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Build Advice 3300x unavailable - i5 10400, 10600 or 3600/x/xt for RDR2?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jeff1155, 23 Sep 2020.

  1. jeff1155

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    Hi all

    I've had a 3300x on pre-order since the beginning of July to upgrade from a 4690K with a 2070 Super to play RDR2 - the retailer hasn't had any stock with delivery constantly delayed a further 2 weeks and I'm starting to think the 3300x was a limited edition run and is now effectively vapourware.

    Alternatives are the Ryzen 5 3600 but that's now £190+ while 3600X is just over £200 and the XT £225, but for games performance it seems even the i5 10400 would beat any of those and a 10600k definitely would.

    What's the best CPU upgrade that will get decent framerates on RDR2 with a 2070 Super but still last awhile?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Vault-Tec

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    10600k would be the fastest for gaming. However, you will probably need to get quite a spendy board to overclock it with. And then a good cooler. Can you see where this is heading?

    Personally I would grab a 3600. If only because it includes a cooler.
     
  3. sandys

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    you've answered your own question really even without overclocking Intel is the gaming champ.

    Ryzen 5k will be announced shortly which may erode 3k prices, if you are not in a rush might be worth looking ay what the story is with those, might lead to some bargains, though it is fair to say it hasn't realy happened with prior gens, seems they are quite good at thinning out stock before release of new stuff.
     
  4. jeff1155

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    Thanks both

    Got a decent AIO cooler but will probably stick with stock speed for awhile and rely on turbo - can always o/c in future if it starts to struggle - only at 1080p but 144Hz.

    It would be fair to say I have lost faith in seeing anything from AMD let alone low/mid price CPUs!

    Any thoughts on sticking to a 10400? Fastest was not the goal - fast enough.
     
  5. Spraduke

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    I would seriously wait until the zen3 announcement in October. It's going to shuffle all the prices. Last time 2600s went from £200 to £120 pretty rapidly
     
  6. Goatee

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    CCL have a i5-10500's for £158, add in a H410 board (as your not planning on overclocking) and you looking at around ~£230 total. Or go B460 depending on what your needs are, for a bit more.

    https://www.cclonline.com/product/3...HD-Graphics-630-Stock-Cooler/CPU0663/#bundles

    Alternatively build a bundle (depending on if you have ram already) and get them to build it for you (£5 cost) so you get a 3 year RTB warranty:

    e.g.
    • MSI B460M-A PRO Intel Socket 1200 Motherboard
    • Intel Core i5 10500 3.1GHz 6 Core CPU
    • 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400MHz DDR4
    • 3 Year Warranty
    Price: £308.16

    Or wait and see what happens, depends on how strong the upgraditus is....
     
  7. jeff1155

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    Thanks all

    Couldn't wait for Zen3 as it's for son on his way back to uni in a week, and what are the chances there will be a Ryzen challenger to game performance at £200-£300 this side of Christmas anyway? Plus I've lost faith in waiting for AMD!

    I looked at the 10400 but the clock speeds were a lot lower, so bit the bullet and plumped for a 10600k and Z490 Tomahawk - a substantial budget increase from the (unobtainable) £280 3300X package, but non-game performance will be adequate for his coding/comp-sci needs and gaming performance should be good enough for 3-4 years too, certainly when compared to his current 4690k!
     

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