3900X or 3950X? Best RAM?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards AMD' started by AnnekeFloorever, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. AnnekeFloorever

    AnnekeFloorever Member

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    Hey,

    Ok, I’m doing a complete new build, so far I have these parts:

    1000W power supply, R7 GOLD edition, 500gb Samsung 970 evo plus, 3tb Seagate barracuda.

    I still need to get x570 motherboard, and I want 32gb ram, and processed.

    I have two dilemmas, as I keep my builds for more than 4 years (my current build with fx-8150 and hd7970 of 7 years is dying):

    Should I spent 683$+tax on 3900X or 995$+tax on 3950X? (I’m in Canada)

    What do you recommend for ram ?

    Recommendation for CPU cooler?
     
  2. The Goose

    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    Well if you have the money to burn....3950x, you get an extra 4c/8t......higher turbo( dont know if thats on 1 core or all 16....will be surprised if its 16) and an extra 2mb cache, thats like a 3900x + an i7 7700k on one chip.
     
  3. Kool64

    Kool64 Master Guru

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    also if you have the money to burn you should try to get 3600+ memory. Or perhaps wait till reviews come in since no one is 100% sure what the average memory speed will be. though reports are looking like it will be over 4000 if you have a kit fast enough.
     
  4. Webhiker

    Webhiker Master Guru

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    Performance sweet spot will be 3733 MHz for the memory, since infinity fabric is tied to memory clock at 1:1 up to 3733 MHz. Above 3733 MHz it's 2:1 for infinity fabric.
    But we must wait for reviews to see how memory speed > 3733 MHz affects performance.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2019

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  6. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    I'll ask:
    Why do you need a 1000 W PSU ?
    A 750W Gold or Platinum PSU from top tier brands is more than enough for 95% cases.
    Are you in the 5% ballpark?
     
  7. Amaze

    Amaze Ancient Guru

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    Isn't it September?
     
  8. -Tj-

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