What CPU to Buy - Late 2018

  • čas přidán 20. 11. 2018
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    It’s that time of year again - You know the one. The one you celebrate. With tech. So now that 2018’s nearly over, which CPU should you buy?
    Buy a Ryzen 3 2200G (Budget Gaming Recommendation):
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    Buy a Core i3 8100 (Budget Gaming Recommendation):
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    Buy a Ryzen 5 2600 (Budget All-Rounder + Budget Gaming + Budget Workstation Recommendation):
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    Buy a Ryzen 7 2700X (Midrange All-Rounder + Midrange Workstation Recommendation):
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    Buy a Core i5 8500 (Midrange Gaming Recommendation):
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    Buy a Core i5 8600K (High-end Gaming Recommendation):
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    Buy a Core i7 8700K (Midrange All-Rounder + High-end Gaming Recommendation):
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    Buy a Core i7 9700K (Would be a recommendation in multiple categories if you could find one…):
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    Buy a Threadripper 1920X (High-end Workstation Honorable mention):
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    Buy a Threadripper 2920X (High-end Workstation Recommendation):
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    Buy a Threadripper 2950X (Best-Value High-end Workstation CPU):
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  • FreeLancer Saber
    FreeLancer Saber Před 5 minutami

    Why would you go with the 2200G if u were going to buy a gpu

  • Kshitij Shrestha
    Kshitij Shrestha Před 6 hodinami

    So allrounder means for streaming also or streaming is included in gaming one??

  • Rolando Moise
    Rolando Moise Před 8 hodinami

    @1:33 Linus Says 3 Fiddy lol. Thank me later.

  • Nathan MCCosta
    Nathan MCCosta Před 20 hodinami

    i5 8500 never heard of that before

  • Joloham
    Joloham Před 23 hodinami

    amd killed intel bigtime lmao

  • Oddballl
    Oddballl Před dnem

    Still sitting on my i5-2500 non-K from 2011. I'll upgrade one of these days. Maybe in 2021 lol.

  • Nasmera Nasmera
    Nasmera Nasmera Před dnem

    were is 8k 144 fps CPU and Gpu am living 21th century

  • Neil Roy
    Neil Roy Před 2 dny

    Great comparison. Going for an all rounder myself. The Ryzen 5 - 2600 is absolutely my choice, with 12 threads, more cache, lower power consumption and lower price, I see no reason to go anywhere else. In gaming the difference won't be noticed, but in 3D rendering it will be noticed, so it seems like a bad idea to go for something like an I5-8600 when it has half the threads and only barely comes ahead in games where you won't notice it. Buy a Ryzen 5-2600, which is almost $100 cheaper here in Canada and use the $100 to buy a better graphics card if gaming performance is what you want. The GPU make a much greater difference than the CPU in that category.
    I'm curious about your RAM recommendations. It's the one category I am really unsure of. I have no plans to overclock, though that would be a nice option if it could be done without a huge cost increase.

  • Spartacus547
    Spartacus547 Před 2 dny

    I think 2019 is coming up all AMD team red is going to make some gains thousand dollar gaming computers that are top-of-the-line and will not be outperformed unless you spend $3,000 😂

  • Stephen Becker
    Stephen Becker Před 2 dny

    I feel like these budgets don’t include a full rig. A lot of the CPU/board combos use too much of the budget to pair with a reasonable GPU and still have budget left over for the RAM, storage, PSU and case. Maybe doable if you have parts laying around, but not if you are building a full system.

  • Macarius Chong
    Macarius Chong Před 3 dny

    I am so confused

  • bigbadgamer123
    bigbadgamer123 Před 3 dny

    I’ve got a huge question looking for a friendly suggestion I’m thinking about upgrading my cpu I’m currently running an i7 3820 any advice.

