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Old 21-08-17, 03:18 AM
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Help choosing a cpu.

Hi all,

I am seeking some help picking a cpu for my new build, the purpose of this build will be video/photo editing and playing few games such as Witcher 3 and BF1 across three 4k monitors.

The cpus i am considering is either a i7 7700k or a i7 7820x i plan on running this with watercooled gigabyte 1080ti in sli.

If someone could help me pick the correct cpu for my purpose would be much appreciated.

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Old 21-08-17, 05:49 AM
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If I were you I'd consider getting an R7 1700 as it will be much better at the photo and video side of things since it has 8 cores 16 threads and won't cost as much as Intels offerings either
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Old 21-08-17, 08:01 AM
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R7 1700 if you want to upgrade now, but I'd wait for coffee lake and see what it offers.
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Old 21-08-17, 08:08 AM
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Intels are best at low resolution to prevent CPU bottlenecking.

At 3x4k? I would not buy Intel. It's a total and complete waste of money. Even at 4k I would not buy Intel, given the tests I did between a fully overclocked 3970x @ 4.9ghz and then at 1.1ghz when my motherboard died. There's just going to be no value there at all really, especially not when you consider that you can get a high end X370 board...


And Ryzen 1700


For £460 and some small change. £90 less than a 7820x.

For video editing Ryzen makes up some ground with its superior multi threading, so it actually becomes quite close there.
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