I know. I think I mentioned that somewhere in one of my posts that I was concerned about that, as well. I probably should have stuck with my original plan of a gtx 1050 instead of 1070 ti and noit use gpu acceleration. Now my 1070 ti will be a waste except I got a good deal on odyssey+ headset so may OCCASIONALLY play a VR game.FYI, there can be quality differences when using hardware encoders instead of software encoders. So it isn't a 100% apples to apples comparison with regard to HW vs SW encode times.
I'm not using specific programs yet, so I can choose programs around what the pc is best at, as long as the programs have featrues I need. What's weird, though, is I saw that Resolve is more gpu-based, but yet something else showed how good it does with the 3900x.Now I'm beginning to think you should take your use-case to a new thread and get advice from people who have very specific backgrounds in the applications you use and what you want to do. You may be much better off looking for a specific hardware combination, e.g., CPU, memory, GPU and NVME combination, to provide optimum performance. It may be more suitable than looking at a general purpose computer that tries to shine in all areas but never gets best at the one thing you really need it to be best at.
I already have the RAM, 2 nvme ssds, etc... There's no point asking anyone about any of those parts as there is now ay I am selling off what I already have at this point. I ened to build and be done.
The 3900x shipped and I am receivbing it Saturday, so now I have to either keep it or sell on ebay, as I am not returning it and paying return shipping and restocking at b&h. really SUCKS that I am going to end up being out almost DOUBLE of my original budget, but nothing I can do now. $1800 vs $1650 doesn't change much in the long run. Either figure was nuts for me to go to. And ps this was with a TON of deals, too where I was getting $50 off $50 and $75 off $75 deals on many of those parts! The actual value of the parts is around $2500, I think.
Thanks. I better start watching vids and reading articles soon, as well, to be sure I am not going to be confused on something. Although, I don't "have" to finish the build the first day... If I have a problem I can keep using my old pc and troubleshoot over time, I guess.AMD makes this pretty easy. First, when you install the gpu and boot up you get a primitive level of functionality. Not what you want on a permanent basis but enough to get you started. The mobo cpu and chip and OS people are all hip to the fact that you need to install the operating system, get that running, and then worry about your drivers. This is all in the video to which I provided a link. When you get to the AMD web site you will be offered several download options the best for a noob like me is autodetect where they just say OK we'll see what you got and tell you what to download. This is all true of Intel builds too btw.
If you have a total panic attack they are still providing DVDs. But your most updated drivers will be from the manufacturer.
They will try to get you to sign up for some kind of system that links your phone and mobo etc. which sounds like a nightmare to me so take a pass on that IMO.
Be advised that during the install process things seem to "hang up" but what is happening is that you are being asked to authorize the download and the window for that is underneath other stuff you may have open.
My build with the 2600x benchmarked at 78% which is the best I've ever done (UserBenchmark). The best I had before was "Yacht" now I've got a "battleship."
The thing is most of the benefit is not in the CPU but in the graphics card. Anyhow for reference the basic build is
Asus Prime x470 pro with Ryzen 5 2600X cpu
Samsung NVMe SSD 500 gigs installed on the mobo, where it runs Win 10
G. Skill DDR4 3200 RAM -- I currently have 32 gigs, but I benchmarked it with 16 gigs as well. So with 16 gigs I'm at 74% and a "battleship" whereas 32 gigs notches me up only 4% and I'm still a "battleship." (The weapons get meaner and nastier as you rise higher)
Seasonic PSU 850 Watt which is totally overkill get the next lower
That's a very basic setup which is in the $700 to $800 category until you start getting fancy with fans and extra drives and what not. Maybe an extra $200 for that. I'm also kind of assuming you're re-using whatever case you have on hand.
If I were going to push my build a bit further I would have gotten the 8 gig version of the gpu for another 80 bucks. This is more important than focusing on the cpu in my opinion.
I already have basically every part except I don't like my choice on case (p400 with window) so am having to be out an extra $100 to get a new case and nobody has cared to buy my case.... which is sealed, too. Maybe I'll list it on this site, but shipping is huge on pc cases.
So pretty much my only decision left is mobo…. which I already HAVE one, but msi is worrying me.
Btw, everyone, I hope you all saw that people reviewing mobos have confirmed the little chipset fan is indeed a nightmare. Someone with an aorus master mobo said he was a returning it as soon as another is in stock because it's measuring over 50db. Not sure why he thinks another rmobo will be any better, but anyway, bottom line is any mention I've seen about those fans has seems to show that it was as bad as feared. So I am about to the point of not considering x570. I hate that I must gimp my second ssd to 2.0x4 instead of 3.0x4, but oh well.
I see the going rate on ebay for the 3900x is $650. So if I did want to resell it I'd get right around $50 profit is all, but at least I wouldn't be losing money... so I still have the option of doing that if I want the 3700x, unless supply picks up and lwoers the ebay going rate.