TorTorden wrote:If you have seen reviews on both I'd go with the coolest running one or what include get cheaper.
Good, well thought out, case airflow and cooling can solve a lot of thermal issues, beyond just the card. The ambient temp in the case is what really matters most ... unless you're using water cooling, and the radiator is elsewhere, of course.
Years ago I stopped doing SLI and realized a double-slot, Mini-ITX case (technically Mini-DTX), with the GPU fans right up against the side with cool, intake air, was the best. The hard drives at the front (with a 120mm+ intake), and the CPU on the other side (with at least a 80mm intake -- although a fan vertical, on the CPU, facing that open side is best), with its own, intake air, also stay cool too. As a bonus, it's portable. But that's just me (since 2009).
TorTorden wrote:I wouldn't go threadripper for gaming at all, it's good for content creation and that's it.
Like the i9 series from Intel, it's not built for gaming.
The more cores, the lower the base clock, although the L3 cache size does increase, but that is tertiary. Also, the Intel i9 series is merely the Xeon E-series put in a desktop socket. It's literally a hack job, although it requires a major VRM (Voltage Regulator Module) spec upgrade (hence the new boards).
The Ryzen processors are typically 8% slower than Intel 7th generation, MHz for MHz, when using less cores for gaming. And the new, Intel 8th generation is a crapshoot. It's looking more like the new, 8th generation i3 (4 core) will best the i5 (6 core), as the new i3 (w/4) may be able to run 2-4 cores at higher turbo rates than the new i5 (w/6). We'll see once the reviews come out.