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I'm in the process of building a z270 mATX i7. Would have gone AMD r5 6c if they had any decent mATX mobo's. With intel, you don't need as good power delivery as with AMD.

Kind of underwhelmed by the motherboard support in mATX in both AMD and intel right now... but intel will get the job done for now. And when the time comes that I need a 6c, I will deal with it then and have more options than buy in now with bad support.

Buying an overclockable i3 for what you need cheaper than market value isn't really bad if you enjoy overclocking and tinkering... after you've had the fun, it can be sold at roughly the same value if not more than what was paid.

This was true with bulldozer/piledriver, but is no longer the case. I'm using one of the lowest end b350 boards you can get, it doesn't have vrm heatsinks, and I'm also using an 8 core 16 thread chip, overclocked. No problems throttling or anything so far. Not only that, but the r5 chips are not going to stress the vrms as hard as the 8 cores are. I would be wary of trying to push deep into the voltage wall around 4ghz with an 8 core on this board, sure, but cheap boards will drive ryzen chips just fine.
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according to digital foundry is like a stock 2500k lol

Definitely not a bad thing in regards to 1080p / 1080p ultrawide gaming thumb.gif
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Do NOT buy it, watch this first:


I definitely agree if you have to spend $170 for it. In my situation, I can buy it for $130 biggrin.gif
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I've actually been using the 4c/4t setup on my i7 4790k (HT disabled) over the last few days. I honestly would not recommend the i5 6600k or any i3/i5 for that matter. Almost everything is noticeably less smooth or slower than it is with HT enabled.

If you're going to get a CPU, definitely get at least a 4c/8t part. If I had to make a recommendation today, though, I would say 6c/12t is the sweet spot for futureproofedness (yea, that's not a word... lol).

Well he cant go AMD. Tell AMD to release a god dam ITX MB first.

Ikr? If AMD had their itx mobos out now, I would jump straight to AMD without question but I need a rig now so I'll keep rolling with Intel for at least 1 to 2 more years.

After seeing there's a $70 difference between the i3 7350k & the 6600k and knowing I can buy this 7350k for $130 (brand new), I've decided to buy the 7350k & allow myself an upgrade path to either a 7600k or 7700k in the future. I only use my rig for 2d / 3d wireframe autocad, photoshop rendering & gaming. This little fella has enough punch to handle all of that with ease. And I still get to have fun OCing this little fella. Definitely can't go wrong with this purchase thumb.gif
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