New build or new Video Card?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Bhaal, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Bhaal

    Bhaal Master Guru

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    Hello,

    I'm the proud owner of:
    Xeon x5650 @3.7Ghz
    Rampage 2 Extreme
    24GB RAM 1600Mhz
    Gigabyte Geforce 970 OC
    Various SSDs And HDDs in Raid.
    Cosmos II Case & Enermax Revolution 1250W

    I'm looking for an upgrade, i'd go for 3900x or 9900k (haven't made my mind yet). However if i change platfom i can't upgrade the GPU yet, so i'm thinking of getting just a GPU and keep the system for a while more.
    I find switching platform a bit expensive though, but considering i have this platform for almost 10 years now, a change would be nice (UEFI super-fast boot would be nice).

    Your opinions please ?
    Thank you.
     
  2. Astyanax

    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    you won't be able to boot a RTX or GTX 16 series on that mobo unfortunately, it just won't work, for some reason the R2's just can't do it, while the R3's can.
     
  3. Bhaal

    Bhaal Master Guru

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    Looks like i don't have a lot of options. Thanks for pointing that out.
     
  4. Bhaal

    Bhaal Master Guru

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    So i decided to get a new build:

    Asus x570-e
    32GB Vengeance RGB PRO 3200Mhz
    Gigabyte Aorus m2 NVME 256GB
    Coolermaster ml240l.

    The processor is the problem : i ordered the 3800x but my mind is on the 3900x.But it's 250 euro more!. Looking at past processors an oc'ed i7 920 isn't all that much slower than a similar clocked (3,7) x5670. I bought this computer 10 years ago and it did great, i'd like one to keep me running at least 5 years. I'll get a new videocard next year of course.

    What i'll be keeping from my current build
    500GB SSD Samsung evo
    1TB SSD Kingston A400
    1TB WD HDD
    2x320 Seagate RAID0
    BluRay write
    1250W Enermax Revolution
    Coolermaster Cosmos II.

    So is the 3800x good enough or go for more cores? I don't do any video editing, play with Photoshop and gaming.
     

  5. Passus

    Passus Maha Guru

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    3800X will be just fine mate and will definately last a good few years
     
  6. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Even 3700X is trading blows with 3900X in some workload and for gaming even 3600X holds its ground.
     
  7. Dragam1337

    Dragam1337 Maha Guru

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    It's more or less the exact same cpu 8c/16t amd cpu that the new upcoming consoles will get, just clocked higher... and as all games are primarily made for consoles, it should do just fine i reckon :)

    I reckon the people on 4 core cpu's are going to be in trouble though, possibly even people on 6 cores.
     
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  8. GarrettL

    GarrettL Active Member

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    The 3800x is a great cpu for the money. The 3900x is just a bit too expensive for my tastes as I primarily game.

    https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_ryzen_7_3700x_ryzen_9_3900x_review,24.html

    I just retired my x58 i7 960 build a few months ago.

    Was it worth it? ABSOLUTELY!

    Gaming is far smoother with the 3800x than the old i7 could muster with the same 2070S.

    Save the cash, get the 3800x and in a year or two see what AMD does for a offering to the good old AM4.
     
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