AMD Ryzen 9 3950X WebXPRT 3

Enthusiast Desktop processor released in 2019 with 16 cores and 32 threads. With base clock at 3.5GHz, max speed at 4.7GHz, and a 105W power rating. Ryzen 9 3950X is based on the Matisse 7nm family and part of the Ryzen 9 series.
Price 71.5%
Speed 90%
Productivity 105%
Gaming 95%

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Web Benchmarks

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X WebXPRT

WebXPRT 3
Ryzen 9 3950X WebXPRT 3 Performance

The Ryzen 9 3950X sits between Core i9-9900KS and Ryzen 9 3900X. It is 1.8% lower than the Core i9-9900KS while being 0.4% higher than the Ryzen 9 3900X. In this benchmark, the Ryzen 9 3950X has an impressive performance, which is way ahead of the last generation Ryzen 7 2700X by 17.3%. With 8 additional cores, the Ryzen 9 3950X provides a smoother experience than the Ryzen 7 2700X. Again, the Ryzen 7 2700X tumbles down the chart, falling behind its Zen 2-based successor. That's a ~17.3% generational speed-up in this title. The Ryzen 7 2700X clearly shows how significantly the high-end Pinnacle Ridge-based CPUs fall behind the Zen 2 models. The Ryzen 9 3950X's performance earns it the 5th place. AMD's Ryzen 9 3950X notches a small win over the Ryzen 7 2700X, but opens up an impressive lead over the stock Core i9-9900KS. Overall, the Ryzen 9 3950X is a very good performer with its 16-cores and 32-threads in this benchmark.

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Critics Reviews

The Ryzen 9 3950X comes with AMD's highest-binned silicon to enable a 4.7 GHz boost clock, but like other Ryzen 3000 processors, it comes with a mix of faster and slower cores.
The Ryzen 9 3950X is built on AMD’s 7nm Zen 2 architecture, and is the highest tier in the Ryzen 3000 series. That naturally makes it the most expensive, but it also shows just how well AMD is ...
The Ryzen 9 3950X shocked us by pulling out slightly ahead in Cinebench R20 using a single thread. We also looked at performance of the CPUs using an oldie but goodie, the POV Ray 3.7 benchmark.
Ryzen 9 3950X Cinebench R20 single-thread performance. Antony Leather. The multi-threaded result is a triumph for AMD'snew flagship, clearly bettering the Core i9-9980XE and while Cinebench isn't ...
In raw performance terms, the Ryzen 9 3900 and 3950X in the laptop are only separated by a few percentage points and by and large, it's up there with a desktop Ryzen 5 3600X running with 3600MHz DDR4.
The Ryzen 9 3950X is more of what we loved, with just a little extra sprinkled on top. Where the Ryzen 9 3900X has "only" 12 cores and support for up to 24 concurrent processing threads, the Ryzen ...
Ryzen 9 3950X is priced 50 percent higher than the 3900X, which might not seem like that big of a deal for 33 percent more cores, but like all of Intel's K-series and X-series CPUs it doesn't ...
The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core AM4 Processor is a powerful 16-core processor with 32 threads, designed for socket AM4 motherboards. Built with Zen 2 architecture, the third-generation 7nm Ryzen processor offers increased performance compared to its predecessor. It has a base clock speed of 3.5 GHz and can reach a max boost clock speed of 4.7 GHz.

