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Glad to get back to using AMD again for my main gaming rig.

Funny story about this build. I was initially going for the i9-9900K. Did the preorder, bought the Z390 Maximus XI Hero, and then got in to some back and forth's with AMD fanboys regarding AMD vs Intel being better. Long story short, I ordered the Ryzen 7 2700X + motherboard while waiting on the i9. After realizing the i9 had no real ship date, I cancelled my preorder and ordered the i7-9700K instead. After using the Ryzen for about a week, I decided not to even open the i7-9700K. They were actually sold out online at that moment, so I sold my i7 for $510 on ebay (paid $419) and refunded my Maximux XI Hero. Now, I couldn't be happier with the hundreds of dollars I saved.

The other components I already had from previous builds.

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

What idle temp & load temp are you getting with the X62? Also what is ambient?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Idle: 30C (fluctuates) Load: 65C Prime95 v26.6 Small FFT after 5 mins (I'll go longer on this, then OC to 4.2GHz and test again) Ambient: 21C Silent fan profile on Kraken 100% pump Stock speeds, volts, etc.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

After 20mins P95 v26.6 it seems to have a delta of 69C at stock, silent fan profile.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm.. 4.2GHz auto voltage goes to 1.458v and thermal throttles at 90C with both silent and performance fan profile. Backed the voltage down to 1.4v and froze within a couple mins, 1.43V and froze within a couple minutes again. I run stock/auto speed because it can boosts to 4.35GHz on a single core and I play a lot of LoL and WoT. I'm hoping Ryzen 3700X is something special. If not I'll probably go back to Intel. Or I'll just lose interest and be satisfied with my perfectly capable 2700X for the next 5-10 years.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info, yea that voltage is up there.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

So do you use the Kraken x62 up top or in the front?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been using it in the front for a while now. With 2x 140mm up top for extra exhaust temps are great.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the radiator work better on the front as opposed to the top? Also how is the acer IPS monitor? I’ve been looking into getting the same one. You find 27” to be too big?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, the radiator works better on the front. That's where I have it now. I added the 2x 140mm fans up top and that also helped keep the GPU cool.

The 27" IPS monitor is perfect. Not too big. Probably my favorite part of the whole system.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to know. Did you add two intake fans in front of the radiator? Or did you use the ones it came with?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Just the ones it came with.

  • 9 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice pc +1 Looks like you got a really good deal on that r7 2700x. The only thing I would have recommended would've been a ryzen 5 2600x or an i5 8600k for gaming. The ryzen 7 can game, but not better than the two cpus mentioned. Either way, that is a clean pc!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to be building a gaming pc around christmas time and planned on getting the R7 2700X, why is the R5 2600X better for gaming?

  • 9 months ago
  • 6 points

It's not. At all. The 2700X is clocked 100 MHz higher and likely binned better as well for potentially better overclocking headroom. Plus, the extra cores will come in handy for other tasks. Here's the deal. The 2600X is about equivalent to the 2700X for gaming, especially if you're GPU limited. But there are many cases in which you'd want the extra cores. Streaming, for example. So if you're just gaming, you can save 100 bucks. But the 2700X is technically slightly better because of higher clockspeeds, so to say the 2600X is better for gaming is just wrong.

The 8600K will be better for gaming but you lose multi-threading and two cores. Plus, you're buying into a platform that's DOA. You can upgrade to 9000-series processors but there's no real reason to. AM4 motherboards will be compatible with new CPU's probably until 2020.

You made the right call, OP. Enjoy your 2700X.

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  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

There is no way that a 2600 will beat a 2700X, single core or multicore.

I agree that single thread, clock for clock the 8700K and 9xxx cpu's are faster. The i9-9900K or whatever the number is, will beat the 2700X in every metric except value (where it loses miserably).

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

No. The 2600 is clocked lower, so no sense in entertaining that idea. The 8700K is better for gaming but worse for almost all applications that support multiple cores.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

It's not that simple. 8700k is faster in pure FPS, gaming at 1080p. However as soon as you go to higher resolutions the FPS gained by the 8700k is lost. Then it becomes a value proposition, and the 2700x wins out.

Not to mention the 1151 socket is a dead-end, you'll only have crazy expensive 9700k and 9900k to upgrade to.

Whereas the AM4 socket with 2700x has years left on it, including whatever Zen 2 offer.

  • 9 months ago
  • -1 points

The i7 8700k is not the fastest cpu it is the amd threadripper 2990wx With 32 cores 64 threads

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

Not for gaming. TR is bad at gaming. It has a gaming mode, yes. But what that does is disables cores to give the other cores more headroom to boost higher for longer. The TR chipset is meant for media creators and developers to put into their workstations.

If you are going for just gaming an i9-9900k, i7-8700k or i5-9600k. Would be great options. With the best for gaming being listed first.

If you wanna stay team red, I would personally recommend getting the R7 2700 or the R5 2600. Both perform the same in gaming compared to one another. I wouldn't recommend the X varients due it automatically being a higher TDP for a clock speed that the non-X's can get to with a little bit of over clocking. The X varients aren't capable of getting to speeds that the non-X aren't. They just have higher stock speeds.

+1 for the build though. I like it.

  • 9 months ago
  • 0 points

I’m just saying that it’s the fasted overall cpu

  • 9 months ago
  • 0 points

Just look at the gaming benchmarks. If all your doing is gaming, get a ryzen 5 2600x. If you have a slightly higher budget get an 8th or 9th gen i5 or i7.

  • 9 months ago
  • -1 points

well Intel boards costs more usually, so get just get 2600X, since you will also need a good cooler if you gonna use 9th gen.