- 34 months ago
Summary: CPU Choice Rundown & Comparison
Hey PCPP community, all the info is out finally with the Threadripper CPUs and I have made a decision to go with the 1920X 12-core Threadripper for my upcoming build instead of the 1600X one. I am still waiting for benchmarks, but I'm sure I will not be disappointed. Haven't decided on a theme as yet, but I want it to be something different, maybe black and purple with green accents or something else. Final decision is still in the process as far as the theme. Below is my build link for my current parts as well as the CPU I am going with.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vBgPpb - Current Build Log (In Progress...)
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113448 - Threadripper 1920X 12-Core
Since EVGA's DG-77 & 75 mid-towers are still MIA, I think I will pull trigger on the Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG unless by some miracle EVGA's case gets released same week of Threadripper. The Phanteks case is not too big and not to small and has good aesthetics and interior space, and since I was looking to downsize from my HUUGGE Enthoo Primo which I will be selling once I get my new case.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811854042 - Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG (Black)
I have decided to go big or go home for my MOBO choice which will be the ASUS ROG ZENITH EXTREME. The board is such a beast and though its expensive...I think what it brings to table for features and insane amt of versatility for expanding in the future, is worth the $$$. This will be my most expensive board I ever bought to date.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813119003 - ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157784&cm_re=Threadripper_preorder-_-13-157-784-_-Product - ASRock X399 Professional Gaming
Not to really beat the dead horse, but currently the G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 3000Mhz RAM is looking promising right now with timings of 14-14-14-34 which are super fast compared to other timings, I wanted the 3200Mhz ones, but that crap is $400 so I doubt I will notice a 200Mhz difference in frequency and I save $60 that could go towards something else, since this kit is $347.99. Hopefully it goes on sale before I start pulling trigger on all the build parts, cause 350 is still pretty steep for memory.
Video Card Choices:
I am thinking about pulling the trigger on either getting the Radeon RX VEGA Black Radeon Pack with the free games and the discount, or waiting for the AIB cards to be released from the other manufacturers. There is a good chance that they more than likely will out perform the Reference models and might als have Radeon Packs or free games to like EVGA does often. We will see.
What do you all think? Get the Black Radeon pack or wait for the AIB cards and Xfire 2 of them and put my own waterblocks on them when available? Let me know your input.
Right now the Acer XR342CK 34" Ultra-Wide UHD IPS Free-Sync monitor looks promising, but the Samsung C34F791 34" Curved FreeSync Gaming Monitor 3440 x 1440p looks very appealing but is $200 more than the Acer currently.
Let me hear your thoughts on this.