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aah1357 July 19, 2020
Transferred the OS drive from Intel to an AMD system. System posts, but Windows doesn't load on cold boot.
Built a new system based on AMD 3950x (Asus Crosshair VIII Hero mobo). Transferred my old SSD (Samsung 850 Pro) to the new system (SATA # 1 slot). System posts on cold boot, but I have to restart the computer for Windows 10 (1903) to run (every time). Mobo code is "AA." Any thought why this is? Many Thanks.
Old System was running on ASUS Maximus VIII Formula and Intel 6600K cpu .
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DSzymborski November 19, 2010
The next step would be to properly install Windows rather than cutting corners. Unless you have a very specific Windows to Go install, which you would know if you did (you have to choose to install such a thing and it's found mainly on Enterprise versions), Windows is not meant to be modular in this way. Windows 10 tries it best to find the drivers because Microsoft knows that people like to take the lazy way, but it frequently doesn't work at all or simply leaves vague performance issues for months.
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aah1357 July 14, 2020
Help me choose between two used Corsair PSUs
Hi all,,

I'm putting a new system together (ASUS Cross Hair VIII + AMD 3950x + 32GB RAM + Corsair's H115i AIO). I also will use my current GC - an ASUS GTX1080.

Now, in my old unit I have a Corsair AX1200i (which I bought in early 2016). That unit has been on about 40% of the days since installation, and sometimes has stayed on for a few days straight. I also have a regular Corsair RM850 (not an X or i) that I bought about a year later for a firewall project. This thing was on for about almost a year continuously. When I scrapped that project in 2018, I took the PSU out and shelved it since then.

The question is, for the new system which one would you guys go with?
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Hellfire13 April 20, 2016
Of Course the AXi, period. Its top of the line premium quality and have the best capacitors, transistors, inductors, etc. It is a Tier A unit and best suited for your new machine...
https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1116640-psucultists-psu-tier-list/
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barnyard80 July 13, 2020
Noctua NF-A14 PWM Industrial or Noctua NF-A14 PWM for Meshify C Case?
Which of these would be more suitable for an air cooled 3950x in a Fractal Meshify C case?

- Noctua NF-A14 PWM Industrial
- Noctua NF-A14 PWM

I've read that the Industrial fan is not suitable for normal users as it is louder. However, can it be slowed down enough so that it is silent?

Are there any articles showing whether or not the Industrial fan would lead to better cooling or not? I have done a Google but can't find any.
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Phaaze88 December 30, 2016
I've been there mate. Don't do it.
I ran with the IPPCs for around a year... it's pointless. Sure, I set fan curves, running them just like they were the regular Noctua fans, only running them at max speed during stress tests, for obvious reasons.

If one never, or seldom, runs them at max, then what's the point? None really. That extra horsepower is wasted, as well as your money.
I was curious, so I don't regret that part.

How'd it turn it out, you may wonder? Well, it was laughable. I did get lower thermals, at the cost of a crap-ton of more noise.
1)The gains in gpu thermals were noteworthy, with an obvious caveat: Before I installed the Kraken G12 + Celsius S36 on it, I was already achieving thermals below 65C year-round, but I ran the gpu's fans at 100% when playing games or benchmarks, etc.
When I ran those IPPC 3000s at 100% as well, I could get thermals into 50C, but then I was sitting next to a bloody jet. It was already running at a very cool 60-ishC, so what's 10C(give or take a few C) when I can't even hear the game?

2)The gains in cpu thermals were horrible. I had mounted a couple of NF-A14 IPPC 3000s onto my NH-D15S heatsink.
I think I had gotten a 2 - maybe 3C gain, MAX, with those things running at 100%, and I came to understand why:
The heatsink/radiators are already designed with a particular fan in mind, and thus run best with the fan they came with - in most cases. The size of the gaps between the fins affect the airflow and how much pressure is needed.
Take Thermalright's Le Grand Macho RT and their Silverarrow IB-E Extreme Rev. B as an example of 2 extremes. Note the size of the gaps in the finstack and the kind of fans they run with - both are rated for 320TDP too.
Now, say you were to take their fans and swap them. Both will actually perform worse as a result.
The gaps in the LGMRT already allow plenty of air through, so the Silverarrow's high rpm fans do very little in this case, except for adding more noise.
The LGMRT's fan lacks 'umph' to push air easily though the Silverarrow's narrower finstack, so it performs worse thermally - it did become a little quieter though!
NH-D15/S: Optimized for silence and performance at moderate fan speeds. The IPPCs at max speed created a backflow of air of sorts to occur, reducing the effectiveness of the faster fans.
Also, the sides of the D15/S heatsink are sealed, not open, optimizing them for better front to back airflow - not to say that top exhaust fans don't help(they do), but they're less effective than with open heatsinks.

