Now what do I do??


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  • Xaltar
    Xaltar  5 hours back

    Haha, simple choice, you already built the majority of the system with the 9980XE, keep it. It's lapped, you know it overclocks like a beast and the "upgrade" is basically the same CPU with slightly higher clocks. Its nice to see intel on the back foot for a change, now they need to smack AMD back down and force them to focus on improving their support, AGESA and compatibility.

    • khaled benchaib
      khaled benchaib  5 hours back

      Hey you guy...speaking about AMD and Intel who is the best and powerful ofcourse I shoos AMD because of his architecture 7nm and his lower price than Intel CPU.. but don't miss the 10th gen of Intel CPU has 14 nm architecture and we remark that the deference of benchmark is not far between the two cpu.. i think when Intel produce cpu's whith 7 nm it will beet Amd

      • Gen X
        Gen X  13 hours back

        I've just bought the Ryzen 5 3600 because of the value and performance it offers - am upgrading from my i5 4690K which is 5yrs old now - I usually upgrade every 4-5yrs - I usually go with whoever is offering the best value/performance CPU for the money + with AM4 I can drop in a Ryzen 7 or even a 9 if I need more performance at a later date when they are as cheap as a Ryzen 5 😁

        • whiteandnerdytuba
          whiteandnerdytuba  15 hours back

          9980 didn’t make sense when you started the build regardless of any new cpus

          • E.L. Crisler
            E.L. Crisler  1 days back

            First world problems... what to choose...

            My current builds are centered around the Ryzen 3600. The WHY is that I am building rigs for gaming and media consumption. The 3600 is an amazing value and gives great gaming performance. More cores is nice and higher FPS is nice but the gaming experience is not better and that is the only benchmark I shoot for, pure gaming performance. The reduced cost in the CPU means I can focus on the GPU. I also however use the savings to worry about better monitors and peripherals to enhance the gaming experience in a more meaningful way than a more expensive CPU will give.

            • Hanksville Noyes
              Hanksville Noyes  1 days back

              9900K, really wanted to go team red just for support, but my use case is almost entirely gaming and from what you, GN and LTT have said 9900k wins that fight.

              • Ice Bear
                Ice Bear  2 days back

                AMD is always better for streaming.


                • Cameron Harvey
                  Cameron Harvey  2 days back

                  Jay honestly... Youre barely using the pc. Just buy the parts that speak to you and you think are really cool. That's what I do and I barely use my PC to its full potential. Support the stuff you like to support.

                  • Ryan Barnard
                    Ryan Barnard  3 days back

                    AMD! AMD! AMD! Do it!

                    • Adam W
                      Adam W  3 days back

                      Feel your pain, I haven't finished my hardline loop and just got a new board and cpu to replace my 2950x with a 3960x

                      • Jaegren
                        Jaegren  3 days back

                        Amd dosnt include you cuz you always talked shit about them.

                        • Dillon Burnett
                          Dillon Burnett  3 days back

                          I'm going to try and go for a Ryzen 3800x the price is just so good for the cores. I do a lot of compiling and multi-tasking and stuff.
                          It's just hard to beat that many cores. If something takes 2 seconds longer to do I just switch to another things I'm working on while I wait.

                          I use my pc mostly for web dev (programming, light photoshop, server stuff), so I normally focus on these:

                          3800x: The cores for multi-tasking, when you have 10 tabs open, ps, 4 ides, 4 terminals, 2 different server instances and so on... you need all you can get.
                          64gp gskill: I need the ram for large files or projects. I've once opened a 15gb json file... just think about that for a second...
                          2x nvme: Manjaro, windows (I have these)
                          I am trying to get the pci card for more m.2 drives. I want to replace my ssd. I like them and all, but they are somewhat old and why not save the space with something like this? Also they don't need to be big, but focus on speed as I just need them for active projects and I can swap the stuff around with my wd green drives.

                          Oh and of course a gpu... mine is a bit old (r9 290x sapphire), but I can still play dota and most AAA if I drop the quality, so I will probably just stick with it for another year or so, and maybe grab something used after that.

                          • KuraMad2000
                            KuraMad2000  3 days back

                            The Ten-Nine-Eight-ty-ex-ee........ sigh ffs intel........

