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Ryzen 1700 or 2600X at similar price?

I've been going back and forth on this and thought I would ask you guys for some insight.

 

I currently have a i5 2500k @ 4GHz, GTX 1060 6GB, Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 ram that is unfortunately starting to show it's age, particularly in games like RotTR and BF1. Recently, I came across a colleague of mine who was selling an ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F motherboard for $30 CAD and decided to jump at the deal. He has decided to build into a small form factor case so is going with an ITX build, hence why he was selling the motherboard.

 

So far I have:

ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F motherboard

Gigabyte GTX 1060 6GB (salvage from previous build)

G.Skill TridentZ RGB 2x8GB 3200MHz DDR4 ram

Samsung 860 Evo 500GB SSD

2TB WD 7200rpm (salvage from previous build)

Corsair HX1050 power supply (salvage from previous build)

 

You will notice one key component missing, a processor :). That's where I need your help. I suppose first up is what I plan to do with this PC. My main use for the PC will be gaming, but streaming, video editing and encoding will not be too far behind. For encoding, I am speaking more along the lines of encoding my Blu-Ray collection (1080p and 4K) to H.265 using Handbrake or StaxRip for use on my Plex server.

 

Given that a Ryzen 5 2600X is $289.99 and a Ryzen 7 1700 is $299.99 (Canadian prices), and given what I plan to do with my PC, should I opt for the 8 core 1700 or instead go with the 6 core 2600X (newer processor)? It should also be noted that I would have gone with the 2700(X) but both are a little higher than I am willing to spend at the moment.

 

 

 

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1700. 2600 has better single core performance, but not that much to overpower the benefits of two extra cores.

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personally i don't need 8 cores...like...at ALL...so i would go with the 2600X personally.

 

Your B350 motherboard would likely require another 1st gen Ryzen chip to perform a bios update though prior to using the 2600X.

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3 minutes ago, i_build_nanosuits said:

personally i don't need 8 cores...like...at ALL...so i would go with the 2600X personally.

 

Your B350 motherboard would likely require another 1st gen Ryzen chip to perform a bios update though prior to using the 2600X.

 

15 minutes ago, leburn98 said:

My main use for the PC will be gaming, but streaming, video editing and encoding will not be too far behind. For encoding, I am speaking more along the lines of encoding my Blu-Ray collection (1080p and 4K) to H.265 using Handbrake or StaxRip for use on my Plex server.

 

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3 minutes ago, i_build_nanosuits said:

personally i don't need 8 cores...like...at ALL...so i would go with the 2600X personally.

 

Your B350 motherboard would likely require another 1st gen Ryzen chip to perform a bios update though prior to using the 2600X.

BIOS isn't a problem, he updated it prior to selling it to me. He was running a 1600 btw.

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Just now, leburn98 said:

BIOS isn't a problem, he updated it prior to selling it to me. He was running a 1600 btw.

sry i didnt read the entire post for this thread...for your use case the 8 core will be better.

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Seems like the Ryzen 5 2600X would be a bit faster? At least if you go by PassMark.

 

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/AMD-Ryzen-5-2600X-vs-AMD-Ryzen-7-1700/3235vs2970

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If you are rendering/streaming, get the 1700. It's also good as you may need to buy a 1st gen Ryzen chip to flash the bios 

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Thank you everyone. Based on your suggestions, I opted for the 1700. Also, while I plan to continue using my i5 2500 as my Plex server, having the extra cores of the 1700 would be nice to have as an option should the server ever die.

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