That's my experience and testing with the IPPC 3000s - both 120 and 140mm models, in 3 different chassis.
They are for EXACTLY what Noctua said they are for: Industrial applications. I would not recommend them for anything else.
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connor.j2000 July 02, 2020
Ryzen vs Intel
Hi all,

I'm putting together a high budget build for a friend and simply not make my mind up on the CPU. After doing some research, I am leaning towards AMD's Ryzen 9 3900x - this is partly due to reports that Intel's 1200 socket is only going to be used for two generations, meaning AMD may be a more future proof option. But also, price vs performance seems better with AMD.

However, this is a gaming pc and from what I can tell, Intel is still king when it comes to gaming performance.

Current prices are as follows:

Ryzen 9 3900x - £433.98
Ryzen 9 3950x - £689.99 (not ideal)

Intel i9-9900k - £449.99
Intel i9-10900k - £529.98

These chips will be cooled by a Corsair H150i Pro XT and partnered with an ASUS RTX 2080 SUPER STRIX GAMING and 32GB of DDR4-3600MHz memory.

The idea behind the build is to be as good as it can be right now, with the option to upgrade going forward.

Yes, I know the new 3080 cards are coming out soon but my friend doesn't want to wait unfortunately.

Any suggestions? Would be massively appreciated!
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Rdslw August 01, 2017
3900x will not be suported for very long, its platofrm that will be replaced in 2021 so you will get 1 or 2 more cpu gens that fits the socket and new board, and that's it. Then we will get am5 with ddr5 support.
so if you would try go get on am4 3 years ago, it would still can take 3900x now, but soon support for this socket will end.

its by few %. If all she want is pure gaming fps intel will be stronger.
if you want either good price to performance or she will stream, amd will do better.

going for ryzen9 for gaming is an overkill, very little games benefit from this.
I would go for 3700x/3800x as its already plenty for games (unless she streams, then 3900x)
and use cash for more storage.
also ryzen really likes fast ram, so consider 4200 if they are not more than 25% pricier than 3600
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barnyard80 June 19, 2020
Does B550-PLUS Motherboard Have Fans
Do B550-Plus motherboards have fans on them? I've recently noticed that X570 motherboards all have chipset fans.

In particular, I am thinking of this one: ASUS® TUF GAMING B550-PLUS

Would that be good enough to run a non-overclocked 3950x?
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Darkbreeze June 24, 2014
No, they do not come standard with chipset fans.

Based on the Bit-tech review, it should be fine with a non-overclocked 3950x, but I'd plan to include a decent aftermarket cooler like the Thermalright True Spirit Direct 140 or something equivalent, because the stock cooler is not going to make you a happy person once you hear it droning along with it's up-down, up-down, monotonous humming at exactly the frequency that will annoy the bejesust out of you.
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jfletcher94 June 15, 2020
Cannot install Windows 10?
I am trying to install Windows10 on a newly built computer, but it keeps failing. I get as far as selecting the disk, the installer loads the next page (showing progress of 0%), and then I immediately get the error:

"Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation. To install Windows, restart the installation."

It seems that the error occurs right when the actual installation is about to start.

I have updated the motherboard to the latest (non-beta) BIOS, removed all extra hardware, recreated the installation USB and attempted to use both GPT and MBR. Does anyone have anything that might help?

Hardware
  • MSI MEG x570 Unify
  • Ryzen 9 3950X
  • Sabrent Rocket 4.0 1 TB
Edit: Using Windows 10 version 2004
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jfletcher94 June 11, 2020
I managed to install Windows. The problem must have been something in the installation media. After carefully recreating it one more time, the installation was successful. I am not sure exactly what went wrong the first few times, but I suspect it's something to do with how the install.wim is split across multiple swm files.

