posted on Dec, 21 2019 @ 11:51 PM
a reply to: neo96
All things considered, as others have said, I'd go Ryzen. In fact I actually did go Ryzen last July ( 3700X and X570 Taichi ).
For the uses you're suggesting 3900X/3950X are probably total overkill - with the caveat that there's nothing wrong with overkill if that's part of
The 1,000 watt PSU is also in the same category. Ryzen 2 chips are amazing but they're not really overclockers. Just turn on Precision Boost Overdrive
in BIOS or Ryzen Master and you'll wind up just a hair below what you'd get if you spent time figuring out an OC sweetspot. A 750 watt PSU would be
more than enough - same overkill caveat applies.
With Ryzen RAM matters a lot. The fasted RAM possible. Samsung B die or Micron E die RAM is what most overclockers I've talked to or read posts from
tend to prefer. Essentially any 3200 RAM with a CL of 14 or a faster kit ( 3600+ ) with a CL of 16. Fast RAM is the best way of improving Ryzen 2
You can use the Ryzen DRAM calculator
to dial in the tightest timings and to
help find the sweet spot.
Zen 2 takes a bit of getting used to in some ways. Hardware monitoring software has a difficult time keeping up with how Zen 2 polls voltages and
reads temps and some monitors can cause one to panic as it can seem like the CPU is running too hot and is stuck at 1.49 volts. This isn't the case.
Using Ryzen Master or HWInfo64 currently provides the most accurate readings.
If you do go for one of the overkill, higher thread count variants, focus on air flow because the CPU and VRM will tend to get a bit warm when under
With all those random thoughts done... I think you'll be happy with the purchase. I have been.