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Sanity check please

Not locked in yet, I want to be able to play AC, TW3 etc at 4k 60fps at top settings and not too struggle too much. This was the only MB it would let me select, how does it compare against my curent ASUS® Z97-PRO GAMER: ATX, USB3.0, SATA 6GB/S.

Cheers

Case
CORSAIR OBSIDIAN SERIES™ 500D SE CASE
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 Eight Core Processor i7-9800X (3.8GHz) 16.5MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING: ATX, USB 3.1, SATA 6 GB/s, WIFI - RGB Ready
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB DDR4 3000MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
11GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Ti - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!

Get Control & Wolfenstein: Young Blood w/ select GeForce RTX GPUs!
1st Storage Drive
250GB Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (upto 550MB/sR | 520MB/sW)
2nd Storage Drive
1TB Samsung 860 QVO 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (upto 550MB/sR | 520MB/sW)
3rd Storage Drive
4TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA PRO 3.5", 7200 RPM 128MB CACHE
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 750W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H150i PRO Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
COOLER MASTER MASTERGEL MAKER THERMAL COMPOUND
Extra Case Fans
3x Corsair LL120 RGB LED Fan + Controller Kit
Sound Card
ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Google Chrome™
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS & UK OFFSHORE ISLANDS / N IRELAND
Build Time
FAST TRACK 5 WORKING DAY DISPATCH
Price: £3,061.00 including VAT and Delivery
 

Flo

Silver Level Poster
The cpu+mobo combination you chose is not really aimed at gaming. The below would be a better option although I believe the cpu is overkill if your only use is gaming. You could drop to the 3700x with no impact in gaming. Don't buy so many SATA SSDs. Stick to 1 m2 drive of 1-2tb for windows and games and a 4tb hdd for your music/movies library. The case you choose has already got rgb fans so no need to purchase the extra kit. I forgot to add the fast track but even with that it should come under your initial build.

Case
CORSAIR OBSIDIAN SERIES™ 500D SE CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12 Core CPU (3.8GHz-4.6GHz/70MB CACHE/AM4)

Get 3 Months of XBOX Game Pass for PC w/ select AMD Ryzen CPUs
Motherboard
ASUS® ROG STRIX X570-F GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2933MHz ~ (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
11GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Ti - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!

Get Control & Wolfenstein: Young Blood w/ select GeForce RTX GPUs!
1st Storage Drive
4TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA PRO 3.5", 7200 RPM 128MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3300MB/W)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 750W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H115i PRO Cooler w/ PCS Ultra Quiet Fans
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KK3-00002]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 3 to 5 working days
Price: £2,885.00 including VAT and Delivery
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/xuHcsHxCZJ/
 

Mustafo95

Silver Level Poster
Agreed with the above, including the suggestion to switch the CPU to an R7 3700x.
Why not 3800x? Isn't it supposed to be better binned cpu. The way I've seen it explained is, for pure gaming it's between 3600x and 3800x,that's it. Most reviewers got 3700x and 3900x, so there is a lot of data on them, but i feel like those 2 (3600x and 3800x) are going under the radar a little bit
 

Oussebon

Moderator
Moderator
The way I've seen it explained is, for pure gaming it's between 3600x and 3800x,that's it
That's not what I had seen. The 3800x is only a tiny bit faster than the 3700x. Same with 3600 / 3600x. And before that the 2600 / 2600x. You spend a disproportionate amount for a tiny bit of performance.

And also remember that this is a PC Specialist-specific context. Reviews talk about MSRP. Or shelf prices.

If an R5 3600x is ~£15 more than an R5 3600, sure, why not. PCS were selling them for £50 different the other day.. seems to have shrunk to a little over £40. Still doesn't necessarily sound worth it.

The R7 3800x seems to be £118 more than the R7 3700x ?!? !

It's only another £95 for the R9. Why would anyone buy a 3800x at that kind of price.
 

Mustafo95

Silver Level Poster
Well look, I'm not eloquent or have the knowledge to make my own argument, so I'm just gonna copy-paste a comment from reddit thread that made a lot of sense to me, Here it goes:
Essentially, the 3700X is the successor to the 2700, not the 2700X.

Let's look at last generation. The 2700 (non-X) fit 2 more cores and 4 more threads into the same power envelope as the 2600. Base and boost clocks were in the same ballpark:

  • 3.4/3.9 for the 2600
  • 3.2/4.1 for the 2700
But the problem with the 2700 was that after 4 threads were loaded, the clock speed took a dive, as shown here - https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Ryzen_5_2600/16.html

In table form (clock speeds are rounded):

Loaded Threads26002700
13.94.1
23.94.1
33.94.0
43.93.95
53.93.55
63.93.55
73.93.5
83.93.5
93.83.5
103.83.5
113.753.5
123.753.5
13N/A3.45
14N/A3.45
15N/A3.4
16N/A3.4
Again, the 3700X appears to be more of a successor to the 2700. As such, I expect the top gaming processors from this product stack to be the 3600, 3600X, and 3800X. Meanwhile, the 3700X and 3900X will offer obscene value in the budget-HEDT space. But I wouldn't get those last two if your primary use is gaming.

Take the second chart from that TPU link, add 200-300mhz to each data point, and swap out:

  • 2600 = 3600
  • 2700 = 3700X
  • 2700X = 3800X
And you have a good ballpark with regards to where the core/frequency scaling will be on these chips. Add in the ~15% IPC, and you have two gaming monsters (3600 for value, 3800X for performance), and a budget-HEDT marvel (3700X).
 

Oussebon

Moderator
Moderator
I googled. That was posted weeks before the reviews even came out :/

It's speculation. Which is fun, and very good in terms of thinking about things to look for in exciting news releases, but tbh anything prior to the reviews should largely be disregarded.

This person makes the point about the 2700 seeing frequencies drop quite a bit under multithreaded loads:
2600: https://www.techpowerup.com/review/amd-ryzen-5-2600/16.html
2700: https://www.techpowerup.com/review/amd-ryzen-7-2700/16.html

And essentially they suspect it'll happen to the 3700x because it's got the same TDP as the 3600 i.e. 65W.

It's a fair theory, but it apparently doesn't happen: https://www.techpowerup.com/review/amd-ryzen-7-3700x/20.html
Beyond the ~150Mhz you see drop down under multithreaded loads which is what you more usually expect from Ryzen (you'd of course expect something of the kind to happen with Intel CPUs too; that what boost are)

Taking the 3600x, we see at best around a 3% improvement in performance with an R6 3600x (95W TDP) over the 3600 (65W TDP) for a ~25% increase in price - at the prices reviewed - and very limited OC potential:

Here we have a thread where one or two people are warbling on about the 3800x being "better binned for OC":

That doesn't make any sense to me, as across the board so far Zen 2 has had very little headroom for OCing. AMD are pushing the architecture almost as far as it will go out of the box. I think people just love to use the word binned, and have something to look forward to. We'll see once decent / any benchmarks start to appear of course.

But the 3800x is guilty of bring a ripoff until proven innocent tbh :)
 
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