since it mostly affects light games anyway like CS:GO, and you probably don't care that it's at 350FPS instead of 400.

1600AF is the best choice for you.

Hello, i'm gonna buy a new cpu and i'm not sure what to get, i'm kinda leaning to ryzen 5 1600AF with MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX cause i'll OC the cpu and i'm planing to upgrade to ryzen 5 3600 in the future or should i go with intel?

 

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Definitely not Intel. The only product they sell that has ANY reason to buy is the 9900KS for 240+ HZ gaming. Other than that they're dead in the water until the 10th gen

The question is 1600AF or 3600 basically. The 1600AF represents a compromise while the 3600 doesn't. Depends what your budget is, but unless it's very tight I'd go with the 3600 if you can.

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9 hours ago, Votivee said:

Budget?

i live in egypt and we don't use dollars here so it'll be kind of irrelevant, but i can affrod maximum ryzen 5 2600 or intel i5-9400f, somewhere in this price range

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9 hours ago, RadiatingLight said:

Definitely not Intel. The only product they sell that has ANY reason to buy is the 9900KS for 240+ HZ gaming. Other than that they're dead in the water until the 10th gen

The question is 1600AF or 3600 basically. The 1600AF represents a compromise while the 3600 doesn't. Depends what your budget is, but unless it's very tight I'd go with the 3600 if you can.

I can't afford ryzen 5 3600 right now, my budget is really that tight .. the maximum i can go for is ryzen 5 2600 or intel i5-9400f

 

why does the 1600af represents a compromise? will it be bottlenecking my gpu?

my current cpu is i5-3470 and the game is playable 60~70 fps, but i can't even use discord while playing and it lags here and there

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2 hours ago, Abdelrahman Mohamed said:

I can't afford ryzen 5 3600 right now, my budget is really that tight .. the maximum i can go for is ryzen 5 2600 or intel i5-9400f

 

why does the 1600af represents a compromise? will it be bottlenecking my gpu?

my current cpu is i5-3470 and the game is playable 60~70 fps, but i can't even use discord while playing and it lags here and there

With a tight budget, the 1600AF is absolutely the way to go, better than the 9400F and equal to the 2600 while being cheaper. but since it is an older product, single-core speeds aren't up-to-par with modern offerings, and the memory controller isn't as good. That means that your RAM likely won't be able to clock higher than 3200Mhz, and that highly-single-threaded games might have slightly less FPS. But, this FPS decrease isn't substantial, since it mostly affects light games anyway like CS:GO, and you probably don't care that it's at 350FPS instead of 400.

1600AF is the best choice for you.

QUOTE/TAG ME WHEN REPLYING

Spend As Much Time Writing Your Question As You Want Me To Spend Responding To It.

If I'm wrong, please point it out. I'm always learning & I won't bite.

 

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PC Troubleshooting

PSU Tier List

You don't need a big PSU

 

Desktop:

Delidded Core i7 4770K - GTX 1070 ROG Strix - 16GB DDR3 - Lots of RGB lights I never change

Laptop:

HP Spectre X360 - i7 8560U - MX150 - 512GB SSD - 16GB DDR4 - I lost my pen so I convince myself I don't need it

 

"Sometimes I just buy computer hardware with no practical use for it, maybe I'm weird"

-Galileo Galilei, 1604

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32 minutes ago, RadiatingLight said:

With a tight budget, the 1600AF is absolutely the way to go, better than the 9400F and equal to the 2600 while being cheaper. but since it is an older product, single-core speeds aren't up-to-par with modern offerings, and the memory controller isn't as good. That means that your RAM likely won't be able to clock higher than 3200Mhz, and that highly-single-threaded games might have slightly less FPS. But, this FPS decrease isn't substantial, since it mostly affects light games anyway like CS:GO, and you probably don't care that it's at 350FPS instead of 400.

1600AF is the best choice for you.

My monitor is 60hz and i'm already getting 65~70 fps using i5-3470 so i don't care about fps as long as it's beyond 60.

Thank you so much ❤️

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