Let me tell you a story.
It was about three years ago and AMD had just released its brand new Ryzen 1700 and my Intel 2600K was starting to look a bit long in the tooth. After hours of long negotiations with the wife she rolls her eyes in concession, I was off to my local Microcenter to upgrade the ole' PC. I grabbed all my parts and sprinted to the check out line with a giant dumb grin on my face. Finally, after being away from AMD for near a decade, my last AMD processor being an Opteron 165 on socket 939, I was about to be back in the warm embrace of the company that ignited my passion in PC building and overclocking. I finally arrive home, tore my old PC apart in record speed and carefully, but quickly, installed all my new parts. I pressed the power button and... beeeeeeeeeeeeep. Reset the CMOS... beeeeeeeeeeeeep. So off to Microcenter I went, again, to purchase a second (different) set of RAM. I had heard the 1700 was picky, but I would not be deterred. And then. Beeeeeeeeeeep. Mildly frustrated, but not yet willing to give up I broke the entire computer down, returned the parts to Microcenter and purchased all new ones and sped home to once again build a new PC. This was the moment, I press the power button and, "mother-beeeeeeeeeeeep"! Nothing. Defeated, I went back to Microcenter returned all the Ryzen parts and picked up a 7700K and all its accouterments. I used it for 2 and a half years.
Flash forward to black Friday, the 3700X is on sale. $300? That's a great deal! I rush home and... sold out. The 3800X though, it's on sale as well, $330 dollars *and* it's in stock. Add to cart, add motherboard to cart. Click buy. The next 5 days were a mix of excitement and trepidation. Would I be in for a repeat of my experience two and a half years ago? Parts arrive, wife, two and a half years later rolls her eyes, and having torn down the PC the day before the parts were to arrive I quickly installed everything, and with no small amount of fanfare, I press the power button.
It just works. And like two and a half years prior when I was sprinting to the check out line of Microcenter, I once again have a giant dumb grin on my face.
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AMD Ryzen 3800X (4.375 @ 1.3v AC)
MSI X570 Unify
EVGA RTX 2080 Super XC Ultra (2050/8150)
G.Skill Trident Z Neo 16GB 3600 @ 3733 CL 16
Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB
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