  • Devin Whittemore
    Devin Whittemore Před 3 dny

    Just ordered Ryzen 5 2600 and GTX 1060 6gb, should do 60 FPS ultra quality gaming right within my budget 😎

  • Devin Whittemore
    Devin Whittemore Před 3 dny

    I think it’s weird he rates the i5-8500 as midrange gaming and the Ryzen 5 2600 as budget workstation when the Ryzen 5 2600 has a much higher benchmark then the other 😬

  • 曹励
    曹励 Před 4 dny


    ROBLOX PORTAAL :D Před 4 dny

    I'm kinda f##ked I have a Dell optiplex 780 usff with Intel core 2 duo, What kind of things can I do with it ?

  • Leandro
    Leandro Před 4 dny

    Nice unbiased video like always! Got a 9600k with a 2070 because fps is everything i want, since i need 144hz stable at 1080 (or even lower res) for competitive play... and i believe this combo with a cheap motherboard is the best option to have it without paying something absurd.. but i really hope this is my last intel cpu. I´m really loving the job amd is doing with their new cpus... if only the difference in fps were like the difference between i7 and i5 i would get an amd without thinking. But still significant unfortunately.

  • Danneo
    Danneo Před 4 dny

    Got 2700x for $400, which I’m happy with but a bit overkill

  • SurvivingMichigan
    SurvivingMichigan Před 4 dny

    what's wrong with 1080P?

  • BVxBass gaming
    BVxBass gaming Před 4 dny

    You could buy i7 9700k's from B&H

  • Judge Dredd
    Judge Dredd Před 5 dny

    brought the i7 9700K cpu for $633 NZD next week it's back to fallout and D2 and no mans sky :)

  • Doug Orilio
    Doug Orilio Před 5 dny

    I want to play vr with 90fps.. Which cpu should I get and why?

  • Kyle Boggs
    Kyle Boggs Před 5 dny

    question... Ryzen 5 2600 won the all around award, but how did you build a system with a Ryzen 5 2600 for $500 or less? unless you bought the cheapest, memory, storage, case, and mobo, there's no way.

  • Alex O'Malley
    Alex O'Malley Před 5 dny

    What build would be good for games that are CPU intensive inside or around the cheaper spectrum of ~$500?

  • Marco scandella
    Marco scandella Před 6 dny

    Ryzen = For people who can't afford Intel 😂

  • Loewenschwert
    Loewenschwert Před 7 dny +1

    Good build? Where can i save some money?

  • Sappy Ser
    Sappy Ser Před 7 dny

    holy smokes! thank you so much!

  • Anas Zaaroura
    Anas Zaaroura Před 7 dny

    3:06 noob

  • tootsie|troll®
    tootsie|troll® Před 8 dny

    got my ryzen 5 2600x for $170 last november. a few days later an even better deal came up, ryzen 5 2600 for $99!

  • Xdtrl
    Xdtrl Před 8 dny

    Still rolling with the 4770k and a 1080ti.

  • joey tivianne
    joey tivianne Před 8 dny

    In India the TR 1920x costs less than the i7 8700k and the 9700k

  • Deralix
    Deralix Před 8 dny +1

    Why is the 6700k not on there?

  • sonicwingnut
    sonicwingnut Před 8 dny

    Last year I wanted a new machine for a combination of gaming and audio production and picked the 2600, for the money I'm pretty impressed and glad to see it's still getting recommended. Haven't even overclocked it yet either which I really need to get round to.

  • Iqek
    Iqek Před 8 dny +1

    1:32 its tree fiddy, not three

  • William Long
    William Long Před 8 dny

    Where does the spread sheet in the very beginning exist? i understand pricing changes but is this sort of stuff buried somewhere in the LTT forums?

  • Jackdr7
    Jackdr7 Před 8 dny

    why should i go for 2920x instead of 1950x?!

  • Superjonno03
    Superjonno03 Před 9 dny

    I have intel i5 and it sucked.

  • 3lectronic0
    3lectronic0 Před 9 dny

    I'm waiting for Ryzen 3000, fuck Intel...

  • Steven Levinson
    Steven Levinson Před 10 dny

    I want to build a $4,000/$5,000 gaming rig what would you recommend?

