Time has come to replace my beloved Sandy-build, still running happily at 4.8 for eight years now, definitely the best PC I've had in twenty five years of builds. Alas, more cores beckon.
Usages; Adobe CC (Lightroom and Premiere), gaming. I just bought a Nikon Z7 and those 45mp raw files are crunchy, as will be editing 4k ProRes video.
Question #1 - i9900k vs. Ryzen9 3900x. I'm leaning Intel, despite the fact that Ryzen has more cores. I must admit that I am still spooky about AMD chipsets (ever since crappy VIA Athlon chipsets), and I am eyeing a possible Thunderbolt drop-in card to attach a DAS to. I've read lots of reviews and it seems like I can't make a bad choice here. Anyone have any reason that I should go AMD?
Question #2 - I've been running Asus Mobos for years, but this time I'm thinking that the Gigabyte z390 Aurus Ultra gives me an extra M2 slot over a comparable Asus z390. In general, I've found the proliferation of Mobo's to be overwhelming. Is there a better board?
Question #3 - I've got a cooler master Hyper212 with a couple of good fans on the i2600k. Is there any reason I can't just put it, and some good paste, onto the new build? I have no current plans to O/C.
Question #4 - Ram speeds. DDR4 is coming down and I can get 64gb of 3600 GSkill ram for a decent price. I have fetishized faster spec Ram for a while now, and I figure it gives me some room for an O/C in the future. Is there any reason not to? Does faster Ram give 'snappier' general performance? How much do timings matter?
I spec'd some components at Newegg and it is a lot of money. But if I spend that much and get another 8 years of use it will feel like money well spent..
Appreciate any recommendations from folks wiser than I.
Thanks in advance,
i7 2600k @ 4.7 GHZ | 16GB G-Skill DDR3-1600 | Asus P8P67 Pro | PCP&C Silencer 750 | Corsair Graphite 600T |
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