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CPU upgrade help? Ryzen or Intel

Discussion in 'Intel x86 CPUs and chipsets' started by jvalente, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. jvalente

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    Hi All,

    A few years ago I had an i7-5820K, and the motherboard died. So for a fix build bought cheap at i5-9400F with ASRock B365M.

    I was looking for the cheapest build I could get.

    But now I'm streaming and gaming and I find the i5-9400F is maxed out.

    BTW I'm on a GTX1080.

    Now decision time:

    1) Ryzen 3700X with new motherboard - Around $600 - $700 I'm estimating -use wraith cooler (won't overclock)

    2) i7-9700 (since I can't overclock on ASRock B365M) - $549. can I use the stock cooler on the i5-9400F? If no then another $50 for a cooler - Cryorig M9 Dual plus - $600

    3) Wait for new RYZEN and/or intel Later this year.
     
  2. demiurge3141

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    Easy ryzen 3700.
     
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    jvalente

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    You mean 3700X?
     
  4. Dilbery

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    You can have the best of both worlds, buy a 3700x now and if you feel so inclined a bios update will give you support for the 4th gen CPUs..
     
  5. shane41

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    Anything less than 9900K is gimped Wintel shit. Cores turned off, HT turned off because it did not pass.
    Fuck that full stop. I have bought my fair share of hot pieces of shit Silicon lottery that you could light a cigarette on.

    Support with your $ Dollars $ AMD. :D
     
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    jvalente

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    What board would you recommend?
     
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    I don’t care about form factor. My case is big so I can go ATX.

    how was the experience of going to team red?
     
  9. zeeps

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    If you are streaming + gaming then perhaps a dedicated streaming pc would be apt;
     
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    The high end MSI 450 boards are good and the Tomahawk got good reviews, as far as X570 the Asus Tuf wifi is a good board good vrm and enough features no intel lan if you care and at a reasonable price
     
  13. flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

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    As an incredibly long term Intel user, I have to say that if I was inclined to upgrade my current machine right now I would go for one of AMD's solutions as bang for buck they just have a value that Intel can't seem to match ATM.

    Having said that, I don't upgrade very often and currently have no itch to do so...
     
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    If you want to upgrade to AMD 4000 you could get AMD 1600 AF $149 for now which will double your threads over the current CPU then just stick a new CPU in when the time comes.
     
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    Going from 8 to 12 is not exactly double.
     
  16. dasa2

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    i5-9400F is a six core\thread CPU.
    The eight core 9700 was a potential upgrade option.
     
  17. OJR

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    Didn’t he say he’s got a 5820K? Or am I missing something?
     
  18. adamsleath

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    +1 tomahawk (based on reviews of its good power delivery)

    And 3700x

    That’s what I would do now.


    You can always sell off the 3700x if you want 4th gen later. I doubt you’d really need to anyway
     
  19. dasa2

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    5820K is a six core twelve thread CPU which once overclocked can perform about the same as Ryzen 3600 but OP said the MB died and it was replaced with i5 9400.

    If you want two M.2 ports the MSI B450M Mortar MAX $159 has the same VRM as the Tomahawk and saves you a little cash.
     
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    Ryzen
     

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