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Deciding either ryzen 7 2700x or i7-9700k mb+cpu+ram combo

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Greetings everyone, I did some research and can't decide on which side I should go for it.

At the moment I have GTX 1080 with overclocked i5-2500k (4.5 GHz with Hyper 212 EVO cooler) and decided that it's time to finish this build.

Gaming/work is probably 60/40 (at gaming I am aiming for 1440p 120/144hz) and work related stuff is mainly programming c++/java (long compile times are annoying)

Parts on which I am planning to go with:

TEAM RED:

CPU: Ryzen 7 2700x

MB:  ASRock X470 Taichi

RAM: G.Skill Trident Z 16GB (3200MHZ Cas 14 nonRGB)

OR

TEAM BLUE:

CPU: I7-9700k (will use Hyper 212 EVO cooler)

MB:Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO

RAM: G.Skill Trident Z 16GB (3200MHZ Cas 14 nonRGB)

 

The catch is that the combo price difference is only ~50 euro which doesn't make easier to decide. Hopefully you guys can give a push on decision making.

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7 minutes ago, Dinamix said:

(will use Hyper 212 EVO cooler)

Please no.

 

I use the upgraded version 212X with a locked i7 8700 at 4.45ghz and it already runs with peaks on the mid 70c's to nearly 80c's at FULL load, having great air flow so I don't personally think you should cheap THAT much on cooling the 9700K

Personal Desktop":

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.

Luna, the temporary Desktop:

CPU: Intel Core i7 10700KF @ 5.0Ghz (5.1Ghz 4-core) |~| Cooling: bq! Dark Rock 4 Pro |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z490 UD |~| RAM: 32G Kingston HyperX @ 2666Mhz CL13 |~| GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 (Reference) |~| PSU: Corsair HX1000 80+ Platinum |~| Windows Boot Drive: 2x 512GB (1TB total) Plextor SATA SSD (RAID0 volume) |~| Linux Boot Drive: 500GB Kingston A2000 |~| Storage: 4TB WD Black HDD |~| Case: Cooler Master Silencio S600 |~| Display 1 (leftmost): Eizo (unknown model) 1920x1080 IPS @ 60Hz|~| Display 2 (center): BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 1920x1080 TN @ 240Hz |~| Display 3 (rightmost): Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 3840x2160 IPS @ 60Hz 10-bit |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro (games / art) + Linux (distro: NixOS; programming and daily driver)
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9700k, but get a much better cooler. Even if you go 2700x you should get a better cooler.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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I mean that I already have Hyper 212 EVO (using for i5-2500k), which I was wondering if I can use it. What air cooler you recommend for i7-9700k?

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Just now, Dinamix said:

I mean that I already have Hyper 212 EVO (using for i5-2500k), which I was wondering if I can use it. What air cooler you recommend for i7-9700k?

Where are you from? budget?

Personal Desktop":

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.

Luna, the temporary Desktop:

CPU: Intel Core i7 10700KF @ 5.0Ghz (5.1Ghz 4-core) |~| Cooling: bq! Dark Rock 4 Pro |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z490 UD |~| RAM: 32G Kingston HyperX @ 2666Mhz CL13 |~| GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 (Reference) |~| PSU: Corsair HX1000 80+ Platinum |~| Windows Boot Drive: 2x 512GB (1TB total) Plextor SATA SSD (RAID0 volume) |~| Linux Boot Drive: 500GB Kingston A2000 |~| Storage: 4TB WD Black HDD |~| Case: Cooler Master Silencio S600 |~| Display 1 (leftmost): Eizo (unknown model) 1920x1080 IPS @ 60Hz|~| Display 2 (center): BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 1920x1080 TN @ 240Hz |~| Display 3 (rightmost): Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 3840x2160 IPS @ 60Hz 10-bit |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro (games / art) + Linux (distro: NixOS; programming and daily driver)
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Lithuania, for cooler my budget is probably like 80 euros (possible to strech)

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I would say intel, UNLESS your projects really are massive. If you're say, compiling a monolithic kernel for an OS (or a whole OS), an app as big as a microsoft office product, or a 3D game, then maybe consider the better mutlithreaded performance on ryzen. 