TLDR: if you are creating a Windows install USB on a mac, be super careful about following the instructions exactly: https://alexlubbock.com/bootable-windows-usb-on-mac
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TheRat92 May 21, 2020
Need help with multiple BSOD: all related with ntoskrnl.exe
SOLVED: I ended up getting new RAM and not a single BSOD since then.

Hello guys,

First of all, thanks so much for the help.

Since the last week, I've been getting BSODs, and I'm not sure what to do anymore. Usually of this kind:

PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
Code: 0x00000050
Caused by Driver: ntoskrnl.exe

MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
Code: 0x0000001a
Caused by Driver: ntoskrnl.exe

SYSTEM-SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Code: 0x0000003b
Caused by Driver: ntoskrnl.exe

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Code: 0x0000000a
Caused by Driver: ntoskrnl.exe

What I've tried so far:
  • MemTest86: 6 runs overnight with no errors
  • Windows Memory Diagnostic tool: 2 runs, no errors
  • Windows 10 clean reinstall
  • sfc /scannow, etc
  • chkdsk /f, etc
  • Resetting BIOS to default/optimized settings (no overclock and nothing fancy activated that might cause system instability)
  • Disabling Windows pagefile (still got BSODs)
  • Any ideas? I'm desperated.

    Specs:
    • CPU: Ryzen 3950X (default clocks and voltages)
    • RAM: 32 GB DDR4 @3600 MHz (default timings, etc)
    • MOBO: MSI MEG X570 Unify
    • GPU: Nvidia 2070 Super (default clocks, etc)
    • HDD1: 1 TB Nvme PCIe 4.0 M.2 2280 (where Windows is installed and pagefile is located by default )
    • HDD2: 1 TB SSD SATA (downloads, other unimportant data, etc)
    • HDD3: 256 GB SSD SATA (had Ubuntu previously installed in it, but ended up formatting it, I might remove it later since I'm not using it)
    Thanks in advance for helping me!
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    Pijmzhchus May 19, 2020
    Will my B350 board support Zen 3?
    I´ve read that B450 and X470 boards will get Zen 3 support. I just wanna know if my board will support it. It´s MSI Gaming Pro Carbon B350. Right now I have R5 1600 (not AF) and it´s fine, but in the future I will upgrade it for sure. Since it seems I can´t upgrade to Zen 3 (please tell me of I´m wrong) I will upgrade to 3900X or 3950X. Can you also tell me if this motherboard can run 3950X? The motherboard has some really good VRMs for B350 board I read. It´s listed here: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B350-GAMING-PRO-CARBON#support-cpu but I´m not sure. Will 3900X or 3950X be able to keep up with next gen games? Games like AC:Odyssey already are very CPU hungry. Thanks to anyone who writes something
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    siaan312 June 15, 2017
    No, it won't support zen 3 (ryzen 4th gen)
    it does and will support the 3950X

    and yes, a high end zen 2 cpu will be good for quite a while unless amd or intel pull something out of a rabbit hat.
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    Tigerhawk30 May 14, 2020
    Cooling an R9 3950X with a single fan 120mm AIO...?
    Good day all,

    So, I'm toying with the idea of replacing my current 2700X with a 3950X and only making that change (no new case, which is a specific variable here). After searching Google results, I'm not finding much in the way of answers on this one.

    After looking at specifics and seeing the AMD recommendation of liquid cooling only on a 3950X, I've been comparing AIOs for use on this CPU. Specifically, I have a Corsair SPEC-02 case (mid tower) that specifies that, with an AIO, only a single 120mm fan will fit, either mounted in the rear exhaust or in the forward exhaust due to issues with RAM/CPU clearance.

    Is there any single fan 120mm AIO that would do at least an adequate job in cooling such a beast?

