- 4 months ago
I have designed a new high-end gaming rig for myself, w/ the intention of it lasting at least 5 years (current rig was build around 2009, and only started to show it's age w/ a moderately+ modded Fallout4).
I thought i had finally nailed down the cpu i wanted (and it's appropriate MB) w/ the i9 9900k. I've read that it runs hot, so did include a well-reviewed/recommended cooler in my build. And i've also read several articles and watched a few YT vids that describe it as still one of the top-rated, if not best, cpu's for gaming rigs. And as far as i understand it, that advantage is mainly due to the fact that most games and "day to day" programs still cannot or are not made to take advantage of multi-core cpu's, so opting for a newer/more expensive cpu w/ more cores is pointless if all you're doing is gaming/web surfing.
And now for the hesitation on my part. In a cple articles, i've read that games that take better (or outright full) advantage of multi-core cpu's will be coming. And if that's the case (or just a natural inevitability) i'd be better off switching to an amd cpu (first time in my life, i might add), and getting a 3900x. Since this is a "future proofing" build, after all. I'm also willing to wait a month or so for the newer 3950 to come back into stock on newegg or amazon, if that turns out to be the best fit for my plan here.
Any of you more experienced peeps have thoughts on this? And while i'm bringing up that amd chip, would it mesh well w/ the gpu i'll be getting? (geforce 2080ti)
Thanks in advance for any thoughts/advice i get for this.