What CPU to Buy - Late 2018

  • Published on Nov 20, 2018
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    It’s that time of year again - You know the one. The one you celebrate. With tech. So now that 2018’s nearly over, which CPU should you buy?
    Buy a Ryzen 3 2200G (Budget Gaming Recommendation):
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    On Newegg: lmg.gg/8KVSn
    Buy a Core i3 8100 (Budget Gaming Recommendation):
    On Amazon: geni.us/Wfrf
    On Newegg: lmg.gg/8KVSk
    Buy a Ryzen 5 2600 (Budget All-Rounder + Budget Gaming + Budget Workstation Recommendation):
    On Amazon: geni.us/GfuoK
    On Newegg: lmg.gg/8KVSy
    Buy a Ryzen 7 2700X (Midrange All-Rounder + Midrange Workstation Recommendation):
    On Amazon: geni.us/1heCCYv
    On Newegg: lmg.gg/8KVSs
    Buy a Core i5 8500 (Midrange Gaming Recommendation):
    On Amazon: geni.us/5u1r
    On Newegg: lmg.gg/8KVr8
    Buy a Core i5 8600K (High-end Gaming Recommendation):
    On Amazon: geni.us/rKPUi
    On Newegg: lmg.gg/8KVS7
    Buy a Core i7 8700K (Midrange All-Rounder + High-end Gaming Recommendation):
    On Amazon: geni.us/69m4UtB
    On Newegg: lmg.gg/8KVSt
    Buy a Core i7 9700K (Would be a recommendation in multiple categories if you could find one…):
    On Amazon: geni.us/iMmJ
    On Newegg: lmg.gg/8KVSC
    Buy a Threadripper 1920X (High-end Workstation Honorable mention):
    On Amazon: geni.us/93kB1
    On Newegg: lmg.gg/8KVSF
    Buy a Threadripper 2920X (High-end Workstation Recommendation):
    On Amazon: geni.us/2eHR1Q
    On Newegg: lmg.gg/8KVSf
    Buy a Threadripper 2950X (Best-Value High-end Workstation CPU):
    On Amazon: geni.us/tyWE4AL
    On Newegg: lmg.gg/8KVS2
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Comments • 6 731

  • xcskex
    xcskex 5 hours ago +1

    I want to game 2k and stream it,my budget is 1500 us dollars,what shoud I go for?


    the art of pc building,,,, spent least for most performance

  • Nope UGAE
    Nope UGAE Day ago +1

    welp time to Get A i7

  • kjell martin olsen
    kjell martin olsen 2 days ago

    LOVELY NES PILLOW. im at 7th gen cpu and 9th gen cpu gtx 1080 ti on i7-9700 2400 ram 16 x370 MB and i7- x7740x and a rtx 2070 16 gb 2400 MHz ram. enough for 4k 8k ing yet.:, )im on 4k) screen 30-60 MHZ hdmi dp no amd yet (zo rr o (y) still waiting for pcie 4.0 cpu mb gpu.

  • Leny Mathew
    Leny Mathew 4 days ago

    do aa video on budget mother board for gamin

  • Ashhousewarez
    Ashhousewarez 6 days ago

    i7 8700 not even mentioned :/

  • Z0RSY
    Z0RSY 6 days ago

    Im not sure if Linus slipped this is but did anyone else hear him actually say Three fidity instead of Three - Fifty

  • Przemek Lodej
    Przemek Lodej 7 days ago

    So for Photoshop, Lightroom, Unreal Editor, Maya, zBrush and basic video editing...which one?

  • Hanjimo
    Hanjimo 7 days ago

    Jokes both are great companies just prefer Intel

  • dhya alshweely
    dhya alshweely 8 days ago +1

    You made it so complicated

  • Zaw Win Htun
    Zaw Win Htun 8 days ago +1

    Went with 2600x for $150

  • Nityanand Saswade
    Nityanand Saswade 9 days ago

    My CPU Speed is 4150KM/H on 8 Roads with 16 Tires. 😂

  • Cyber Mixologist
    Cyber Mixologist 9 days ago

    head hurts from the chatterbox

  • Dana douglass
    Dana douglass 10 days ago

    1 of my favorite games

  • Overdrive Life
    Overdrive Life 10 days ago

    can storage device mechnical and SSD also effect the speed of rendering video with video editing software?

