Question R7 3700X/3800X

DeanTH23

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So currently,in my country, the 3700X costs about 260 Euros and the 3800X costs 290...If they drop to 160-200,like the 2700X did, then i'll be able to upgrade,but first i need to ask a few things.

I currently use a RM650x from Corsair ( it's new,i'm using it for about 6 months), a TUF X570 and a 2070S.
Total power consumption during load it's 380-420 watts.
Can i safely upgrade to 3800X (105W TDP) and maybe try for a static OC ?
Also i'm only using an 8pin for the X570.The extra 4pin isn't supported by the PSU...Can this create any issues in this scenario?

Same for the 3700X,but it has a 65W TDP, so i expect it to consume way less power even with an actual OC...Let me know if i'm wrong at this.
 

GarrettL

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I have a 3800x, Asus x570 TUF and 2070S. If you look at gaming benchmarks the 3700x is almost identical to the 3800x at 1080p. At 1440p they render the same frame rates. I did waste money on the 3800x.

With that said, love the platform. Great gaming pc.
 

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