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BobTheBuilder66970 1 month ago

finding what is best.

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Gilroar 1 Build 5 points 1 month ago

https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/309119-question-between-two-cpus#cx3132354

Great breakdown on the two highlighting strengths of both and what workloads they favor.

vagabond139 5 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Best for what?

DrLitch 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Gaming, about a tie.

Other uses, Ryzen 5 2600X superior, particularly in multi threaded apps.

Price wise, Ryzen 5 2600X slightly cheaper. Cost will be offset in Intel's favor once RAM options are explored.

Get the AMD chip, particularly noting that AM4 support is better.

Khaosix 22 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Assuming this is a 1080p gaming only system with a 1660 Ti or higher GPU, get the i5 9400F. It's slightly better than the i5 8400 and about 8% better than a 2600X (1080p gaming) and it's cheaper than both.

If you plan on doing any sort of heavy CPU workloads (streaming, encoding, editing, etc), the 2600X is the winner.

Tetsuclaw 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

i5 8400 vs ryzen 5 2600x

This video from Linus Tech Tips actually goes over the i5-8400 vs r5-2600 and I found it rather interesting: https://youtu.be/SEszLdXMMu4