    ANIKET KR. JHA 10 days ago +2

    AMD Ryzen 5 2400g vega 11 graphics all the way !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chris Reese
    Chris Reese 10 days ago

    You mention the i5 8600k for the high end gaming pc. What about the i5 9600k? Would you pick the 9600k over the 8600k?

    • Hunter King
      Hunter King 6 days ago

      +Chris Reese if you can afford it, or even wait to save up, go for the 1440p one. Your 2080 should handle that no problem and the 9600k would not have any problems keeping up, especially when oc'd. From my experience, there is a slight bottleneck with 1080p, but that definitely lowers the more you crank the details and textures. Good luck to you my dude

    • Chris Reese
      Chris Reese 6 days ago

      +Hunter King I'm going to try to pick up a 144hz 1440p monitor, if I can afford it. If not, it'll be 1080p @ 144hz. Right now I have an i5 6600k oc'd to 4.7ghz. That bottleneck is real though. I can play destiny 2 no problem however with no bottleneck. But I get a bottleneck with every other game. Insurgency :sandstorm, is the worst one. Bf1 isn't to bad if I change the render resolution.

    • Hunter King
      Hunter King 6 days ago

      +Chris Reese shouldn't bottleneck much if still all, especially if you plan to game at higher resolutions

    • Chris Reese
      Chris Reese 6 days ago

      +Hunter King I would be coupling it with a rtx 2080.

    • Hunter King
      Hunter King 6 days ago

      Don't know why he didn't mention it, but they're around the same price, with the 9600k having a bit better overclock potential. I have one, coupled with a 1080 and I love it. Definitely look into it if you're doing mostly gaming

  • Nick Bertoni
    Nick Bertoni 11 days ago

    So I’m buying the 2700x is that a good buy? It’s on sale for 309

    • faldy antono
      faldy antono 9 days ago

      depends. for gaming 2600x is enough

  • KingRaees03
    KingRaees03 11 days ago

    Hi is there a big difference between the Ryzen 2700x and the 1600x

  • Nexus
    Nexus 11 days ago

    Just snagged an i5-9600k for $220!

  • K Tarun Reddy
    K Tarun Reddy 12 days ago

    2:34 . This is the exact cpu which i currently have in my PC(sort of).

  • Music Maker
    Music Maker 13 days ago

    This is hilarious to watch... but then again.... what's better than the internet to record us at our best? ;-)

  • Patrick Oleson
    Patrick Oleson 13 days ago

    When is your designbyhumans merch store going to be active? I need some tech cred out there on the streets.

  • Mike vom Mars
    Mike vom Mars 15 days ago

    For a more accurate comparison one should also take the power consumption into account, especially if the PC is used for many hours per day.

  • 10.000 subs and i wil cut my Dick Of

    You can also buy a ryzen 5 2600 and overclock to 2600x

  • Mac Rice
    Mac Rice 15 days ago

    So if I'm doing a mix of gaming, school work, audio editing and possibly video editing in the future, should I go with the i5-8700 or ryzen 5 2600, I've traditionally been an intel guy but I'm building my first PC and having a tough time deciding

    • Ashraf mahmud
      Ashraf mahmud 15 days ago

      we're on the same situation buddy! someone help us 😂

  • Djovak
    Djovak 15 days ago +2

    We need more often these kind of videos, and as well for gpu :p
    I rarely comment, but thank you :-)

  • Ryan S.
    Ryan S. 15 days ago +1

    I use a TI-84+ CD HaHa I have a better piece of hardware than Linus!

  • Stinkfist762
    Stinkfist762 16 days ago +1

    Threadripper cost 420...Coincidence?

