GP boasts their YOLO upgrades

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    Yeah Amazon, but I had $20 amazon credit and $5 off with a coupon.

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    What do you guys think about these purchases?

    Is 3600 good enough for gaming or should I future proof myself with the 3700x?

    Not sure if I should go 3200 or 3600 on ram either.

    https://1stwave.co.nz/catalog/index....oducts_id=2210

    https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-X570.../dp/B07SVRZGMX

    https://www.amazon.com/G-Skill-Tride...N9Z26CMR3GWYQ0

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    I'd go 3700x min and should hold you over until ryzen 5

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    I got a 3600 and paired it with a b450 board, most of the games I play aren't too demanding (path of exile*, csgo, dota2 etc) and I also play on 1080p. It took me a good 7-8 years to finally let go of the old i5 2500k , this thing will probably last me a bit

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    Personally I think if your going for value gaming the r5 3600 with 3200mhz ram and a b450 board is not a bad combo, any savings vs x570 and 3700x etc can go towards better GPU. If you already have a 2080/2080ti etc 3700x or up probably makes more sense, but I don't really see the value (currently) in x570 itself for gaming.

    Unless there is a big switch to multi core reliance in games soon I expect the 3600 to do fine for sometime and I haven't noticed any massive differences in gaming due to the 2 extra cores of the 3700x (at least the information I've seen so far).

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    Monolith wrote:
    Personally I think if your going for value gaming the r5 3600 with 3200mhz ram and a b450 board is not a bad combo, any savings vs x570 and 3700x etc can go towards better GPU. If you already have a 2080/2080ti etc 3700x or up probably makes more sense, but I don't really see the value (currently) in x570 itself for gaming.

    Unless there is a big switch to multi core reliance in games soon I expect the 3600 to do fine for sometime and I haven't noticed any massive differences in gaming due to the 2 extra cores of the 3700x (at least the information I've seen so far).
    Agree (I still bought a 3700x anyway, hue)

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    AC Odyssey is one of the main title right now that benefits from a 8 core/16 thread CPU and even then, you have to force the issue a bit by dropping resolution to see it in action.

    Other than that 6 core with hyperthreading/smt is just about on par with a 8 core at this point in time.
    Buying a 8 or 12 core CPU just for conventional gaming is like buying 32gb RAM just for gaming (ok maybe a bit of an exaggeration, the 8 cores will be helpful eventually and sooner than the 32gb RAM me thinks) - but this is a YOLO thread so why the hell not!

    Last edited by SirGrim; 19th July 2019 at 9:17 pm.

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    i wonder if the 6 core is just better optimized at this point. But yeah 6 core seems to be at least as good as the 8 core. I would still get 8/16 tho personally as my 3570k shows, i only upgrade once every 4-5 years.

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    Yeah if playing the long game I think 8 is the way to go.

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    Monolith wrote:
    Personally I think if your going for value gaming the r5 3600 with 3200mhz ram and a b450 board is not a bad combo, any savings vs x570 and 3700x etc can go towards better GPU. If you already have a 2080/2080ti etc 3700x or up probably makes more sense, but I don't really see the value (currently) in x570 itself for gaming.

    Unless there is a big switch to multi core reliance in games soon I expect the 3600 to do fine for sometime and I haven't noticed any massive differences in gaming due to the 2 extra cores of the 3700x (at least the information I've seen so far).
    Yeah. I upgrade only every 4-5 years. I have a GTX 1070. Was thinking of doing the upgrade to last at least that same amount as well.

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    That's why I went with lots of cores...in 4 years when I still have this rig...the extra $80 will be worth it.

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    If you are buying a CPU today and you know for sure you will not replace it within 4+ years - then yeah get an 8 core.
    If you think you might replace your CPU in 2 years, a 6 core could end up as better value and save you money without a performance sacrifice.

    And it’s not even like buying an 8 core today makes you sacrifice performance - most games don't drop frames moving to 8 anymore, it's just the performance is mostly unused currently. So if you keep it long enough, the investment will pay off.

    And if you don't just game, but your PC is also your job then even 12 cores is a good option.
    Last edited by SirGrim; 20th July 2019 at 3:02 pm.

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    Yeah, I do the occasional video editing also. I'm happy with my 8700...it's been a good purchase.

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    What's the deal with GPUs these days? Don't game too much maybe 5hrs a month, but since going 4k my 7970 can't really do anything over min settings, was thinking of grabbing a GTX 2060 since it seems good to be able to run things at decent enough settings at 4k.

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    nile wrote:
    What's the deal with GPUs these days? Don't game too much maybe 5hrs a month, but since going 4k my 7970 can't really do anything over min settings, was thinking of grabbing a GTX 2060 since it seems good to be able to run things at decent enough settings at 4k.
    or a Radeon 5700/5700xt

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    Yeah check reviews for sure, 2060 is a bit shit for the money. AIB cards for Navi will be out next month, so if you can wait, i'd see how they price.

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    Fragluton wrote:
    Yeah check reviews for sure, 2060 is a bit shit for the money. AIB cards for Navi will be out next month, so if you can wait, i'd see how they price.
    Are they non-reference ones? Yeah that would be worth waiting a month, not keen on a ref blower cooler like what's out now.

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    Yeah AIB navi, otherwise 2060 super at the very least.

    But AIB Navi makes more sense tbh, why bother with rtx and tensor cores at that mid/entry level.

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    6gb vram is a bit low for 4K so I wouldn’t look at the 2060 imo
    Go with an 8gb+ card

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    I got the 2060 after having the 1070 and I'm on 4k. Still can't FPS on anything in 4k on anything other than low. 1080p on ultra looks way better so I just roll with that. I only got the 2060 cos the 1070 blew up.

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    If you have a 4K screen but not the gpu to drive games at high settings why not drop the resolution.

    Surely 1440p high would look much better than 4K low even on a 4K screen.

    And yeah for his budget my recommendation would be an AIB RX5700
    It has 8gb ram and it’s faster than the 2060 for basically the same price.
    Ray Tracing is not worth bothering about for anything under a 2080 so you can ignore it and then the 5700 is easily the better buy

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    Yeah...although 1080p is pixel for pixel for better sharpness when gaming. Ideally, you buy a 1440p screen of course.

    I enjoy ray tracing on bf5...can play that at 60-100fps @ 1080p with my 2060 without dlls. I'm not 100% sure it will be worth the premium, but I'm hoping it will future proof me.

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    SirGrim wrote:
    Surely 1440p high would look much better than 4K low even on a 4K screen.
    43" so i think the drop in res would be pretty noticeable compared to if it was a 32" or something smaller but haven't actually tried.

    To be honest the main game I play is arma so even a 1070 would probably run that at near highest settings at 4k, 7970 could do that at 1440... GTA would probably want something a bit more to get decent settings though.

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    I'm on a 58" TV and 1080p is fine for gaming. Sharp as. I am 3m away though.

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    Should I go 3600 on the Aorus x570 elite board or no difference past 3200 ram?

    The 3200 TridentZ is almost half the price of the 3600 lol.

    https://www.amazon.com/G-Skill-Tride...N9Z26CMR3GWYQ0

    Also the motherboard is 110 cheaper compared to NZ on Amazon... that wait tho..

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1