Question Help me decide please!

mensur1984

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I am building a new rig finally. I build a new one every 3-5 years and it's been 5 years now!

I typically spend a lot of money, $3-4k each time, basically get the best processor/GPU. For my new rig, I want to game at 4k (graphics whore) with max FPS. So GAMING is the most important factor.

My favorite games are MMOs (CPU dependent?) but I really enjoy gaming in general.

Having said all of this, I read that when you go 4k that the CPU may not matter as much. If I purchase the best GPU that I can (between now and April of next year), does it make sense to build a Ryzen 7000 or Intel 13k series rig?
I could save a lot of money by going Intel 12K series. Will I bottleneck a GPU with an Intel 12k or AMD 5000 series processor?

If were to upgrade the GPU half-way, let's say in 3 years, would a current gen CPU be fast enough without bottlenecking a future GPU?

I hope my rambling make sense.

Please advise!
 

Why_Me

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Here's a non RGB build of what you're looking for. Reviews of this cpu will be all over the internet including this site when it's released tomorrow. Use PC Partpicker to see if there's any RTX 4090's available. The scalpers have been having a field day since that card was released last week.

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16811112603
LIAN LI Lancool III Mid Tower Computer Case $149.99

Corsair HX Series HX1200 80+ Platinum 1200W Modular Power Supply $259.99

https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categ...0-12VHPWR-Type-4-PSU-Power-Cable/p/CP-8920284
Corsair 600W PCIe 5.0 12VHPWR Type-4 PSU Power Cable $19.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144569
MSI PRO Z790-A WIFI $279.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i7-13700kf-core-i7-13th-gen/p/N82E16819118415
Intel Core i7-13700KF $429.99

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WNJCVNW
ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 360 AIO $124.99

https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb/p/N82E16820374418
G.SKILL Flare X5 Series EXPO DDR5 6000 32GB (2x16GB) CL32 $$218.99

O/S SSD

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09RPQQTHS
PNY 500GB CS2140 M.2 PCIe Gen 4 x4 NVMe SSD $44.99

Storage SSD

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1688485-REG/pny_technologies_m280cs2140_2tb_rb_2_tb_cs2140_m_2.html
PNY 2TB CS2140 M.2 PCIe Gen 4 x4 NVMe SSD $179.99

Total: $1708.91



https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-dvd903211-Windows-11-USB/dp/B09V6R9QZZ
Microsoft Windows 11 Home (USB) $139.00

A better look at those components.

https://lian-li.com/product/lancool-iii/

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/PRO-Z790-A-WIFI

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/230489/intel-core-i713700kf-processor-30m-cache-up-to-5-40-ghz.html

https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/corsair-now-offers-12vhpwr-connector-modular-cable-capable-of-delivering-up-to-600w.html
 
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I'd wait 3 more months at least. There's a lot of conjecture about both amd and Intel platforms, stuff that always happens with early adopters. By that time, many of the kinks and bugs should be worked out, and gives you time to plan for both, see which has the points you can live with and which has the deal breakers.

Neither one will have any issues with any game at that level of computing power and graphics ability.
 

Why_Me

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I'd wait 3 more months at least. There's a lot of conjecture about both amd and Intel platforms, stuff that always happens with early adopters. By that time, many of the kinks and bugs should be worked out, and gives you time to plan for both, see which has the points you can live with and which has the deal breakers.

Neither one will have any issues with any game at that level of computing power and graphics ability.
The cheaper B760 boards along with the locked cpu's will be available by then and those will be hot sellers imo just like the current B660 boards + locked cpu's.
 
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mensur1984

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I don't know what to say! WOW! Thank you so much for providing so many options. You've really given me something to think about. What would you do in my case, go with previous gen or invest into new stuff?
 
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mensur1984

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I'd wait 3 more months at least. There's a lot of conjecture about both amd and Intel platforms, stuff that always happens with early adopters. By that time, many of the kinks and bugs should be worked out, and gives you time to plan for both, see which has the points you can live with and which has the deal breakers.

Neither one will have any issues with any game at that level of computing power and graphics ability.
Thank you! I definitely have time. Also, black Friday is coming around so there may be some deals (fingers crossed). I just have to decide with which gen to go with :)
 

Why_Me

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I don't know what to say! WOW! Thank you so much for providing so many options. You've really given me something to think about. What would you do in my case, go with previous gen or invest into new stuff?
Tough call tbh. The reviews for the 13900K, 13700K and 13600K will be out later today so that should give you a better idea of what direction to go with your build.
 
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Karadjgne

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The 13900k can pull @ 280w-320w depending on the mobo and workload, which is essentially beyond big-air territory and full into 360mm AIO as a minimum, 420mm as ok and full custom loop if you want to try and keep full load temps at anything under @ 90°C.

Pretty much ties a 7950X with a 3090Ti or below, takes a 4090 to really see any gains at 1440p and that's in the @ 5%-19% area.

So if you don't plan on spending @ $4k+ for a pc, don't bother with a 13900k platform.
 
If I were you, even having all that money burning in my pockets, I would wait a little bit.

Zen 4 barely have 1 week since launch and it went from 95°C its goign to burn my house, thats insane!, It consumes 180Watts, OMG!, I need a 360mm AIO to run it! (Yes I did those comments to), and now many of us who keep track of reviews and investigations know that you can run Zen 4 cpus with even the (not included in this generation) cheap Wraith Stealth Stock cooler. Of course is better to go for something stronger like an Arctic 34 esport DUO or even better a Deep Cool AK620.

Now Raptor Lake launched and information is all over the place, one review said Intel crush AMD at gaming, many other show they trade blows, in most of them you find out the old Ryzen 7 5800X3D laugh really bad at the face of all this new chips, still been the number one in some titles. So yeah Raptor Lake is here, but it just landed, kinda soon to know what we have here yet.

So if you are not in a rush I would wait, and keep investigating, reading and watching reviews.

About Intel and gaming, I feel that most likely this will be like we all see with intel's 10th, 11th (wait... was there an 11th gen ?) and 12th gen, the new i5 13600K with some tunning may perform really, really close to the 13900K while costing less.
 

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