  • omid heydari
    omid heydari 16 days ago

    If anyone is watching this now please help me choose. Ryzen 7 1700 or ryzen 5 2600

  • noah he
    noah he 17 days ago +1

    also why did you say i5-8600k, instead of i5-9600k, is the i5-9600K worse than the i5-8600k?

    • Pinhed Lary
      Pinhed Lary 16 days ago

      Well yeah it is now I don’t think the 9600k had been released yet.

    • noah he
      noah he 16 days ago

      +Pinhed Lary it has, according to Intel's website it was released in the 4th quarter of 2018 i believe. However, it is definatly released now because u can buy it.

    • Pinhed Lary
      Pinhed Lary 16 days ago

      noah he I don’t think it had been released yet

  • noah he
    noah he 17 days ago +1

    If I have a gtx 1080 gpu, what do you think I should get for a cpu, I do not want to bottle neck my gpu, however pricing is still an important factor for me. Like will thr i5-8600k bottleneck the gpu? Cause i am kind of confused, cause i thought it would.

  • noah he
    noah he 17 days ago

    So is the core i5 a better option the best option for the high end gaming because of its performance compared to its price? Like do the some of the other ones have better performances but the amount of increase in their performance does not justify the amount pf increase in their? price

  • Jasmo Sanew
    Jasmo Sanew 17 days ago

    Where is the 9600k? I guess not much difference from the 8600k and that is why it wasn't used?

  • MegaLatexxx
    MegaLatexxx 17 days ago

    I had a 4670k with R9 290x that needed an upgrade. After checking out the prices I figured ill take a chance on some used hardware since alot of miners are flooding the market with them, some with warranties still good.
    As such I made myself a decent rig with the following parts and prices:
    - 2700x with the rgb cooler + x470 + some odd bits I didn't really need but the guy threw them in there (some cheapo ssds, a 650w PSU, a GT 710, a computer case) 359USD
    - Got a pair of cheap 8GB corsairs that I managed to take to 2933 stable, haven't tried more yet ( ill replace these at some point, but working fine so far) 118USD
    - Vega 64 for 300 bucks (the 1080 is around 360 used but fuck nvidia, I'm not buying anything stamped in green out of principle)
    I am using my own PSU that has better certification but everything else is good and usable.
    Grand total of 780 bucks for some hardware that will last me a few years, hopefully. I've never bought used hardware but figured I'd take a chance. There are no sales happening now so going new, the same setup would set me back roughly double, around 1450 USD (without all the extra stuff I got from the cpu guy, that I will just re-sell). I am not from the US, I just did the conversions to make it easier.
    I still need to get me an AM4 mounting bracket for my noctua cooler from the previous build. around 10 more dollars shipped to replace that stock AMD one.
    All in all pretty happy with the cryptocurrency crash, lots of good, cheap hardware available for a change. I ran stress tests for half a day with no problems. Now I just need to figure out what I'm going to use it for since I mostly play world of warcraft in 1080p...

  • Jake Miller
    Jake Miller 17 days ago +1

    My question...is it worth waiting until ryzen3?

  • fofal
    fofal 18 days ago

    not buying any AMD their CEO is a woman LOL

    • Tarek
      Tarek 18 days ago

      wtf! lol

    AWESOMEDUDE196 18 days ago

    lol my price range isnt on here
    its 850-900$

      AWESOMEDUDE196 15 days ago

      +SkyGibson thx, but I was thinking of getting ddr4 3000 and a 1660Ti which would be better?

    • SkyGibson
      SkyGibson 15 days ago

      AWESOMEDUDE196 Ryzen 5 2600x, 16gb ddr4 3200 and a gtx 1660. That’s what I would get.

  • ??
    ?? 19 days ago

    I regret I didn't study about computer and I bought i5 8400 in October in 2018 >:(

    • barryschwarz
      barryschwarz 18 days ago

      That's a very good, mid-range CPU. Don't regret it. For the price and performance it got big thumbs up at many places. For efficiency/dollar, a good choice.

