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HEDT gaming thoughts, I would like more input with my idea.

Tricky77
  • 4 months ago

So I am considering either a 10900x or a 3060x

Basically it comes down to I like to way over build my projects when I plan them. In this regard I am wanting to move to a HEDT build to have more PCIE lanes for m.2 drives and anything else that comes along. With that said I don’t do any of the proper video editing or things like that to justify a HEDT, I just truly want more PCIE lanes in my computer so I don’t run into any limits on my build.

I love the Threadripper but I could get 10900x and Rampage Encore for the cost of a 3960x. So I am trying to see if there is a gamer level reason to go 3960x I suppose?

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  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

in all honesty

going the Treadripper route for your use case is kinda wasteful spending

if you are worried about not enough PCI-E lanes

I rather suggest you go for the X570 chipset

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/amd-ryzen-9-3950x-review,4.html

with the Ryzen 9 3950X and the X570 chipset board

you get a total of 40 PCI-E lanes, and even with 16 lanes used for the GPU, you still have 24 lanes for all the drives you can use.

Also PCI-E 4.0 is 2 times faster than 3.0 so even at half speed PCI-E 4.0 = speed of PCI-E 3.0

with the money saved from buying the expensive Treadripper platform, you can invest in the best RTX 2080Ti GPU

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I have to admit, I have not considered to look into the 4.0 difference. Thanks for the idea.

That said most of my builds are a waste in the grand scheme of their design and capabilities. Admittedly I am not hyped yet to spend $2300 on a new board and cpu.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, I just like benchmarking and running things a bit hard.

To be honest I have played rocket league and supreme commander forged alliance more than anything. I’m like an old man who buys a corvette then does 5 under the speed limit everywhere he goes.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want a rig for bragging rights and to appear on benchmarking charts, buy a batch of Threadrippers and play the silicon lottery. Do not bother with gaming benchmarks. HEDT will lose to an overclocked i9-9900K everytime in a 1080p 300Hz test. Pick the best chip, then go for broke. Sell the chips that do not make the grade. I have a friend that does this. Go for it, this is the core of the enthusiast scene. My prior comment thought you were a gamer. I will delete that comment.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh no need I am a lame little gamer too. I don’t even go for bragging rights it’s more just for myself like I said old man in a Corvette doing five under the speed limit.

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