I have been really looking forward to Ryzen 3900x benchmarks so I could finally ditch my i7 4790K and get something with more cores.
However after seeing the benchmarks, I have been mostly underwhelmed with the gaming results. I know that it's an excellent chip that excels at productivity, but it seems to fall short of the i9 9900K in gaming by a 10%+ margin, which I think kills any appeal it had for me.
So, after deciding to stay with team intel, I have decided to build my new desktop without delay.
Currently I have chosen to use these parts:
Intel i9 9900K - AUD$749
Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler - AUD$125
Corsair HX750 Platinum 750W Power Supply - AUD$195
ASUS ROG Strix Z390-F - AUD$335.53
GTX 1080 (Reusing it from previous build)
Fractal Design Define R4 (Reusing it from previous build)
The thing I am stuck on is the memory. I have narrowed it down to these 2 :
G.SKILL Sniper X Series 32GB DDR4 3600 (Timing 19-20-20-40) - AUD$236.50https://www.newegg.com/global/au-en/g-s ... 6820232741
G.skill Ripjaws V 32Gb DDR4 3200Mhz (Timing 16-18-18-38) - AUD$267.74https://www.amazon.com.au/G-SKILL-Ripja ... B0171GQR0C
Is it more important to have tighter timings or higher frequency? I don't necessarily have to stick to only these 2 and I wouldn't be adverse to any better suggestions.
Like I mentioned before, the primary reason for this desktop is gaming. I don't do anything productive or creative on it.
Feel free to suggest any changes to the build. I am going to wait for the prime day next week and hope against hope that they have any decent deals in Australia that will let me save some money.