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    Wow shit that’s a steal

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    Yeah then check out the prices for the motherboards.

    Also I've been searching for deals for ages... nothing too great so far.

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    Not surprised with the new CPUs out. A 3700x has a slightly higher CPU mark score than it, let alone its fellow 12 core 3900x, which has nearly 1.5 times its score. And then you have the higher cost for a TR4 mobo and quad channel DD4.

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    If you got a cheap TR4 mobo, would be a great system.

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    well waste of a night, last time I'll hang out for prime day.

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    ^ What were you on the lookout for? Same here no luck on the lookout for a google home hub or some cheapo video door bell.

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    ^ https://www.cnet.com/how-to/amazon-p...deals-walmart/

    You can get the Hub at that price from BHPHOTOVIDEO also and then get it here via YouShop.

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    Was either a one day thing or an error, it is at $529.49 now.

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    What I miss most about NZ is the god damn deliveries there. Seriously, delivery guys in the US break everything. Legit man, I am not kidding. About 30% of shit delivered to me is smashed to pieces compared to NZ where it's probably 3%.



    Actual UPS guy in action.

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    newegg sale some decent stuff r7 2700 for 267 shipped to nz / r5 2600 220

    GST goes away when you added it to the cart

    https://www.newegg.com/global/nz-en/...82E16819113496

    https://www.newegg.com/global/nz-en/...-498-_-Product

    lol 2700 went oos
    Last edited by Em1; 16th July 2019 at 1:35 pm.

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    Anygood?

    Acer Predator Triton 500 Thin & Light Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i7-8750H, GeForce RTX 2060 with 6GB, 15.6" Full HD 144Hz 3ms IPS Display, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, RGB Keyboard, PT515-51-71VV
    $1000USD

    https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator...15E965PW30NPC0

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    dickytim wrote:
    Was either a one day thing or an error, it is at $529.49 now.
    It sold out -those prices are from 3rd party sellers.

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    huntakillaz wrote:
    Anygood?

    Acer Predator Triton 500 Thin & Light Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i7-8750H, GeForce RTX 2060 with 6GB, 15.6" Full HD 144Hz 3ms IPS Display, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, RGB Keyboard, PT515-51-71VV
    $1000USD
    If you didn't have to pay import tax on it then yes that would be a decent deal.

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    the segmentation by AMD so far seems kinda bad , it is like they "needed" a product for each $100 or $50 bracket..

    plus their main competition seems to be their own self.. they really should have just did a 3600 (6c/12) 3800 (8c/16 ) and 3900 (12c/24 ) . instead there is a the X ones in-between and the 3700 and later the 3950 and later the 16 c ? Or did i miss something here?

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    Bloody wrote:
    the segmentation by AMD so far seems kinda bad , it is like they "needed" a product for each $100 or $50 bracket..

    plus their main competition seems to be their own self.. they really should have just did a 3600 (6c/12) 3800 (8c/16 ) and 3900 (12c/24 ) . instead there is a the X ones in-between and the 3700 and later the 3950 and later the 16 c ? Or did i miss something here?
    And nothing in the "performance CPU + integrated graphics" segment. You know, basically what every IT worker/developer needs. And a lot of regular business workers.

    I want to bin this laptop and build a Ryzen machine with oodles of CPU performance and an IGP (drive 2x 4K60p displays for coding). But if I can't have that I'll probably buy an older E5-v4 Xeon with 10 or so cores and slap a GT1030 on it.

    Choice is basically a 3400G or a 2400G. Both are quad + HT. Which can be matched by any old Haswell onwards i7. Making the extra expense pointless.

    I was looking at one of these if I could get a better processor, but the 2400G seems to be no better than the i7-6700HQ in my laptop.
    https://www.anandtech.com/show/14251...d-ryzen-minipc

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    AMD Ryzen 2700x $216 USD (~ $335 NZD) shipped, Amazon Prime required.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B428M7F

    Meanwhile a 3600x costs 248 USD, and 3700x 449 USD.

    Deal ends in 6h 20m... Edit: Looks like all sold out.
    Last edited by mouwen; 17th July 2019 at 2:34 pm.

