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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-25-2020, 07:36 PM - Thread Starter
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CPU & Mobo Combo?

So it's that time again.

Going to embark on yet another Comp build (#30 for me).

IF you all had $500 for your CPU/Mobo combo which Intel chip and mobo would you choose for a gaming Build?
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If it has to be Intel, you don't really have many options. Best combo at that price is i7-9700K and Gigabyte Z390 UD. Very budget motherboard, but it's hard to get a decent motherboard with an i7 or i9 at that price. I wouldn't recommend an i5-9600K when you can get an R5 3600 with 16GB of RAM for about the same price.

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I wouldn't recommend an i5-9600K when you can get an R5 3600 with 16GB of RAM for about the same price
So a bit more clarity. I DO already have a R5 2600 build running well and will prolly upgrade (most likely 3700X) once the R4XXX gets some traction

I have an Intel (i5 8400 w/Asus z370M) build that I'm running right now that is fine but may be donated soon. Thus it's been a bit over two years from when I built the Intel board and am reaching out to the experts to see what the temp of the Intel CPU field is these days. I am no fanboy of either chip maker but prefer familiarity in both. I guess if it's time to go back to more AMD so be it.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Zeta09 View Post
So a bit more clarity. I DO already have a R5 2600 build running well and will prolly upgrade (most likely 3700X) once the R4XXX gets some traction

I have an Intel (i5 8400 w/Asus z370M) build that I'm running right now that is fine but may be donated soon. Thus it's been a bit over two years from when I built the Intel board and am reaching out to the experts to see what the temp of the Intel CPU field is these days. I am no fanboy of either chip maker but prefer familiarity in both. I guess if it's time to go back to more AMD so be it.
speaking as someone running 5 current intel rigs + 2 retro intel rigs and I am not officially a fanboy...

if I were building a new machine today, I'd go AMD hands down. Already debating upgrading my HTPC from an i7 7700 on a Z270 board to a Ryzen 7 3700x on x570 because the upgrade itch is real.

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I don't have a problem recommending Intel is the budget allows, but $500 for the CPU and motherboard is a bit restricting. The only Intel CPUs worth recommending these days are the i7-9700K and i9-9900K/F/S and specifically for gaming. These processors aren't the best value propositions, though. I purchased my parts back in September mainly because I didn't want to deal with the low percentage chance of BIOS issues with AMD and partially because the i9-9900KF was on sale for a price I was willing to pay. I was going to purchase an unlocked i9 if it ever hit $400 and I bought mine at $420. I'm not upset with my purchase. My CPU and motherboard set me back about $600.

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Quote: Originally Posted by chessmyantidrug View Post
My CPU and motherboard set me back about $600.
@chessmyantidrug : This seems to be true no matter how I try to cut it. The prices as it stands seems to be $584 for the Gig option vs $614 for the AsRock option.

Quote: Originally Posted by Kalm_Traveler View Post
Already debating upgrading my HTPC from an i7 7700 on a Z270 board to a Ryzen 7 3700x on x570 because the upgrade itch is real.
@Kalm_Traveler : Ok.....
7......Seven rigs??? And ALL of them Intel? LOL....I thought I was bad (I did have 6 comps at time ago in the past)

I MAY have to consider the Ryzen crossover. Honestly I have been building for years and tending to lean towards AMD for a long while (despite those 1GHz wars back in the day if you remember those....xD) But I got into the Intel game during the last 5 years just cuz of the buzz with the i5 8400 (missed the prior iterations). It's been solid. I haven't had any BSOD or heating issues (on air). So I am pleased I suppose but I cannot say I have been wowed out of my shorts by the Intel offerings with the gaming I've done on the Intel rig. I feel like $400 squid on a chip is a bit pricey but I'll have to consider the information you all have given me.

I appreciate it. Any other recs? (I may have to ask about RAM coming up.....)

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Quote: Originally Posted by Zeta09 View Post
@Kalm_Traveler : Ok.....
7......Seven rigs??? And ALL of them Intel? LOL....I thought I was bad (I did have 6 comps at time ago in the past)

I MAY have to consider the Ryzen crossover. Honestly I have been building for years and tending to lean towards AMD for a long while (despite those 1GHz wars back in the day if you remember those....xD) But I got into the Intel game during the last 5 years just cuz of the buzz with the i5 8400 (missed the prior iterations). It's been solid. I haven't had any BSOD or heating issues (on air). So I am pleased I suppose but I cannot say I have been wowed out of my shorts by the Intel offerings with the gaming I've done on the Intel rig. I feel like $400 squid on a chip is a bit pricey but I'll have to consider the information you all have given me.

I appreciate it. Any other recs? (I may have to ask about RAM coming up.....)
Yeah HEDT is i9 10980xe, gaming rig is i9 9900ks, laptop is i7 9750H, HTPC is i7 7700, mini PC router is i5 9400). Retro desktop is a dual Pentium III 1.4ghz (two CPUs), and last is a Windows Xp Dell laptop that has I think a single core Pentium D at 1.8ghz or thereabouts.

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Intel hasn't made any massive gains in the last few years. The current processors are still based on Skylake, which came out almost five years ago. Intel has only added cores and pushed clocks to eek more performance out of the architecture.

You aren't going to be able to get an i9 and Z390 motherboard under $500. Your only hope is with an i7. Gaming would be similar with an R5 3600.

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Quote: Originally Posted by chessmyantidrug View Post
Intel hasn't made any massive gains in the last few years....... Your only hope is with an i7. Gaming would be similar with an R5 3600.
I see.

I figured as much but yet sheeple are out there buying $400-600 processors when the value and performance seems to be swayed to AMD for the last 2 years at least.

I already have a R5 2600 and was going to upgrade it to the 3700X like I said in the above post. I may have to just get two 3700Xs and build me another mini (iTX) from scratch.

Thanks for the input fellas....
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