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Solved Extra help to choose a new CPU for new PC

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ciccio

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Hi all,

I need another help with my new PC.

In my previous thread you helped me to create my new PC.

This week I bought all the parts and today I received the case, the motherboard and the CPU.

Unfortunately the CPU was used, delivered in a piece of cardboard wrapped around bubble wrap with clearly finger prints and other marks on it...

I am returning it, but I need a new CPU and I can't find another AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, I was thinking to move to a AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, keeping all the other parts.

What do you think?

I am open to all possible suggestions.

Thanks a lot
Ciccio


This it the link to the configuration

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D12L 60.09 CFM CPU Cooler
Thermal Compound: Noctua NT-H2 3.5 g Thermal Paste
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming X12G GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB Video Card
Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair RM850x (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Case Fan: Noctua A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 158.5 CFM 140 mm Fan
Case Fan: Noctua F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 109.89 CFM 120 mm Fan
 

Pyro

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The 5950X seems to be marginally better, a model with integrated graphics would be preferable for future troubleshooting though.
 

Rustys

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You can also refer to the support page of the motherboard to make sure the CPU is combatable.

 

ciccio

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@Pyro sorry for my incompetence, but what do you mean by "model with integrated graphics"? Do you have any suggestions? Without changing the motherboard as I already have it.

@Rustys it is supported but always with the question mark related to the BIOS version, I would like to not update it honestly...
 

Pyro

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AM4 socket for AMD Ryzen™ 3rd and 2nd Generation/ 2nd and 1st Gen
AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors

It seems like your board only supports up to 3rd gen processors, unless there is a BIOS update that isn't listed.

That being said, the Ryzen 9 3900X seems like a direct replacement for the 3950X, a bit cheaper too. You could overclock it if you wish to gain that 1-2% performance difference.

It's also important to note that it supports the same 3200MHz ram, so you're good to enable XMP and go for it. :)

Integrated graphics allows your CPU to process display output without a dedicated graphics card, I didn't see any comparable processors that had this option, but keep in mind in the future if you ever need to troubleshoot a graphics card you will need something to replace it with.
 
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