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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-14-2019, 06:52 PM - Thread Starter
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Upgraded from a 5930k to a 3700x.. My thoughts

Well I went from the following two systems:

Old System:
Intel 5930k Oced to 4.5ghz
Asrock X99 OC Formula
4x8GB Crucial 2400mhz Ram (My memory controller was a lemon and couldn't overclock it whatsoever)
2x1080ti
1600w EVGA
Multiple of SSDs
All Watercooled

New System:
AMD 3700x (Was hunting for a 3900x but gave up and happy I did)
Gigabyte X570 Ultra
2x16GB Crucial Ballstix 3200mhz CL16 (Was clocked to CL14 same 3200mhz)
1x1TB Corsair NVME PCIE4.0
2x1080ti
Everything else is the same.

What I have noticed after a couple of weeks of playing with it:
1- Initial bios gave me SLI issues. Once I updated to F4i everything just clicked and GPUs started working like before.
2- Memory overclocking was not possible until I updated to F4i.
3- Even without the overclocking the memory, the system was super responsive (Previous system had an M.2 Crucial 500gb so it was not due to the changing the main OS drive).
I am not talking about FPS.. I am not talking about productivity... I am talking about general system things... opening a tab, a word document... I threw it to the fact that it's a fresh install.. but even after 3 weeks of heavy work it is still responsive as hell.
4- The OC factor is gone. Before we used to go into bios and try to squeeze some performance. Now? just plug it and let it do its work. Kudos to AMD... I am getting too old to OC and play for hours to squeeze some more performance.
5- Once I updated to F4i... Downloaded Ryzen Dram Calculator and just plugged in the first 5 numbers. The board took it from there.
I said the system was responsive... Now it's like a crack addict on SPEED.
6- Gaming wise. Felt no difference whatsoever. Hell my minimums went up and the gameplay felt "smoother" and I game on a 144hz screen. Can't post numbers since I tore down my old system before running them but I am actually enjoying gaming now.
7- General Issues? None. Nada. I fired up everything and worked fine. Only issues was with the SLI and those were sorted after a couple of bios updates.
8- Productivity... I am normal engineer... so when you fire solidworks and run a couple of programs in the background with no "sudden" system hiccups... thats a big pro for me.

If this is a mid range 3700x doing all of that... BEGONE O'FILTHY DEMON OF LUST I SHALL WAIT FOR ZEN 3 (Which is plug and play take out the old CPU and smack in the new... no need to buy a new motherboard... in your face intel).

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EK Supramacy
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Hi,
And you're surprised that a 4-5 year old 6 core doesn't work as well as new gen 8 core processor

Indeed good for amd this gen still green in the gills but plenty of room to improve quirks.

Memory oc on x99 is well known when it came out nobody knew it liked samsung b-dies more than hynix or micron
Heck doubt anyone knew what samsung b-dies were then either 3200C14 is the bomb on x99
Good thing is amd likes b-die also.

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Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
And you're surprised that a 4-5 year old 6 core doesn't work as well as new gen 8 core processor

Indeed good for amd this gen still green in the gills but plenty of room to improve quirks.

Memory oc on x99 is well known when it came out nobody knew it liked samsung b-dies more than hynix or micron
Heck doubt anyone knew what samsung b-dies were then either 3200C14 is the bomb on x99
Good thing is amd likes b-die also.
Thing is I build PCs as a hobby for family and friends.

Built like 6 9900ks with either a 2070 or a 2080s the last year... Hell I was ordering parts for a 7th just before Ryzen launch.

The 9900k is a beast in pure FPS in games but it still has the same issues as a 5930k (Remember mine was OCed to it's limits) generally in the desktop area.

The 7th 9900k build was changed to a 3700x and the dude is happily upgraded to a 2080ti due to the cost difference (Cost difference in CPU pricing and not having to a buy a heft AIO to cool it... that amounts to (220$ CPU Difference+150$ AIO price+45$ for shipping to my country = 415$ which pushed his 800$ allocated budget for a 2080s to reach 2080ti range).

AMD really nailed it this time. Now hoping they nail the GPU side so GPU prices drop a bit.

Unless you game on a 200hz monitor with a 2080ti there is no reason to get the 9900k now.

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Build Log: Hydra 3
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Hydra
(13 items)
Hydra 2
(23 items)
Hydra 3.0
(10 items)
CPU
Intel i7 3930k @[email protected]
Motherboard
Asrock X79 Fataility Champion
GPU
3xInno3d GTX 780 with Full Nickel EK Waterblocks
RAM
Gskill RipjawsX [email protected] 11-11-11-31
Hard Drive
2xSamsung 830 256gb
Power Supply
Seasonic 1250 watt
Cooling
Custom H2O - 3x XSPC RX360 with EK Blocks
Case
Danger Den Double Wide 21
Monitor
Surround Gaming [email protected] (X-Star)
Keyboard
Cooler Master Trigger Red Caps
Mouse
Roccat Kone+
Audio
Roccat Kave 5.1 Headphones
Audio
Creative ZX (Incoming)
CPU
4930k
Motherboard
Asus Extreme Black Edition
GPU
Sapphire R9 290x
GPU
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GPU
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GPU
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RAM
Gskil TridentX 2400mhz
Hard Drive
Samsung 830 256GB
Hard Drive
Samsung 840 500GB
Power Supply
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Cooling
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Cooling
4x EK Blocks
Cooling
6x EK XTX480
Cooling
EK XT360
Case
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Operating System
Windows 8.1
Monitor
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Monitor
Qnix 32in 1440 MVA
Keyboard
Coolermaster Storm Trigger
Mouse
Roccat Kone
Audio
Creative ZX
Audio
AKG K7XX
CPU
3900x
Motherboard
Gigabyte Aorus Ultra
GPU
EVGA 1080 Ti
GPU
EVGA 1080 Ti
RAM
Ballistix Sport LT 32GB
Power Supply
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Cooling
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