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3700x or 3900x

Sohanon

6 months ago

I'm sort of torn between buying the two. I admittedly have the 3900x ordered already, I just need to wait for shipments to come in and they will ship it to me, but I feel going for a 3900x is going to be overkill.

The GPU I'm planning to use is a GTX 2060, so I fear bottlenecking may be a possibility with the 3900x.

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on what You are doing with the system.

The GPU I'm planning to use is a GTX 2060, so I fear bottlenecking may be a possibility with the 3900x.

GPU can only bottleneck a system if You choose to set the settings high enough that it becomes the limiting part.

I would be more worried about either CPU being a bottleneck as that cannot be solved. And for that You need to check benchmarks in Your uses to see if that is a problem.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I realized after submitting my topic that I didn't even share what I plan to do with my system.

I mainly plan on just doing gaming on my spare time, though the games I play aren't exactly power demanding. The games includes final fantasy's mmo, overwatch, dota, as well as whatever is in my backlog on Steam. These games aren't that current, I think the most current I own on my steam library would be GTAV, Skyrim, or Dark Souls III.

Outside of gaming I was thinking of messing around in 3D software such as DAZ, but I don't think I'll be working in it too much.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Outside of rendering the performance pretty much stops scaling after the 3600X for those kinds of workloads.

So I would return the 3900X and grab something cheaper and put the money where it actually helps You.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Well luckily it's not been shipped, so I can easily just cancel the order, hah.

Between a 3600x and 3700x, which would be a better buy in your opinion?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a toss up.

3600X cheaper.

3700X better cooler and easier to cool with an extra two cores but You pay more.

I would throw both builds together and see which looks better overall with the extra savings.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I did mean to throw in, I do stream on twitch every now and then. Will I get any sort of boosted performance, using the 3700x to stream with?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I was also wondering which one to go with and I think the best choice would be to get the 3700x and put more money towards a better GPU I'm mostly gaming with my rig and planning to buy a 4k or 1440p monitor soon so more money towards a 2080 super or something

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can afford a more powerful CPU, then go for it. I've learned the hard way in the past skimping on a cpu and putting it all in GPU. Years later you can be proud that your 3900x going nice and strong while you install your RTX 4080 ti

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