OK, I didn't know where to post this, so I put it in the build section, as they are both builds, lol.
I just finished a b350, 1700X, 16GB Build. Works fantastic, and 4.0Ghz overclocked.
Here is the dilemma:
A friend of mine gave me his "old" pc. He is building a new intel X299 system and has the $$ so I figure let him, lol.
His old PC is a Gigabyte X79-UD3 socket 2011 with Intel i7 3820 in it. 16GB DDR3 in quad channel. With corsair liquid cooling, solid state, yada yada.
He wiped the hard drive on it and it is like new, just needs windows installed.
I got it for free and he threw in a brand new sealed 480GB SSD that he was planning on putting into it as well.
My question is, should I send back the ryzen parts to newegg and basically just use the 3820 machine? I only do gaming and sometimes video encoding. I would be putting in my GTX 1080 card, and was wondering if maybe the card might be bottlenecked by the X79 platform.
I am basically thinking of getting my refunds on the ryzen system, and use this one until threadripper might be announced and at that point make a decision, as I may have built the 1700x system a little pre-maturely. Not sure.
What are your thoughts? Will there be a noticeable difference in system speed do you think?? I honestly do web-browsing and gaming (2-3 hours per week). My job and family takes up the remaining hours in the week, lol.
Or.... Should I just part out the X79 system on ebay and make some money back since the board, chip, and memory are all like new still??