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another 2700x or 3600 question

nengmoua123
  • 1 month ago

Hello all. Which option should is better for gaming and streaming? Which option will last longer?I will be using and RX580 8g for the GPU. Monitor is 1080P, and looking to get around 100fps.

Purchasing from MicroCenter.

Option 1: 2700x ( 139.99 ) with a b450 board ( 89.99 after 20 dollar bundle discount ). Cheaper option and better stock cooler.

Option 2: 3600 ( 159.99 ) with a x570 ( cheapest board is 114.99 after 20.00 dollar bundle discount ) More expensive option, but faster for gaming and upgrade to Ryzen 4000 in the future is a possibility.

Any comments are greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Gaming and streaming 2700X.

The 3000 series are limited in heavy multitasking by workloads being prioritized onto very few cores which limit fast and you can't fully utilize what they have to work with.

If you want to stay with a more "Future Proofed" approach get a X570+2700X, if anything the previous generations have shown barest of support for last generations motherboards, and Ryzen needs updates after launch to finalize or fix features and flaws.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Just decide if steaming or gaming is more important to you.

But as the difference between a 3600 vs 2700X isn't much as gaming concerns, i would choose the 2700X as it will be more consistent as streaming concerns.

As for the boards, you could still use a X570 board with a 2700X, if Ryzen 4000 compatibility is a concern for you.

Now, if you don't like the fact for getting an older Zen processor like the 2700X for your first build, then the 3600 is your only and cheapest option. :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

if you are after future proofing your PC

like others have pointed out the 2700X and X570 is the best combo IMO

you have 8 cores and 16 treads to play around with with gaming and streaming and with the X570 board. You are ready for PCI-E 4.0 once you drop in the Ryzen 3000 or 4000 series CPU with just a BIOS update.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you all for your helpful insight.

X570 and 2700x it is.

Thanks again!!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Good luck with your build! :)

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