Itx build in node 202: 8600k worth it over 1600?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by gdourado, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. gdourado

    gdourado n00b

    Nov 7, 2014
    Hello, how are you?

    I am piecing a build in a node 202.

    I already got good deals on some parts and I already have everything except the board, cpu and ram.

    So far I have:

    Node 202 case

    Enermax 650w gold sfx psu

    GTX 1070 Windforce oc

    Scythe 120mm slim fans 2000rpm

    Samsung 960 Evo m.2 500gb

    So now I am looking at options for the core of the system.

    There are sweet prices on ryzen.

    I can get a 1600 with the Biostar x370 board for 200 euros.

    The Biostar is not the best board, but then I would also be working within the node 202 cooling limits, so I think the board should be fine in regard to the VRM for the 1600.

    The 1600 also comes with the wraith spire that fits the node 202 without the fan shroud and dust filter.

    On the other hand, I was also thinking if I should go all out and just get the 8600k with a good board.

    I can get the 8600k for 200.

    Then it would need a cooler.

    The best for the node 202 is the Scythe big Shuriken for another 30.

    For the board I saw the Asrock Z370 gaming for 150.

    So, the 8600k is 380 against the 200 of the 1600.

    If I add memory, I was thinking about a patriot 3733 cl17 kit.

    It os b-die so works good with ryzen.

    And on the 8600k, those 3733 can bring the better performance.

    In the grand scheme of the build, I am looking at 1065 for the ryzen build or 1245 for the 8600k.

    On the node 202, I guess I can probably tune the 1600 to 3.7 all core and the ram to 3200 cl14 on the Biostar board.

    For the 8600k, I think with the big Shuriken it can probably go 4.3 all core and the ram at XMP 3733 cl17.

    What do you think for gaming?

    Is the extra performance of the 8600k worth the price?

    Now and for the future?

    Thank you.

    Best regards
  2. TheFlayedMan

    TheFlayedMan Limp Gawd

    May 29, 2015
    I would either wait for Ryzen refresh which is pretty soon I think or if you have to build now look at an 8600 + H370 board and 2666 ram for less money as I don't think the tiny overclock you could achieve is really worth it. Also 2000rpm case fans? Are they loud?