So after many moons, I’m planning on building a new system. However I am torn on which CPU I should opt for.
My usage is basically “normal” computing with almost no AAA gaming (as they’re not available on Linux). I’m not really a content producer or do anything serious with my home computer (which makes me wonder if I should bother with the additional cores of the 2700x)
To that end, what would you guys recommend? I can get the 2700x for $50 cheaper than a 3600x (so that’s a plus), but I’m wondering if the IPC and low power improvements (and other stuff) give the advantage to the 3600x.
I’d be interested in hearing people’s opinions of what they recommend. Is there something fundamentally better about the 3600x that means I should completely ignore the 2700x?