CPU/GPU combination?

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Found 28th Sep 2017
Looking at getting a gaming pc and wasn't sure what to go for, any advice gratefully received.

I5 7600k with gtx1070
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I7 7700k with gtx1060 6gb

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If gaming is your goal then the i5 will be the better option as the cpu won't bottleneck a 1070 at all

I have and i5 7500 with a Asus Dual OC 1070 and works like a charm i7's dont really bring much to the table in terms of gaming and If you want the PC to last a little longer, get the 8Gb 1070 over a 1060 anyday

Roughly the 1070 will give a 20-30 frames per second advantage over the 1060 at 1080p. The i7 gives about 10-15 fps over i5.

Why not consider a Ryzen 5 or 7 with the 1070?

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Thanks for the advice everyone. I have been reading about the Ryzen this afternoon, anyone tried one yet?

Aren't both the CPU and GPU being replaced by Coffee lake i7 8700k and GTX 1070ti. You will probably find the 8700 going up against the 7700k on stock speeds.

anandtech.com/sho…ors

Unless in dire need I would wait a little to see how the market shapes up against the new hex core i7 and pretty sure the 1070ti should be the new defacto card.

For gaming get the i5 + 1070 no doubt.

I would check out the i5 8600k as it looks like performance wise it keeps up with the 7700k for most use.

Always an i5.
Also ignore the sort of advice that suggests waiting for newer technology as you'll be waiting forever and there just won't be a right moment to buy otherwise.

Destard18 h, 1 m ago

Always an i5.Also ignore the sort of advice that suggests waiting for …Always an i5.Also ignore the sort of advice that suggests waiting for newer technology as you'll be waiting forever and there just won't be a right moment to buy otherwise.




Coffee lake release date is October the 5th 2017 not 2018 hardly future tech

Everyone is the same on this as kaby lake is poor update from skylake and so Intel needed to deliver something less half assed. Getting an extra two cores for £20 more is a no brainer.

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