Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GoRedwings, Nov 2, 2018.
I wouldn't be happy either, how much did you pay for it?
£875. It was sold as an OEM processor, the bloke said it was pulled from a server. The retail version is over £3k, so obviously I was an idiot for thinking there was any chance of it being a legit processor.
The performance isn't too far off of what you'd expect from a 7502, and the temperatures seem okay, so it might be alright. Will put it through a prime95 stress test overnight to see how it copes.
If you are happy with it maybe ask for a partial refund considering it's not what you paid for.
Have you ordered your 5900x?
Not yet, they don't go on sale until 5pm November 5th.
You can't register to reserve a place in the queue to pre-order one?
No, hope it's not anything like the 3080 cluster **** of a launch.
It's difficult to see how it could be as much of a shambles as that. Fingers crossed there won't be a massive shortage of them. If there is, I'd be willing to sell you a 32 core Epyc processor and motherboard to go with it to tide you over
They would of had 4 weeks or more to get stock over so fingers crossed it'll go smoothly.
Currys seem to be the cheapest and offer free next day delivery, not sure if that covers weekends.
Stupid time (5pm) to release a product as not many outlets will be able to ship them on the day, I think I'll try ebuyer as those ship up until midnight so you may get it on the 6th.
I'm seriously considering getting shot of the Epyc stuff and getting a Ryzen 5950x. Am I right in thinking that a motherboard based on the X570 chipset is the way forward?
Yeah, x570 is the best.
What board you looking at?
Probably the Asrock x570 Taichi, mostly for Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. Not 100% committed to the Ryzen option though, might try to get the Epyc working properly before giving up and going Ryzen.
Which board do you have?
****ing thing lags like crazy even on the Windows 10 installation, the mouse and keyboard judder all over the place. Need to fob it off onto some poor unsuspecting bastard and get something that doesn't boil my piss!
Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero. Had zero issues with it since I got it 12 months ago.
They have just released a newer version of this too, dark edition.
Got some good news; been able to find someone who will buy the stupid Epyc from me, although I am going to lose £250 on it, I'm still glad to be rid of it.
So now it's a question of what to get to replace it. The 5950X is looking pretty tempting. Nice to see OCUK are charging £50 more than Currys for it - I guess they can rely on the strength of their brand to charge extra?!
They are just robbing c u n t s.
Try ccl, along with scan and ebuyer.
I'd go with Amazon but they are usually slow to get them up and listed.
Aye, I'll keep my eyes to the ground and my ears peeled. Thinking about getting a cheaper x570 board like a Steel Legend and some cheap RAM to tide me over until Black Friday. Does memory speed make much difference to performance with Ryzen?
Don't go lower than 3200, 3600 will be good for the 5000 series.
I've ordered some Corsair Vengeance LPX 3600MHz RAM, hopefully that'll help me get the best out of the new CPU. I saw a couple of Threadripper 3960X on eBay for £800, was sorely tempted to pick one up. The risk of ending up with another lemon, combined with the cost of a TRX40 motherboard was enough to put me off. Going to stick with retail, boxed stuff unless I know and trust the seller from now on.
Still not sure on which motherboard to get. I don't understand why they vary in price so much. Asrock have the Steel Legend for £190 and the Taichi for £290, but other than a few extra USB ports and WiFi I can't see why the Taichi is so much more money. Are they all much of a muchness, or is it worth spending the additional cash?
Edit: I take it back. I had a proper look at the two boards and the Taichi has an extra PCI-e and M.2 slot, SLI support and BIOS flashback. So it probably is worth the extra, especially for the M.2 slot.
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