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Sapphire 6950XT Toxic - Water Cooled

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Just taken the plunge and ordered this for o/c for £1,100. Does anyone else have one?

I was planning to wait for the RTX 4*** series but basically got tired of waiting, besides this 6950XT at 1440p looks as good if not better in some games than the 3090Ti but for £800 cheaper.

I was on the original long waiting list for the 3080 in 2019 on this forum to upgrade my 1080Ti before i cancelled and bought an Xbox Series X so think I am well overdue an upgrade.

Ordered the rest of my kit also as below if anyone's got any helpful comments

ROG Strix X570-F Gaming
AMD 5950X
Sapphire RX 6950XT Toxic
32Gb Corsair RGB 3600Mhz
2TB WD Black SN850 M2 PCIe 4.0
1TB WD Black SN850 M2 PCIe 4.0
Lian Li011 Dynamic XL
Lian Li PC-011DXL Riser Cable & Bracket
Lian Mobo RGB cable
 
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Just taken the plunge and ordered this for o/c for £1,100. Does anyone else have one?

I was planning to wait for the RTX 4*** series but basically got tired of waiting, besides this 6950XT at 1440p looks as good if not better in some games than the 3090Ti but for £800 cheaper.

I was on the original long waiting list for the 3080 in 2019 on this forum to upgrade my 1080Ti before i cancelled and bought an Xbox Series X so think I am well overdue an upgrade.

Ordered the rest of my kit also as below if anyone's got any helpful comments

ROG Strix X570-F Gaming
AMD 5950X
Sapphire RX 6950XT Toxic
32Gb Corsair RGB 3600Mhz
2TB WD Black SN850 M2 PCIe 4.0
1TB WD Black SN850 M2 PCIe 4.0
Lian Li011 Dynamic XL
Lian Li PC-011DXL Riser Cable & Bracket
Lian Mobo RGB cable
I don't think you'll go far wrong with that lot.
 
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Just taken the plunge and ordered this for o/c for £1,100. Does anyone else have one?

I was planning to wait for the RTX 4*** series but basically got tired of waiting, besides this 6950XT at 1440p looks as good if not better in some games than the 3090Ti but for £800 cheaper.

I was on the original long waiting list for the 3080 in 2019 on this forum to upgrade my 1080Ti before i cancelled and bought an Xbox Series X so think I am well overdue an upgrade.

Ordered the rest of my kit also as below if anyone's got any helpful comments

ROG Strix X570-F Gaming
AMD 5950X
Sapphire RX 6950XT Toxic
32Gb Corsair RGB 3600Mhz
2TB WD Black SN850 M2 PCIe 4.0
1TB WD Black SN850 M2 PCIe 4.0
Lian Li011 Dynamic XL
Lian Li PC-011DXL Riser Cable & Bracket
Lian Mobo RGB cable
Congrats! Do you mean £1129 as per OcuK's price? Great price btw OcuK!

I've very happy with my 6950 XT Toxic (also bought from OcuK).


Just make sure you enabled Smart Access Memory. :)
 
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Ah right. How does the 5950X stack up against it do you think?
Depends what you want to do. Do some productivity work, run VM's, get the 5950X. Just play games and the ones you play benefit from the 3D cache (MMO's, Star Citizen etc.) get the 5800X3D. Your specific requirements make the most difference. Building from scratch and need a new all round PC today, get a 12700K.
 
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5950x has twice the cores, but 5800x3d has much larger (3d - hence the name) cache.
As Troezar said, depends on your use case.
Cheers - I will be using mostly for games. This is the first switch away from Intel in around 15 years however the SAM in an all AMD system looked really good and the 5950X had pretty good reviews and overclocking potential.
 
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Cheers - I will be using mostly for games. This is the first switch away from Intel in around 15 years however the SAM in an all AMD system looked really good and the 5950X had pretty good reviews and overclocking potential.
A quick check seems to show the 5800X3D pretty much faster than the 5950X in all games. Really depends how much that matters and if you can really make use of those 16 cores for other things.
 
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Yeah, I love my 5950x, although I do some video editing and stuff as well so I wanted the extra cores. If you're just gaming the 5800x3d may be a better fit.
Overclocking is not what it used to be, pretty much just enable PBO (for AMD) and let it do what it wants will get you most of the performance available.

What cooling have you ordered? - all three CPUs mentioned have quite a high heat output!
 
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Cheers guys, I will be using it for music production as well as gaming so should make use of the extra cores / threads

I am planning on using my Corsair AIO H100i for cooling, assuming of course that i didnt bin the AMD brackets :(
 
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Cheers guys, I will be using it for music production as well as gaming so should make use of the extra cores / threads

I am planning on using my Corsair AIO H100i for cooling, assuming of course that i didnt bin the AMD brackets :(
Should be able to get a AM4 bracket for around £10 but of ypur planning on overclocking i would opt for a 360mm aio.

The Arctic freezer 2 aio is the best value to performance king.
 
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Depends what you want to do. Do some productivity work, run VM's, get the 5950X. Just play games and the ones you play benefit from the 3D cache (MMO's, Star Citizen etc.) get the 5800X3D. Your specific requirements make the most difference. Building from scratch and need a new all round PC today, get a 12700K.
12700k that good just out of interest I’m getting a new build next month and was thinking of getting the 12900ks
 
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