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So this is an obvious thread and I know a few people have asked and I've read most of their threads and nearly every review. So I'm just going to throw this out and see what kind of response I get to my very specific situation.

My I7 920 is dying. Or possibly the memory. Either way - the system is puking left and right. I really wish it was stable right now because I'd be prepared to wait to see how this next month plays out. But right now I am crashing about 6-8 times a day and I'm starting to worry about things like data corruption. Already dropped my entire OC.

Now, both the Ryzen (Doesn't really matter which one, lets say 1700x) and the I7 8700K and 8600K appeal to me. Here are my concerns:

1. I game, I do other things, but I game and it looks like CL really wins in a number of scenarios. If it were available right now, I'd have bought it already. I'm having a hard time quantifying whether the scenarios matter to me. I am a twitch gamer although I don't do a lot of it. My monitor is maxed at 60HZ but it is also long in the tooth and will be replaced shortly with something that goes higher (and not something that goes 4K). Dell 30" 3007 FPW-HC for the record.

2. I don't like the heat numbers I'm seeing for CL. It seems to get roughly panned over in reviews, however it looks like it runs really hot. I've never delidded, I'm tempted to do it, but the fact that the Ryzen has proper solder is really appealing to me. I plan to use a Noctua air cooler and would rather run something nice and cool.

3. I can buy Ryzen today and I keep waiting but CL I can't seem to get my damn hands on.

4. I'm worried that while Ryzen should be a huge upgrade over what I have, that the IPC issues may actually bother me in comparison to what I could have gotten. I know my previous 3.8GHZ overclock isn't the same as a Ryzen 3.8 GHZ overclock but I somehow can't seem to get it out of my head when comparing it to the possibility of moving up to 5 GHZ.

What would you do? If I did buy CL would I receive it within a week?

 


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