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Thread: New build suggestion

  1. #1
    Xtreme Enthusiast
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    Mar 2010

    New build suggestion

    Since my X5670 died, and don't want to spend money on older technology, thinking of a 10 core or so cpu. The threadripper series cpu's seems cost efficient when it comes to crunching but intel 10 core older tech doesn't look to bad. Never built a AMD system before and heat issues seems to be issues with this chip, not sure which way to go. On a budget so looking for suggestions.

  2. #2
    Xtreme Cruncher
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    Nov 2008
    NE Ohio, USA
    Theese Ryzen 3900X chips seem to be great bang for the buck chips. Haven't really looked into Intel since my i7-2600k lol. Went straight from that to a Ryzen 2700X then to a 3900X. Learning curve, but looks to be worth it I think?
    24/7 Cruncher #1
    Crosshair VII Hero, Ryzen 3900X, 4.0 GHz @ 1.225v, Arctic Liquid Freezer II 420 AIO, 4x8GB GSKILL 3600MHz C15, ECGA 3080ti FTW3 Ultra
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    24/7 Cruncher #2
    ASRock X470 Taichi, Ryzen 3900X, 4.0 GHz @ 1.225v, Arctic Liquid Freezer 280 AIO, 2x16GB GSKILL NEO 3600MHz C16, ECGA 3070ti FTW3 Ultra
    Samsung 970 EVO 250GB NVMe, Samsung 870 EVO 500GBWin 10 Ent, Enthoo Pro, Seasonic FOCUS Plus 850W

    24/7 Cruncher #3
    GA-P67A-UD4-B3 BIOS F8 mod, 2600k (L051B138) @ 4.5 GHz, 1.260v full load, Arctic Liquid 120, (Boots Win @ 5.6 GHz per Massman binning)
    Samsung Green 4x4GB @2133 C10, 2x MSI 1660ti, Samsung 870 EVO 500GB, 2x1TB WD Red RAID1, Win10 Ent, Rosewill Rise, EVGA SuperNOVA 1300W G2

    24/7 Cruncher #4 ... Crucial M225 64GB SSD Donated to Endurance Testing (Died at 968 TB of that is not a typo!)
    GA-EP45T-UD3LR BIOS F10 modded, Q6600 G0 VID 1.212 (L731B536), 3.6 GHz 9x400 @ 1.312v full load, Zerotherm Zen FZ120
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    Evil Kitty
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    Detroit, MI
    If you are going HEDT, I think AMD is the way forward. I've been on mainstream the last 4 years, so I've stayed with Intel as they still feel more plug and play to me. But lately the Ryzen 3 series look darn tempting. For bang for the buck 3700X on an X470 mobo would be a powerful set up.
    9900k @ 5.1Ghz
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    Strix 2080 Ti OC
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    Xtreme Cruncher
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    Nov 2005
    Rhode Island
    I love my Ryzen 3900X. Using the stock HSF and don't have any issues with heat. The 7nm chips just run at temperatures a little warmer than we're used to, but it's completely fine.
    Fold for XS!
    You know you want to

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    I am Xtreme zanzabar's Avatar
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    Jul 2007
    SF bay area, CA
    My 5930k has been hurting with the security patches. I dont think I would go for anything intel HEDT at this point. I looked at getting an older xeon to drop in, but anything ddr4 has a huge price premium on the used market.
    5930k, R5E, samsung 8GBx4 d-die, vega 56, wd gold 8TB, wd 4TB red, 2TB raid1 wd blue 5400
    samsung 840 evo 500GB, HP EX 1TB NVME , CM690II, swiftech h220, corsair 750hxi



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