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Ryzen 2700 $239 with cooler or Ryzen 1700 $150 no cooler?

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Ryzen 2700 $239 with cooler or Ryzen 1700 $150 no cooler?

Want to upgrade my i7-3770, decided to build my PC for gaming and coding. Still haven't decided whether I should go with a Ryzen 2700 with cooler for $239, or Ryzen 1700 no cooler for $150?

Please advise.
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The 1700 is very much a horizontal upgrade in single thread, but much better in multi, compared to the 3770.

I did a similar swap out. 3770k to 1700.. and now to 3900x.

I did the 3900x upgrade since the single thread and memory speed gains were very substantial, and even more multi core is great.


Personally on a budget I would go 3770 to a new 6 core 3600, for best balance of single and multi core upgrade from what you have.
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skinnyp wrote: Want to upgrade my i7-3770, decided to build my PC for gaming and coding. Still haven't decided whether I should go with a Ryzen 2700 with cooler for $239, or Ryzen 1700 no cooler for $150?

Please advise.
Ryzen 2700 instead for $239. It has much better memory support (RAM) it's worth it and you can use the stock cooler its fine. Also pair it with a b450 or X470 series motherboard and you're golden.

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