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    Default Re: New build - Intel or AMD?

    I've decided to go with the Ryzen 7 1700

    Threadripper is unlikely to come in the mITX form factor and coolers might be an expensive problem for such a large and unusual socket

    Although I think the i7-7820X is the CPU for the sensible enthusiast - and better than the Ryzen - I don't think it is helpful to compare the R7 1700 with the i7-7820X. It's like buying a car to replace your Mazda Demio, you're thinking of a Suzuki Swift, and someone says a BMW 125i has better specs.

    I think the better comparison is with what you've already got, in my case an i7-6700k. The Overclocker's site (thanks apsattv) suggests the Ryzen 1700 would be a 61% improvement for me, the 7820X adding only 17% more

    The prices remain roughly as above (NZD 800) except that I will go for the Gigabyte mITX. It adds about $50. I can do the upgrade without buying anything extra, at least not initially. I have a spare 550W PSU, can transfer my GTX 970, and use half my present DDR4 memory as well as an old Intel SSD. Since the 6700k has built-in graphics I can keep my present rig going in case I strike a problem and need the internet (you guys) to help me out. If the Ryzen goes well, I can then consider some good AMD memory and an M.2
    i7-6700k @ 4.4GHz, Crucial 250GB M.2 SSD, Corsair Vengeance 2 x 8GB @ 2.4GHz
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    Default Re: New build - Intel or AMD?

    NZ Digital TV Forum, Freeview NZ , etc
    http://www.nzdtv.com/

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    Default Re: New build - Intel or AMD?

    NZ Digital TV Forum, Freeview NZ , etc
    http://www.nzdtv.com/

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    Default Re: New build - Intel or AMD?

    why are you upgrading?trade the gpu in for onboard.
    Have a great day.

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