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HoggusMaximus:

For anyone else who is a computer geek out there.


I need advice. Should I wait for the RyZen AMD processors that should be coming out or just buy a i7-6700k. I've been going back and forth about it and cant decide.

sevenof400:

Good morning HoggusMaximus,

There are those who are much more current that I am with the latest on processor power and chip speeds, but just for the heck of it I'll pose four questions to you that I suspect you have already considered.

* What are your current needs?
* What are your longer term needs (3 - 4 years down the road)?
* Is having the newest edge of technology worth the extra money you'll pay for it?
* As with anything new where you are among the first to buy, there is always a higher chance of issues (bugs) with the technology.  Are you willing to chance that?
If you add the answers to those questions in your OP, chances improve that an answer will be more useful.

tophawg19:

Doug is who you need although there are several more on here who can help you

HoggusMaximus:


--- Quote from: sevenof400 on December 25, 2016, 08:17:06 am ---Good morning HoggusMaximus,

There are those who are much more current that I am with the latest on processor power and chip speeds, but just for the heck of it I'll pose four questions to you that I suspect you have already considered.

* What are your current needs?
* What are your longer term needs (3 - 4 years down the road)?
* Is having the newest edge of technology worth the extra money you'll pay for it?
* As with anything new where you are among the first to buy, there is always a higher chance of issues (bugs) with the technology.  Are you willing to chance that?
If you add the answers to those questions in your OP, chances improve that an answer will be more useful.

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I really don't have a budget for the computer although im trying to keep it under 2000 Mainly for recreation video games and video streaming.

TomasPistola:

If there isn't a tight budget, I'd go Intel all day.

HoggusMaximus:


--- Quote from: TomasPistola on December 25, 2016, 11:31:28 pm ---If there isn't a tight budget, I'd go Intel all day.

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Right now I've got a GTX 1070 Graphics card and I'm bidding on a i7 6700 I think im going with intel, once I get this rig put together its gonna be a beast.

TomasPistola:


--- Quote from: HoggusMaximus on December 26, 2016, 01:48:40 am ---Right now I've got a GTX 1070 Graphics card and I'm bidding on a i7 6700 I think im going with intel, once I get this rig put together its gonna be a beast.

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The 1070 is what I went with and I've been very pleased. I didn't need to shell out another 200+ for the 1080. I think you made the right choice.

bplease:

What'd you get?

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