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What CPU to buy for X570

Shadowarez

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after a day sorting in garage i can Concur I didn't realize I had so many Trident Z Royal kits or x299 CPU's or 3x8TB iron wolf drives or the 16TB sitting at back of my tool chest 🤣
 

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I feel like the price difference between the it should be 5950x or 5800x3d. The price difference between the 5900x and the 5950x is so small right now that the 5900x doesn't make a lot of sense for multitasking workflows.
 

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Following this as I'm in the same boat. I took the plunge recently and swapped the gtx1080ti for a reference Radeon 6950XT but still on the same CPU, the ryzen 3600. The ryzen 5700x is on my shortlist too, and came here to ask the same question: would it be silly to consider anything less than the 5800x3d when the PC is primarily for gaming? Plus adding the cost of a good cooler... the x3d is maxing out my PC upgrade budget.
 

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Following this as I'm in the same boat. I took the plunge recently and swapped the gtx1080ti for a reference Radeon 6950XT but still on the same CPU, the ryzen 3600. The ryzen 5700x is on my shortlist too, and came here to ask the same question: would it be silly to consider anything less than the 5800x3d when the PC is primarily for gaming? Plus adding the cost of a good cooler... the x3d is maxing out my PC upgrade budget.
Based on your description the 5800x3d is likely your best long term option if your wanting to make the best use of what you have and delay any further upgrades as long as possible.
 

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Based on your description the 5800x3d is likely your best long term option if your wanting to make the best use of what you have and delay any further upgrades as long as possible.
Absolutely agree with @Izerous, but @On2wheels you said "x3d is maxing out my PC upgrade budget". If you don't want to go that high in price, I don't think you'd be disappointed by upgrading from the 3600 to a 5700x, 5800x, or even a 5900x depending on your budget. Prices (rounded) based on PCPartPicker Canada have:

5700x = $284
5800x = $313
5900x = $461
5800x3d = $511

The x3d is for sure the absolute fastest for gaming, but it does demand the extra cost unless you can get a sale. And honestly, you won't miss those few extra frames if you don't know any better ;)
 

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Canada Computers in southern ontario all had plenty of 5800x3d in stock this weekend, none in Ottawa. We need a group purchase system here to get members items that are never in stock!
 

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