R6k for mobo, CPU and RAM currently will limit your options severely, whether you go AMD or Intel. The simple reason being that RAM prices are insane right now. For around R7k you could pick up something like a Ryzen 1400 (4 cores / 8 threads), a decent B350 mobo, and 8GB of DDR4. This will complement an RX580 quite nicely. However, AMD are on the verge of detailing the Ryzen+ lineup, and Intel are about to reveal cheaper Coffee Lake mobo’s, so you may want to sit on your hands for a few more weeks at least.
Ryzen is a game-changer in that regard. It runs cool and is just as power efficient as the equivalent Intel chips, if not more so. I have an R5 1600 with a cheapish aftermarket cooler, and it struggles to break 60C unless I run a torture test.
Your choice of course. I wasn’t impressed by Vega either. I do however get peeved when people steer away from Ryzen because “it isn’t Intel”. So far I’ve managed to convince at least three friends/family/colleagues to give AMD a shot when it was time to upgrade, and they’re all very pleased with how Ryzen performs. They got much better bang for buck than anything from Intel in the same price range.
If I could upgrade now I would go Ryzen,Its going to be a while after this meltdown fiasco before I trust Intel again.
The next AMD CPU lineup should be in the April or so so if you can hang on a bit I would wait or grab a 1600 /1500 etc because the price recently went down due to the APU’s that came out the other day.
Thanks for all the input guys.
I’ll wait another month or 2 to see what happens to prices and the new releases.
My pc is so slow lately. Gaming is okay, but running a browser with 10+ tabs, steam and then trying to do something else just doesn’t “flow” anymore.
It’s not a necro if the original poster returns, is it? Personally, I’ve bought from all three you mentioned and never had an issue with any of them. Also, I suggested he use the Evetech bundles as a baseline for price comparison, not to go ahead and just buy something.
When I use my pc, it’s mostly for gaming. When I use it for work, it’s mostly reading pdfs, making slideshows or researching stuff on the internet with a gazillion tabs open.
I bought at evetech before, and based on that experience I’d prefer not to support them again.
I am using their website to look at what I’d be able to get for R6000. The issue is, I don’t really know what will be compatible with my current gpu and psu.
I like amd for no specific reason. Ultimately, the best value for money will be the determining factor, Intel or amd.