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Should I make the switch to intel?

This is my current build
CPU: Ryzen 3 1200
GPU: GTX 1060 3gb or GTX 1050 ti (Don't know which one buts 1050 ti is more budget friendly)
PSU: EVGA 430W
RAM: 1x8 gb
Case: Some 50 dollar ATX case
Motherboard: MSI b350 Tomahawk


I'm thinking about getting the i5-8400 for intel instead of AMD. It seems to have a good performance but it costs more than current cpu but overall better. Should I go with that i5-8400 and downgrade my GPU to a 1050 ti so I can upgrade later down the road? The intel processor is like 70-80 bucks more I think.
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    Nope, your CPU is good match with your GPU. If you really want to upgrade CPU, get Ryzen 1600 instead. I5 does not have hyper-threading and their first release of MB is Z370, very expensive, ~150 is approximate. If only for gaming, Ryzen 1200+ gtx 1060 is pretty good for the price. You can google some YouTube gaming video with that setup :) if you can wait, see how coffee lake I5 performs and hope cheaper MB will come out :)
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  2. vapour said:
    Nope, your CPU is good match with your GPU. If you really want to upgrade CPU, get Ryzen 1600 instead. I5 does not have hyper-threading and their first release of MB is Z370, very expensive, ~150 is approximate. If only for gaming, Ryzen 1200+ gtx 1060 is pretty good for the price. You can google some YouTube gaming video with that setup :) if you can wait, see how coffee lake I5 performs and hope cheaper MB will come out :)


    How much will coffee lake cost? And what kind of PSU do I need? Can I get a cheaper one?
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  3. solomon Hunter said:
    vapour said:
    Nope, your CPU is good match with your GPU. If you really want to upgrade CPU, get Ryzen 1600 instead. I5 does not have hyper-threading and their first release of MB is Z370, very expensive, ~150 is approximate. If only for gaming, Ryzen 1200+ gtx 1060 is pretty good for the price. You can google some YouTube gaming video with that setup :) if you can wait, see how coffee lake I5 performs and hope cheaper MB will come out :)


    How much will coffee lake cost? And what kind of PSU do I need? Can I get a cheaper one?


    450W+ will suit you fine, but I always recommend reliable unit. Where do you live? Coffee lake I5 is ~260
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  4. vapour said:
    solomon Hunter said:
    vapour said:
    Nope, your CPU is good match with your GPU. If you really want to upgrade CPU, get Ryzen 1600 instead. I5 does not have hyper-threading and their first release of MB is Z370, very expensive, ~150 is approximate. If only for gaming, Ryzen 1200+ gtx 1060 is pretty good for the price. You can google some YouTube gaming video with that setup :) if you can wait, see how coffee lake I5 performs and hope cheaper MB will come out :)


    How much will coffee lake cost? And what kind of PSU do I need? Can I get a cheaper one?


    450W+ will suit you fine, but I always recommend reliable unit. Where do you live? Coffee lake I5 is ~260



    I think i'll just stick with the ryzen, thanks. I Live in Maryland, USA
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  5. Same state again, get this:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $39.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-05 16:33 EDT-0400

    highly recommend:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($52.59 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $52.59
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-05 16:33 EDT-0400
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  6. vapour said:
    Same state again, get this:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $39.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-05 16:33 EDT-0400

    highly recommend:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($52.59 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $52.59
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-05 16:33 EDT-0400


    thanks
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