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[SOLVED] [Help] High end PC Build for Gaming / Programming (UE4) / Streaming

Which CPU should I take considering my use case (after reading the post)

  • i9-10980XE

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  • i9-10920X

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  • Ryzen 9 3950X

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  • Ryzen 9 3960X

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Hello guys,

I come here to you today because I need your help to finish my high end pc build. The current state of the AMD vs INTEL fight made me unsure of what to do.

I made this build in order to:
  • play the latest games coming in for the next years in ultra 1440p with 60+fps
  • use resource vore applications such as VirtualBox, IDE's (Jetbrain - Intellij IDEA), Unreal Engine 4 development kit
  • stream on Twitch
In short I want to be able to develop a game (and play it) in the best conditions. It's not gonna be a 2d game, it will be a 3d game that could be compared to Arma III.

I am pretty confident with all the parts except the CPU, I'm hesitating between four of them (i9-10980XE / i9-10920X / Ryzen 9 3950X / Ryzen 9 3960X). My budget for the CPU would be around 1k and 500 for the motherboard. Do you have any other CPU in mind?

I would like to go Intel because I'm planning to overclock it (that's why I have a 1000w PSU). I'm not a big fan of moving on to Ryzen because it output more heat and is less overclockable.
In my understanding the i9-10920X seems more suited for my use case since it has enough core (12) and a 4,3ghz all core turbo in comparison to the i9-10980XE which has 3,8ghz.
If applications were correctly multi-threaded I would go without a question for the i9-10980XE but this is obviously not the case and many games & applications uses only 1 core like a Minecraft server Lol. So you want a high core frequency for those apps and games.

You can see the current build I planned to do below:

CPUi9-10980XE18 core | 36 threads | 3,0ghz | boost 4,6ghz | TDP 165 W | (4 x ddr4 2933)
CPU Coolerbe quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4250 W (TDP)
GPUGigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming11GB GDDR6
Into 3080 Ti when available (2020 ?)
MotherboardASUS Prime X299-Deluxe IIATX LGA2066 Motherboard
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 64GBDDR4 DRAM 3200MHz C16 Memory | Kit 4 x 16
SSDSamsung SSD 970 EVO Pro 1TbM.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
HDDWestern Digital Black 4 TB 3.57200 rpm
CaseCorsair Obsidian 750D Airflow EditionATX Full Tower Case
Power SupplySeaSonic PRIME Titanium 1000W80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply

In short, I'm open to any suggestions, but as said my main concern is about the CPU (and maybe the motherboard if I go for Ryzen).

Thank you in advance!

PS to mod:
If you think this post is most suited in the CPU section, please feel free to move it there, thank you.
 
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Here is the updated build (changes are in green), any tips or comments?

CPUAMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X24 cores | 48 threads | 3,8ghz | 4,5ghz turbo | 280W tdp
CPU Coolerbe quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 TR4250 W (TDP)
GPUGigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming11GB GDDR6
Into 3080 Ti when available (2020)
MotherboardGigabyte TRX40 AORUS MASTERE-ATX AMD sTRx4
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 64GBDDR4 DRAM 3200MHz C16 Memory | Kit 4 x 16
SSDGigabyte AORUS NVMe 2TbPCIe 4.0 M.2 Typ 2280-2TB
HDDWestern Digital Black 4 TB 3.57200 rpm
CaseCorsair Obsidian 750D Airflow EditionATX Full Tower Case
Power SupplySeaSonic PRIME Titanium 1000W80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
 
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Ryzen can still achieve your goals with a lot of savings. Also has better turbo amongst them...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor | $750.00
CPU Cooler | CRYORIG R1 Ultimate 76 CFM CPU Cooler | $99.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Gigabyte X570 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard | $255.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $279.99 @ Newegg
Storage | HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $124.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Seagate FireCuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive | $97.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Seagate FireCuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive | $97.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card | $1099.99 @ Newegg
Case | Corsair Air 540 ATX Full Tower Case | $129.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $129.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $3136.89
| Mail-in rebates | -$70.00
| Total | $3066.89
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-20 01:29 EST-0500 |
 

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I guess the 3950x crushes any of those intel options while still being more affordable. The heat output of the 3950x is lower too. All the new ryzen chips are pretty power efficient. Dont know who told you otherwise.
 
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The 3950x is indeed a bit better with stock performance but I don't feel like it's a huge difference, but the price difference is big. I was probably wrong regarding Ryzen TDP :). But there is also another problem, is the 3950x (or i9 10980xe) really the sweat spot for my use case (gaming, game dev, maybe a bit of streaming)?
 
The 3950x is indeed a bit better with stock performance but I don't feel like it's a huge difference, but the price difference is big. I was probably wrong regarding Ryzen TDP :). But there is also another problem, is the 3950x (or i9 10980xe) really the sweat spot for my use case (gaming, game dev, maybe a bit of streaming)?
Yes it is the sweet spot...
https://www.pcgamer.com/game-development-pc/
 
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Here is the updated build (changes are in green), any tips or comments?

CPUAMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X24 cores | 48 threads | 3,8ghz | 4,5ghz turbo | 280W tdp
CPU Coolerbe quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 TR4250 W (TDP)
GPUGigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming11GB GDDR6
Into 3080 Ti when available (2020)
MotherboardGigabyte TRX40 AORUS MASTERE-ATX AMD sTRx4
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 64GBDDR4 DRAM 3200MHz C16 Memory | Kit 4 x 16
SSDGigabyte AORUS NVMe 2TbPCIe 4.0 M.2 Typ 2280-2TB
HDDWestern Digital Black 4 TB 3.57200 rpm
CaseCorsair Obsidian 750D Airflow EditionATX Full Tower Case
Power SupplySeaSonic PRIME Titanium 1000W80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
 
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Here is the updated build (changes are in green), any tips or comments?

CPUAMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X24 cores | 48 threads | 3,8ghz | 4,5ghz turbo | 280W tdp
CPU Coolerbe quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4250 W (TDP)
GPUGigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming11GB GDDR6
Into 3080 Ti when available (2020)
MotherboardGigabyte TRX40 AORUS MASTERE-ATX AMD sTRx4
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 64GBDDR4 DRAM 3200MHz C16 Memory | Kit 4 x 16
SSDGigabyte AORUS NVMe 2TbPCIe 4.0 M.2 Typ 2280-2TB
HDDWestern Digital Black 4 TB 3.57200 rpm
CaseCorsair Obsidian 750D Airflow EditionATX Full Tower Case
Power SupplySeaSonic PRIME Titanium 1000W80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Looks good...cheers
 
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