1.    12 Jul 2017 #1
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    Windows 10 64 bit

    Which configuration is better for gaming?


    #1:

    i7 7700
    gtx 1050
    12 gb ddr4 ram



    #2:

    i5 7300HQ
    gtx 1060
    8 gb ddr4 ram


    and why?

    Thanks.
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  2.    12 Jul 2017 #2
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    I assume that's an I7 7700K (overclockable). It's a great CPU. Look for yourself at the performance difference:

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    http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare.../3647vsm223877

    But I would not put a GTX 1050 in that #1 setup. Is that a 2 GB Vram card? If yes, total mismatch for that system and I wouldn't touch it.

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    MSI GeForce GTX 1050 1050 Ti Gaming X Review - DX12: Gears of War 4

    Take a look at some of the gaming videos I posted with on screen display showing. Although I use Ultra settings, I only run at 1080P resolution. With that you will see games often using just over 4 GB of Vram and just over 8 GB of system ram. My minimum comfort zone for decent game play and some future proof would be that 12 GB of system ram, with a GTX 1060-1070 with 6 GB of Vram.
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  3.    12 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 920
    Windows 10 Pro

    Personally, I would opt for a Core i5-7600k and either a GeForce GTX1060 with 6GB or a GTX 1070.

    The Core i5-7600k is one of the best bang for the buck gaming processors on the market right now.
    Intel Core i5 7600K review: Kaby Lake’s overclocking hero and best hope for gaming | PCGamesN
    The Intel Core i5-7600K (91W) Review: The More Amenable Mainstream Performer
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  4.    12 Jul 2017 #4
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    While the i5 may be the better bang for the buck, the more powerful system is the i7 (#1) even with the slower GPU).

    Also be aware the i5-7300HQ is a laptop processor while the i7-7700 is a full fledged desktop processor thus you're doing an apples to oranges comparison. Also the i7-7700 is a more powerful processor.
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  5.    12 Jul 2017 #5

    Another vote for the i5. If your on a budget, it's a great way to go. It's more than capable for playing the latest games. Save some money and use it on a better graphics card.
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  6.    15 Jul 2017 #6
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    Thread Starter

    What if I get #2 configuration but replace the i5 7300HQ with an i5 6400? Does this sound better?
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  7.    15 Jul 2017 #7

    It sounds more realistic. If you get a higher end component and then cheap out on the other components, you'll get bottlenecks. I would agree that the 6400 is a better option in line with the rest of the items.
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  8.    15 Jul 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    It sounds more realistic. If you get a higher end component and then cheap out on the other components, you'll get bottlenecks. I would agree that the 6400 is a better option in line with the rest of the items.
    Yea they seem to complement each other well in most games. What about CPU intensive games? Should I expect massive fps drops with the i5 6400?
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  9.    15 Jul 2017 #9

    You should lower your expectations in mid range hardware. If you are struggling with cpu intensive games then lower the games settings accordingly.

    You could see if there are any game benchmarks on youtube for that particular cpu.
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