Originally Posted by Chopxsticks
Thanks, Im not much of an OCer and from the benchmarks I found they look rather similar in performance.
I would suggest the 1600X then. I chose it over the 1700 because I didn't want to mess with overclocking this time.
1600X has the same clock speeds as the 1800X for half the price. It will offer better single thread performance than stock 1700 but still have solid multi-thread performance going forward into the DX12/Vulkan future.
To me it's the sweet spot of price/performance without overclocking. The only downside is it doesn't come with a cooler. I had one already so it wasn't an issue for me.