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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 11-22-2019, 05:36 AM - Thread Starter
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is this a bad time to build a pc?

my 4-5 years old pc starts to show hes age and i decided to check whats going on with new tech and maybe consider a new build+monitor to game at 1440p on games like RDR2/Cyberpunk


it seems AMD beats Intel and im very suprised with it 3950x sounds like a beast and its not having the expansive price tag like intels


anyway it seems every1 talking about waiting few months for the next gen to show up?
if i want to build a future proof pc for gaming is it a bad time now?


i'm asking because bfriday around the corner and im sure i can get some good deals on some of the parts and maybe a monitor?who knows..


thanks for any advice!
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post #2 of 45 (permalink) Old 11-22-2019, 06:06 AM
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There is always something new on the way and if wait for the next great thing you will never get anything done
If you need a new PC now build a new PC now dont wait around

As for the 3950x if its for gaming dont bother the 3900x is just as good and cheaper

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Quote: Originally Posted by nirosxs View Post
my 4-5 years old pc starts to show hes age and i decided to check whats going on with new tech and maybe consider a new build+monitor to game at 1440p on games like RDR2/Cyberpunk


it seems AMD beats Intel and im very suprised with it 3950x sounds like a beast and its not having the expansive price tag like intels


anyway it seems every1 talking about waiting few months for the next gen to show up?
if i want to build a future proof pc for gaming is it a bad time now?


i'm asking because bfriday around the corner and im sure i can get some good deals on some of the parts and maybe a monitor?who knows..


thanks for any advice!
What is your current system? What do you use it for? If it is fairly new(PCIe3.0,USB3 etc) you might can wait for Zen 2+.
Otherwise Zen+ and TR2 will be dirt cheap.

Get your B-die RAM and motherboard and see what happens with cpu prices. Even the 2600/2700X will give you all the processing power you need unless you use AVX512 a lot, that's the only reason to go Intel this time.
Nothing is coming from Intel basically except price reductions for the next 2 years.

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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
There is always something new on the way and if wait for the next great thing you will never get anything done
If you need a new PC now build a new PC now dont wait around

As for the 3950x if its for gaming dont bother the 3900x is just as good and cheaper
The epeen dough....

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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
There is always something new on the way and if wait for the next great thing you will never get anything done
If you need a new PC now build a new PC now dont wait around

As for the 3950x if its for gaming dont bother the 3900x is just as good and cheaper
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The epeen dough....

Agreed, unless you got money like that. The 3950X does seem to boost higher and draw less power while having 4 more cores, it does actually beat the 3900X. For gaming this is a very very small margin though.

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ok so let me share my pc specs quick


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and 1080p TN 144hz monitor


I mostly play games like Heavly modded Skyrim(300+mods)
Apex Legends-here i can feel that the game isnt butter smooth and abit sluggish sometimes! even that i tried best configs/low settings and such methods
i want to play games like RDR2 and Cyberpunk and i want my rig to be able to handle those games at 1440p smoothly without issues or fps drops!



and right now even that my rig is perfectly fine and i probably can squeeze another year of it with my 1080p monitor - i can feel how it lacks behind(its 4-5years old already)


I dont mind trying AMD for the first time and i dont mind getting Intel aswell, Budget isnt an issue but i also dont want to spend money on expansive overkill parts
i want a new rig that can give me 144HZ 1440P smooth gameplay for atleast 4-5 years again



thanks for any advice.
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Hi,
Actually a perfect time to build.
AMD finally offering a product worth seriously considering
Intel slashing prices.

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Hi,
Actually a perfect time to build.
AMD finally offering a product worth seriously considering
Intel slashing prices.
sounds great

i dont mind amd/intel build but im sure i want nvidia gpu (many games that i played have guides on how to configure NCP to fix things and such,i never see it for amd cards)
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