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Which of These Systems is Better For Gaming

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I find myself in the position of having two computers. One is already my main system and the other was my dads and is missing a graphics card. I'm trying to figure out if my dad's old system would be any better for gaming if i put my graphics cards (Two 970s) in it.

 

My Current System:

CPU: Threadripper 1900X

RAM: 16GB (But it only sees 12GB for some reason)

MoBo: ASRock X399 Taichi

GPU: Dual GTX 970s

PSU: Seasonic 850 Watt

SSD: Samsung 850 Pro

 

Second System:

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600

RAM: 16GB

MoBo: MSI B350 Tomahawk

GPU: GTX 750 (Will Be replaced)

PSU: Corsair RM 650x

SSD: Samsung 860 Pro

 

I guess it really comes down to which CPU will perform better in games. I'm also an editor and if i could free my Threadripper system up to be a dedicated editing machine that would be great but i don't want to do it if i'm going to lose performance. 

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The 2nd one is better for - 1st and 2nd gen Threadripper are very poor choices for gaming.


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1 minute ago, consentwastaken said:

I'd say they would preform about the same, but the Threadripper 1900X would outpreform the Ryzen 5.

The R5 will perform much better in games.


5Head :wine_glass: AH YES

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1 minute ago, consentwastaken said:

but the Threadripper 1900X would outpreform the Ryzen 5.

No. It wouldn't. Especially zen 1 TR

 

3 minutes ago, DCWalt said:

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600

RAM: 16GB

Other specs? I would go with this either way. 


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SLI is very much dead so you might as well only use 1 card. Not that many AM4 boards support SLI either.


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5 minutes ago, DCWalt said:

I find myself in the position of having two computers. One is already my main system and the other was my dads and is missing a graphics card. I'm trying to figure out if my dad's old system would be any better for gaming if i put my graphics cards (Two 970s) in it.

 

My Current System:

CPU: Threadripper 1900X

RAM: 16GB (But it only sees 12GB for some reason)

 

Second System:

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600

RAM: 16GB

 

I guess it really comes down to which CPU will perform better in games. I'm also an editor and if i could free my Threadripper system up to be a dedicated editing machine that would be great but i don't want to do it if i'm going to lose performance. 

The 2600 will be better in games-- just keep in mind that a lot of AM4 boards won't support SLI. Not a great loss these days, though.

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13 minutes ago, DCWalt said:

RAM: 16GB (But it only sees 12GB for some reason)

You may want to re-seat the CPU as per the AMD recommendations, in case some of the RAM channels aren't 'connecting'.

If you're using four 4GB RAM sticks, make sure they're in the same pattern of slots on either side of the CPU.


Did you test boot it, before you built in into the case?

WHY NOT...?!

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DBL POST - pls delete


Did you test boot it, before you built in into the case?

WHY NOT...?!

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Posted · Original PosterOP
16 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

Other specs? 

Updated Specs in the original post

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11 minutes ago, Eighjan said:

You may want to re-seat the CPU as per the AMD recommendations, in case some of the RAM channels aren't 'connecting'.

If you're using four 4GB RAM sticks, make sure they're in the same pattern of slots on either side of the CPU.

8GB RAM sticks. and yeah, that's a good idea. i'll try that.

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Just now, DCWalt said:

Updated Specs in the original post

Ah well if you won't be running that 750. The. The am4 system will be better. 

 

22 minutes ago, DCWalt said:

gaming if i put my graphics cards (Two 970s) in it.

Dead. Doesn't scale well and had no performance increase. 


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

Spoiler

3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, DCWalt said:

8GB RAM sticks. and yeah, that's a good idea. i'll try that.

Two 8GB sticks & only 12GB detected?  Odd; woulda made more sense w/ four 4GB's...


Did you test boot it, before you built in into the case?

WHY NOT...?!

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1 hour ago, Eighjan said:

Two 8GB sticks & only 12GB detected?  Odd; woulda made more sense w/ four 4GB's...

yeah, it's been like that since i built it years ago. never been able to find a fix

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36 minutes ago, DCWalt said:

yeah, it's been like that since i built it years ago. never been able to find a fix

All I can think of is a CPU re-seat... to ensure all the RAM control channels are connected.


Did you test boot it, before you built in into the case?

WHY NOT...?!

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There wouldn't really be much of a difference. Zen+ is better than Zen, but the difference isn't as big as it is with Zen 2. And TR CPUs were better binned and, especially the low core-count ones, allowed to clock higher, so... Not sure if what you gain with the "+" is that much more than what you gain with the "TR". It is an 8-core vs- a 6-core, so there's that.

 

Honestly, the best system for gaming would be whichever of the two gets the best GPU... ;) 

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