However, at the same time, I am also an advocate of using something like say, TravisCI (free for open source github projects) or some other remote build server to do this stuff for you. Don't bog down your PC with that stuff. I run my own server. You could too, or use a free tool like TravisCI, set up a free-tier AWS/GCP node to do it, or pay for a better one... If you're working with a team get everyone to pitch in for a proper CI solution... 

So if you can do any of those things, then probably intel. If not, and you are compiling huge stuff enough that it would be a legitimately better experience, go AMD

Main Rig: R9 5950X @ PBO, RTX 3090, 64 GB DDR4 3666, InWin 101, Full Hardline Watercooling

Server: R7 1700X @ 4.0 GHz, GTX 1080 Ti, 32GB DDR4 3000, Cooler Master NR200P, Full Soft Watercooling

LAN Rig: R5 3600X @ PBO, RTX 2070, 32 GB DDR4 3200, Dan Case A4-SFV V4, 120mm AIO for the CPU

HTPC: i7-7700K @ 4.6 GHz, GTX 1050 Ti, 16 GB DDR4 3200, AliExpress K39, IS-47K Cooler

Router: R3 2200G @ stock, 4GB DDR4 2400, what are cases, stock cooler
 

I don't have a problem...

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3 hours ago, Dinamix said:

Lithuania, for cooler my budget is probably like 80 euros (possible to strech)

look up some of the 9700k  around 1.35w-1.4v, i've seen anywhere from 5.2-5.4ghz with the right cooling, it's pretty insane, this option is for gaming only; or you could just get a 2600 and upgrade to zen 2 next year for about the same price, i dont recommend a 2700x atm (zen 2/9700k will blow it out of the water if you need the frames). I actually think the 9700k is the choice here for gaming only.

5950x 1.33v 5.05 4.5 88C 195w ll R20 12k ll drp4 ll x570 dark hero ll gskill 4x8gb 3666 14-14-14-32-320-24-2T (zen trfc)  1.45v 45C 1.15v soc ll evga non-3090 tie ftw3 1905 0.8v 65C 270w (double fps of 1080ti) ll samsung 970 500gb nvme os ll sandisk 4tb ssd ll all nf12/14 fans ll tt gt10 case ll evga g2 1300w ll w10 pro ll 34GN850B ll x27 ll PA272w

 

9900k 1.36v 5.1avx 4.9ring 85C 195w (daily) 1.02v 4.3ghz 80w 50C R20 temps score=5500 ll D15 ll Z390 taichi ult 1.60 bios ll gskill 4x8gb 14-14-14-30-280-20 ddr3666  bdie 1.45v 45C 1.22sa/1.18 io  ll EVGA non-30 tie XC 1830//7600 0.85v 210w ll  8x nf12/14 fans 2x samsung 860 evo 500gb raid 0 ll 500gb nvme 970 evo ll Corsair graphite 780T ll EVGA P2 1200w ll Windows 10 Pro ll NEC PA242w (movie, work mon dying) 1080p 60hzll Predator X27 4k144 hdr (using at 4:4:4 98 fan is dying)

 

 

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I am gonna say Intel. If you are aiming 120/144Hz. Also, because, the 9700K runs hotter than your 2500K you will need to buy a better cooler. 

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2 hours ago, tarfeef101 said:

I would say intel, UNLESS your projects really are massive. If you're say, compiling a monolithic kernel for an OS (or a whole OS), an app as big as a microsoft office product, or a 3D game, then maybe consider the better mutlithreaded performance on ryzen. 

However, at the same time, I am also an advocate of using something like say, TravisCI (free for open source github projects) or some other remote build server to do this stuff for you. Don't bog down your PC with that stuff. I run my own server. You could too, or use a free tool like TravisCI, set up a free-tier AWS/GCP node to do it, or pay for a better one... If you're working with a team get everyone to pitch in for a proper CI solution... 

So if you can do any of those things, then probably intel. If not, and you are compiling huge stuff enough that it would be a legitimately better experience, go AMD

Often for me it's the game engine core modifications forces to re-compile everything, which takes about 10min on SSD. Thanks for your suggestions to look into free-tier AWS with TravisCI!

 

3 hours ago, amusedschrodinger said:

Something beefy like the Scythe Fuma? That's under $50 USD right now. Not sure if it's available where you are.

Yeah we have them, it's +50euros here.

 

 

Thank you guys for suggestions, I decided that I will go with blue team. Now just need to find a decent cooler  :D

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