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    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/499390

    Should I get this ? With an upgrade to the PSU to Gold and an upgrade to RAM speeds

    The only thing holding me back is the shitty case options. I currently have a PC with a Phantek Ethoo Pro M so I might just get it all disassembled and use that..

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    Looks good man. Nice price

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    Would not buy, 6 core 6 thread, nope, not in 2019.

    Upgrade to 3600 (since that is the only option listed), I don't know how it compares price wise. Just don't get a 3500x.

    Is the stock GPU a blower cooler? Hard to tell.

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    6/6 is fine

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    But muh future proofing.

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    Put it this way, my 2.5 year old 6 core 12 thread CPU will perform better (1% lows etc, which is more important than average FPS) in games than a brand new 3500X. How is that fine? I seriously think that is some bad advice, to say to get the 6 core chip.

    6 core/thread chips are being pretty much maxed out today when the game is well optimised. If you want more proof, just browse youtube. No sane tech reviewer is going to suggest buying 6 core 6 thread, unless on a tight budget. 2080 Super is a waste of time paired with the 3500X.

    It's not "future-proofing", the chip is a bad buy for gaming already. I turned SMT off on my Ryzen 1600, usage sat at 100% in BFV... seems fine eh. Turn it back on and usage is like 60%, which shows that the game requires more than 100% of 6 threads.

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    Last edited by Fragluton; 6th December 2019 at 5:34 pm.

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    Fair points. Thanks for that.

    The stock GPU is a Galax RTX 2080 Super

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    So long as the standard PSU is a decent brand I wouldn't worry too much about paying $49 to get gold. 750W is already overkill by itself. Memory speed bump i'd do though for $29.

    Without knowing Aussie pricing, the build to me seems like they are using the 2080 Super as the selling point, and cutting corners in other areas to keep the price down. Eg CPU, motherboard and memory speed, just doesn't seem to be in the same tier. If you're looked around and that is the best deal then sweet as. Probably the wrong thread to be discussing it anyway. https://www.gpforums.co.nz/threads/3...ests-PC-builds is a good place though, lots of good info too.

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    Fragluton wrote:
    Put it this way, my 2.5 year old 6 core 12 thread CPU will perform better (1% lows etc, which is more important than average FPS) in games than a brand new 3500X. How is that fine? I seriously think that is some bad advice, to say to get the 6 core chip.

    6 core/thread chips are being pretty much maxed out today when the game is well optimised. If you want more proof, just browse youtube. No sane tech reviewer is going to suggest buying 6 core 6 thread, unless on a tight budget. 2080 Super is a waste of time paired with the 3500X.

    It's not "future-proofing", the chip is a bad buy for gaming already. I turned SMT off on my Ryzen 1600, usage sat at 100% in BFV... seems fine eh. Turn it back on and usage is like 60%, which shows that the game requires more than 100% of 6 threads.

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    I fully agree. I could not in good conscious recommend a 6 thread cpu. Whoever buys one would regret it sooner rather than later. Even a 12 thread CPU slowly heading that way although there is still a bit of life in it to come.

    The nail in the coffin will be the PlayStation 5 next year, when Multiplatform games are getting developed for the ryzen 3700 inside the console with 16 threads.

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    Personally wouldn't recommend anything less than 12 threads if purchasing new in this day and age.

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    First self-build complete.

    ASUS TUF Gaming X570-PLUS (WI-FI)
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600X (originally planning 3600 only, but got a good deal - only $20 more)
    EVGA Nvidia Geforce GTX 980 ti (recycled from last PC)
    G.Skill Trident Z RGB LED DDR4 3200MHz CL16 16GB (2x 8GB)
    ADATA SX8200 Pro 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 3TB 256MB 5400rpm (thought this was 7200 rpm when I ordered but didn't check properly... it's only for media files so meh)
    CORSAIR RM750X V2 750W PSU
    Phanteks Eclipse P400A D-RGB Black Edition ATX MidTower Gaming Case with Tempered Glass
    120mm Cooler Master MasterFan MF122R RGB added to the case for exhaust (but mainly to balance the RGB )

    Will upgrade to a RTX3000 series GPU when they become available later in the year. I went with a higher tier mobo in the end over a B450 as I intend to upgrade to a higher tier 4000 series CPU with aftermarket cooling in a couple of years, with a further GPU upgrade a year or so after that.

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    Added my 1080 to the loop. Got sick of having to ramp the fan up to keep temps down. Still holding out for next gen GPUs!