New PC build

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Intel or AMD

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  1. Freaknovich

    Freaknovich Member

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    Looking to build a new PC. Budget is in the $2000-$3000 CAD range. The machine will primarily be for gaming, streaming and crypto mining on the side.

    Currently looking at CPU as my starting point, and the i7-7820X is on sale so it caught my eye. But I'm not sure if 8 core is just a meme or not, because I don't think any games or software suites will even utilize all 8 core and I don't plan on using the machine as a server. Also I've always been an Intelfag, any reason to switch to AMD these days?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. D.D.D. Destroyer

    D.D.D. Destroyer Member Staff Member Moderator

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    L ast I checked, Intel was still faster in the single-core department (where lots of games still are, technologically), but I'm not sure how Ryzen shook things up (and is about to with the upcoming generation). That being said, I'd still opt for Intel, primarily because of brand loyalty.
     
  3. мrвlυeѕĸy

    мrвlυeѕĸy Member

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    Play this funky music, white boy:

     
  4. Lazybum

    Lazybum :D Staff Member Moderator

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    To save a dolla i'd say go with ryzen, just cause single core performance is not terribly far off from intel and multicore seems to score higher in all sorts of bench marks. Ryzen also handles streaming much better for various amd reasons(it's been a year since i read the why).

    All this said I'd like to know does this budget also include a new monitor for higher res or framerate or you still going to use an old crt monitor you had since highschool? because you certainly don't need to spend huge chunks of cash to max out on 1080 60 fps.

    Just be sure to double check your deals on pcpartpicker, super convenient place.
     
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  5. Space_Oddity

    Space_Oddity The Shitstorm

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    Factor in that some Ryzens come with pretty cool stock coolers (so $70ish saving).
     
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  6. complete_

    complete_ lamer

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    dude your budget is 2000 dollars. you can pretty much buy what you want. go with intel.
    you'll probably want to put more money on the graphics card anyway
     

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