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Looking to buy new pc, is ryzen worth it?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So, past years, I kept buying i5's, thinking they are enough, but as time proved me wrong, I am thinking that maybe I shouldn't be cheaping out on the CPU anymore, so I am a little torn in-between the ryzen 7 2700x with a regular taichi or an i9 9900k/i7 9700k with a regular taichi.

 

The rest of the build would be:

Asus PG278QR ( 165 hz@1440p ) - already bought

samsung 970evo - already bought

Seasonic focus 650w - not bought yet

msi rtx 2080 TRIO - not bought yet

cooler master haf XB, for space reasons - not bought yet

2x8gb corsair vengeance lpx@3200mhz cl16 xmp

 

I don't ever OC my pc.

It's used for gaming only.

1600-1800 gbp, UK based.

 

 

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If you don't OC your PC, why not just get a 9700, or another locked CPU? You're paying for features you aren't going to use.

Same with the motherboard, unless it has something on it you simply can't get on a lower end motherboard.

If you're not going to overclock, I wouldn't even bother with Ryzen TBH.

 

You're missing one of the most important things; telling us what you use your PC for.

 

Welcome ot the forum.


Current PC:

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*WORK IN PROGRESS*

 

Mothballed PC:

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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2 minutes ago, folie said:

So, past years, I kept buying i5's, thinking they are enough, but as time proved me wrong, I am thinking that maybe I shouldn't be cheaping out on the CPU anymore, so I am a little torn in-between the ryzen 7 2700x with a regular taichi or an i9 9900k/i7 9700k with a regular taichi.

 

The rest of the build would be:

Asus PG278QR ( 165 hz@1440p ) - already bought

samsung 970evo - already bought

Seasonic focus 650w - not bought yet

msi rtx 2080 TRIO - not bought yet

cooler master haf XB, for space reasons - not bought yet

2x8gb corsair vengeance lpx@3200mhz cl16 xmp

 

I don't ever OC my pc.

 

 

 

It depends are you just going to be gaming on this pc or are you going to do some content creation?

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

@dizmo Thank you for the welcome

 

No content creation, maybe if ever I will try doing a stream for my friends to have fun, but I am not interested in that stuff.

 

I did not see an i7 9700 without the K.

 

What I would love on my motherboard though is to have a really good audio card.

 

I've heard bad things about the i9 9900k in terms of temperatures and throttling, also there seems to be quite a bit more expensive due to the need of a proper cooling solution as well. I wouldn't want to bother with water cooling.

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5 minutes ago, folie said:

@dizmo Thank you for the welcome

 

No content creation, maybe if ever I will try doing a stream for my friends to have fun, but I am not interested in that stuff.

 

I did not see an i7 9700 without the K.

 

What I would love on my motherboard though is to have a really good audio card.

 

I've heard bad things about the i9 9900k in terms of temperatures and throttling, also there seems to be quite a bit more expensive due to the need of a proper cooling solution as well. I wouldn't want to bother with water cooling.

What resolution do you game at? What settings, what games, etc?

I'd maybe consider just going with an 8700, if you can source one for a decent price. Even on the used market.

Why do you want a good audio card? What gear are you running? If you're not using high end headphones, there's no point.


Current PC:

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*WORK IN PROGRESS*

 

Mothballed PC:

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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Intel is a much better choice if you have the money and are only gaming, as it stands right now the 9700 or 9900 will do you fine. if you really don't need that k then the 8700 does its job as well.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I game at 1440p, PUBG, Ring of Elysium, Rainbow 6, I would like higher details, but I prefer reaching the 120-140-165 hz above that.

 

Rocksmith 2014 is the reason I want a good audio card, that improves sound quality I get in and reduces latency.

 

I play various other games, such as Path of Exile, Killer Instinct, Dragon Ball FighterZ, but those are not as demanding.

 

I don't think I could find a decently priced 8700 anywhere, best I've seen go for around 310-320 vs 420 for a new 9700k with warranty.

 

Is the 2700x really so bad without OC? Benchmarks differ a lot, I am a bit curious.

 

If I go for a 9700k or 9900k, do I need an aftermarket cooler as well? Or would the stock(if they even come with one) suffice?

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If you save money by getting a Ryzen 5 2600x and a quality B450 board then you can put that towards a more powerful graphics card.


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - MSI GTX 650 - some 7200RPM SATA II thing - Ubuntu (at the moment)

 

Feel free to critique my website. I am but a young entrepreneur.

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Just now, folie said:

@fasauceome Would a ryzen 5 2600/x be capable of running a 2080TI without bottlenecking it?

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I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - MSI GTX 650 - some 7200RPM SATA II thing - Ubuntu (at the moment)

 

Feel free to critique my website. I am but a young entrepreneur.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I've been digging around, it seems like the 2600 is a bit of a stretch for a 2080ti.

 

I will be keeping an eye out for used 8700/k while seeing what's going on with the price on the i7 9700k/9900k. I missed a pretty good deal on the 9900k 2 weeks ago, maybe I'll get another one.

 

Still wish I had some concrete  info about how coolin actually behaves on those cpus and if I really need better for them, but thank you guys for the help.

 

@dizmo My headphones are not too high-end, just a pair of dt770 pro, but I think that would be about as much as a pair of integrated audio cards could drive.

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