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I think I should go Ryzen, but I want others opinions, first.

LostElement
  • 36 months ago

Below is the build I am going to initially build when I get my money in a couple monthes. I am a hardcore gamer, but I also intend to get into some really heavy 3D modeling/animation/rendering. I intend to do this professionally, so I will need a monstrous machine. The 6 powerful cores of the I7-6850K is just at the price point I want to spend for a powerful CPU, not to mention the nifty features X99 comes with.

I feel like I will greatly benefit from the 8 cores and 16 threads Ryzen will come out with, and I do fully intend to overclock.

This is the build, but later, it'll progress to this. The AM4 board I will go with will be whatever 200-250$ board MSI comes out with as MSI is my preferred motherboard manufacturer.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $579.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler $148.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI X99A GAMING 7 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $230.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $143.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.69 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card $678.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5t ATX Mid Tower Case $249.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $119.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $106.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Asus VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $267.99 @ B&H
Keyboard Corsair STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $109.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Asus ROG Spatha Wireless Laser Mouse $146.99 @ B&H
Other Corsair - Gaming Mouse Pad - Black $49.99 @ Best Buy
Other G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 $269.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3194.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-25 18:08 EST-0500

Again, I think the main verdict will be to go for Ryzen, but I want everyone's thoughts.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

At risk of sounding like I'm avoiding the question... I don't think it matters what anybody here thinks today. You'll be waiting a few months no matter what... and by then the world will have chewed up and digested and pooped out everything Ryzen has to offer. If performance falls roughly in line with the early hype, then it will be a no brainer for people who have a strong use case for >4 cores.

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