Originally Posted by drBlahMan
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...
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
Getting an R5 1600 really wouldn't cost me anything.
Z270 + 7600K + CRYORIG H7 = $400 - $10 shipping = $390
B350 + R5 1600 + Wraith Spire cooler (free) = $320
$390-320 = $70
I would end up saving $70 by going Ryzen in this scenario.
Benefits for the 7600K remain the same: best-in-class single-core performance, support for much faster memory, better overclocking potential, a mature platform and full compatibility, more feature-rich budget-oriented boards (Z270 vs B350), and frankly I like the Z270 boards better.
It's tough though, because the R5 1600 is much faster for fully multi-threaded apps and only a hair slower in those that aren't, and the socket has legs.
Originally Posted by Ultracarpet
TBH tho, since you already have the whole Intel build already. You could just return the i5 and fork over a bit more for an i7... Probably wouldn't make a huge difference to the money out of your pocket all things considered. It would also perform probably the same if not a bit better in most cases, and it's definitely less of a headache; there is some beta testing still going on at the expense of early adopters with ryzen lol.
Unfortunately, the reason I went with the 7600K is because I'm quite keen on saving that extra $110.Edited by aaronmonto - 4/14/17 at 11:37am