Bye bye 2920x!!!
Sorry for the title, I am just excited. For the first time in 7 years I no longer need a HEDT. I use to video edit in my spare time for a local beer company (edit trip footage, local advertising, etc). As much as I hated to let that go and the extra income, I longer had the spare time I once had. Since then I have 2 children and all my spare time goes to them.
History about my past systems. I got X99 on launch day with a 5820K. In 2015 I bought a 2680V3 to replace the 5820K. This was a bad mistake, video editing was the same as a 4.4 5820K and a 14 core Xeon clocked at 3.0 and gaming suffered. Then I bought the elusive 2696V3 18 core Haswell with a 3.8 turbo, and with the errata bug and slight bclk overclock could turbo 10 cores to 4.0. This thing was a beast and bought it so cheap before anybody knew what it was. Then somebody offered me over a grand for it and I sold it (this was before threadripper and X299). Then the last X99 CPU I bought was a 6950X. As much is I thought I wanted it I was highly disappointed, I could only overclock to 4.2 and felt like a sidegrade. Then I saw the launch of Ryzen and a few months later the Threadripper. I sold my X99/6950X combo and moved over to a X399/1920X system and pocketed 400 bucks. My 1920X was a beast, overclocked to 4.1 memory to 3333. Gaming performance was a little worse than the 6950X but for everything else it shaved mins to my workloads. Then in March got a hell of a deal on a 2920X (basically free upgrade after I sold my 1920X). Current running all core boost at 4.2 and single core boost of 4.35 and memory running at 3466 CL15. At these speeds it is a monster. To be honest I probably don't need to change but I have been itching to try something new.
So now that I no longer need the multi threaded horsepower I am looking for a change. I was originally going to get a 9900K and overclock the snot out of it (5.0+) and then I saw how close in gaming a 4.2 or 4.3 3700X can get for around 200 bucks cheaper. What would you guys get. Specs of my current rig are in my signature but the system would be paired with a RTX2080. But then there is the 3900X or a used X299 system. X299 overclocked to 4.6+ is still a beast for gaming. My buddy has a 7900X running at 4.8 and it is a beast. So decisions, like I said I know I am perfectly fine how I am but I just want to try something new.
Just wanted to hear some opinions on what you guys would do.
Current pic of my system.
GIGABYTE X570 GAMING X
ZOTAC AMP NVIDIA RTX2080TI
32GB (4X8GB) CORSAIR LPX @ 3466 CL16
WESTERN DIGITAL BLACK 500GB NVME (OS)
SANDISK PLUS 960GB SSD SATA III (STORAGE)
CRUCIAL MX500 750GB SSD SATA III (IMPORTANT BACK UP)
EVGA SUPERNOVA G2 850W
ABATAP 6 PIPE COOLER
RAIJINTEK ASTERION EATX CASE
WINDOWS 10 PRO
AZIO MECHANICAL BROWN
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