Ryzen 3000 series CPUs

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  1. OJR

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    Why do they need to be a bunch of drives? And why in RAID?
     
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    and is pcie 4 the ONLY thing that x570 has over the old boards? like zero? why do people keep using this argument?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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
     
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    Yeah, I was thinking of 3600 vs 3600x.
     
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    back when there was only $20-$30 difference it made sense to get the 3600x
    Now definitely not
     
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    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.
     
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  11. Recharge

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    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.
     
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    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

    Can't wait!
     
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    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 :thumbup:) 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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?

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    ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus (Wi-Fi)
    G.Skill F4-3600C18D
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    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
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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  18. Recharge

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    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.
     
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    I found no difference between standard or noctua paste
     
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    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.
     

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