  • zzsavagex
    zzsavagex Před 10 dny

    I built a r5 2600 an rx 570

  • dilian iossifov
    dilian iossifov Před 10 dny

    gamming whit INTEl rofl no bro whit RYZEN for sure

  • Chaa Hadi
    Chaa Hadi Před 10 dny

    Beautiful video.

  • Joel McCoy
    Joel McCoy Před 10 dny

    No matter which Cpu you buy, be sure to get 'Cyber Insurance' because they all come pre-back-doored from the factory.

  • Alex Derksen
    Alex Derksen Před 11 dny

    Went pc shopping with a friend, looked at only intl products, get home look up ryzen. Redue pc part picker fuck intel bunch of money grabin snakes

  • BallzOfBananas
    BallzOfBananas Před 12 dny

    *sees 500$ for the cheapest one*

    JERRY SPRINGER'S SON Před 12 dny

    How do I sell my CPU to buy a new one and still be able to play

  • HolyDr1ver
    HolyDr1ver Před 12 dny

    I think 1800X for 199€ was great value purchase, unlike 4690K for 270€ back in day. Vega 64 399€ and rest of the system for 400€ (Asus X470-Pro, Kingston predator 16GB 3200Mhz, CM H500)

  • fran117
    fran117 Před 12 dny

    Why is 3200 16gb ram cost as much as Ryzen 2600x on my country >.< If i pair a non Z motherboard and an i5 non K intel with 2666 memory, the cost is 30% cheaper than a ryzen 5 setup! And looking at numbers, a ryzen 5 can only match a stock i5 on gaming when its overclocked. Why are people saying Ryzen is more budget lol I guess i made up my mind of going intel since i still play World of Warcraft as my main game. But i still dont get why people think Ryzen is budget friendly here on comments, i quite agree on Linus here on going intel on midrange gaming

  • RectalDiscourse
    RectalDiscourse Před 12 dny +1

    Fuck I actually wanted to know about the CPUs and now I am 10000% more interested in that NES cartridge pillow

  • S6X Stringz
    S6X Stringz Před 12 dny

    Bloated 2000 grand? Man I’m looking to spend 5 grand on a pc. I must be crazy then? Help!! Before I spend too much.

  • pgeeking
    pgeeking Před 13 dny

    This! This is the information I've been needing for a couple weeks!...How to piece it all together compatibility/cost wise. Thank you!!

  • Bad Matt
    Bad Matt Před 13 dny

    Which system (All-Rounder, Gaming, Workstation) do I use if I want to focus on video editing?

  • Mijaaaaa
    Mijaaaaa Před 13 dny

    The power of Ryzen

  • fdjw88
    fdjw88 Před 14 dny

    Go Ryzen. U are future proofed, especially when it comes to MB. Right now AMD MB support 3 gens or even 4 gens of processors, while the best Intel MB support 2 gens.

    TECHNOLEECH Před 14 dny

    At 7:35 there shud be a budget GPU coz the 2600 doesn't havet igpu and only the g series has one ..so

  • S. D. H.
    S. D. H. Před 14 dny

    Best to wait until the hardware flaws/exploits (& half-ass software fixes for them) are ironed out of the current CPUs.

  • Wyxelix
    Wyxelix Před 14 dny +1

    9:16 with no explanation

  • Lovro Pavlicevic
    Lovro Pavlicevic Před 15 dny

    Thank you so much this helped me a lot

  • Oyun Başında
    Oyun Başında Před 15 dny

    i dont want to overclock is 8600 best for 1000dollars ?

  • zeoe book
    zeoe book Před 16 dny


  • Tom Javier
    Tom Javier Před 16 dny

    Is the os windows 10 free when you install an intel cpu? Or you have to buy it?

  • Ego2Go
    Ego2Go Před 16 dny

    Is a open box ok

  • Alan Alchemy
    Alan Alchemy Před 17 dny

    Was the intro sped up???

