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Hello everyone,

 

Which CPU/GPU should i buy: AMD ryzen 5 2600 or Intel 5 8400/ Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB or RX580 8GB

 

Thanks in advance,

Bjarne

 

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GPU wise the GTX 1060 6GB and RX 580 8GB are basicly on par, except the fact that the RX580 has more memory wich makes it more futureproof. But AMD arguably has worse driver support. Depends of the price of both cards.

 

I'd go for RX580 in this case, if it's cheaper or same price as GTX 1060 6GB

 

CPU wise, the i5 8400 is currently accepted to be ever so slighty better than the r5 2600 for gaming !! only !!. If you do anything other like streaming or whatever, the r5 2600 will be a better buy. You also get a better cooler with amd than the standard intel cooler.

Same thing here, price will determine alot here.

 

I'd go i5 8400 here, if it's only for gaming. But if there is more than a 40 euro difference in favor of Ryzen 5 2600, i'd go with that.

Edited by oTec

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Currently ryzen 5 2600 (163€) is €50 cheaper than the i5 8400 (210€) and its not only gaming, so i guess i go with ryzen cpu.

I can get the nvidia 1060 6GB for €275, while rx580 8GB is €235.

 

 

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19 hours ago, BjarneP said:

Currently ryzen 5 2600 (163€) is €50 cheaper than the i5 8400 (210€) and its not only gaming, so i guess i go with ryzen cpu.

I can get the nvidia 1060 6GB for €275, while rx580 8GB is €235.

 

 

 

I'd advise Ryzen 5 2600 + RX 580 then. You'll save close to 100 euro and i doubt you'll see more than single digit fps difference. Also more futureproof. Keep in mind ryzen benefits from fast ram (3000mhz or more).

 

If the i5 8400 would be the same price and it's stricly for gaming, i'd advise that since it requires not much messing around. But 50 euro price gap is too great to recommend it.

 

 

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