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Ryzen 5 1600 or i5-7600k with a 1080?

LoyalDerp

25 months ago

I've been trying to decide what to go for but I've been stuck on the CPUs, I want to go for the 1600 or 7600k but can't really figure out which one is the best? And will they bottleneck the 1080 that I'm going for?

I will probably be playing only like 1080p cause I don't really care about 1440p even if it works fine with the 1080. So I probably want to go for like max settings on 1080p

The games I will be playing would most likely be PUBG and Rainbow Six Siege, with the GTX 1080 probably something more also.

At the same time I want to record and stream sometimes so that's where the question comes in? Ryzen 5 1600 or i5-7600k?

With the 1600 I don't really need to get a cooler cause it comes with the Wraith Spire which is up to 95W TDP and the 1600 only takes 65W TDP. With the 7600k I would need a separate cooler then which gives me better temps but its more expensive.

Any ideas and help will be appreciated!

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Both perform similarly in terms of FPS

will they bottleneck the 1080 that I'm going for?

That all depends on the game and graphical settings. There is not a blanket answer to this. Bottlenecking all depends on the game and graphical settings and any CPU can bottleneck any GPU under the right circumstances. Bottlenecking is not a absolute thing or a yes or no thing like it is made out to be.

Also it is 100% meaningless to even think about provided you chose your parts right and get what you want. You should chose the CPU for the FPS you want and the GPU(s) for the graphical performance you want. If you are happy with what you get and meet your goals then why worry about something that is not impacting you?

Farther info: https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/214851-on-cpugpu-bottlenecking-in-games

I will probably be playing only like 1080p cause I don't really care about 1440p even if it works fine with the 1080. So I probably want to go for like max settings on 1080p

A GTX 1080 is massive overkill for 1080P.

At the same time I want to record and stream sometimes so that's where the question comes in? Ryzen 5 1600 or i5-7600k?

The 1600 will be better than the 7600K for your needs then.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Like Vagabond mentioned go with the R5 1600. Also like he mentioned for 1080p, a GTX 1080 would be overkill. You would be fine with a GTX 1060 or RX 580 for 1080p.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Will a 1070 work? And is it worth to go for the 1600x over the 1600 and get a separate cooler and maybe overclock? I save like 100$ going for the 1070 so then I can get for example the 1600x + a cooler

And I'm also going for the B350 Pro Carbon motherboard.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep the 1070 would be fine and should also last you longer. The only issue is because of "mining", its going to be hard to get one at a good price. I don't think its worth to get the 1600x, just overclock the 1600. Also get high speed ram (16gb preferably )..

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I can get a 1070 for around 460$, and of what I've heard isn't the 1600x better for overclocking than the 1600? I'm going for the 16GBs of ram (Corsair Vengeance LPX) and the ram is 3000 Mhz

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

The MSI gaming X (nice card) is 469 with a $10 MIR at newegg...

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127947&ignorebbr=1

The 1600 has a better value when it comes to price to performance. With the stock cooler you should be able to get it around 3.7-3.8. The 1600x with a decent cooler around 30 is going to be an additional 55 bucks and now the price is near the R5 1700 which would be a better choice IMO. The 1600 would require more voltage, so the 1600X will be OC "slightly" higher than the 1600 at a lower voltage. Still you need to get lucky with the silicon lottery as not all chips will get you the same overclock.

https://pcpartpicker.com/search/?cc=us&q=ARCTIC+Freezer+33+eSports+ONE+

https://www.techspot.com/article/1381-ryzen-1600x-vs-1600/

Personally I would go with the 1600 but that is just my opinion.. :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, I just have one last question.

Is the i7-7700k better than the 1600/1600x for the price? And if I would choose to not overclock which one would be the better one then?

And btw I was actually going for the MSI Gaming X :3

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