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[Canada Computers] [CPU] i5-9600k - $279 ($309-$30 coupon)

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[Canada Computers] [CPU] i5-9600k - $279 ($309-$30 coupon)

On sale for $309 from usual ~$340 price (expires Sep 16). Use coupon for additional $30 off CPHD00000025 (Expires Aug 31)
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This or Ryzen 5 3600x?

Or even Ryzen 7 2700x?

I choose Ryzen for new builds. For upgrading from i3, sell your motherboard and get Ryzen combo.
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You could probably stack on CPHD00000025 for another $50 off.
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I‘d choose 3600x.
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zobblplatz wrote:
Aug 18th, 2019 12:50 pm
You could probably stack on CPHD00000025 for another $50 off.
False.
If you read the post carefully, that is the coupon. For some processors the discount is $30, some are $50.
Or if you simply add it to cart and try it, it is indeed $30 off.
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frugal69 wrote:
Aug 18th, 2019 12:13 pm
Cold ...

Ryzen 5 3600X - $299 memory express - 3600x

CPU benchmarks:
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/In ... 3337vs3494

Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz - CPU Mark 13527
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X - CPU Mark 20502 - & PCIe 4.0 ready

At least Intel is trying now by offering lower prices and more incentives ....
The 3600X has slower single-core performance and faster multi-core performance (when using several cores). Your benchmarks are misleading, as gaming benchmarks generally favor the 9600K.

That being said, the 9600k doesn't come with a stock cooler and the 3600x does. If you're not overclocking much, I think the 3600x represents a better overall value, and the benchmarks are honestly pretty close between the two.
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Just for gaming, i5 9400f at 159 is a better deal than the 9600k at 279. Use the extra dough for a better gpu. Otherwise, watch for 3600 deals. I'm hoping closer to $200 by black Friday. It's already been $250.
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My advice:

Get New Ryzen that has PCIe 4.0 enabled for future-proof.

PCie 3.0 = 4-lane highway
PCie 4.0 = 8-lane highway

Which bus/highway can move more data/cars? to alleviate data/vehicle congestion?

you will notice small improvements while multitasking, like smoother surfing while copying/moving files to USb 3.0 devices/cell phones etc, copying files over gigabit ethernet simultaneously ...

why? because your data bus is 2x PCIE 3.0... with PCIe 4.0 ...

ever notice a web page slow down while copying files to USB 3.0? that's probably because your PCIe 3.0 bus is saturated ...

Games are usually single task, moving data from RAM to Video to CPU ... PCIe 3.0 is probably enough for that but why not have more available bandwidth?
Imagine doing your back-ups while playing a game ... for example... you will need PCIe 4.0 ...
or playing a game while downloading your next 60GB Game using fiber 1Gigabit...
or playing a game while streaming 60GB HDR 4k Movie using fiber 1Gigabit... (or downloading this movie for later playback)

Cheers,
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frugal69 wrote:
Aug 18th, 2019 12:13 pm
Cold ...

Ryzen 5 3600X - $299 memory express - 3600x

CPU benchmarks:
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/In ... 3337vs3494

Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz - CPU Mark 13527
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X - CPU Mark 20502 - & PCIe 4.0 ready

At least Intel is trying now by offering lower prices and more incentives ....
Imagine comparing synthetic benchmarks at stock clocks with a 9600k vs a chip that basically doesn't overclock and has hyperthreading.
AMD is awesome this generation, and probably represents more value overall, but there's no reason to skew data, and Intel is still equal at gaming.
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We need coupons for Ryzens. By the way - thanked your post OP.
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frugal69 wrote:
Aug 18th, 2019 1:14 pm
My advice:

Get New Ryzen that has PCIe 4.0 enabled for future-proof.

PCie 3.0 = 4-lane highway
PCie 4.0 = 8-lane highway

Which bus/highway can move more data/cars? to alleviate data/vehicle congestion?

you will notice small improvements while multitasking, like smoother surfing while copying/moving files to USb 3.0 devices/cell phones etc, copying files over gigabit ethernet simultaneously ...

why? because your data bus is 2x PCIE 3.0... with PCIe 4.0 ...

ever notice a web page slow down while copying files to USB 3.0? that's probably because your PCIe 3.0 bus is saturated ...

Games are usually single task, moving data from RAM to Video to CPU ... PCIe 3.0 is probably enough for that but why not have more available bandwidth?
Imagine doing your back-ups while playing a game ... for example... you will need PCIe 4.0 ...
or playing a game while downloading your next 60GB Game using fiber 1Gigabit...
or playing a game while streaming 60GB HDR 4k Movie using fiber 1Gigabit... (or downloading this movie for later playback)

Cheers,
For the average gamers.
PCIe 4.0 is dos not impact gaming performance at all atm. Even with 4K 144hz monitor, the PCIe 3.0 bandwidth do not get used up. Current graphics card cant max out PCIe 3.0
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cbr600 wrote:
Aug 18th, 2019 1:32 pm
For the average gamers.
PCIe 4.0 is dos not impact gaming performance at all atm. Even with 4K 144hz monitor, the PCIe 3.0 bandwidth do not get used up. Current graphics card cant max out PCIe 3.0
Yes, right, and no OS will need more than 640k ... on a other note,

1-2 years from now, you will be saying FML, I should've went with PCIe 4.0 to futureproof cuz new Video Cards, NVME storage, virtual Headsets, and other peripherals etc . are all going to be released in PCIE4.0 format... then you'll be stuck with this PCIE 3.0 crap... and have to upgrade again !!!
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So folks, some facts.

The 9400F and 9600K are laughable value-for-money CPUs, except for gaming. The 3600/3600X monsters these CPUs respectively, while keeping up very well in-game.

Value-wise, the Ryzen 3600/3600X is a no-brainer, unless all you do is game.
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redflagdealsguy wrote:
Aug 18th, 2019 1:37 pm
So folks, some facts.

The 9400F and 9600K are laughable value-for-money CPUs, except for gaming. The 3600/3600X monsters these CPUs respectively, while keeping up very well in-game.

Value-wise, the Ryzen 3600/3600X is a no-brainer, unless all you do is game.
Exactly, and if all you do is game at 60Hz stick with your old 2600k, 3770k 4770k, etc. regardless of resolution.
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