                            • KuraMad2000
                              KuraMad2000  3 days back

                              1:06 cue the porn music

                              • Emanuel Abraham
                                Emanuel Abraham  3 days back

                                1900x with costom water cooling 32gb ram and gtx 1050ti 4gb as a home server

                                • Frank Romero
                                  Frank Romero  3 days back

                                  20 years ago we were having the same conversation - AMD has always been the best cost-performance die between the two.

                                  • MrEricmopar
                                    MrEricmopar  3 days back

                                    So... now we know... Jay is into mirrors....

                                    • Domitry Street
                                      Domitry Street  4 days back

                                      I am getting deployed in 6 months and plan on doing a "hardcore water cooled build" (as I explained to my dad). I am currently doing research but was looking at a high end threadripper 3970x. I use my computer primarily for gaming so it is still up in the air what cpu to use. My father said might as well since you are water cooling and going balls to the wall hardcore style. I digress (see what I did there) it will most likely change because I wont actually build until after deployment which I wont get back till summer of 2021.

                                      Let me know if you have any ideas.


                                      • Maltese Sinner
                                        Maltese Sinner  4 days back

                                        tbh Jayz I'm having the same conflict. I am in the process of upgrading my rig and im stuck on which to go for if it's the 9900K or Ryzen 9 and tbh i still don't know!!!!!

                                        • Bakhva Inasaridze
                                          Bakhva Inasaridze  4 days back


                                          • A Hettinger
                                            A Hettinger  4 days back

                                            3900X. I wanted to do a 3950X, but couldn't find any. Guess I snoozed, I loozed.

                                            • RADIOACTIV40
                                              RADIOACTIV40  4 days back

                                              i always go bang for buck so i will probably go wiht ryzen for best bang for buck and because when i build my next rig im also going to be building the same thing for my wife(just changing color schemes cuz i like dark and she likes colors)

                                              • omegaweaponredux
                                                omegaweaponredux  4 days back

                                                9900KF Because i couldnt justify the 9900KS.

                                                • Hunter Fellows
                                                  Hunter Fellows  5 days back

                                                  4790k Cause young person poor people problems. But it still will kick ass

                                                  • Roma Krelian
                                                    Roma Krelian  5 days back

                                                    You win the award for the most accurate thumbnail ever.

                                                    • Fire On A Wire
                                                      Fire On A Wire  3 days back

                                                      On the other side of the spectrum with ridiculous faces for days see anything from LTT.

                                                  • Signaturisti
                                                    Signaturisti  5 days back

                                                    Going for the Ryzen 3600!

                                                    Why? Because the fps differences with 9900K at 1440p (especially in games I play) are so minuscule that I could argue that theyre unnoticeable to human eye!!

                                                    • Steve Frankes
                                                      Steve Frankes  5 days back

                                                      Simple, don't buy Chinese military spyware chipsets such as Ryzen

                                                      • WS S
                                                        WS S  5 days back

                                                        TR3 3960X, shipped. A mixture of gaming and heavy creator work.

                                                        • Kokinkun
                                                          Kokinkun  5 days back

                                                          Upgraded me and my wife's CPUs from 3570Ks to a 3900X (me) and 3600X (her). We're both gamers and she is a digital artist/designer by profession, Ryzen 3000 series just made sense for both of us. I probably don't need the full power of the 3900X, but I got the Crosshair VIII Impact and already have a custom loop with a 1080Ti, so getting anything less would hurt the PC Enthusiast in me.

                                                          • Plasmid
                                                            Plasmid  5 days back

                                                            ryzen 5 3600 with x570 motherboard because its cheaper and i need the pcie lanes for my m.2 drives

                                                            • Zsolt Molnár
                                                              Zsolt Molnár  5 days back

                                                              i still think MSI X570 Creation is the sexiest of the platform...

                                                              • twintriode
                                                                twintriode  5 days back

                                                                I'm gonna stick with Cyrix. GO MediaGX!!!

                                                                • Kelly Daniels
                                                                  Kelly Daniels  5 days back

                                                                  3950X and don't look back.

                                                                  • DMXRACR
                                                                    DMXRACR  5 days back

                                                                    What the hell is a "Shill" Jay/Chat??????

