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buy ryzen 7 or wait for intel coffee lake

hello, I'm building a pc for live streaming so can i buy ryzen 7 or wait for intel coffee lake ?
my budget is 300$ for cpu
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  1. Ryzen. There's no point in waiting for kaby lake atm
  2. Agreed Buy Ryzen 5 or 7 based on your budget.
  3. Best answer
    Honestly I'd get the R5 1600, overclock, and spend a bit of the extra money on some good RAM. Unless you're using something that really requires 16 threads, I feel like the 6C/12T processors are the best value.
  4. chemmajorp53 said:
    Honestly I'd get the R5 1600, overclock, and spend a bit of the extra money on some good RAM. Unless you're using something that really requires 16 threads, I feel like the 6C/12T processors are the best value.


    Agreed. This will be what I go for. Unless you are a heavy video editor/productivity user, you will likely not utilize all 8 cores to their full potential.
  5. dudeman509 said:
    chemmajorp53 said:
    Honestly I'd get the R5 1600, overclock, and spend a bit of the extra money on some good RAM. Unless you're using something that really requires 16 threads, I feel like the 6C/12T processors are the best value.


    Agreed. This will be what I go for. Unless you are a heavy video editor/productivity user, you will likely not utilize all 8 cores to their full potential.


    But if it is for streaming, then the extra threads are very useful if he is using x264 encoding on the CPU whilst gaming.
    So, he is going to need those threads for streaming. I've got a 8c/16t CPU, and it is being almost fully utilized when I'm recording games like BF3/4, because the encoding alone needs half the CPU.
  6. How can you agree? Wait once it goes live the price of lesser gear will drop.
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