My son has been using an old hand me down PC my wife used to use for work, compaq presario cq5320
that I made fit a 5770 gpu, and it's time to get him something better for Xmas.
Now I was initially going to go with a ryzen1600 or 1600x and OC hopefully to 3.8 or 4ghz with a z370 mb that can use two gpus. I have a second 5770 I can xfire in his new pc till he get the 2 xgtx 760 from my wife and I when we upgrade our gpus.
Since I been thinking about this though we have the intel 8400/8600k which looks interesting and seem to boost well so I am now confused and not sure which way to go.
Mostly I don't want to buy anything else for this new PC of his except maybe new gpu, but he will probably just keep using 2x gpu we hand down from my wife's and from my PC, for the next 5 years.
The only thing I need to get is a motherboard, a cpu and new ram. All the other stuff needed for a PC he has already.
I have this ryzenhttps://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Calistin/saved/MgPdCJ
or something intel like thishttps://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Calistin/saved/KZ6wP6
For the intel build I could probably be okay with downgrading the ram to a slower speed, I know for DDR3 generally 1600mhz is good for gaming etc and I initially was looking at 3200 ddr4 due to ryzen needing the extra speed the way the infinity fabric works.
Not sure what would be a ddr4 equivalent to ddr3 1600mhz sweet spot so to speak.
Have to say I am tempted to just go with a ryzen build...
Brenics ~ Just to point out I do believe Chris Roberts is going down as the man who cheated backers and took down crowdfunding for gaming.