  • Bryden Lee
    Bryden Lee Před 17 dny

    i dont care about 1000 cores or threads, im a gamer, and it makes sense to go with intel

  • ÆThoRa-Ʃ Sumn of ΦDiN

    it is a real skill to try to appear like you are not a biased intel employee ..... while still being a paid for intel shill employee. but its not one of your skills im afraid. so fake. so what is your metric for "performance"? one benchmark that shows intel in the best light possible maybe?

  • MonstAr SoaF
    MonstAr SoaF Před 17 dny

    Is it and Amd or intel

  • Bunny
    Bunny Před 18 dny +4

    The current generation Ryzen is pretty much the best bang for the buck right now, and the next generation is right around the corner promising even better performance with higher clock speeds, similar TDP, etc, at pretty much similar prices, if the rumours are correct. For instance, the Ryzen 3600X will have the same number of cores as the current 2700X, but a lower TDP (95W) and it'll run at 4GHz base clock + 4.8GHz boost. I bet it could be OCed to 4.7 with a decent cooler without a problem. Again, if the rumours are correct. It's gonna be pretty exciting.

  • Ching LegitRDX
    Ching LegitRDX Před 18 dny

    AMD (9) vs Intel (7)
    AMD! Y ! E ! S !

    GRAPH Před 18 dny

    Why is this Demonitized??

  • N!NE
    N!NE Před 18 dny

    Glad I picked up my Ryzen 2600X today, building it Monday

  • breste 557
    breste 557 Před 18 dny

    hello is this pc www.inet.se/kundvagn/visa/12206502 any good?

    • breste 557
      breste 557 Před 18 dny

      no this www.inet.se/kundvagn/visa/12206510

  • The AJ Universe
    The AJ Universe Před 18 dny

    My Ryzen 7 2700x should be here tomorrow!

  • Richard Lai
    Richard Lai Před 18 dny

    2:27 so that's what the spreadsheet fairy looks like

  • Obie
    Obie Před 18 dny

    World of warcraft ok ill play.

  • MrJakeJimmy
    MrJakeJimmy Před 18 dny

    10 minutes of bullshit for ad revenue just get to the point you Canadian cuck.

  • Doug Wolak
    Doug Wolak Před 19 dny

    I'm new to the PC World. I just purchased a ryzen 3 2200 GB integrated GPU and I'm pairing with a MSI 1060 TI 6gb graphics card. Is this enough to run good VR experience?

    • Mithrennon of Aegwynn
      Mithrennon of Aegwynn Před 10 dny

      Yes, you are new, because while there is a 1060 6gb, there's no such thing as a 1060 Ti... there's 1050Ti's, 1070Ti's and 1080Ti's, but no 1060Ti's... odd that.

  • clayton bourne
    clayton bourne Před 19 dny +4

    I have the I5-8600k, paired with a gtx 1060 6gb. In the future would this CPU be able to handle a 1080ti?

    • DualPerformance
      DualPerformance Před 14 dny

      Yes, will be absolutely fine, there is no bottleneck even for RTX 2080 Ti

    • Mr16emmanuel
      Mr16emmanuel Před 15 dny

      Nice, im thinking on doing the same

    • GamesInV
      GamesInV Před 15 dny

      yea probably.

    • Ayee
      Ayee Před 16 dny +2

      clayton bourne Definately.

  • Jokakutihuti
    Jokakutihuti Před 19 dny

    Why is everything so expensive in finland

  • RD 98
    RD 98 Před 19 dny

    i5-8600k or i5-9600k or should I buy a ryzen for gaming? (Have a rx-580 with 4gb)

    • RD 98
      RD 98 Před 16 dny

      +Fade thank you! Did it yesterday :D

    • Fade
      Fade Před 16 dny +1

      RD 98 i5 9600k
      They are literally the same price on amazon except the 9the gen is one of Intel’s newest releases.

    WINSTON MOSCOW Před 20 dny +1

    Unless intel lowers their prices...theyre fucked..

