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bmwbaxter

Member
Joined
Jun 9, 2010
I am looking to upgrade my sig rig. Budget is $800-1000 CAD. Not enough for a full system so I was looking at 5900X or 5800X3D along with 16 or 32GB of RAM to go along with it. Hoping the upgrade will get me another 3-4 years.
 

Woomack

Benching Team Leader
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Jan 2, 2005
I would wait 1-2 months as the new AMD will be released soon. X670E motherboards are already listed on most vendor sites. I think you don't need a 12-core CPU while the new 8-cores will be probably cheaper than the 5900X/5800X3D ... but you will need to spend additional money for the motherboard. Good 32GB DDR4 will cost you not so significantly less than 32GB ~DDR5-6000.
Think that the current AMD generation is already on the market for 2-3 years. If you want it to live some more, then I would still wait and get a 2nd hand 5900X/5950X as I bet that many people will sell them for half price in 2-3 months.
 

JLK03F150

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May 17, 2005
Location
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This is the RAM in my Ryzen system. It's 32GB 3600 Cas16 & when I plugged it in & turned on XMP it just worked.
 
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bmwbaxter

bmwbaxter

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I would wait 1-2 months as the new AMD will be released soon. X670E motherboards are already listed on most vendor sites. I think you don't need a 12-core CPU while the new 8-cores will be probably cheaper than the 5900X/5800X3D ... but you will need to spend additional money for the motherboard. Good 32GB DDR4 will cost you not so significantly less than 32GB ~DDR5-6000.
Think that the current AMD generation is already on the market for 2-3 years. If you want it to live some more, then I would still wait and get a 2nd hand 5900X/5950X as I bet that many people will sell them for half price in 2-3 months.
I might wait and save some more, hopefully be able to get cpu, mobo and ram for $1200. If not I will look for a used 5900X.
This is the RAM in my Ryzen system. It's 32GB 3600 Cas16 & when I plugged it in & turned on XMP it just worked.
Thanks, memory was an issue on my initial build so I will check this out if I go this route.