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CPU Recommendation

Hello all!

 

I am going to start building my first machine soon, and I would like some recommendations on which CPUs will work best. The highest-load programs & games I will be running are VirtualBox VMs, Battlefield 1, Hearts of Iron IV, World of Tanks, and Tannenberg. I will also be using a number of other games via Steam, though they are less demanding of the system. Which CPUs do you guys think will work best with these tasks?

 

Thanks,

Jas

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Budget?

Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.9 Ghz  | Gigabyte AB350M Gaming 3 |  PaliT GTX 1050Ti  |  8gb Kingston HyperX Fury @ 2933 Mhz  |  Corsair CX550m  |  1 TB WD Blue HDD


Inside some old case I found lying around.

 

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Just now, bleedblue said:

Budget?

No more than $400 if I'm to stay on-budget for the project.

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At least a Ryzen 5 2600 or an 8600K

CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 RAM: Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 (1x2GB), Crucial DDR3-1600 (2x4GB), Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 (1x4GB) GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II 2GB SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" 1TB HDDs: WD Green 3.5" 1TB, WD Blue 3.5" 1TB PSU: Corsair AX860i & CableMod ModFlex Cables Case: Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) Fans: 2x Dynamic X2 GP-12 Monitors: LG 24GL600F, Samsung S24D390 Keyboard: Logitech G710+ Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Mouse Pad: Steelseries QcK Audio: Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones

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Just now, jasmonate said:

No more than $400 if I'm to stay on-budget for the project.

Then you should get an 8700K

CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 RAM: Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 (1x2GB), Crucial DDR3-1600 (2x4GB), Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 (1x4GB) GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II 2GB SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" 1TB HDDs: WD Green 3.5" 1TB, WD Blue 3.5" 1TB PSU: Corsair AX860i & CableMod ModFlex Cables Case: Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) Fans: 2x Dynamic X2 GP-12 Monitors: LG 24GL600F, Samsung S24D390 Keyboard: Logitech G710+ Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Mouse Pad: Steelseries QcK Audio: Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones

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18 minutes ago, jasmonate said:

Hello all!

 

I am going to start building my first machine soon, and I would like some recommendations on which CPUs will work best. The highest-load programs & games I will be running are VirtualBox VMs, Battlefield 1, Hearts of Iron IV, World of Tanks, and Tannenberg. I will also be using a number of other games via Steam, though they are less demanding of the system. Which CPUs do you guys think will work best with these tasks?

 

Thanks,

Jas

 

13 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

Then you should get an 8700K

If the majority of what you're doing is gaming, and having VMs running is a minor thing you'll occasionally dabble in for fun, then 8700k is a good option. If you plan to use VMs decently or host multiple concurrently or always have one running, you're going to greatly enjoy the flexibility that comes with 8 cores with a Ryzen 1700/1700x/1800x/2700/2700x/2800x processor. Especially used Ryzen 1s, you can get them for dumb cheap and the performance is crazy, and they'll still do great for gaming. I paid $180 for my 1700X like 2-3 months ago and the performance per dollar is incredible.

Gaming - Ryzen 5600x | 32GB 3200mhz  Vega 56 | 1TB NVME | 500GB NVME

Home Server - Ryzen 2700x | 16GB 3400mhz |  RX 550 | 500GB NVME 11x2TB HDD 

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51 minutes ago, jasmonate said:

No more than $400 if I'm to stay on-budget for the project.

For the CPU right? because that'd be lel if it was for the system.

 

Any ways, i7 8700K is the best value gaming exclusive chip.

Personal Desktop":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.

Luna, the temporary Desktop:

CPU: Intel Core i7 10700KF @ 5.0Ghz (5.1Ghz 4-core) |~| Cooling: bq! Dark Rock 4 Pro |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z490 UD |~| RAM: 32G Kingston HyperX @ 2666Mhz CL13 |~| GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 (Reference) |~| PSU: Corsair HX1000 80+ Platinum |~| Windows Boot Drive: 2x 512GB (1TB total) Plextor SATA SSD (RAID0 volume) |~| Linux Boot Drive: 500GB Kingston A2000 |~| Storage: 4TB WD Black HDD |~| Case: Cooler Master Silencio S600 |~| Display 1 (leftmost): Eizo (unknown model) 1920x1080 IPS @ 60Hz|~| Display 2 (center): BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 1920x1080 TN @ 240Hz |~| Display 3 (rightmost): Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 3840x2160 IPS @ 60Hz 10-bit |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro (games / art) + Linux (distro: NixOS; programming and daily driver)
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