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i need thoughts about this cpu, the i7-5960x

4 minutes ago, Eastman51 said:

DDR4 is cheaper than DDR3. 

Any Ryzen 5 or Ryzen 7 will be significantly better value, and overall MUCH cheaper. The performance difference on Ryzen compared to Kaby Lake and Haswell E is basically nil. Your argument holds zero weight. Ryzen 7s are 8 core CPUs, and are significantly more modern; Ryzen 5s are 6 core yes, but they have 12 threads, so you still essentially get the performance of an older 8 core. 

 

As I mentioned above in my edit, you can do whatever you want. I'm just saying you'd be wasting money since there are better options and better value deals out there. 

Also, talking to some friends, they have seen X99 boards for under $100 on Facebook Marketplace; so your $200 motherboard is outrageously overpriced.

thx for fuking tellling me $100 board, dont worry, i know i might be losing value, but literally anything better than my dads amd a6-5400k or my old i7-2600s,  consider a win win. its not like im gonna be like, ULTRAAAAAAAAAAAAAA 12K 512HZ OLEd, no, the best graphics ive seen with my eyes are oled preview at costco, at home 1080p xbox one x, my old rig that disapeared only ran like 720p low setttings. 

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Sounds like you have made up your mind. Clearly nothing I say will get through to you that there are better options. Any further help from me is a lost cause.

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2 minutes ago, Eastman51 said:

Sounds like you have made up your mind. Clearly nothing I say will get through to you that there are better options. Any further help from me is a lost cause.

tbh i am thinking getting a ryzen 7 2700x, like i was gonna do with my itx build, but i got a ryzen 5 3600 but if you can find me a great 2700x or 2700, ill do it

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4 minutes ago, ComputerBuilder said:

tbh i am thinking getting a ryzen 7 2700x, like i was gonna do with my itx build, but i got a ryzen 5 3600 but if you can find me a great 2700x or 2700, ill do it

You'll have to look yourself, unfortunately. All of the well priced ones are auctions, so anything I link could sell or end up overpriced through bids. 2700s are close to that $150 mark it seems, but you can get cheaper if you snipe an auction. 

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2 minutes ago, Eastman51 said:

You'll have to look yourself, unfortunately. All of the well priced ones are auctions, so anything I link could sell or end up overpriced through bids. 2700s are close to that $150 mark it seems, but you can get cheaper if you snipe an auction. 

im looking, i see a 2700 $200 buy it now, no auction for a 2700 non x, ill oc obviously, and get a b450 motherboard since they are cheap asf, and gonna make my brother a itx build, if staff could move this to builds and planning that would be nice

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5 minutes ago, Eastman51 said:

You'll have to look yourself, unfortunately. All of the well priced ones are auctions, so anything I link could sell or end up overpriced through bids. 2700s are close to that $150 mark it seems, but you can get cheaper if you snipe an auction. 

and also, i need  help on wha tthe differences are on the zens, is there a huge performance boost 2700 vs 3600? i think the 2700 can run 36000mhz ram, and cant i just overclock cl16 kit for 3600mhz????

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Just now, ComputerBuilder said:

and also, i need  help on wha tthe differences are on the zens, is there a huge performance boost 2700 vs 3600? i think the 2700 can run 36000mhz ram, and cant i just overclock cl16 kit for 3600mhz????

A 3600 will perform better in gaming, but the higher core and thread count on the 2700 will edge it to a slight victory in multithreaded workloads. All Ryzens can run 3600mhz RAM to my knowledge. Overclocking a lower rated memory kit to 3600 will depend on the memory. Some kits respond poorly to overclocks, while others can overclock to the moon. Pretty sure there's a website out there you can use to generate a memory profile to plug into the BIOS to try and get lower latency and higher clocks

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2 minutes ago, Eastman51 said:

A 3600 will perform better in gaming, but the higher core and thread count on the 2700 will edge it to a slight victory in multithreaded workloads. All Ryzens can run 3600mhz RAM to my knowledge. Overclocking a lower rated memory kit to 3600 will depend on the memory. Some kits respond poorly to overclocks, while others can overclock to the moon. Pretty sure there's a website out there you can use to generate a memory profile to plug into the BIOS to try and get lower latency and higher clocks

they both will be running rx 480 8gb, then upgraded to a 3060 ti, my brother will suffer erformance because of pcie 3 but then we will be equal, i do more workloa crap so the ryzen 2700 might go to me instead of him.

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yeah Intel ded tbh, just get ryzen and especially don't get a completely overpriced and outdated Intel, if anything get one of those 10k thingies... 

 

 

seriously this is very easy to see from the outside, buying a 5yr old cpu in 2020 is, unwise... 

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11 hours ago, Mark Kaine said:

yeah Intel ded tbh, just get ryzen and especially don't get a completely overpriced and outdated Intel, if anything get one of those 10k thingies... 

 

 

seriously this is very easy to see from the outside, buying a 5yr old cpu in 2020 is, unwise... 

tbh now, my dad can use the 10 cores, he does alot of multi core tasks, but i thought i get a ryzen 5 3600 and my brother a 2700

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Just now, ComputerBuilder said:

tbh now, my dad can use the 10 cores, he does alot of multi core tasks, but i thought i get a ryzen 5 3600 and my brother a 2700

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What is the point of this thread? You obviously have your mind made up, but still ask everyone for their opinion on an old overpriced cpu and mb, and then argue with everyone who says it's a stupid idea? Because it is a stupid idea...

 

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13 minutes ago, atm0706 said:

What is the point of this thread? You obviously have your mind made up, but still ask everyone for their opinion on an old overpriced cpu and mb, and then argue with everyone who says it's a stupid idea? Because it is a stupid idea...

 

did i fucking ask

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12 minutes ago, ComputerBuilder said:

did i fucking ask

Lol you did 🤣, in your title "I need opinions on this cpu, the i7 5960x"

 

You just got mad when no one shared the same OPINION as you.

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Just now, atm0706 said:

Lol you did 🤣, in your title "I need opinions on the cpu, the i7 5960x"

 

You just got mad when no one shared

 the same OPINION as you.

thats the point, i wanted thoughts, plus i have reasons to say what i said, so why people pissed, idk

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Just now, ComputerBuilder said:

thats the point, i wanted thoughts, plus i have reasons to say what i said, so why people pissed, idk

No one is mad except you though.... ? 

 

Everyone was trying to help point out that you can get a better all around performing chip and motherboard for the same or less money, that isn't 6 years old.

 

Any way, good luck whichever way you go. I'm sure your dad will be happy running his 'multicored tasks' while pulling 250w from the wall if you manage a stable overclock on it. 

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1 minute ago, atm0706 said:

No one is mad except you though.... ? 

 

Everyone was trying to help point out that you can get a better all around performing chip and motherboard for the same or less money, that isn't 6 years old.

 

Any way, good luck whichever way you go. I'm sure your dad will be happy running his 'multicored tasks' while pulling 250w from the wall if you manage a stable overclock on it. 

welp i think that 7820x might perform better than a expsnive 2700x, but i will get my dad any build, because he needs it desperetly, i dont think a a6-5400k will last long

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