Hi all, I'm wanting to upgrade a PC I have. Looking at a i7 9700k build. Mainly for games like BF5. Put this pc partspicker together, but need to confirm its all good. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/TVKyGG
With Zen 2 so close its an extremely bad idea and time to build something when Zen 2 will probably be much better than anything Intel has to offer
Besides that there are many things in that build that can be done better and cheaper
First off NVME is a waste of time and money for gaming as its only a second faster at most compared to an SSD using the older AHCI protocole
The 660P is that cheap because its using QLC NAND flash which means when you start to copy the speeds will drop like a rock to speeds just as slow as a HDD so its actually much worse than a good old 2,5 inch SSD
Thanks. Just off hand what kind of price with a x570 MB sell for. And what kind of availability?
You are probably looking at a similar if not slightly lesser cost for a comparable X570/ 8c Zen 2 system. I say comparable because even if IPC only matches intel, the AMD equivalent will have SMT which is akin to intel's hyperthreading albeit without (many) of the vulnerabilities that require performance eating mitigation down the road.
Granted, you will have a great CPU with either system, may as well wait and see if either the prices drop or to see if the real performance numbers blow intel out of the water.