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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-21-2020, 04:06 PM - Thread Starter
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Worth the trip?

I've been offered a free brand new 3900X upgrade from a 3800X. The catch is, pick up only and it's a 6-hour drive. Worth it? Worth the 12-hour (roundtrip) road trip? Would you do it?
4 more cores hmmmm

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-21-2020, 04:35 PM
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Price of 3900X - Price 3800X = Gas money
Is it a free upgrade then?
Why do you need someone's opinion ,I assume you are an adult .Adults make decision's.
I would 100% do it for fun,if it was me
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerardfraser View Post
Price of 3900X - Price 3800X = Gas money
Is it a free upgrade then?
Why do you need someone's opinion ,I assume you are an adult .Adults make decision's.
I would 100% do it for fun,if it was me
Excuse me for asking for advice about a CPU in a forum, wondering if they are even that different in power and speed, if maybe someone has had both and seen an enormous difference or no difference at all.

Not sure if you understand forums or just like being an jerk.

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Personally I would do the trade. The 12 cores of the 3900X are pretty darn nice to have, and will more than likely hold you over for longer than the 8 core 3800X will.

Does depend on whether or not you like long car drives though.

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Personally I would do the trade. The 12 cores of the 3900X are pretty darn nice to have, and will more than likely hold you over for longer than the 8 core 3800X will.

Does depend on whether or not you like long car drives though.
Thanks exactly the advice I was looking for, I do like road trips. Hate putting miles on the car though lol.

But I am gonna do it.

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I love the spur of the moment road trips myself. And my toyota avalon just hit 309k miles . Some of these modern vehicles last a crazy long time without having any real mechanical troubles.

I had a 3900X earlier this year and traded it out for a 6 core 12 thread Ryzen chip + cash, and immediately wish I hadn't. I miss having ridiculous amounts of performance from my PC. And as an additional plus, the 3900X I had ran surprisingly cool too.

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Nice! Yeah, road trips can def be fun and something different from the norm of everyday life. I lease a new car every several years (Taxes and LLC stuff, leasing benefits me) and the downside to that is watching your milage but I should be good for this one.

Yeah if I get another one of these free upgrades again for a 3900X anytime soon, you will be the first to know as thanks for answering my question.

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It really depends on what you are doing with the PC if you would feel much of a benefit since the 3800x is already a pretty solid performer. I went from a 4790k to a 3900x and now can't see myself going back to a lower core count chip for my main workstation. I can run all of my work stuff in VM's while still having plenty of cores to do whatever I want on the host at the same time.

Sounds like you're already convinced to go for it, but just figured I'd chime in and say the 3900x is a sweet chip and I'm sure you'll love it.

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If the price of the fuel + the price of selling your 3800x are enough to buy a new 3900x I would not go. Other then that I would, more cores more performance.

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I would be able to do a 12-hour drive on about 20 gallons of gas, which would cost me under $40. I still wouldn't make the trip because the R9 3900X isn't enough of an upgrade over an R7 3800X. I guess if I was doing something that scaled with more cores, it would easily be worth the trip. Alternatively, you can make the trip and sell either processor toward an upgrade for something else. Seems a bit silly to get an RTX 2070 instead of an RTX 2070 Super. Also seems silly to get two 1TB 970 Pro drives instead of a 2TB 970 Evo Plus. Overall a very nice build, just a weird allocation of funds.

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