Question 3700x vs 9900k?

9900k vs 3700x at the same price which do you choose?

  • 3700x

    Votes: 7 58.3%
  • 9900k

    Votes: 4 33.3%
  • 3800x

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • 9700k

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    12
The b550 boards are going to come out soon and rumor has it that they will be PCI-E 3.0, without the chipset fan. Ive also heard people say they don't even hear the fan and that it's not that big of deal because most people either use PCI-E 3.0 nvme drives or they do not even come close to saturating PCI-E 4.0 so the fan never has to increase in RPM. My votes goes out to the 3700x that is within 10% of the 9900k at a third of power consumption. This means lower heat and makes for a great choice via smaller Micro/Mini ITX builds.
 
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convertxtodvd + gaming @ 1080p ultra also i use 10x sata 5 dvd burner drives plus 2 ssd 3 hdd. makes it a little harder choice because im only looking at boards with 8 sata ports and i still have to use pcie to add more. budget $700 for chip and mobo combo. $300 to $400 gpu + $100 ram
 

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rm750 psu is what i have now fx8350 sabertooth 990fx silverstone ft02 case 212 evo rx570 gpu. 16gb 1866ram is what i have now also i will be passing this down to my little boy in a new case when i upgrade.
 

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You should specify, would the 3700x jump up to the 9900k price, or the 9900k price drop to the 3700x price?

If the latter I'd still choose the 3700x.
If the 3700x went to 9900k price, then neither. I'd just buy a 3900x. Which I already did ;)))
 
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Since they aren't the same price the poll is isn't valid IMO.
I chose the 3700x because it's almost as fast as the 9900k, my MB only cost me $90 (on sale) and my 3700x was about $150 cheaper than a 9900k.
 
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Depends on your use, for example if you were doing 1080P/240hz gaming I'd probably get the 9900K but for higher resolution gaming then I'd get the 3700X for upgradeability and at a higher resolution the difference between the two is minimal.

As for the price even if the CPU & MB's were the same price the 3700X comes with a cooler and you'd need something pretty good for the 9900K.
 

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well right now on newegg $618.88 for 9900k with asus prime z390.
$704.98 for 3700x with crosshair hero viii. so you can get either for more or less.
My MB (Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming) + 3700x = $447.78
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ypxQpG

But if you're going to spend ~$600-$700 on a MB and CPU, either would work fine depending on your intended use.
See Wildcar999's answer for specifics.
 
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right now $524.98 3700x with tuf but there are some complaints about the heatsink fan. i have always had asus 990fx sabertooth 8350 @4.5 went with amd back then because they were the underdog and thats what i could afford ad it still kicks butt with a rx570. but i want to upgrade and need to build my son a rig so i figure i upgrade and pass this on to him. now i feel like intel is the underdog ad maybe i shoul do it just because. but then i like the idea of a all amd rig with the only pci 4.0 gpu one the market rx5700 with 3700x.
 

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If I personally was building an X570 based Rig,
I'd most likely get an Asus ROG Strix X570-F Gaming or an Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming.

I've been Very happy with my current Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming and those two X570 boards reviewed very well in the reviews I read.
 
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well right now on newegg $618.88 for 9900k with asus prime z390.
$704.98 for 3700x with crosshair hero viii. so you can get either for more or less.
That's a basic motherboard compared to a botique model motherboard. That's not an apple to apple. A more fair comparison is Asus Prime X570 for $159. (src: https://www.amazon.com/Asus-Prime-X570-P-Ryzen-Motherboard/dp/B07SW925DR?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B07SW925DR)

$330 + $159 = $489

$439 / $618 = 71%.

So you are saving 29% going with AMD. And you still have to buy a quality cooler with Intel. Intel K parts don't come boxed with a cooler. They are also harder to cool as their boost TDP is higher than AMDs

Is there a 29% performance delta between the 2? HELL NO. You're lucky if it's 5% depending on load. It's even less at high resolutions that these kind of CPU's would be used for.

Even if you went with a 3800X (which is a higher quality binned chip with better boost) $559/$618 = 90%. So you are still saving 10% and your ratings are even closer.

Your invalid comparison is invalid.

If cost were no object, Intel. If heat is an issue (SFF builds), AMD. If you want value, AMD.
 
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its just something to talk about. this is very valid because i am shopping and if i get a 9900k with mobo for $600 or if i go wild and get a 3700x for $700 combo then i actually spent more for the 3700x.
 
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It is difficult to compare though if motherboards are different, plus you haven't figured in the cost of the CPU cooler for the 9900K as it's going to require something in the $70+ range to keep it from throttling under heavy load. The stock one for the 3700X works well so no worries there.
 
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so i'm invalid ok. its just something to talk about no point in getting nasty. this is very valid because i am shopping and if i get a 9900k with mobo for $600 or if i go wild and get a 3700x for $700 combo then i actually spent more for the 3700x. so you can vote or not but please be nice.
If you look at the benchmarks, there is almost no performance difference between motherboards. The main difference is the power phases and how well they handle the power load. That's what makes a big difference, especially when overclocking, or future expand-ability.

Mfg will stuff the high end boards full of features you will likely never use, and that's what drives the cost of boutique boards up. Boutique boards also have a much higher profit margin. So they get pushed hard and often get marked with names like "Gaming" You could technically get the high end board, but with AMD it isn't going to overclock that well. I've also seen boutique boards fall flat on their face because there isn't a motivation for mfg to extensively support a board that only sold a couple hundred units. I look at the mfg web page and see how often they update the ROM. This gives me a clue to level of commitment and support. I also visit the forums to see if other people have issues that are being ignored.
 
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ok so noctua nh-d15 $620 + 80= $700 for 9900k now were at the same price.
for the 3700x with high end board.
thanks guys i really appreciate all your input im just trying to make a decision here because i was at a point were i was ready to go on the crosshair viii 3700x but then idk.
 
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