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Stuck chosing a Gaming build.

Stuck chosing a Gaming build.

Hey all! So I use my desktop primarily for gaming, and it's been about 5 years since I've built a whole new rig. My current setup plays pretty much everything out right now well but I'm noticing slower performance. I'm trying to keep this under $3000 USD. I do currently have 2 monitors and plan to get new ones down the road, as well as new mouse and keyboard, so for now they won't be included here.


Anyway, I've heard a lot of good things about the Ryzen series chips but I've been using Intel forever. I'm going to post my builds that work for both chipsets and then the processors I'm stuck choosing between. I'd love to know what you guys think and also curious if I'm gonna notice a huge difference between the 2. Any recommendations to replace parts with something better are always welcome, and any advice on compatability are appreciated!



Cooler Master MasterCase H500M ATX Mid-Tower w/ 4x Side Tempered Glass Panels, Type-C I/O Panel, 2x Vertical GPU Card PCI Slots & 2x 200mm ARGB Fans w/ARGB Controller





CORSAIR RMx Series RM850x CP-9020180-NA 850W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply





MSI GeForce RTX 2080 DirectX 12 RTX 2080 VENTUS 8G OC 8GB 256-Bit GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card





G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-32GTZR





Asura Genesis Xtreme High Performance 1TB Gaming RGB PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 3D TLC NVMe M.2 Internal SSD Storage (Desktop PC/Gaming PC) - Modular Heatsinks – 7 Years Warranty




WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB Internal SSD - SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5"/7mm Solid State Drive - WDS100T2B0A




Now the 2 things in stuck on, AMD or Intel?


Intel CPU and MoBo:

Intel Core i7-9700K Coffee Lake 8-Core 3.6 GHz (4.9 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I79700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630




ASUS PRIME Z370-A II LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z370 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard




AMD CPU and MoBo:

AMD RYZEN 7 3800X 8-Core 3.9 GHz (4.5 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 105W 100-100000025BOX Desktop Processor




ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F GAMING AM4 AMD X370 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard https://m.newegg.com/product/N82E16813132989?ignorebbr=1&m_ver=1


I'm pretty sure I've covered the compatability for both sets here, but if I didn't I'd love for anyone to point it out! Even if there's bottleneck issues. And yes I'm kind of going for rgb this time. I was never really into it but recently got some new fans for my current build and I love it now.


From the benchmarks I've seen I see the Ryzen is much more powerful but the build total is gonna be an extra 600 bucks which isn't terrible for me I guess. I'm just really curious how much of a difference this is gonna make in gameplay for me, and how noticable it'll be.


Lastly, I have no idea what makes a good motherboard so if you have any recommendations or just tips in general on motherboards id love to hear them!


Thank you guys so much for your time and any input!