Question A few systems, which is best?

Which do you think?

  • 1 - i9-9900k/16GB ram/RTX2060 6GB/SSD

    Votes: 2 66.7%
  • 2 - i7-9700k/16GB ram/GTX1080 8GB/SSD

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 3 - R7-2700X/16GB ram/GTX1080-ti 11GB/SSD

    Votes: 1 33.3%

  • Total voters
Apr 12, 2019
So I’ve found some prebuilt pcs. All are new and roughly the same price, here the specs and then I’ll explain my use of it.
1 - i9-9900k/16GB ram/RTX 2060/SSD
2 - i7-9700k/16GB ram/GTX 1080/SSD
3 - R7-2700X/16GB ram/GTX 1080TI/SSD

Obviously the 9900k is the best cpu, but it also has the worst GPU. And the AMD has the best GPU, but not sure.
I will be programming/3D modeling using Unity and Blender and tend to have about 6 applications open and a few google tabs. I will game with friends from time to time. I play games such as OW, Paladins, RCTW, and Forza(s).
Which would you recommend?
Since you have many applications and Chrome tabs open at once, you would benefit from as many threads as you can get.
I9 9900k = 8c/16t
I7 9700k = 8c/8t
Ryzen 7 2700x = 8c/16t

Since the i7 9700k only has 8 cores and 8 threads, it is not the best of the available cpus for having a buch of programs open and compiling in unity. The 9700k is also not paired with a much better gpu than the 2060. An overclocked 2060 rivals a 1080. The 9900k and 2060 should be a more powerfull overall setup.

According to peuget systems, a reputable si, the I9 9900k is the most popular cpu for unity. Unity uses the cpu for compiling tasks and Unity only uses the gpu for modeling fps, which all of the gpus above should be up to the task of at 1080p.
Blender rendering needs mostly a powerful gpu, but all of the above should be adaquate.

Those games will run well at 1080p resolution on all of the above setup.

Based on the research done by peuget systems and the fact you render at 1080p, i think the 9900k+2060 is the best option. I would still wait on some other opinions before purchasing anything since i am far from an expert with workstation tasks.
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Apr 12, 2019
If you plan to multitask a ton, i would buy the i9 or 2700x for 8 cores and 16 threads. The i7 only has 8 cores and 8 threads.
Those games will run well on all of the above setups, so i wouldnt worry about that.
From some research, Unity needs mostly a powerfull cpu to compile and blender uses cpu but mostly gpu.
What is your monitor resolution?
I’ll probably run 1080p for the most part. I’m not big into crazy displays. Would it be better to do the 2700x with the better GPU or the 9900k with the lower end?

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