    Like I said, I'm only toying with the idea and haven't committed to it at all...in the research phase more than anything else.

    Thank you in advance!
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    EndEffeKt_24 March 27, 2019
    My answer to this has two parts. Like I tried to state earlier I want to make clear that I am absolutely not favour 120 mm AIOs at all, with the exception being SFF-cases with severe height restrictions for cpu coolers like < 55 mm. Your 120 mm AIO will get outperformed by any mediocre mid-sized Aircooler, costs more, is louder and on top of that has a shorter lifespan. Go Air in that case you got.

    Part two. If you want to absolutely use a 120 mm AIO I would not go with more than a R7 3700x unless you know what you are doing, absolutely need the extra cores and want to tinker with voltage, powertargets, boost behaviour. It is do-able with 16 cores, but the question is why would you do it?
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    AtotehZ April 30, 2020
    New Office workstation, built around 3950x
    Hello,

    I've been asked by my father to put together a PC for their coder at work. He uses:
    • Compiling(almost everything under the sun)
    • Multiple VMWare
    • Sometimes SQL Servers for testing
    • 4 Monitors
    The theme for the build is "as cheap as possible without bottlenecking the CPU".

    I was sent this list:
    PCPartPicker Part List

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor (£679.99 @ Amazon UK)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L12S 55.44 CFM CPU Cooler (£44.08 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 UD ATX AM4 Motherboard (£149.97 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£160.91 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£100.04 @ BT Shop)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card (£149.99 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £1284.98
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-30 14:25 BST+0100

    I don't agree with the cooler at all and I'm not sure the VRM on the motherboard, is suitable for a 3950x. I'm looking for alternatives myself as well.

    Aside from that PSU and CASE is needed:
    The PSU does not need to leave a ton of headroom.
    The CASE has to be as small as possible for an ATX, discreet and grey or black, no side window.

    Any suggestions for optimization are welcome. I'm aware he may need to shell out a bit more on the motherboard and cooler, but try to keep the rest within the same price range.

    Hope you can help me out.
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    Mandark September 13, 2002
    Looks like a GREAT build! Just what he will need. I would not go below a 3950X for any professional work, despite what many others may say, especially when you need all that performance and IPC for many VMs like we do at work on a single workstation. That workload demands the best. You can get away with less but the 3950X is the shiz right now. best of the best.

    we have put many 3950X boxes to work here doing just that development and testing stuff. Those boxes rule

    Get a GOOD QUALITY PSU dude, don't be afraid to spend a bit on a good SeaSonic or EVGA or better unit. I recommend the Gold too for max efficiency.

    Lian-Li has some nice all aluminum cases that would be a perfect fit. Easy to work with, never cuts your hands, no tools required, lasts a lifetime and can be reused. I would not recommend too small a case as cooling could be an issue
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    Hakon909 April 22, 2020
    I need help asap
    Okey were to start, I just upgraded my PC I got a new MOBO and CPU and I'm in trouble with windows I can't boot into it after I created a boot drive on my m.2 NVMe drive,
    So I tried both m.2 slots same problem as soon as I create the windows boot drive and it restart and is about to load to windows the PC blue screens and when it turns on again its stuck in a loop of unexpected restart press ok to restart.
    It happens with both my m.2 drives and both my 240gb ssd's and yes I only have one m.2 in the PC when creating the boot drive and nothing else :/

    So I have tried a lot of things I have been trying to fix this for the past 24 hours, but no progress
    So now I need your help I don't know what to do.
    If you need more info please comment and just ask.

