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1700 vs 1700X, no overclocking?

post #1 of 18
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Hi all!

I'm looking to upgrade my PC from an i5-2500k, and I've been considering Ryzen. I have a local Micro Center running the $100 off the 1700X CPU/motherboard combo, which basically makes the 1700X the same cost as the 1700.

I mostly do gaming, but the other 20% of my use is design software (Creative Cloud) and pro audio software (Pro Tools). I don't intend to overclock simply because I don't like having to tweak and configure.

So here's my question: is there a benefit to owning the 1700X for my usage, or should I wait for a deal for the 1700?

Thanks for your help!
post #2 of 18
The 1700x is the better chip for gaming.
post #3 of 18
you can find 1700 going for 250 on ebay if you wait a bit.

honestly, i have the 1700x, and from what i heard and seen, if you manual OC, 1700x only net u like 100mhz extra.
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post #4 of 18
If you're not OC-ing you might as well go for the 1700X. Out of the box it has better clock speeds. The difference is not huge, but it's still there. The 1700 is the best choice for the ones that want to overclock.
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In this situation (1700x bundle costing as much as a 1700) I'd go with the 1700x. Without the deal I would've gone with the 1700.
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post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by kckyle View Post

you can find 1700 going for 250 on ebay if you wait a bit.

honestly, i have the 1700x, and from what i heard and seen, if you manual OC, 1700x only net u like 100mhz extra.
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If you're not OC-ing you might as well go for the 1700X. Out of the box it has better clock speeds. The difference is not huge, but it's still there. The 1700 is the best choice for the ones that want to overclock.

I've seen the $250 prices on eBay, but then I'll end up paying $100 for a motherboard - seems like it might save me $30 or so.

I also have a 212 cooler in my current rig. It's 5 years old, but still works fine. I was planning to use that on the AMD chip unless you guys see a reason I should replace it.
post #7 of 18
If the price is the same, it´s a no question.... AMD R7 1700X all the way !

Very nice CPU !

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Originally Posted by Jessee View Post

Hi all!

I'm looking to upgrade my PC from an i5-2500k, and I've been considering Ryzen. I have a local Micro Center running the $100 off the 1700X CPU/motherboard combo, which basically makes the 1700X the same cost as the 1700.

I mostly do gaming, but the other 20% of my use is design software (Creative Cloud) and pro audio software (Pro Tools). I don't intend to overclock simply because I don't like having to tweak and configure.

So here's my question: is there a benefit to owning the 1700X for my usage, or should I wait for a deal for the 1700?

Thanks for your help!

I know you havent mentioned it but have you considered the 1600X?

For gaming reviews seem to show there's very little difference between it and the 1800X, its gets you that 4 GHZ single core turbo same as the 1800X which would help out a little in games, and it costs a fair amount less for very little/no loss in gaming performance, at least at normal prices.
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Originally Posted by Slink3Slyde View Post

I know you havent mentioned it but have you considered the 1600X?

For gaming reviews seem to show there's very little difference between it and the 1800X, its gets you that 4 GHZ single core turbo same as the 1800X which would help out a little in games, and it costs a fair amount less for very little/no loss in gaming performance, at least at normal prices.

Looks like I could save $80-$100 going that route. I probably won't upgrade my CPU/mobo again for 5-6 years. Would the additional money spent on the 1700X now pay for itself as more software takes advantage of the chip over that period?
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Looks like I could save $80-$100 going that route. I probably won't upgrade my CPU/mobo again for 5-6 years. Would the additional money spent on the 1700X now pay for itself as more software takes advantage of the chip over that period?

Personally I think 6c12t will be more then enough for quite some time especially for games. You'd still have an AM4 motherboard which you could add in a faster 8 core in the future if it became a problem. IMO it wont be for quite some time yet.
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