Best way to spend $500 to OC? (x470+shite RAM+2700X+AIO Cooler)

1 : Anonymous2021/11/29 21:23 ID: r561uk

Techspot found a 18% performance boost by moving from DDR4-3000-CL18 -> DDR4-3200-CL14

I'd like to spend <$500 to upgrade my existing build to get past the CPU Bottleneck AND Memory bottleneck.

Current Build:

CPU -- 2700X Cooler -- Corsair H100i AIO Mobo -- Asus Prime X470-Pro (updated Bios to support Ryzen 5000X) Memory -- Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 (Also Available in another build) Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16


5900X for $479+Tax from Amazon. $0 left 5800X for $343.73. 156.27 leftover 5600X for $294.63. 205.37 leftover

Given that I have a AIO CPU Cooler, I figured that RAM would go the farthest in my setup. However, looking at the Memory specifications of my Motherboard, it only supports DDR4-3466.

Maybe this build?

2 : Anonymous2021/11/29 21:43 ID: hmkzqdg

5900x is pointless, you don't need 12 cores for gaming.

5600x is stupidly overpriced with the 5800x ~$50 more.

Only sensible upgrade atm would be the 5800x.

3 : Anonymous2021/11/29 22:26 ID: hml5xdk

considering you already have everything else you need, 5800x.

the techspot 18% gain is comparing single rank 3000 RAM, though. 2x dual rank or 4x single rank sticks may accomplish similar performance gains.

4 : Anonymous2021/11/29 21:25 ID: hmkx1oh

Go for 5800x the IPC improvement alone is going to make a big difference in cpu bound tasks

ID: hmkxv9i

Why not 5900X?

ID: hmkyqdc

The 5900X is better than the 5800X, but not $156 dollars better, not even close. They are pretty similar. Besides unless you are running a 6800 XT / 3080 or better there will be no practical difference between those CPUs for gaming (and even then it won’t be noticeable unless you are running a 240 hz monitor playing older games)

ID: hmkyd3c

Because the source video you provided showed a 1 fps difference (negligible) for an extra 150 bucks. You say you want to spend less than 500 so assuming money is an object so such little performance difference for 70% the cost of the 5900x. That is why

ID: hmkykx4

Because that would be "future proofing" and you said you don't want to do that. Kinda pointless too when cpus are improving so fast.

5 : Anonymous2021/11/29 21:28 ID: hmkxdt4

What game? Sounds like you are just building around that one title it would help if we knew what

ID: hmkxk52

Edited with

ID: hml3kpe


Check out the Memory Section

Techspot found a 18% performance boost by moving from DDR4-3000-CL18 -> DDR4-3200-CL14

6 : Anonymous2021/11/29 23:11 ID: hmlc8ru

Buy the 5800X.

Also, buy two sets of this (which is on sale right now) for $140:

I am also running an X470 Prime, and I'm running two sets of that memory at 3733MHz and tightened secondary timings. Performance is awesome.

You can run higher than 3466MHz on the Prime. I've had it up to 4133MHz with 2x8GB, but 3733MHz is the highest I can run 4x8GB 100% stable.

I'd be happy to give you my full timing set @ 3733MHz to get the most out of that memory. The sticks are running Hynix DJR, which is second best on AM4 to Samsung B-Die. For the price they're at now, it's a killer deal.

7 : Anonymous2021/11/29 21:35 ID: hmkyhwm

5900x and upgrade the rest in the future. Your ram kit should be fine but I am not sure about your cooler

IIRC, 5800x runs hotter than the 5600x and the 5900x.

ID: hml3mds

What about

Check out the Memory Section

Techspot found a 18% performance boost by moving from DDR4-3000-CL18 -> DDR4-3200-CL14

ID: hml54ub

That's a small difference compared to moving from a 2700X to a 5600X/5800X... and you can probably tune your memory better with a Zen 3 CPU to make that gain on top of the CPU gains.

You already have DDR4-3200 CL16, anyway... you can probably push that higher.


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