What CPU to Buy – Late 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):
On Amazon: http://geni.us/kW2Svg
On Newegg: https://lmg.gg/8KVSn

Buy a Core i3 8100 (Budget Gaming Recommendation):
On Amazon: http://geni.us/Wfrf
On Newegg: https://lmg.gg/8KVSk

Buy a Ryzen 5 2600 (Budget All-Rounder + Budget Gaming + Budget Workstation Recommendation):
On Amazon: http://geni.us/GfuoK
On Newegg: https://lmg.gg/8KVSy

Buy a Ryzen 7 2700X (Midrange All-Rounder + Midrange Workstation Recommendation):
On Amazon: http://geni.us/1heCCYv
On Newegg: https://lmg.gg/8KVSs

Buy a Core i5 8500 (Midrange Gaming Recommendation):
On Amazon: http://geni.us/5u1r
On Newegg: https://lmg.gg/8KVr8

Buy a Core i5 8600K (High-end Gaming Recommendation):
On Amazon: http://geni.us/rKPUi
On Newegg: https://lmg.gg/8KVS7

Buy a Core i7 8700K (Midrange All-Rounder + High-end Gaming Recommendation):
On Amazon: http://geni.us/69m4UtB
On Newegg: https://lmg.gg/8KVSt

Buy a Core i7 9700K (Would be a recommendation in multiple categories if you could find one…):
On Amazon: http://geni.us/iMmJ
On Newegg: https://lmg.gg/8KVSC

Buy a Threadripper 1920X (High-end Workstation Honorable mention):
On Amazon: http://geni.us/93kB1
On Newegg: https://lmg.gg/8KVSF

Buy a Threadripper 2920X (High-end Workstation Recommendation):
On Amazon: http://geni.us/2eHR1Q
On Newegg: https://lmg.gg/8KVSf

Buy a Threadripper 2950X (Best-Value High-end Workstation CPU):
On Amazon: http://geni.us/tyWE4AL
On Newegg: https://lmg.gg/8KVS2

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Jack Hudson says:

Why are the captions italian

Scryptical says:

1:04 Woah that was a bit more clicks than usual.

Harry Thompson says:

what monitors do yu recomend for these builds respectively .

Heli Heli says:

Ryzen master race

tomzicare says:

What about i5 6600k??

solmyr2 says:

2000$ pc ? what pc is that when nowadays those fuckin thieves sells the gpu at 1500 $.

Toffypops says:

autogenerated text caption….italian? ….????? wth?

Brunkvic says:

intel till i die

Riley Robertson says:

I got an answer for you. A 2600, or a 2600x if your don’t wanna mess with CPU overclocking, which I’ve found harder to get footing in than GPU overclocking

Flash says:

!!!!HELP!!!!! im willing to buy a new computer i found one: 8gb ram ddr5 Procesor Intel Core i7-2600 3.4 – 3.8 GHz (second generation) Graphics card Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 2GB
Is this worth to buy for gaming im willing to play fortnite,csgo,gta 5, maybe pubg,six siege and so on.Please help im can’t decide…

Volt Jaydhem says:

But… threadripper Mobo’ are liek 400 dollars on average

Kristoffe Brodeur says:

you might make too much money doing this.

JR says:

You are not Lieing with Ryzen.

Pablo Ortiz says:

Thanks for the video! Very informative and helps having a better perspective based on budget and use, rather than throwing as much money as possible to the CPU.

Daniel Dominelli says:

I can get a 9900k for 300$ but my main concern is gaming should i?

ExiLiZuZ says:

Hey linus why are there so many guys that look like you?

Sonia Oconnor says:

I decided to buy this gaming CPU, the high reviews and ratings are really convincing fancyonline.shop/1bc what ya’ll think?

xCr1mmortal says:

World of warships!

Ken Shinoda says:

i cant afford any of these xD

Poseidon Gaming says:

AMD wins!

Igor Timofeev says:

So, if you’re on a budget, for workstation it’s best bet to grab Treadripper 1920X instead of Ryzen 2700X, because you can upgrade cpu later with up to TR 2990WX moster.

Eki Elino says:

is it ok if i use ryzen 7 2700x for gaming?
im soo confused.

Sal7_one says:

Intel motherboards are too expensive for mid range though, i’d go with Ryzen

DaemonFC says:

Go with Intel if you want crippling hardware security vulnerability mitigations that destroy the performance of your CPU after the fact.


AMD for all categories…

Tetz says:

I love my i5 8600k! I upgraded from an old Athlon 860k and the difference is amazing. Now I just need to get a new gpu…. *waits for 2018 video*

Ong Chinhapp says:


Aritra Das Shantanu says:

I am willing to buy a budget gaming computer….is ryzen 5 2600x is good enough in the 2019 as it’s very near

Camilo Ujeda says:

Hey linus, which gpu would you pick to pair with the i7-9800k.
pd: love your videos!

Star of Eden says:

AMD for the win..
No regrets here.
Smoother in games compared to my intel system.
Intel may have 20-40 fps more but its not smoother.
The “Feel” is very different

FtL85 says:

i5-9600k @ 4.8ghz (Vcore:1.250) = 275 dollars. I win.

Bap Biri Boom says:

Is the GTX 1080 Armor good?

Pablo Ortiz says:

Any idea when the Ryzen 3k series will be released?

Riley Robertson says:

The 2600x has been under $200 for a while now

Vegeta Saiyan Prince says:

It depends


Now it’s time to back to AMD finally

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