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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all just need some help deciding on a new CPU as I am going to start a new build very soon my main use will be gaming and photo editing for my photography, the 2 I have been looking at are the Intel core i7 9700k and the AMD 3700x so if anyone has any ideas or suggestions that would be great.

 

Plus I haven't built a PC for about 4 years now.

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1 minute ago, T4M3W0LF said:

photo editing for my photography

which editing suite?

 

1 minute ago, T4M3W0LF said:

Plus I haven't built a PC for about 4 years now.

you are getting a  full system or just CPU, Mobo and Ram?

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How soon and what software will you use? Photoshop plays out significantly better on an Intel processor... but Intel's prices are bad right now and will only be fixed on their 10th Gen release in April.


Workstation Rig:
CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @5.0ghz  |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Dark Rock 4 |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3333mhz CL15 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia TITAN V  |~| PSU: beQuiet! Dark Power Pro 11 80Plus Platinum  |~| Boot: Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Acer Predator X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
 
Personal Use Rig:
CPU: Intel Core i9 9900 @4.75ghz |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Shadow Rock Slim |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z390M Gaming mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3400mhzCL15 Viper Steel |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition RTX 2080 Ti |~| PSU: beQuiet! Straight Power 11 80Plus Gold  |~|  Boot:  Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2x2TB SanDisk SSD Ultra 3D |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Viotek GN34CB 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.


HTPC / "Console of the house":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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1 minute ago, T4M3W0LF said:

Hi all just need some help deciding on a new CPU as I am going to start a new build very soon my main use will be gaming and photo editing for my photography, the 2 I have been looking at are the Intel core i7 9700k and the AMD 3700x so if anyone has any ideas or suggestions that would be great.

 

Plus I haven't built a PC for about 4 years now.

right now in gaming the 9700 is slightly better. however, as more and more games will be capable of using more threads, the 3700x will surpass it.

what's more, the am4 platform is not dead yet, with ryzen 4000 cpus likely to use the same motherboards. so it's easy to upgrade in a year or two to the latest and greatest amd has to offer.

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1 minute ago, Princess Luna said:

How soon and what software will you use? Photoshop plays out significantly better on an Intel processor... but Intel's prices are bad right now and will only be fixed on their 10th Gen release in April.

3700x is better than 9700k in photoshop

https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Photoshop-CPU-Roundup-AMD-Ryzen-3rd-Gen-AMD-Threadripper-2-Intel-9th-Gen-Intel-X-series-1529/

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I do use Adobe photoshop and other software of theres, I'm in the UK so Intel prices over here are high at the moment but AMD prices are good, I will doing a new build that's everything as for the last few years been using an old laptop 

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I would go for the 9700K 

Perfect CPU!


CPU:i7 9700k 5047.5Mhz All Cores Mobo: MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC, RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 OC 3467Mhz GPU:MSI RTX 2070 ARMOR 8GB OC Storage:Samsung SSD 970 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB, 2x SSD ADATA PRO SP900 256GB, HDD WD CB 2TB, HDD GREEN 2TB PSU: Seasonic focus plus 750w Gold Display(s): 1st: LG 27UK650-W, 4K, IPS, HDR10, 10bit(8bit + A-FRC). 2nd: Samsung 24" LED Monitor (SE390), Cooling:Fazn CPU Cooler Aero 120T Push/pull Corsair ML PRO Fans Keyboard: Corsair K95 Platinum RGB mx Rapidfire Mouse:Razer Naga Chroma  Headset: Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Sound: Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker Case: Modded Case Inverted, 5 intake 120mm, one exhaust 120mm.

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3700x has my vote...the CPU's are so close in many ways...but 3700x come with a cooler and 16 threads.  The 3700x seems more future proof too.  If you said you played FPS games at 144hz I'd lean toward the 9700k a smidge, but you didn't. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm not sure what monitor I will get yet I won't get a 1920 x 1080 as I will be doing photo editing on it and to be far 1080 is not good for that

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