Question Good CPU for multithreading

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Hi guys, I'm looking for a CPU which will be good mainly for multi threading.
My use cases are fairly light gaming(CSGO, PUBG and similars), and the reason I really need a multi threading CPU is an editing software called PixInsight in case anyone is familiar.
This is an imaging processing tool, and the heavy actions there are working on threads parallelism, for example, going over X amount of images, each image is being worked on by a thread.

So I believe the actual core speed might be "less" important than the number of threads my CPU will have, as I could then perform more operations at once, but of course both are important.

I thought about the AMD Threadripper 2920x, which has 12 cores and 24 threads, but generally I might be satisfied with less.
My goal is the get the best performance for value. I believe any CPU nowadays in that category would be enough for CSGO/PUBG, so there's no need to take that into considerations too much?

Here is the official system requirements: https://pixinsight.com/sysreq/

Thanks for the help!

Just noticed that the 2920x is TR4 socket, which is around the same price as the CPU itself, so that's probably not an option..
 
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I would go with a Ryzen 3700x or 3900x.

Both would be beastly for what you need.

Something like this:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($329.00 @ B&H)
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($159.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($154.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($169.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($106.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1470.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-18 08:44 EDT-0400


This is with the 3700x. Add in another 150$ for the 3900x which is 12 cores/24 threads for complete overkill.

Threadrippers are too much for your needs, and the cost doesn't make sense with a the Ryzen 3xxx series compared to the lower end TR parts. Plus as you pointed out the TR4 mobo's are as expensive as the higher end mainstream desktop parts!
 
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I would go with a Ryzen 3700x or 3900x.

Both would be beastly for what you need.

Something like this:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($329.00 @ B&H)
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($159.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($154.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($169.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($106.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1470.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-18 08:44 EDT-0400


This is with the 3700x. Add in another 150$ for the 3900x which is 12 cores/24 threads for complete overkill.

Threadrippers are too much for your needs, and the cost doesn't make sense with a the Ryzen 3xxx series compared to the lower end TR parts. Plus as you pointed out the TR4 mobo's are as expensive as the higher end mainstream desktop parts!
Thanks for the comment! Yeah that's pretty much what I thought of.
I'm not really looking for a whole new system, as I don't need a new case storages etc.

This is my current setup:
i5 3470
12 GB RAM
GTX 770 4 GB
Seasonic 500W

Though I'd probably get into a bottleneck, I don't think I actually need a new GPU, as that's plenty for my current needs and gives me great FPS(somehow more than my friends got with much better setups).

So I'll probably get a new CPU, motherboard, RAM. I'll probably also need a new CPU cooling as I don't know if my current will fit.

It would probably be recommended getting a new PSU as well?

Thanks :)
 
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Found a second hand ryzen 7 2700x with the stock cooling for around 200$.
What would you guys say? Should I go for it? Sounds like a pretty good deal. (Note: I'm not from the US, a new 2700x costs around 400-430$ here)
 
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