It's time to build a new PC, current CPU is an Intel i& 875k from 2010.
My 2 heaviest requirements are Music Production (recording) & multitasking all the usual desktop apps (Office, internet). The desktop apps aren't heavy duty but I tend to run everything I need at the same time & switch between 6 in W10.
Here's the trouble I'm having with CPU choice:
Anything AMD: I've been using Intel since the 386. I've had a lifetime of being let down by AMD (speed & compatibility). To be fair, thread-ripper appears to be the game changer but I'm still not comfortable with the brand. The worst computers I've owned or fixed have had an AMD CPU.
Anything I9 or x299: Yup, I watched the Linus video & I have to agree, it does look like a rushed response to Thread-ripper. The last thing I want at the core of my computer is a rushed CPU.....& rushed motherboards to support.
The best 1151CL Intel CPU: I think it's the 8700K. Is this my safe option? It will be a lot quicker than what I have, I'm not a gamer. It's the brand that has never let me down (never owned any of the i9/X299 stuff that seems a bit questionable).
I want a fast, responsive & reliable PC. My 875K was all these things up to about 6 months ago, now it's just producing more & more problems as time goes by, even after a format & fresh setup.
What do you think?
Edited by ozzynotwood, 23 February 2018 - 08:38 AM.