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I built my sig rig tower last week for around $1000 total. I only did around 20 minutes of research before ordering all my parts, and this was the first rig I've built since 2012.

What I did not anticipate was that new tech was around the corner. The 1600X has six-cores and appears to have better IPC along with 3x more threads, and now I'm wondering if this quad-core, four-threaded i5 is worth keeping.

I mostly game and edit in Premier and Photoshop. I also dabble in web design and music production. I am extremely competitive in FPS-type games, but haven't started streaming yet and I'm not sure I ever will, but I do record frequently.

The drawbacks I see in returning this parts in exchange for an AMD build is that, in the end, after return shipping, a 1600X + B350 will cost around the same as I paid for my i5 + Z270. I would also consider replacing the RAM, and I feel guilty about returning items in general, so I'm leaning toward just keeping my current rig as it is. I would have just bought the 1700X if I still had the same job I had last year, but alas, I am budget-bound.

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post #2 of 33
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Originally Posted by aaronmonto View Post

I built my sig rig tower last week for around $1000 total. I only did around 20 minutes of research before ordering all my parts, and this was the first rig I've built since 2012.

What I did not anticipate was that new tech was around the corner. The 1600X has six-cores and appears to have better IPC along with 3x more threads, and now I'm wondering if this quad-core, four-threaded i5 is worth keeping.

I mostly game and edit in Premier and Photoshop. I also dabble in web design and music production. I am extremely competitive in FPS-type games, but haven't started streaming yet and I'm not sure I ever will, but I do record frequently.

The drawbacks I see in returning this parts in exchange for an AMD build is that, in the end, after return shipping, a 1600X + B350 will cost around the same as I paid for my i5 + Z270. I would also consider replacing the RAM, and I feel guilty about returning items in general, so I'm leaning toward just keeping my current rig as it is. I would have just bought the 1700X if I still had the same job I had last year, but alas, I am budget-bound.

WWYD?

Swap it if you can. It will get sold as open box so no harm. If you were just using it for gaming and general usage I would say stick with the i5 but frankly those extra threads will come in handy for your other activities. What B350 board are you looking at?

Nice M.2 drive by the way smile.gif
Edited by Thoth420 - 4/11/17 at 1:49pm
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Swap it if you can. It will get sold as open box so no harm. If you were just using it for gaming and general usage I would say stick with the i5 but frankly those extra threads will come in handy for your other activities. What B350 board are you looking at?

Probably something in the $100-110 range, not red-colored, and excluding MSI as I have had bad experiences with them. And yeah, this is primarily a workstation and I thought an i5 was an easy choice until I started looking at 1600X benchmarks today.
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Probably something in the $100-110 range, not red-colored, and excluding MSI as I have had bad experiences with them. And yeah, this is primarily a workstation and I thought an i5 was an easy choice until I started looking at 1600X benchmarks today.

Yeah the 1600x is quite impressive for the price range. Avoiding red appears to be tough but if you don't mind AsRock there are some options.
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Yeah the 1600x is quite impressive for the price range. Avoiding red appears to be tough but if you don't mind AsRock there are some options.

I think you're right. I'm quite sad to part out this rig so soon, which is really quite beautiful and is running beautifully as well, but it must be done. The 1600X has too much of a performance advantage over the 7600K in virtually every workstation activity.
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I think you're right. I'm quite sad to part out this rig so soon, which is really quite beautiful and is running beautifully as well, but it must be done. The 1600X has too much of a performance advantage over the 7600K in virtually every workstation activity.

Agreed and the boards are running very immature BIOS compared to the Z270 which have been out for quite a while now. It can really only get better from here.
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Save urself the $$ and get the non-x. All the chips seem to have same headroom.
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Save urself the $$ and get the non-x. All the chips seem to have same headroom.

I agree, if I go that route. Reps.
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post #10 of 33
Stop trippin' & enjoy that 7600k. Since Ryzen came out, people started acting like Intel is doomed...like OMG! THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END if you don't upgrade to Ryzen... drunken.gif

Now if you can exchange & not lose any money or no more than $50 to $75 at the end of day, I say go for it thumb.gif
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