Question AMD Cpu’s 3600x 3700x or 3900x?

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I come to the conclusion that all i will mainly be gaming, would it honestly be a waste of money if i got the Ryzen 9 3900x just for gaming? I saw a video on Youtube of the Ryzen 7 3700x and Ryzen 9 3900x 1080p (not much of a difference in frames). I may or may not want to stream but im a mystery when it comes down to it, if I actually do want to stream. I mainly wanted to get the newest hardware available now. I already decided on getting a RX 5700 xt. I just dont know if i would waste money on getting the R9 3900x just for gaming, it does have 12 cores and 24 threads. I guess i mainly want to play games on ultra like RDR 2 or PUBG, maybe more cpu or gpu intensive games. I just want a new cpu to last me 10 years without having to change in game settings to low or medium, if that makes sense. I come from using a rig that i have to have low settings to not get stutters or the best frames possible. I'd rather do stock than overclocking on a cpu.
 

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If that is the case you will want the best CPU you can afford. But asking for 10 years is a stretch. Especially as fast as technology is moving. That said, you might be served to wait a few months. Ryzen 4000 series should land this year sometimes I would think maybe with new motherboards. So that may be something you should consider as well.
 
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Do you think i should get the new x570 motherboards?
If I had to choose between them I would go with the R7 3700X, the R9 seems to be overkill for gaming-only, for now. Also yes, Im not sure how bad you want/need your new system but waiting for Ryzen 4XXX does not sound like a bad idea either.

As for buying anew X570 board, I would ask you first, Do you already own a B450 or X470 motherboard?
 

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If you already have a socket AM4 board that is above an A320 chipset and is decent, I would almost say don't go for the x570. Even my ASRock AB350 Pro 4 will support up to a 3950x. Not that you would place that cpu into that board, but it says it will do it. I have a 3600 now. But if it supports 4000 series later, I don't know that you gain performance by the higher end board unless you need PCIe 4.0 which at least for graphics will probably be a few more years before graphics cards can hit the limits of 3.0. By then you will probably have upgraded again anyway if you are like me.
 
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If I had to choose between them I would go with the R7 3700X, the R9 seems to be overkill for gaming-only, for now. Also yes, Im not sure how bad you want/need your new system but waiting for Ryzen 4XXX does not sound like a bad idea either.As for buying anew X570 board, I would ask you first, Do you already own a B450 or X470 motherboard?
Well last week of May into June is when i was going to buy everything and make it last for longer than 2-3 Years because they still are new parts, and no i do not own a B450 or x470 mobo. I just prefer the x570 because of the 4.0 bandwidth and the fact that im wanting a rx 5700 xt, id just want to take advantage of everything and build the best thats on the market and like i said have it last me.
 
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If you already have a socket AM4 board that is above an A320 chipset and is decent, I would almost say don't go for the x570. Even my ASRock AB350 Pro 4 will support up to a 3950x. Not that you would place that cpu into that board, but it says it will do it. I have a 3600 now. But if it supports 4000 series later, I don't know that you gain performance by the higher end board unless you need PCIe 4.0 which at least for graphics will probably be a few more years before graphics cards can hit the limits of 3.0. By then you will probably have upgraded again anyway if you are like me.
I do not no. I was just trying to build my future rig, i was originally looking to do intel but they are too expensive. I would love to do the i9-9900k and i know that thing gets hot pretty quick, my brother told me theres a liquid cooling system where you dont have to do any maintenance and just replace it every so years
 

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The thing with ryzen is upgradeability. For example if you went with a 3000 series now, they should have one more CPU release on socket am4. Like my b350 board should be a 2 year old chipset, and I started with a 1st gen ryzen CPU. But with bios updates I was able to upgrade to a ryzen 3600. But could have used a 3700x if I wanted, or I think even higher. It will be interesting to see if they support the 4000 series CPUs on this board.
 

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