  • KatalistProductions-Kozzy-Sasha

    Thanks for the vid! Putting a computer together soon, going to go with Ryzen 2600x for the cpu, RTX 2070 for the gpu and get a 1440p monitor.

  • Ragil Ananta
    Ragil Ananta Před 20 dny

    ah just bought the 2400G,
    not on the recommended list

    NOMEDIA Před 20 dny

    Do a early 2019 GPU guide

  • Morgan Swagger
    Morgan Swagger Před 20 dny +19

    My cpu speed is 100km/h

  • iR0ast3dMys3lf
    iR0ast3dMys3lf Před 20 dny +3

    What should I get? Core i5 9600k or Core i5 8600k?

  • Dustin Gangi
    Dustin Gangi Před 20 dny

    The i5 9600 isn't in here, do we have any idea where it would be (250 Usd currently )

    • Fade
      Fade Před 16 dny

      Dustin Gangi the i5 9600k is better than the i5 8600k so I’m guessing at the top of the list.

  • MarkiTheBOSS
    MarkiTheBOSS Před 20 dny

    Pretty useful video. Greetings from Spain

  • Ethan C
    Ethan C Před 20 dny

    i5 9600k should also be on this list for $250

  • benshivd
    benshivd Před 20 dny

    The increased need for a top end board and cooling solutions for Intel. Almost always adds a premium and ends up reducing the value for performance significantly. Another consideration. AMD has massive backwards compatability and upgradeability. Where Intel you have to upgrade EVERYTHING every time. Something ned pops up (every 6 months) We get it, Your intel fanbois.

  • Cathal Swanton
    Cathal Swanton Před 20 dny

    So many Intel fanboys calling people plebs and peasants.... Lol

    • Mithrennon of Aegwynn
      Mithrennon of Aegwynn Před 10 dny

      So what does that make Ryzen fanboys? You can't label someone without putting a label on yourself... by complaining about "Intel Fanboys" that obviously makes you a "Ryzen fanboy".

  • Farendor
    Farendor Před 20 dny

    when do the new AMD processors come out

    • Nikos Dnlew
      Nikos Dnlew Před 20 dny

      3 months? Not sure, we will know more in a week. Google Dr.Su keynote

  • R3G R3G
    R3G R3G Před 20 dny

    @6:23 I understand we are looking at relative value. But how does the i5 work for a high end gaming rig, is that what the extra cores in a i7 will do?

  • Swarnamay Majumder
    Swarnamay Majumder Před 21 dnem

    why High End Gaming Include I5 8600K?

    • Swarnamay Majumder
      Swarnamay Majumder Před 21 dnem

      I want to know smoothness of gaming depends on what? Fps or Threads?

  • Magnus Fjorder
    Magnus Fjorder Před 21 dnem

    I know we are in 2019 now, But! the 1700x is cheaper then the 2600x. And the 1700x Have more cores, (im not 100% sure) The 2600x tho have like 0.2/0.3 ghz more. cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-Ryzen-7-1700X-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-2600X/3915vs3956

  • Brothers of the Storm (f-f)

    i5 8500? is this video sponsored by intel? Ryzen 2600 is way better and cheaper wtf lol and definitely synergizes better with mobo and some gpus

    WHAM! ITS SAM Před 21 dnem

    Going for the 2000 dollar gaming

  • i0wNz407
    i0wNz407 Před 21 dnem

    When we are talking about a workstation pc what exactly are we saying that pc is being used for? What kind of work I guess is what im asking.

  • DestroyerHD
    DestroyerHD Před 21 dnem

    Guys should i get a i3 7100 its so cheap rn

  • Daniel Ramon
    Daniel Ramon Před 21 dnem

    Cpu's gpu's early 2019

  • Juan Gomez
    Juan Gomez Před 21 dnem

    What about i5 8400? I just can go for that with my money, for video edition, i cant spend more couse i have to buy a cooler, a motherboard and ram, what recommends me about mother, ram and cooler, not too expensive please, Thanks