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Join Date: Feb 2012
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Bad timing for buying Intel, both HEDT and mainstream will get a refresh this year. I'd go used w. warranty for the CPU.
Also, there is only one "XE" - the 7980XE and it's better avoided unless you need 18 cores. For 1080Ti SLI the 7900/7920X are the sweet spot.
I'm now very happy with Ryzen 2700X and R9 290X (done with Nv and Intel's policies, will be getting a Vega64 LC soon).
I've had the 7920, 80XE and ThreadRipper 1950X all with 1080Ti SLI and the Threadripper had issues, it was bottlenecking them heavily, you could see a spontaneous drop in GPU load and stuttering in games.
Core i9 9900K @ 5.2 || EVGA Z390 DARK || 2x8GB G.Skill TridentZ RGB 4600 C18 @ 4266 C17 || GPU: EVGA Kingpin RTX2080Ti @ 2130MHz || Samsung 970PRO 1TB + 860EVO 2TB || Lian Li O11 Dynamic White || Corsair AX1600i || Screen: LG B8 OLED 55 and LG 34GK950F
Corsair H150i PRO + Noctua NF-A12x25
Last edited by Martin778; 06-03-2018 at 04:07 PM.