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Good processor, goes to 3.8-3.9GHz easily overclocked. Though i5-8400 is just $180 or less now, a bit cooler (no overclock) with same turbo frequency, faster in some applications, with new B360 boards it's a similar alternative.
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Memory prices are off the charts. Nothing slick about upgrading now.
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FYI - same price micro center in store - but I went with Ryzen 7 1700 for $170 after rebate
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For someone not interested in paying a premium for the latest and greatest where the actual performance different is not really noticeable, is this a good buy over the Ryzen 5 2600?
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Good processor, goes to 3.8-3.9GHz easily overclocked. Though i5-8400 is just $180 or less now, a bit cooler (no overclock) with same turbo frequency, faster in some applications, with new B360 boards it's a similar alternative.
But mobo prices are too high for intel. VA AMD
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But mobo prices are too high for intel. VA AMD
Nope, you can grab b360 for $70 or less, same as b350 for Amd
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Nope, you can grab b360 for $70 or less, same as b350 for Amd
Except it's not the same. No overclocking and no RAID on Intel. Why pay more for less?
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FYI - same price micro center in store - but I went with Ryzen 7 1700 for $170 after rebate
And it's been this price at microcenter for a while now, too...I bought my 5 1600 last July. Good performer for the money.
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I'll tell you why.
https://www.techspot.com/review/1...en-5-1600/ [techspot.com]
What can you overclock R5 1600 to? 3.8-3.9GHz? And that's where it hits 1.35+V and starts smoking? Intel i5 8400 turbos to 3.8GHz for all cores, goes to 4.1G or something for 1-2 cores. Intel will be cooler without overclock at the same frequency as 1600 overclocked. So overclock matters not if you compare 1600 to 8400. RAID? Honestly, it was a long time since I have last heard someone mentioning it. So rarely used now.

I am not an Intel fan boy, I love AMD and I love R5 1600, it's just that Intel is just as good now or better in some ways, even if you pay $20-30 more.
I understand what you're saying. I am actually trying to decide right now. I am liking the power consumption of the intel but the MB's are lacking in features and cost more. For that comparison, there is hardly any difference in 1440 and 4K benchmarks for gaming which is what I use and is more relevant. Also, the Ryzen seems to trounce the Intel in most production-related tasks (non-overclocked) according to this https://www.techspot.com/review/1...est-value/. And, yes people still use RAID. I always use raid for my production drive so I don't have to worry about an HDD failure during projects. I also use a RAID setup for my shared media drive It's a basic feature that all AM4 and AMD boards support so I don't like how Intel gimps their boards in features for more money. The AMD boards just seem more future proof for those reasons.
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Damn just got a 1500x last week for the same price
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I understand what you're saying. I am actually trying to decide right now. I am liking the power consumption of the intel but the MB's are lacking in features and cost more. For that comparison, there is hardly any difference in 1440 and 4K benchmarks for gaming which is what I use and is more relevant. Also, the Ryzen seems to trounce the Intel in most production-related tasks (non-overclocked) according to this https://www.techspot.com/review/1...est-value/. And, yes people still use RAID. I always use raid for my production drive so I don't have to worry about an HDD failure during projects. I also use a RAID setup for my shared media drive It's a basic feature that all AM4 and AMD boards support so I don't like how Intel gimps their boards in features for more money. The AMD boards just seem more future proof for those reasons.
If you are doing any productivity kind of work them ryzen with 12 threads is better I guess
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I understand what you're saying. I am actually trying to decide right now. I am liking the power consumption of the intel but the MB's are lacking in features and cost more. For that comparison, there is hardly any difference in 1440 and 4K benchmarks for gaming which is what I use and is more relevant. Also, the Ryzen seems to trounce the Intel in most production-related tasks (non-overclocked) according to this https://www.techspot.com/review/1...est-value/. And, yes people still use RAID. I always use raid for my production drive so I don't have to worry about an HDD failure during projects. I also use a RAID setup for my shared media drive It's a basic feature that all AM4 and AMD boards support so I don't like how Intel gimps their boards in features for more money. The AMD boards just seem more future proof for those reasons.
I'm not sure why anyone cares about "RAID" on motherboards. For all but the most expensive server boards, it's what they call "fakeRAID," which uses the CPU to do the RAID work on a driver level. Why use that, when essentially all desktop operating systems now support software RAID, even going back to Windows 7. And with a motherboard using fakeRAID, you're taking a similar performance hit as software RAID, with the added issue that if your motherboard goes bad, it's a total crapshoot if your RAID array will come back up on a new board, vs requiring expensive data recovery tools.

Friends don't let friends use motherboard RAID.
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