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Computer advice.

Discussion in 'Computers and Technology' started by Fatdragon, May 16, 2017.

  1. Fatdragon

    Fatdragon Pax Gaming Member
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    Hi ya's everyone, so I used to build my own desktops all of the time, and about 5 years ago I was limited on space and I ended up getting a laptop which I am still using now. There was a time when I kept up with the latest in computer tech but I've kinda drifted off on it in the last several years. I've been researching and if I understand it right that most games do not used multi threading so as of right now what a gamer wants is a cpu with a high clock speed. I am guessing this is the reason why people have been going with intel i5 cpus. I have also been looking at the new Ryzen cpus they have the 5 series and the 7 series, from the looks of it the 5 has less cores and the 7 has more. So the guess there is that the Ryzen 5 series would be a better choice for gaming. Keep in mind what I do on my machine is game, watch movies and browse the internet a little bit.

    The laptop I have now has a i7 3630QM, and a GTX 680M, I really wish I had kept using a desktop it would be so much easier to upgrade. In all honestly I probably won't be able to upgrade for over a year or so, but if I were to upgrade now or fairly soon, I would like to get an idea of what kind of cpu and gpu you would get and why?

    Basically I want to get back into computer builds like I used to be, but I just want to make sure I'm going in the right direction and would like others thoughts on what they would do.
     
  2. Fritz

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    I'd probably say the following as far as CPUs go (today):

    Budget: Pentium G4560 (the price just plain wins out over any i3) (2 core/4 thread)
    Mid: R5 (the AMD parts compete very well in this bracket) (4C / 8T & 6C / 12T)
    Top: i7 7700k (still the king for gaming, has the fastest cores out there) (4C / 8T)

    Of course, things like price/performance change with every cpu release, or every price drop.
     
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