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    mouwen wrote:
    AMD Ryzen 2700x $216 USD (~ $335 NZD) shipped, Amazon Prime required.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B428M7F

    Meanwhile a 3600x costs 248 USD, and 3700x 449 USD.

    Deal ends in 6h 20m...
    Was just looking at that. Have now decided I am going to build a desktop with a 1030.

    Trying to decide between a 2700X or a E5-1650 V3. Passmark suggests single threaded is basically the same:
    https://cpubenchmark.net/compare/Int...00X/2389vs3238

    But two extra cores on the 2700X.

    Can get a 1650 v3 for $200, 2700X is $330 (for the next 6 hours)

    1650 has quad channel DDR4, 2700X is only dual channel.

    Is there anything that makes the 2700X a better option aside from the two extra cores?

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    It also has 4 extra threads and a socket that can be upgraded with new CPU's versus 5 year old ones and can take faster RAM that is cheaper. I went from a Xeon to the 2700x a year a go, it is a great CPU.

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    HELL KNIGHT wrote:
    It also has 4 extra threads and a socket that can be upgraded with new CPU's versus 5 year old ones and can take faster RAM that is cheaper. I went from a Xeon to the 2700x a year a go, it is a great CPU.
    Cool, so not really.

    It's not faster RAM if you can run half as many channels, it's much slower RAM overall, and ECC isn't mandatory, the Xeon will run non-ECC RAM fine.

    I was thinking along the lines of vital new instruction sets or something, like if the v3 Xeons didn't support NVME.

    Edit: Max bandwidth of 2933 is 23.5GB/s, or 47GB/s dual channel. Quad channel 2133 is 68GB/s (17GB/s each).
    Last edited by suntoucher; 17th July 2019 at 2:52 pm.

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    suntoucher wrote:
    Was just looking at that. Have now decided I am going to build a desktop with a 1030.

    Trying to decide between a 2700X or a E5-1650 V3. Passmark suggests single threaded is basically the same:
    https://cpubenchmark.net/compare/Int...00X/2389vs3238

    But two extra cores on the 2700X.

    Can get a 1650 v3 for $200, 2700X is $330 (for the next 6 hours)

    1650 has quad channel DDR4, 2700X is only dual channel.

    Is there anything that makes the 2700X a better option aside from the two extra cores?
    + performance hit on the older Xeon for Spectre/Meltdown mitigation's.

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    nzbleach wrote:
    + performance hit on the older Xeon for Spectre/Meltdown mitigation's.
    Yeah, that's a good consideration. Do those get applied by default?

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    Xeon is pretty niche market, as in if you ignore the price, it's worse in every other way than a 2700x for 95% of people. If you need to save money though, buy the now seven year old tech, it will work. I would be pretty amazed if single threaded performance was the same. Can only assume you need to overclock the xeon quite high? Has someone (other than passlolmark) benchmarked them?

    Pretty obvious you want the Xeon, so just buy one lol.

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    Fragluton wrote:
    Xeon is pretty niche market, as in if you ignore the price, it's worse in every other way than a 2700x for 95% of people.
    Why?

    It's my understanding that they're exactly the same, if anything, slightly better version of the architecture they're based on (eg, Sandy Bridge-E was released between Sandy and Ivy and was Sandy + PCI-E 3.0).

    Plus quad channel memory and more PCI-E lanes, and more cores.

    Hell, Xeon E3s are literally consumer chips with a fancy name. An E3-1245 v3 is, for all intents and purposes, a rebranded i7-4770.
    https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us...ds=75122,75462

    I have a Sandy E5 now on my gamer, but the whole machine uses too much power to be my work machine which is basically on 12 hours a day.

    What makes them different/worse from what you know?

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    On the reverse of that X series Intel consumer chips were usually rebranded Xeons, which is why they used socket 2011.

    E5-1660 is an i7-3960X + a newer stepping.
    https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us...ds=64620,63696

    If it's an i series with an X, then it's essentially a rebranded Xeon.

    Intel basically make two products, then cut them down to make their product stack and both get branded Xeon or Core i. AMD does the same, best example of that was the Phenom X2s and "unlocking" cores.

    And no, I'm looking to get maximum performance for minimal cost but don't want to miss out on new features.