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Ryzen 7 3600X or Intel i7 9700k or wait

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I've been trying to position myself to upgrade my GPU soon but I know that my i7 4790k from what I've been gathering from others is going to be bottle necked by something like a i.e  RTX3070. I'm trying to determine if my better deal is either AMD or Intel at this point and I can't decide I'm swinging towards Intel because it means I will end up paying less. I'm using pricing from Microcenter since that seems the more budget friendly at the moment. I don't do anything professional related and the I game at 1440p I'll list out my components below. I'm also wondering if I were to go with something like the intel build if the audio would be on par with my essence stx. 

 

 

https://www.microcenter.com/product/5002609/-intel-core-i7-9700k,-asus-prime-z390-a,-cpu---motherboard-bundle is for me $498.98 + ram https://www.microcenter.com/product/478373/gskill-trident-z-rgb-16gb-(2-x-8gb)-ddr4-3200-pc4-25600-cl16-dual-channel-desktop-memory-kit-f4-320016d-16gtzr---black $93.99 so not horrible 

 

https://www.microcenter.com/product/5003169/-amd-ryzen-7-3700x-with-wraith-prism-cooler,-gigabyte-x570-aorus-pro-wifi,-cpu---motherboard-bundle $579.98  ram https://www.microcenter.com/product/478373/gskill-trident-z-rgb-16gb-(2-x-8gb)-ddr4-3200-pc4-25600-cl16-dual-channel-desktop-memory-kit-f4-320016d-16gtzr---black $93.99 

 

 

 

Intel i7 4700k 

Noctua NH-D15 (with the amd build I would need to get the bracket for it) 

Kingston Hyper x 16GB 1866 dual channel 

ASUS GTX980 STRIX

ASUS ESSENSE STX 

1x Samsung 860 1TB SSD

1x Samsung 850 500GB SSD

1x Samsung 950 Pro 256GB

ASUS ROG  PG278Q

-Sennhesier 58X Jubilee Headphones

-Blue Yeti Mic 

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if you are going to upgrade, get the r7 3700x. Go with 8C/16T since that is what next gen consoles will support. You need 3600mhz ram. FYI. 

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I believe microcenter has both parts at similar prices. If you’re only gaming the 9700k will be a little better, but the 3700x is close, (especially at 1440p) and the mobo will likely cost less.

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If youre on budget, get the 3600 (non x), with amd your upgrade path is longer.

Intel will have a new socket next gen, so your upgrade option will be limited to 9900.

For ryzen, even if the current socket no longer updated, you are guaranteed to be able to use up to 16 cores.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Sorenson said:

I believe microcenter has both parts at similar prices. If you’re only gaming the 9700k will be a little better, but the 3700x is close, (especially at 1440p) and the mobo will likely cost less.

https://www.microcenter.com/product/512012/asus-z390-a-prime-intel-lga-1151-atx-motherboard $179.00

 

https://www.microcenter.com/product/608669/gigabyte-x570-aorus-pro-wifi-amd-am4-atx-motherboard $264.00

 

Intel is cheaper I remember hearing that there was a price drop from intel. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, SupaKomputa said:

If youre on budget, get the 3600 (non x), with amd your upgrade path is longer.

Intel will have a new socket next gen, so your upgrade option will be limited to 9900.

For ryzen, even if the current socket no longer updated, you are guaranteed to be able to use up to 16 cores.

https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232728?Description=ddr 3600&cm_re=ddr_3600-_-20-232-728-_-Product  $98.00

https://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails?ItemList=Combo.3950493&Description=r5 3600 $384

 

= $482.00 

plus 

https://www.newegg.com/noctua-nm-am4/p/13C-0005-00114 8 dollar adapter for cpu mount

 

versus 

 

https://www.microcenter.com/product/5002609/-intel-core-i7-9700k,-asus-prime-z390-a,-cpu---motherboard-bundle is for me $498.98 + ram https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232728?Description=ddr 3600&cm_re=ddr_3600-_-20-232-728-_-Product  $98.00

$596.00

 

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27 minutes ago, calarahil said:

Man I paid $220 for my z390i over the summer -.-. If you’re going high end on the motherboard (not b450 for AMD mobo) and going to be purchasing an aftermarket cooler I would go with whichever one is cheaper out the door. Intel has the advantage of slightly better speed but AMD has the advantage of upgradability for 4000 series chips or the 39xx chips. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 hours ago, Sorenson said:

Man I paid $220 for my z390i over the summer -.-. If you’re going high end on the motherboard (not b450 for AMD mobo) and going to be purchasing an aftermarket cooler I would go with whichever one is cheaper out the door. Intel has the advantage of slightly better speed but AMD has the advantage of upgradability for 4000 series chips or the 39xx chips. 

I want to give AMD a chance given my first build was a socket 939 build and Intel has got very complacent. I just don't know how important pci e 4 is currently. Normally it takes a new memory standard to get me to change I'll wait a little longer I think with the possibility of new Intel z490 chips in April 

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