AMD Ryzen For Simracing?

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Yes I heard that too. Not really done much testing on this currently, still trying to get rig and repairs done before I venture out into the world of online streaming and content creation et al
 

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Again, I really appreciate the feedback.

I just watched the 3900X launch review video on Gamers Nexus and Steve says it is definitely overkill unless one is streaming or doing production work.
Yes. This CPU and the 16 core variant are really intended for people who would have instead forked out on a Intel x299 system for productivity workflows. This is where they are great value. But not for gaming no. Yes you get a slight improvement in boost clocks because of the higher binning but you are talking about single digit FPS improvements. It's a toss up between the 3600x, 3700x and 3800x if you want the best framerate headroom for your 1080ti. If you have good cooling and want to overclock 3800x will get the highest clocks as its a higher quality bin but it is marginal.

You also need to factor in getting 3200 C14 or 3600 C16 RAM to make the most of it because of how the chiplet to IO die design works.

Streaming is only worth getting a 3900x if you want to encode high quality game stream video in x264 (i,e, on the CPU and not the GPU) on say OBS.
 

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I think the 3600X/3700X are the best compromise in terms of cost per value. If you want to adventure through modeling, etc. the 3700x otherwise the 3600 should be enough.
MB wise look to the Asus TUF X570. It has a decent price, and very good VRMs that will ensure that you take the max performance out of your CPU.
 
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I think the 3600X/3700X are the best compromise in terms of cost per value. If you want to adventure through modeling, etc. the 3700x otherwise the 3600 should be enough.
MB wise look to the Asus TUF X570. It has a decent price, and very good VRMs that will ensure that you take the max performance out of your CPU.
I chose the 3700X ($279 USD plus 3 months free on Xbox One for PC) and paired it with the MSI x570-A Pro ($139USD). I still need to locate a quality used 1080 ti and felt the extra $50 not spent on an MB with features I will likely never used would be better used for the GPU.

I don't see overclocking or other extensive PC adjustments in my future; I will be lucky if I can figure out how to download, file and implement mod tracks and cars!
 
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:confused: Aussie dollar has dropped to 58C US

Forget PC upgrades guys and gals

3 parts from my gaming tower:
3900X + $80 !
Phanteks case + $100 !!!
Phanteks PSU + $80 !!!

I could sell my 2019 towers for what I paid for them :coffee: