Originally Posted by Melhisedek
Guys I'm coming from a 3570k and can't decide between 3700x and 3900x.
I game, do some heavy Word/Excel stuff, and I do some light photo editing.
As I have to get whole new system except my GTX 1070 (old one is going to my son) price difference is not that huge and I think that extra cores/threads will help out in the long run. What do you guys think?
I don't think you stand to gain much from the 3900X over the 3700X based on your use case, so I think you should go with the 3700X. If you want to spend more money then put the extra $170 toward a faster GPU.