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trying to get bang for buck with upgrade

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by big ROBOT bill, Oct 11, 2019 at 6:50 AM.

  1. big ROBOT bill

    big ROBOT bill Maha Guru

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  2. krazymagic

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    If I were you i would do the following instead. This build is $75 cheaper, and would be faster, especially in games. You do drop from 32GB of ram to 16GB in my suggestion, but the RAM in my suggestion would perform faster in gaming due to the 3600mhz clock. If you are primarily gaming you will never use 32GB I see a lot of ppl who buy 32GB of RAM and then never actually do anything on their computer to even utilize that much RAM 16GB is still the sweet spot. If you do other tasks that require that much RAM however, then you could keep your current RAM selection, but my build would then be $50 more than yours. No matter what you did with the RAM however the system I have below would be faster than the system you have selected, simply because of the i5 9600k.

    Intel Core i5- 9600k Processor
    MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Plus Motherboard
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3600 CL18

    If you elect to stick with the AMD build however, I think you will see a nice boost over your old set up. You are running some really old infrastructure there with an FX3850 and DDR3 memory. Both builds will be considerably faster, but Mine would be even more faster! :) Best of luck in whatever you do.
     
  3. big ROBOT bill

    big ROBOT bill Maha Guru

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    Sounds good, and I agree about really only needing 16GB of ram :)
    I'll look into your choices, thanks for that
     
  4. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    I actually agree with your choice @big ROBOT bill You want those 12threads on 3600, most aaa games can use more than 8threads. PS5 will have low power 3700 so its smart going that route (more the better).
    Same goes for ram, 16GB is a sweet spot for now but if you can afford 32gb then go for it.

    I would have suggested an rx5700 but i see you already bought 1660ti.
     
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  5. K.S.

    K.S. Maha Guru

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    Alright my brother, here's what I got! :)
    Total $889.79 (Paradigm PCs - NZ based)

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    K.S. Maha Guru

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    big ROBOT bill Maha Guru

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    sverek Ancient Guru

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    9600k you got 6 cores (6 threads), you know why people don't buy 6600k (4 cores 4 threads) anymore? Cause it was short lived. Most CPU demanding games full throttled it.

    How long you would expect 9600k to last, comparing to other CPUs? 9600k might be able to deliver more FPS on average, but lag spikes due to low cores / low power will not make it a pleasant experience. You just gonna lag every time in-game explosions happens and poor 9600k not keeping up with processing physics for it.

    Computing power wise, 9600K is slower than Ryzen 1600x.

    It is not a bad CPU for now, but will it still be viable after 3-5 years?
     
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    You buy cheap, you buy twice
     

  11. big ROBOT bill

    big ROBOT bill Maha Guru

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    So what would you suggest then Sverek, the Ryzen 5 3600? The Ryzen 7 sounds more for movie editing etc than gaming
     
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  12. -Tj-

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    I would get this with a little better mobo to get near those 1000$ NZ.

    Otherwise min i7 9700K @ intel.
     
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    this but beware if going MSI unless its a MAX board as youll have a castrated bios.
     
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    Aww man I'm getting confused now, I knew there wouldn't be a perfect answer. It seems the main choice has to be between AMD and Intel.
    I really just want it to be the best for gaming for the next few years, there will always be newer/better/faster/dearer
     
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    I am saying that for gaming, we don't know how long will 6 threads last. And power wise its a weak CPU.

    If you want 9600k, but it.
     

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    big ROBOT bill Maha Guru

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    Hey thanks for that anticupidon I will go for that ram as well as the Ryzen 5 and the B450-F MB then.
    Is there anything I need to do when I have the parts together and all plugged in, I don't want to reinstall windows at this stage
     
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    Yeah after just buying a R7 3700X; I recommend you stick with that - they run hot and man you need a beast of cooling solution. BEAST. already scouting out new static fans...

    EDIT: you can tweak BIOS to address but it's nice to plug and play. There's ironing out being done; Intel is still King of gaming (at a cost) but the R5s are a great buy for gamers.


    Update: Know what, hold off on all that; Jury's still out... I don't want to be startin wild fires...
     
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  20. Only Intruder

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    Dunno if I'm lucky then, my 3700X runs a lot cooler than my 4690k did
     
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