In the wake of AMD's Ryzen 7 launch, PC enthusiasts have been hotly debating the value proposition of CPUs that sell for $300 and up—sometimes a lot more up. Ryzen 7 chips range from $330 to $500, and Intel's Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K marks the threshold of the blue team's high-end offerings at about $350. Broadwell-E CPUs start at $425 and go all the way up to $1650.
We're betting that these high-end CPUs aren't where the majority of folks spend their central-processing dollars, though. The strong interest in Intel's Kaby Lake Pentiums and AMD's Ryzen 5 CPUs of late suggests that many builders are looking more at bang for their buck rather than the biggest bang possible. Where did your most recent CPU fall on the pricing spectrum? Tell us using the poll below and detail your choice in the comments.