Question First Build (AMD or CPU??)

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Hey everyone,

I know this is probably asked at least 10 times a day lol but should I go with Intel or AMD for a new build.

My current build is a 2 yr old 4790 / 1050ti OC / Q87M-E / 32GB DDR3 800MHz
It's served me well but recently I've noticed it's been getting a lil laggy especially under loads, start up time has increased from 22 secs to 49.

I do a lot of video editing work and a bit of 3D modelling, lil bit of gaming here and there too.

Located in Australia and have a $2k AUD budget.

What should I do frens? Stick with Intel or venture out to AMD?
This is also going to be my first build so being beginner friendly would be helpful too.

Also, any recs for either choice would be good please, currently I'm thinking either a i7 9700 or a Ryzen 5 3600XT paired with a 1660 Super.
Cheers. (y)
 
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AMD are announcing their new generation on the 8th October. Can you wait and see what is announced? It is expected to be a decent performance improvement over current generation.
I could but new products would probably be over my budget tbh, have 2k AUD total.
 
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It's well known, that at this time, AMD CPU's have better price/performance ratio than Intel. And if I remember correctly, this is also true for motherboards. In short (doing in-head calculation), with AMD system, you can expect the same performance for at least 20% less money.
3600X(T) is considered as a very smart "all purpose" choice (I have 3700X). Just be careful when choosing motherboard, so you don't pay for features you maybe don't need:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY1J_L5qeIY


Yes, AMD is about to put new CPU generation on market in next months. It will sure be better... and probably more expensive due Intel's weak competition. Is now the right time for upgrading? It always is -or you can wait endlessly.
 
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First of all, I would avoid the 9700/K/KF, (don't get me wrong) is a nice CPU but it goes into a dead platform.

Pick either between Ryzen 3xxx (which you will be able to upgrade to the 4xxx series later) or the Intel 1xxxx (which you should be able to upgrade to the next gen too).

For motherboard go with B550 or X570 for Ryzen and Z490 for intel.

As for a recommendation heres what I would do (but if you dont mind about the 64GB of RAM, you could get a similar system with a Core i7 10700K, with only 32 GB of RAM)

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($497.20 @ Newegg Australia)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($263.00 @ Amazon Australia)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($352.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
Storage: Kingston A2000 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($85.00 @ Umart)
Storage: Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($149.00 @ Centre Com)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB OC Video Card ($359.00 @ PC Byte)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($146.30 @ Newegg Australia)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($169.00 @ Umart)
Total: $2020.50
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-25 22:03 AEST+1000



I also don't know if you need the case, if you have a decent one thats another part where you could save the money and invest someqhere else, like a better GPU.

If you been using the same PSU for a lot of time, it also a good idea to get a new one.

Heres the 10700K build:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-10700KF 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor ($539.00 @ PC Byte)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 56.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($160.60 @ Newegg Australia)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($285.94 @ Amazon Australia)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($188.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
Storage: Kingston A2000 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($85.00 @ Umart)
Storage: Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($149.00 @ Centre Com)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB OC Video Card ($359.00 @ PC Byte)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($146.30 @ Newegg Australia)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($169.00 @ Umart)
Total: $2081.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-25 22:22 AEST+1000


Cheers
 
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