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Old 13-11-20, 11:00 PM
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Which one is the better one?

Hello everyone,

So I'm in a bit of a rabbit hole at the moment and need your guidance, due to most of you in here have more knowledge than me regarding this scenario. Which I have the feeling is very basic for you, though I'm having some trouble with it...

I've ordered an 5600X, but due to the ongoing pandemic and other factors, stock is low worldwide. When they do come into stock though, I'm having a bit of a second thought on the 5900X instead.

The reasoning for this is futureproofing basically. As life is more and more starting to come into play and feeling like I want to settle down, hence wanting to get something now that will last me a few years atleast.

Now the most I do is occassional gaming, but mostly just webbrowsing, streaming movies on Netflix, HBO etc, some Photoshop etc. Not very demanding tasks. Although I do have the interest of maybe start with streaming later down the line or some hobbyist Youtubing.

With all of this in mind, do you all think that the 5600X will do me just for a few years ahead and hence not needing the 5900X? Considering that in most reviews, the 5600X is on par with it in games and only slightly slower in productivity. Most software I don't use, mostly Photoshop and that is the 5600X in the top charts.

I'm asking since my friend is in the process of maybe ditching his older system, an 7700K and is aiming for the 5900X, due to having more cores and some games to leverage that. Although he games way more than I do and I usually only play FPS games, such as Battlefield and maybe some new Call of Duty, Valorant etc in the future.

Cooling won't be an issue either way, as going with the NZXT Kraken Z73 (360 AIO).

I'm also considering one of AMDs new GPUs, primarly the 6900 XT or the 6800 XT, depending on how it performs in 3rd party reviews.

So in all, what do you guys recommend me. Will the 5600X be more than enough for my needs for a few years or pay double the price and go with the 5900X? I also play at 1440p by the way and might try 4K, but thinking of staying at 1440p, but having the 4K option would be nice - ie the LG 27GN950 monitor.

Thanks for taking your time reading!

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Dawelio

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Old 13-11-20, 11:05 PM
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I thought you had a 3700x? isnt that already future proofing?

but based on your usage, a 5900x is not really needed at all. Your friend won't see that much benefit over a 7700k either. Its still very strong and is what I use at the moment. I would like a 5600x, but I dont see a use case to merit any gain over my 7700k aside from me having to spend on a motherboard, CPU, memory and all watercooling parts as I only have intel components so need a new block.

unnecessary expenditure. If you are adamant on an upgrade, stick with your 5600x purchase.
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Old 13-11-20, 11:08 PM
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I thought you had a 3700x? isnt that already future proofing?

but based on your usage, a 5900x is not really needed at all. Your friend won't see that much benefit over a 7700k either. Its still very strong and is what I use at the moment. I would like a 5600x, but I dont see a use case to merit any gain over my 7700k aside from me having to spend on a motherboard, CPU, memory and all watercooling parts as I only have intel components so need a new block.

unnecessary expenditure. If you are adamant on an upgrade, stick with your 5600x purchase.
Thanks for your extremely fast reply! Much appreciated!

And yes, I'm currently rocking an 3700X, although might give it to a family member who is on an aging 4790K, which is starting to show it's age a little bit.

Not decided yet though and considering the 5600X isn't all THAT expensive in my eyes, it's not that bad of an investment really. If it would be $400 or $500, then it would be a whole other story really.
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