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[Canada Computers] Ryzen 7 2700X - $274

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[Canada Computers] Ryzen 7 2700X - $274

Pretty good deal on the last gen top of the line Ryzen chip. Lower than Amazon's lowest according to CCC.
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Good deal. But if you're a gamer then 3600 would probably be better. Unless you want to use the stock RGB cooler.
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Was on the for a 3600 but at this price, it's tempting! Should I take an older generation? What are your thoughts CPU experts? Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
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alexricher wrote:
Sep 14th, 2019 9:18 am
Was on the for a 3600 but at this price, it's tempting! Should I take an older generation? What are your thoughts CPU experts? Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
It depends what you are going to use it for. For gaming and application using up to 6 cores, 3600 is better. If you are doing a lot of processing and can use all 8 cores, 2700x may be better.
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frugal69 wrote:
Sep 14th, 2019 10:00 am
105Watts - I'll pass ...

3600 is only 65 Watts ...

Maybe the Ryzen 7 2700 @ 65 Watts for $259 for the energy conscious user:

https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=120818
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/td ... ,5764.html

More watts equals better performance, but also higher temperatures and more power consumption.
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crymson1979 wrote:
Sep 14th, 2019 12:53 pm
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/td ... ,5764.html

More watts equals better performance, but also higher temperatures and more power consumption.
True, but if you start with lower power consumption, you can better OC the CPU for even better performance - providing you have adequate cooling.

I just prefer lower power, cuz your system will be more reliable - less stress on the powersupply, less heat on the motherboard, hard drives, video cards etc...
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frugal69 wrote:
Sep 14th, 2019 10:00 am
105Watts - I'll pass ...

3600 is only 65 Watts ...

Maybe the Ryzen 7 2700 @ 65 Watts for $259 for the energy conscious user:

https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=120818
So fun fact.....TDP is NOT the power consumption of a chip but the minimum cooling requirement (Otherwise I would be very concerned as my cooler has a TDP of 190w). Also AMD rates their TDP at maximum boost speed where intel rates their chips at stock clocks.
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frugal69 wrote:
Sep 14th, 2019 10:00 am
105Watts - I'll pass ...

3600 is only 65 Watts ...

Maybe the Ryzen 7 2700 @ 65 Watts for $259 for the energy conscious user:

https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=120818
TDP =/ Power usage, they are almost exactly the same CPU. It's slightly variant on your usage, but a 2700 and 2700X will have very similar power usage:
  1. Idle is exactly the same
  2. 2700X MORE power efficient for single threaded workloads. Thanks to boost finishes workload faster and can return to a lower state. ~6% more power (5W) for 5-15% more performance
  3. 2700X more potential performance in multi-threaded loads at the cost of power efficiency. Tune boost behavior to 2700 for it to be exactly the same, or even underclock if you want. Get a worse CPU like the Ryzen 1700 if you want efficiency over performance. For gaming you're looking at a 20W delta.

Only argument I can think of for the 2700 is if the 2700X omits the box cooler?

Worrying about power consumption seems pointless though, even a gamer who games all day will maybe save maybe 2KWh per month, or about a $0.25... At the cost of FPS. Doesn't seem like a logical trade-off.
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alexricher wrote:
Sep 14th, 2019 9:18 am
Was on the for a 3600 but at this price, it's tempting! Should I take an older generation? What are your thoughts CPU experts? Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
I'm building a MAME cabinet, debating between the 2600 and 2700 vs 3600. What do you guys think? I want to keep the build pretty cheap since it's only going to use for emulation
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coolspot wrote:
Sep 21st, 2019 2:48 pm
I'm building a MAME cabinet, debating between the 2600 and 2700 vs 3600. What do you guys think? I want to keep the build pretty cheap since it's only going to use for emulation
Does emulation require a lot of cores? Would a 2200 or 2400G work better since you're cost conscious?
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I bought my 3600 from Canada Computers this week with a X470 board. Since I didn't have any AMD chip, they flashed the board for me free of charge! Much better than waiting a week for AMD to send me a loaner chip.
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If anyone wants the 2700x in Montreal, please Pm me.


(Condition new, box opened to check the serial number and the pins)

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