  • TheVertical92
    TheVertical92 20 days ago +1

    Damn these Prices. Looks like it is getting more and more expensive to buy a CPU+MoBo
    I paid 200€ for my i5 3570K...that was 2012...This thing works fine in most games (never had an issue with the performance of the CPU. But i dont play all Games). But yeah...7 Years are enough. I want a new CPU, but im not sure what i should buy. I dont want to spend more than 200€ for a CPU...

    • TheVertical92
      TheVertical92 18 days ago +1

      +nlyoutuberfan Yeah it would be my choice but...AM4 is supported up to 2020. When i want to upgrade my CPU in 2023, i have to buy a new Motherboard.

    • nlyoutuberfan
      nlyoutuberfan 18 days ago +1

      TheVertical92 that’s a ryzen 5 i think then.

  • Julian Urtz
    Julian Urtz 20 days ago

    Make a vid like this, but for a whole pc

  • StarkGaming
    StarkGaming 20 days ago +2

    What is classified exactly as a workstation ?

    • SkyGibson
      SkyGibson 15 days ago

      StarkGaming More than 8 cores. Expensive af

  • Bud Breath
    Bud Breath 21 day ago

    Amd is for people who don't want to spend the money to get the best. Poor fucks. 😂😂😂 Get a fuckin job amd plebs.

  • 6969 subs with shit content challenge!?

    So the cpu is a small chip and if we buy a cpu from Amazon why is the box so big?Do we get something more pls tell

    • Szzz Rzzz
      Szzz Rzzz 20 days ago

      The box is big because you get a Cooler with it ( fan ) .

  • Funnti Dassi
    Funnti Dassi 21 day ago

    watching this video on a ryzen 2600 pc feels good man

  • Infante Bros.
    Infante Bros. 23 days ago

    What about a duel e-2690 3.00GhZ on a x79 (thats 20 cores and 40 threads) up to 3.6Ghz? I found the benchmarks up at 23000... that's way more than any of these processors and actually around the same price as the threadripper... I'd love to see a video on these old xeons

  • ThePiyunisher
    ThePiyunisher 23 days ago

    Your hair actually looked good in the thumbnail. Keep it that way if let me tell you how to do your hair XD. Or maybe it was just the way you angled your face? Idk.

  • Maximusnight 1223
    Maximusnight 1223 23 days ago

    I’m building a high end gaming/streaming pc I wanna get into streaming so should I get a i5 8600k or i7 8700k?

  • Gaied Mahdi
    Gaied Mahdi 24 days ago

    3:14 Look at that Stutter !!!

  • KeanPlaysGames
    KeanPlaysGames 24 days ago

    My AMD radeon A8 can run Minecraft with 60 in the lowest setting, Pretty cool right?

  • Andraz Novak
    Andraz Novak 24 days ago

    I just figured out how bumped up component prices are in my country aaaaaaaaaaaaaah everything costs 150% of how much it costs in the US

    • Andraz Novak
      Andraz Novak 24 days ago

      Ryzen 7 2700x costs 370EUR ( ~ 420$ )

  • Bill21
    Bill21 24 days ago


  • Zodiac011
    Zodiac011 24 days ago

    I have a 7700k. What cooler was used here? I get really high temps, higher than these at stock, with a H5 Ultimate, but I was going to get an NZXT Kraken X62 to replace it

  • Pero Menalo
    Pero Menalo 25 days ago

    What CPU should I base my build around if i wanted relatively high end for gaming and streaming at the same time? I was considering the i7 8700k but doing a bit of reading (admittedly not a lot) I'm starting to lean towards Ryzen.
    Thoughts? Opinions?

    • cwli1
      cwli1 25 days ago

      Yes, Ryzen. You'll be able to upgrade to newer Ryzens on the same motherboard & RAM. There's great deals now on the second-generation Ryzens, like the 8-core/16-thread 2700 & 2700x, and the first-generation Ryzens too, like the 8-core/16-thread 1700 & 1700x. Coffee lake is still based on the older Kaby Lake architecture, more cores but same engineering.

