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I'm making some progress on parts for my Mid-Life Crisis Build. Right now I'm looking at CPU/Motherboard combos. I want a beast of a CPU, but one that's at least something of a deal to honor my historical cheapness. Not a ton of sales right now, but 3900X looks like it can be had at a decent price, and CPU Mark seems to put it a fair bit ahead of a 5800X. 12 core seems appealing for just over $400

 

 

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what do you do on your PC?

My PCs: Desky | Beddie | Miney | Benchie

Things I need help with: (nothing at the moment)

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none atm

I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

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Products I like:

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Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

Products I hate:

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Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

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be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

Companies I hate:

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Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

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Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

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Have it! Love it!

 

I can do anything I want with this computer, pretty much. 🙂

 

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The only stars that matter, are the ones you look at when you dream... ~ Keanu Reeves

Am I still to create the perfect system?! ~ Clu

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The real deal IMO is the 3950X. If you do something besides gaming where you can take advantage of the cores, you can get 16 older cores for the price of 12 new ones. You still get PCI-E 4.0, SAM, all the goodies the 5000 series has, just a little less IPC because of generational improvments. I saw a used one on eBay recently for about $450..! 

 

That said, if this is a gaming only computer, there's no reason to get anything bigger than a 5600X (which when combined with a 6900XT or 3090, and at 1080p) will be faster than a 3900X. 

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13 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

what do you do on your PC?

Multi-use really. Limited games, mostly strategy and other stuff that's not wildly GPU intensive. Work is mostly web browser, word processor, and an old version of Dreamweaver in Wine.

 

The most CPU-intensive thing is a hobby in mathematical proofs, so things like Coq. I don't 100% know where performance comes from there, but it stands to reason more is better.

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1 minute ago, jasonditz said:

The most CPU-intensive thing is a hobby in mathematical proofs, so things like Coq. I don't 100% know where performance comes from there, but it stands to reason more is better.

depends if it scales the workload across multiple cores

unless you have a specific workload that can leverage 12 cores at once, it's hard to pick the 3900x over the 5800x

5800x have decent IPC improvement, which means the single thread performance is really good, which matters in most applications that a normal user uses (like the ones u listed)

 

that said, both are decent chips and whatever floats your boat is fine

personally own a 3900x, it's okay, i get CPU thread limited in some games so at times i wished i have 5800x instead

but then again i am getting 100fps+ in most games that are CPU bound, so it's not really an issue, just me being elitist

My PCs: Desky | Beddie | Miney | Benchie

Things I need help with: (nothing at the moment)

Spoiler

none atm

I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

Spoiler

Products I like:

Spoiler

Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

Products I hate:

Spoiler

Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

Spoiler

be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

Companies I hate:

Spoiler

Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

Spoiler

Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

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Coq definitely can take advantage of multiple cores/threads. Right now I'm using an i7-4790, so anything's bound to be an upgrade.

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