    CPU: ryzen 9 3950x
    MOBO: Asus TUF gaming x570-plus (wi-fi)
    Ram: 32gb from corsair
    GPU: 2080 ti strix from Asus
    Psu: gigabyte 1000w sumo
    Storage: 1x Samsung 970 evo plus 500gb(main one) 1x Samsung 970 evo plus 250gb 2x corsair force LE 240gb

    Sorry for bad English, from Iceland
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    Hakon909 April 22, 2020
    While windows was installing I got a blue screen and "BUGCODE_NDIS_Driver". I can't boot into windows. I have an Asus Tuf Gaming plus wifi x570 motherboard with a ryzen 3950x. After the blue screen appears I am given the standard "the computer restarted unexpectedly..." message while the Asus TUF logo is in the background.

    I have tried everything or at least I thought so,
    To fix it I went to bios and disabled the wifi and bluetooth and everything worked like a charm I'm posting this here so for who ever googles the problem can hopefully see this because I know I was not the only one with this problem.
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    gsaddler April 10, 2020
    Ask about a GPU advice for my bulid..
    So, I need advice that I’ve built a computer graphics, digital art, video game and multi-media workstation for programs like Maya, 3D studio Max, Krita, Medibang Paint, Adobe software, Corel painter and studying gaming engines (ex-unreal engine 4).. Help me make changes to make this PC more powerful

    Ryzen 9 3900x with a Ninja Scythe Cooler
    Gigabyte x570 arous elite mobo
    40GB Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 ram @ 3000mhz (16GB + 3 @ 8GB)
    XFX Radeon 7
    500GB 850 Evo SSD
    4TB WD Black Hard Drive
    850w Power Supply

    Thinking of getting a Nvidia RTX 2070 super, 2080 or 2080 super, adding a stick of 16GB ram (2 @ 16GB & 2 @ 8GB) and upgrade to a Ryzen 9 3950x cpu.
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    cryoburner October 08, 2011
    Are you saying you already own a Radeon VII, or do you mean some other card? On average, a 2070 SUPER should perform rather similar to that card in most games (though that can vary depending on the game engine), and the 2080 and 2080 SUPER won't be too much faster (not much more than 10 to 15% respectively), and they only have half the VRAM of a Radeon VII, which may or may not be relevant to your work. The RTX 20-series cards do provide some hardware acceleration for raytracing though, which you might want to experiment with.

    About the only significant upgrade from a Radeon VII at this time would be a 2080 Ti, but those are priced in the $1100+ range. If you already have a Radeon VII, it might be worth waiting until later in the year, when new high-end graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia are expected to launch.
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    AtotehZ March 23, 2020
    New system for Gaming+Streaming, max $5000
    Hey,
    I made a topic yesterday for a guy I'm putting a computer together for. He changed his mind about the budget, so I'm posting mostly the same topic, but with a very different budget.
    His own words about the requirements are now "RTX 2080ti, Ryzen 9 3950x, and whatever goes with that".

    Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 months, possibly a few weeks.

    Budget Range: No real limit, but within reason. Let's say $5000 for now, but go less if there's no reason to go there.

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming+Streaming, primarily racing.

    Are you buying a monitor: No

    Your Monitor Resolution: 1400p, will go triple monitor for racing games in the future.

    Parts to Upgrade: All hardware except peripherals

    Do you need to buy OS: No

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: It's bought in the UK

    Parts Preferences: It has to be AMD Ryzen 9 3950x and Nvidia RTX 2080ti. Some focus should also be on SSD speeds as he uses it to stream online and it'll decrease load times. Aside from that, pick the parts that are either necessary or compliment the 3950x and 2080ti.

    Overclocking: Not necessarily

    SLI or Crossfire: No

    Sorry for the inconvenience of posting 2 topics so similar after each other, but circumstances changed and mixing the 2 would've been a mess.

    Hope you can help me out.
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    jeremyj_83 August 23, 2017
    I don't think you need any extra case fans. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fractal-design-define-7 They test things using stock fan configurations.

    I second getting a high end monitor. Have your friend look into ultrawide monitors for racing games. Samsung makes a 5120x1440 monitor that would be awesome for flight simulators or racing, heck even FPS' would have an awesome field of view.