  • James O'Donnell
    James O'Donnell 26 days ago

    1:05 the cube clicked really fast this time

  • hbihu
    hbihu 26 days ago

    I was bored, so here's some opinions on the choices in this video.

    $500 All rounder: Ryzen 2600 is the obvious choice here, especially paired with a rx 570.

    $1000 All rounder: A 2700x would be the obvious pick here, the 2 extra cores plus lower price will be a lot better that the slight clock speed advantage of a 8700k unless you really need intel.

    $2000 All rounder: Not sure where the 1950x is, it performs similar to a 2950x usually at a much lower price. A 9900k would be a good option if your workload skews more towards gaming.

    $500 Gaming: 2200g is just better value here, plus the ryzen platform has a better upgrade path.

    $1000 Gaming: 8500? Why? This is the only place I have ever seen this cpu even considered, it's a 8400 with a questionable overclock and a much higher price. A 2600 or 2600x would both be much better value. You even admit this in the buyers guide.

    $2000 Gaming. No complaints with a 8700k.

    $500 Workstation: 2600 is great, but a 1700 would give you 2 extra cores at the same price, so that's an option.

    $1000 Workstation: 2700x again, the extra cores are better than a 8700k unless you really need intel.

    $2000 Workstation: Again, not sure why there isn't as 1950x, that's much better value.

  • UpVoltage Overclocking

    Why was the i5-8600k chosen over the i7-8700k for high end gaming?

    • ferfiti
      ferfiti 27 days ago

      More value for money

  • TheeSavageZelsass
    TheeSavageZelsass 28 days ago

    When it comes to just pure gaming I couldn’t be happier with my i5-8400 that I bought last summer for $189.99 on Amazon. In my opinion it was an absolute steal!

  • SeperiorGT
    SeperiorGT 28 days ago

    Linus I’m just going to put it out there your prices are so off

  • Make America Great Again

    This guy is not making America great again.

  • F_H_D
    F_H_D 28 days ago

    I would like to upgrade the CPU of my iMac, which currently houses a 3,1 GHz Intel Core i5 processor. I mainly use my computer for recording and mixing music, as well as editing videos.
    which CPU would you recommend for this?

  • Jubul Dowthitt
    Jubul Dowthitt 28 days ago

    soo, who is the i9 9900k for? is it just a dickwave CPU or is it for someone who wants best single thread performance AND a ton of threads (basically a gamer who uses their machine as a workstation from time to time) or does something else fill that role as well or better?

    • Jubul Dowthitt
      Jubul Dowthitt 27 days ago

      +ferfiti at least its not AS bad as it was. i remember when a 16gb (2x8) kit was $200. im seeing them with decent speeds and latency for ~ $130

    • ferfiti
      ferfiti 27 days ago

      +Jubul Dowthitt Oh and just a heads-up, AMD is releasing their ryzen 3xxx soon and they look really, really juicy. If the "leaks" are to be trusted they are going to wreck Intel. I'm probably going to wait until they are released before I upgrade.

    • ferfiti
      ferfiti 27 days ago

      +Jubul Dowthitt Yep, the i7 9700k is 100$ cheaper than the i9 9900k with a pretty similar single thread performance but the lack of multi-threading is a kick in the nutsack. Shame really =/. Still, I'm really glad AMD upped their game and forced Intel to lower their prices and make better CPUs. It's a really great time to buy a CPU with AMD and Intel actually competing for once. Now if only the DDR4 RAM prices would drop... The cost of a decent 2x16GB setup is insulting.

    • Jubul Dowthitt
      Jubul Dowthitt 27 days ago

      +ferfiti yea, im just pissed that they took hyper threading away from the i7... they are essentially phasing it out, the i7 is becoming what the i5 was and the i9 is the new i7 only everything is more expensive.
      it is a hard pill to swallow but im obsessed with the best so im probably going to pay the tax for a 9900k and 2080ti

    • ferfiti
      ferfiti 27 days ago

      +Jubul Dowthitt Yeah that premium price kinda hurts... It would be a no-brainer if it was priced even just 60$ cheaper.

