Discussion in 'AMD x86 CPUs and chipsets' started by luke o, Dec 27, 2018.
Why do they need to be a bunch of drives? And why in RAID?
and is pcie 4 the ONLY thing that x570 has over the old boards? like zero? why do people keep using this argument?
Use case coding, light gaming, web browsing. 3700x seems about the sweet spot for number of cores vs price. Not sure i could justify a 3900x. A 3600x is even tempting!
Have a nas don't need to bulk storage, so one nvme drive. A mini itx b450 board is looking better and better! Will keep my 5700xt graphics card from current rig.
At release, the cost/performance differential between a 3600 and a 3700x did not justify the latter. Not sure if that is still the case.
Do you mean 3700 vs 3800?
3600 to 3700 is a decent bump with the 4 additional threads, but the 3800 was basically a higher wattage 3700 and didn't really offer much over it
Yeh four more cores for compiling code seemed like a worthy investment to me too, that and I've been stuck on the quad core train for years now
Yeah, I was thinking of 3600 vs 3600x.
back when there was only $20-$30 difference it made sense to get the 3600x
Now definitely not
Fuck me, just looked at the PC parts prices.. I got a 3700X for 440 now its $579.. Also motherboard went up by $90 bux too.
Supply and demand, the supply chains are flucked up.
this is why I built mine a few weeks ago, dipped into my savings account because the prices won't be coming down any time soon.
Bit the bullet managed to get a good deal on the CPU. Will fit in my current case for now, the small form factor one I want isn't shipping to Australia currently.
3700X under $500 bucks
ASUS Mini-ITX B450 Strix
G.Skill 32GB Trident Z Neo C16 3600mhz
1TB Crucial P1 M.2
Same applies to ram. I just sold a 16GB (2x8) kit of Klevv c16-3200. I bought them a month ago for $109 from Scorptec. I could easily have made a profit on them as they are now $159 at Scorptec. Of course I didn't but I was happy to get my money back while the buyer was happy to save $50 in the process, as I sold them for $109. It just didn't seem right to ask for more than I paid.
From $109 to $159 in one month. Far out brussells sprout.
The pair of 32GB (2x16,x2,totalling 64GB ) kits of the same Klevv c16-3200 ram I replaced them with went from $215 to $239 in the same period, so not as radical a price change, but still considerable. Fortunately I paid a deposit when I ordered them from Scorptec so the 2 kits cost me $430 total, saving me $48 total by paying last months price instead of this months price.
X570 mobo usually have real vrms as well. But what I have seen some b450 have improved. Zero regrets getting the master tho I can tell you.
I will be building a new PC for a friend of mine who is still rocking a P4 Any tips on the install? Using a wraith prism cooler and considering the PC will be running stock, how is the stock thermal pad vs Noctua H1/2 paste which I have spare.... is it worth bothering?
ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus (Wi-Fi)
MSI Radeon RX 570 Armor OC
Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 2280 NVMe 500GB SSD
WD 4TB Blue 3.5
LG BluRay Writer, 16x BD-WRITE
Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 650W
Corsair 110R Tempered Glass Black ATX Case
Stock TIM is average - its easy enough to clean it off so may as well use the Noctua. The cooler itself is not too bad especially at stock
Stock TIM, presuming its preapplied to the cooler, does have the advantage of being a guaranteed perfect application, but I would go with the Noctua too personally.
there is zero need for the 970 EVO Plus unless he's doing "serious" video editing in 4+K
the standard evo is more than fast enough for general use. hell, almost all of the SSD's are.
I found no difference between standard or noctua paste
My suggestions ditch the 970 ssd get a crucial p1 1tb. I'd also suggest a 5600xt or 590,
Downgrade the CPU to a 3600x if you need to. Ram is overkill could save you some $$ there too to put towards a better video card.