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Building a new PC (around 900 dollars), which processor to go with?

I was going to build a pc with Intel i7 7700 kaby Lake but with the recent launch of coffee lake now I am confused between the i5 8600k, i7 8700 and the i7 7700(Many people said to go with ryzen but as it's my first pc build I don't want to take a chance and regret it).Main use of the build is video/photo editing and slight gaming
(rest of the build)
Motherboard:- if I go with coffee lake then cheapest z370 available, if kaby Lake then asrock b250
Graphic card:- Gigabyte 1050ti g1
Ram:-8gb ddr4
Hdd:- WD blue 1tb
Ssd:- Samsung 850 evo 120gb
Power supply:- Corsair vs550
Cabinet:- Corsair 270r or Corsair 100r
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  1. Get a better quality PSU. The Corsair CX series "with gery logo" should do it and has all the safety circuits.
    If you are not much into gaming or overclocking, i will maybe suggest to wait until early next year to get a 8700 with a B360 motherboard,
  2. Kasper Jorgensen said:
    Get a better quality PSU. The Corsair CX series "with gery logo" should do it and has all the safety circuits.
    If you are not much into gaming or overclocking, i will maybe suggest to wait until early next year to get a 8700 with a B360 motherboard,


    What would be better intel i7 8700 or the ryzen 1700 (has many people are telling me to go with ryzen now I am considering) or Intel is a better bet?
    I go with the Corsair Cx series power supply

    Thanks for the help.
  3. abhishekrohera said:
    Kasper Jorgensen said:
    Get a better quality PSU. The Corsair CX series "with gery logo" should do it and has all the safety circuits.
    If you are not much into gaming or overclocking, i will maybe suggest to wait until early next year to get a 8700 with a B360 motherboard,


    What would be better intel i7 8700 or the ryzen 1700 (has many people are telling me to go with ryzen now I am considering) or Intel is a better bet?
    I go with the Corsair Cx series power supply

    Thanks for the help.


    The Ryzen will be cheaper, at least until the cheaper Intel mobo will be released next year.
  4. For mostly video editing, I would go for the Ryzen because of its higher multicore performance. It also has excellent gaming performance.
  5. For video editing the I7-8700K is a beast.
    It really depends on the programs you are using. Some of them the 8700K performs better and some the Ryzen 1700x performs better.
  6. RYZEN RYZEN
  7. traxxmy said:
    RYZEN RYZEN


    Very constructive and helpful post. Just showing that you are a fanboy.
  8. Probably depends on what software you use,but if the Ryzen gives the possiblity to get 16gb of nice fast ram would that be something to consider as wel looking at price difference for a total system. I'm not into rendering,but from what i know is more ram better.
  9. Kasper Jorgensen said:
    traxxmy said:
    RYZEN RYZEN


    Very constructive and helpful post. Just showing that you are a fanboy.


    You mean i am AMD Ryzen fanboy???
  10. traxxmy said:
    Kasper Jorgensen said:
    traxxmy said:
    RYZEN RYZEN


    Very constructive and helpful post. Just showing that you are a fanboy.


    You mean i am AMD Ryzen fanboy???


    Please you two don't go this route,it doesn't help the OP.
  11. Hahaha. I never use AMD before and i don't even have Ryzen so how can i be fanboy. Even now i use 15-4460 bought 2 years ago. You want power yet cheap so that's why i say Ryzen.
  12. Best answer
    8gb ram will do but is a little bit small for video editing, many software recommend 16. Ryzen is better for video editing for its extra 4 cores and fit the budget very well. Big SSD is very beneficial for editing too.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($289.78 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - X370 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($156.34 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($149.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card ($144.44 @ Amazon)
    Case: Rosewill - Galaxy-03 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $895.42
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-30 11:18 EDT-0400
  13. For performance comparison between 7700k and Ryzen 1700 (X version is OCed 1700, which you can do on that X370 MB easily): https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Premiere-Pro-CC-2017-1-2-CPU-Comparison-Skylake-X-Kaby-Lake-X-Broadwell-E-Kaby-Lake-Ryzen-7-969/
  14. Ryzen is cheaper for sure, but bench have shown in several application that the 6c/12t 8700K will beat the 8c/16t Ryzen.
  15. vapour said:

    Motherboard: MSI - X370 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($156.34 @ Newegg Marketplace)

    I'm having these myself and have problems getting the ram to run at rated speeds (can do 2666mhz@14-14-14-14-30) so maybe good to get something more compatible. It's Hynix based ram so might have to do with that. Just to let you know.
  16. Vic 40 said:
    vapour said:

    Motherboard: MSI - X370 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($156.34 @ Newegg Marketplace)

    I'm having these myself and have problems getting the ram to run at rated speeds (can do 2666mhz@14-14-14-14-30) so maybe good to get something more compatible. It's Hynix based ram so might have to do with that. Just to let you know.


    Agreed, seeing many people having trouble with 3200 for Ryzen.

    @OP
    Try to get something on the MB QVL list to be safe. My ripsaw 3200 is not on my QVL list but it runs in 3066 XMP and manual DOCP setting runs 3200 just fine.
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