  • geneity
    geneity 28 days ago

    i chose i7 8700

  • Froggit
    Froggit 29 days ago

    0:08 c p u s

  • Serkong
    Serkong Month ago


    GODLIKE99KINGZ Month ago

    2950x is the deal intel Fanboys

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
    Obi-Wan Kenobi Month ago +1

    Go thr gpu version of this

  • joe the noob
    joe the noob Month ago

    Give me information. I only got 1000 and I want to build my pc.. I'm going with the ryzen. But what else? And I still need to get the monitor..

    • King Barney
      King Barney 23 days ago

      +joe the noob This 1000 is going to EVERYTHING? Or just the PC and a monitor you mentioned? Since you're playing shooter games, I'd recommend a monitor with at least a refresh rate of like 100hz (144hz would be easier to find and obviously would be better, though way more expensive, I'll look around for cheaper but perfectly good options)

    • joe the noob
      joe the noob 25 days ago

      +King Barney apex and fortnite. Old titles...

    • King Barney
      King Barney 25 days ago

      What games do you play?

    SHADOW REACHER Month ago

    i am buying 1,500 $ gaming pc with 1070 gtx ti but i am using i5,8600k idk about the i5,8600k tho should i get the i5,8500k ??? pls help

  • Syko X
    Syko X Month ago

    Should i pair my 1060 6gb asus strix with i3 8100 or ryzen 2600 for only 1080p gaming with 60fps goal?

    • Alv8
      Alv8 28 days ago

      Ok, in that case I would still recommend ryzen 2600 or 2600X because it's pretty cheap and good spec

    • Syko X
      Syko X 28 days ago

      +Alv8 i alredy got 1060 so rx is not option atm

    • Alv8
      Alv8 28 days ago

      If youre on a budget i would highly recommend the rx580 gpus and 2600x

  • Arjun bandekar mobile
    Arjun bandekar mobile Month ago +1

    Fastest processor in world

  • Bhagwan Naikwadi
    Bhagwan Naikwadi Month ago +2

    Which is better For Gaming And Streaming
    Ryzen 5 2600x Or I5 8400 ??

    • Dragon Friends Ω
      Dragon Friends Ω 28 days ago

      +Bhagwan Naikwadi that was 2600 in the link that I sent, just remember that 2600x is more powerful than 2600.

    • Bhagwan Naikwadi
      Bhagwan Naikwadi 28 days ago

      +Dragon Friends Ω Tysm...So It's 2600 Or 2600x ?
      I'm Thinking to go with 2600

    • Bhagwan Naikwadi
      Bhagwan Naikwadi 28 days ago

      +CrazyPartyCreep I Just Wanted A Second Advice So...

    • Dragon Friends Ω
      Dragon Friends Ω 29 days ago

      +Bhagwan Naikwadi I hope this helps - www.google.com/amp/s/www.techspot.com/amp/review/1627-core-i5-8400-vs-ryzen-5-2600/

    • CrazyPartyCreep
      CrazyPartyCreep Month ago

      +Bhagwan Naikwadi than whyd you ask

  • ali eghbali
    ali eghbali Month ago

    ryzen 5 2600 ❤

  • sdfsd sdfsdf
    sdfsd sdfsdf Month ago

    wait 4k graphics

  • irregular mana
    irregular mana Month ago

    Can you just make a ryzen 3 build in 2019?

  • UndecidedEnding
    UndecidedEnding Month ago +5

    My processor runs at a whopping 1.86Ghz

    • Eric Alanis
      Eric Alanis 22 days ago

      Its good, assuming you use it to watch hentai

  • Chillypuwn
    Chillypuwn Month ago

    The i7-9700K is more like 52% of the budget on 1000$ for where I live though... id just go with i5-9600K

  • Aldion Sylkaj
    Aldion Sylkaj Month ago +1

    Ladies and gentlemen, this is what healthy competition looks like.

