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CPU that won't bottleneck the 1070 while streaming/recording videos and is good at rendering vids

CPU budget is $400.

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1 minute ago, IAEInferno said:

CPU budget is $400.

does this include motherboard?

 

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Just now, mcaldwell said:

does this include motherboard?

 

The mobo is separate but you can suggest a mobo too. I'll increase the budget to $600. You can also suggest a CPU cooler.

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Given your budget the best value is a ryzen 7 1700. Spend the rest of the money on a good cooler to overclock it.

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1 minute ago, IAEInferno said:

The mobo is separate but you can suggest a mobo too. I'll increase the budget to $600. 

I would just go with a Ryzen 7 1700 and almost any B350 motherboard. 

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Just now, IAEInferno said:

The mobo is separate but you can suggest a mobo too. I'll increase the budget to $600. You can also suggest a CPU cooler.

I would suggest getting a ryzen 1700 and any x370 motherboard under 150. 

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Just now, Septimus said:

I would just go with a Ryzen 7 1700 and almost any B350 motherboard. 

I would suggest using x370 for better overclocking since it fits into his budget

 

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Definitely the Ryzen 7 1700

 

It's a great CPU for streaming and other multicore-dependent tasks.

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3 minutes ago, mcaldwell said:

I would suggest using x370 for better overclocking since it fits into his budget

 

Unless you're comparing the worst b350 with the best x370 there really isn't any difference. The chipset itself doesn't change anything as a matter of fact, there are x370 boards that are about the same as b350 ones when it comes oc potential.

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8 minutes ago, mcaldwell said:

I would suggest using x370 for better overclocking since it fits into his budget

 

 

5 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

Unless you're comparing the worst b350 with the best x370 there really isn't any difference. The chipset itself doesn't change anything as a matter of fact, there are x370 boards that are about the same as b350 ones when it comes oc potential.

 

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AMD should have come out with an X360 chipset to piss Microsoft.

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Definitely an R5 or R7. 

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7 minutes ago, ARikozuM said:

AMD should have come out with an X360 chipset to piss Microsoft.

Lol, Microsoft really cares about motherboards, eh?

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Just now, Damascus said:

Lol, Microsoft really cares about motherboards, eh?

Hey, gotta pay that Xbox Live membership to AMD. 

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