UD is an entry level from gigabyte; it's much better than it used to be and is solid choice for gamers but if you're going for a 13900k and wanting a "best that you can get for the current environment" I'd go for something closer to the aorus line
link what you bough please
Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Elite AX is a good mid-rangerfrom this link alone, the UD was listed under exceptional and extremist that's why i selected it.
the CPUs i'm between are the 13900k and 12900k, which mobo would you go with?
Meh, better power consumption with Ryzen which will add up over 5 years :yawn:8th/9th gen intel vs Ryzen 1000/2000/3000 Intel was better at everything except value (and some production vs 3000)
10th gen/11th gen Intel vs Ryzen 5000 AMD was better at everything except value (lower end 10th and 11th gen stuff was real cheap and decent)
12th gen/13th gen Intel vs Ryzen 7000 Intel is better at everything...even value
(some overlap there but you get the idea)
And so forth
That was my thought. I just finished building a new PC based on this- https://www.microcenter.com/product...-wifi-ddr4,-cpu-motherboard-combo?storeid=151. It has the 2.5g networking you werethanks for all the info. i'm going back and looking at other posts, to save some money i might go with the i7 1200k
Meh, better power consumption with Ryzen which will add up over 5 years :yawn:
Any announcements if AMD will use the same socket for 8000 series? I'm assuming 13th gen won't share one with 14th gen, which honestly may or may not matter. Either way, that'd be a factor in the decision today since neither 8000 series or 14th gen are here yet and won't be until later in the year.
And then, you're getting back into the dice rolling game. Chinese Covid Outbreak has entered the chat. Will production and shipping get constrained and see the current options move back towards MSRP? Will we see an economic downturn and see retail prices drop as demand continues to plummet in the year following the largest drop/decline year over year in the CPU/GPU industry??
IDK. 13600K would be a better buy vs.. 7600X. The 7600X is 21.9% cheaper.. is the 13600K necessarily 21.9% faster/better? (who knows, get a 13400F instead if you wanna be budget conscious)
I prefer competition, I'll ride til I die with AMD 🤡
12700k, any of the boards would be good and if you're saving money, and not looking to OC, even consider a decent B660. You still get memory OC.thanks for all the info. i'm going back and looking at other posts, to save some money i might go with the i7 1200k
I also went with Corsair RAM, Z73 cooler, 980 Pro SSDs, and Asus 3080ti. Have had no issues running anything I've thrown at it with VMs running in the background for a lab
12700k, any of the boards would be good and if you're saving money, and not looking to OC, even consider a decent B660. You still get memory OC.
if you're near microcenter, see if they have any promos. A while back they were giving away free mobos with 12th gen chips
then the UD is a pretty good choice imo stll, save you $50-100. it won't throttle the 12700ki can get to one, but i'd rather have everything picked out ahead of time vs looking for bundles in the store. i'll probably overlook something and have some type of compatibility issue.