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Looking for a new processor to go with my 3080 to play in 4K. I have ~650€ for proc. mb and cooling.
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Wich one is better for 4K gaming you'll say and why ?

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Honestly either is fine for 4k gaming because you don't even need an amazing fast cpu for 4k. The reason is because the gpu is the bottle neck at that res. So imo I would go for the cheaper one (AMD) and also because you can upgrade later to a better cpu if needed.

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Those motherboard choices seem a bit ridiculous. There are plenty cheaper good enough boards for gaming pc:s but I will throw in MSI:s B550-a pro and z490-a pro. Scythe Fuma 2 is a better cooler at least for Intel platform, AMD with lower wattage will run near silent with an Arctic Freezer 34 or Silentiumpc Fera 3/Fortis 3.

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I would buy an AMD Ryzen 5 3600. No need for the additional cores unless you do anything other than gaming, which doesn't seem to be the case here.


The reason is you won't need any more gaming power and adding more cores doesn't increase gaming performance once you're at 6 (as of today anyway).


You can use the money saved for quality of life upgrades like peripherals or a better screen etc

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Option c, waiting a month and seeing what ryzen 4000 is.

I am still TechWizardThatNeedsHelp, just less of a mouthfull.


My beautiful, but not that powerful, main PC:

My new PC I'm saving for:                                                                /\

(was a H1 build, but I cant spend 400$ on a case)                |

DREAM BUILD BIT BY BIT                        |

  • Ryzen 5 5600x                                                                         |
  • ROG Strix B550-f GAMING                                                 |
  • 2x8gb Corsair Vengance LPX DDR4 3200mhz cl6   |
  • Old drives from Grandma -------------------------------------/
  • New Crucial P1 and Seagate Barracuda Compute 2TB
  • Whichever 3070 I can get
  • Meshify C with tempered glass
  • 6 Cooler Master MasterFan MF120 Halo
  • Full custom loop water cooling.


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