  • Rifter
    Rifter Month ago

    What about the 9600k? should i buy that isntead of the 8600k? price is basically the same where i live

  • King Does Rage
    King Does Rage Month ago

    Building my first PC boys

  • Ara Og. Ozzy
    Ara Og. Ozzy Month ago +3

    ryzen 5 2600x its the best for gaming for the price

  • Frexie
    Frexie Month ago +1

    Thanks! Im getting the 9700k next month :D

  • KirbyGoezPink
    KirbyGoezPink Month ago

    when would I want to squeeze in a Quadro P4000?

  • destroyer ng
    destroyer ng Month ago

    is it better to buy high end cpu such as i7 8750H with gtx 1050ti or i5 8300H with gtx 1060? which can use for longer period of time?

  • David Brandenburg
    David Brandenburg Month ago

    got it up to 4.75 but windows wasnt happy with it

  • David Brandenburg
    David Brandenburg Month ago

    my old fx 8350 is chugging along at 4.622ghz running a cooler master geminii s524 low pro cooler and this thing is a beast at cooling!.

  • David Brandenburg
    David Brandenburg Month ago

    but what about those of us who have been playing world of warships for years now, what do we get?.

  • BoneDog420
    BoneDog420 Month ago

    Perfect $1000 build:
    NZXT H500 case
    intel I-5 9600k processor
    GeForce RTX 2060
    16 gigabytes of RAM 3000 MHz or greater
    Intel z390-p motherboard
    PSU: Corsair 650 watt

  • scyth dragon
    scyth dragon Month ago +3

    boi ms paint is hot now

  • Rob Paek
    Rob Paek Month ago

    makes me feel better about getting a 9700k over a 9900k or 8700k XD thanks Linus and co!

  • Sour Onion Cream
    Sour Onion Cream Month ago


  • ronch550
    ronch550 Month ago

    If I were buying today I'd choose between the Ryzen 2600X and 2700X and nothing else. But since I'm not buying yet I can hold out until Zen 2 (3000 series), maybe even up to Zen 3 or 4.

  • Rewwgh
    Rewwgh Month ago

    Looking for CPU (and Mobo) Recommendations for someone living in Northern Europe, so the prices will have to be in Euros.
    Going with an AMD system this time. I mostly play video games, like to crank settings up even if it slightly hurts the FPS.
    Also will be planning on some video and photo editing stuff occasionally, as well as testing things out in a virtual machine.
    Kind of torn between the 2700(x) and TR 2920X. But recommendations are welcome. I think that the 2920X will be the highest end I am willing to go though.

    • cwli1
      cwli1 25 days ago

      The 2700 is comfortably fast enough for you.

  • Gaming with Mash
    Gaming with Mash Month ago

    Csgo ❤

  • Phenom GR
    Phenom GR Month ago

    Ryzen 7 2700x or i7 8700k ? Or i5 9600k?

    • cwli1
      cwli1 25 days ago

      Yes, Ryzen. You'll be able to upgrade to newer Ryzens on the same motherboard & RAM. There's great deals now on the second-generation Ryzens, like the 8-core/16-thread 2700 & 2700x, and the first-generation Ryzens too, like the 8-core/16-thread 1700 & 1700x. Coffee lake is still based on the older Kaby Lake architecture, more cores but same engineering. Why bother with i5?

  • Brandon Martin
    Brandon Martin Month ago

    Thanks for the video. Any chance for the GPU version of the video

  • elias borsov
    elias borsov Month ago

    Ryzen 7 2700x with an RTX 2080 and 1tr of SSD for 1600$ -OR- Intel i7 8700k with RTX 2080 and 240 SSD with 1tr HDD for 1650$?-please I need an answer fast...

  • Phantomz 714
    Phantomz 714 Month ago

    Ill never understand why 1700x is always left out of these videos

  • Raghav Poddar
    Raghav Poddar Month ago

    Ryzen is WAY better for someone who loves gaming and also gonna be coding. Intel is for them who are only looking for gaming and have no interest in workload.

  • christian hill
    christian hill Month ago