                                                                    • Sounds of Sanctuary
                                                                      Sounds of Sanctuary  5 days back

                                                                      Building a DAW machine with the 3960x with 128GB RAM and a host machine with the 3970x with 256GB RAM. I'm a composer so I've got the tough job of needing LOTS of multi-threading on a host machine (housing sounds in Vienna Ensemble Pro) with tons of RAM AND I also need the DAW machine to multi-thread BUT have single-thread performance for things like Reverb, EQ, Compression, etc.

                                                                      • Utsav Rahut
                                                                        Utsav Rahut  5 days back

                                                                        @JayzTwoCents Hi! Jay can you recommend a water block for Sapphire Nitro+ 5700 xt. Preferably from ekwb or any other brand easily available.

                                                                        • Randy R
                                                                          Randy R  5 days back

                                                                          I used to always be AMD, since I first started "building" PCs in the late 90's. I went to the devil in 2015 since AMD didn't have any compelling offers. But I am a creator, I write software and this cpu has the type of I/O connectivity and core count to facilitate the sort of high demanding work I do. The cpu will replace a number of scattered servers that help me to the same stuff, but now in one unified platform. Assuming I can get a chip, always sold out, only been 2 weeks though I know.

                                                                          • Austin Green
                                                                            Austin Green  5 days back

                                                                            Awesome looking build there @JayTwoCents
                                                                            i'm sticking with my 9900K as it's super stable at 5ghz and i'm happy... plus the fact i've not long upgraded everything (well ok i'm kinda stuck with the Vega 56 atm, but am hoping to rectify that someday when i'm less poor thanks to xmas, car breaking down, kids etc etc) :D

                                                                            • Moist Raisen
                                                                              Moist Raisen  6 days back

                                                                              i was debating between 3950x and 9900ks, but ultimately went with 9900ks because you cant buy 3950 at msrp... and all i do is gaming anyways.

                                                                              • Andy Young
                                                                                Andy Young  6 days back

                                                                                i remember seeing old pentium II editions of pc mags talking about how $1000 was amazing for a top end cpu. then we hit the mid 2000s and the performance gains on midrange were huge. $200-400 was enough for a decent cpu. now we've come out the other side: even low-end stuff is pretty good and midrange doesn't matter as much so it's back to $1000+ for the good stuff.

                                                                                • Carl M
                                                                                  Carl M  6 days back

                                                                                  I use a 9900k that I got on release because I hate money

                                                                                  • Michael Bergman
                                                                                    Michael Bergman  6 days back

                                                                                    So, how often do you build your machines? Sounds like it is every six months. Basically, you're hot rodding your builds and you don't care if you get a blow out.
                                                                                    Well, I'm different. I build my machines to last. Every Intel based machine I have built has lasted over five years. I have not had one AMD machine last more than 18 months.
                                                                                    It's nice that you are showing performance, but until you can show durability, I am not going to waste my money on AMD.

                                                                                    • Chris Sithiphong
                                                                                      Chris Sithiphong  6 days back

                                                                                      I want to do a best gaming build and a "why the heck" super highend build.
                                                                                      -Gaming cpu would be current 9900ks
                                                                                      -super duper highend for no real reason is, not sure. originally I wanted 9980xe but new gen is out...

                                                                                      • Astral
                                                                                        Astral  6 days back

                                                                                        I grabbed a ryzen 5 3600 because AMD is actually relevant again...and budget reasons, of course. :p

                                                                                        • Davide Pontiroli
                                                                                          Davide Pontiroli  6 days back

                                                                                          first world problems

                                                                                          • Fenrisúlfr Hródvitnir

                                                                                            If you’re not going to use that Ryzen 9, I’d take that off your hands for free or perhaps severely discounted price, perhaps? 😂

                                                                                            • Zzyxzz
                                                                                              Zzyxzz  6 days back

                                                                                              My old RIG was an intel i5 4440 and GTX 970
                                                                                              My last budget build and current RIG is a 2600x + ASUS Vega 64 and I'm very happy with it.
                                                                                              My next build will be probably a 3700/4700.
                                                                                              Graphics card wise... no idea.
                                                                                              I'm now in love with AMD. Nvidia and Intel is dead to me.

                                                                                              • N64211319
                                                                                                N64211319  6 days back

                                                                                                You could always wait for TR 3990x and pray you don't have to disable 48 cores to get it to game properly