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Offline Ramrod

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New build question
« on: 09 February 2020, 06:10: PM »
I'm going to build myself a new PC this year
(may the lord have mercy on all our souls)
My question is regarding when I should think of doing it. Are there any new ubercomponents coming on the horizon that I should perhaps hang on for and delay my build until they are released? CPUs? GPUs? etc.....
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Re: New build question
« Reply #1 on: 09 February 2020, 07:02: PM »
In this day and market there's always something up-and-coming, build the best you can given budget imho

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Re: New build question
« Reply #2 on: 09 February 2020, 08:51: PM »
The new 3000 series nvidia cards are coming out around april. the new 4000 amd chipset is coming out soon probably around april. so what im saying is wait till april like me.

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Re: New build question
« Reply #3 on: 09 February 2020, 10:34: PM »
Waiting till April.....ta :tu: :)
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Re: New build question
« Reply #4 on: 10 February 2020, 10:59: AM »
New Intel and AMD cpu's coming this year, but my advise would be to build a new system around the AMD Ryzen 3700x or 3900x the difference is do you want 12 cores 24 threads for around £400 to £500 or 8 cores 16 threads for around £300.

The 3950X at £700 to £750 is a waste of money unless you are going to be doing video editing and live streaming.

Ram wise 32Gb of 3200Mhz to 3600Mhz will be the ideal amount and speed.

GPU wise, well there are rumours of AMD Big Navi cards coming but no announcement and to be honest given the power draw and temps of the 5700Xt cards I would, only buy one of them if you are going to be happy running a 1Kw PSU and custom watercooling, however performance wise they are still not going to match nVidia as much as I would like them to.

nVidia are due to release there Ampere cards this year although that might not be till the end of the year because honestly they have no reason to release them any time sooner, AMD is no threat at the high end and Intel have not shown what they are going to offer yet.

Frankly if you are not building till around April time then there might be new information about GPU's but honestly if you want to build in April and want top of the range then it's going to be a 2080Ti (£1050 to £1500) or Titan RTX (£2500).

SSD wise you will finally be able to get a SSD big enough for your games, 1Tb NVME drive around £150 for a good one.


Overall I would set a budget of £2.5K to £3.5K given rising hardware prices.

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Re: New build question
« Reply #5 on: 10 February 2020, 12:39: PM »
Cheers Damien  :tu:
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Re: New build question
« Reply #6 on: 11 February 2020, 11:56: AM »
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<  Backs away quickly from this thread :D
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Re: New build question
« Reply #7 on: 11 February 2020, 02:42: PM »
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<  Backs away quickly from this thread :D

This one shouldn't be as long as the last one, Rammy can always give me a call, give me his budget and I can part the pc out for him  and send him an image  ;)

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Re: New build question
« Reply #8 on: 11 February 2020, 07:19: PM »
Damien, this is Rammy, he doesn't want a peasant PC, this one is more in his price range.


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Re: New build question
« Reply #9 on: 11 February 2020, 08:53: PM »
Yeah, I've noticed those 3990's  :o
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Re: New build question
« Reply #10 on: 12 February 2020, 06:32: AM »
Damien, this is Rammy, he doesn't want a peasant PC, this one is more in his price range.

Not bad except for the cooler not being good enough, the ram not being enough sticks and also the graphics cards being about 4 years old or more.

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Re: New build question
« Reply #11 on: 12 February 2020, 12:07: PM »
TBH, I just clicked the most expensive shit lol

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Re: New build question
« Reply #12 on: 26 February 2020, 05:40: PM »
For those of you hanging on for a couple of months hoping for new stuff to come out, your costs for kit may increase. China and wider Asia is already grinding to a halt due the Covid-19 stuff and that means shortages of supply.
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Re: New build question
« Reply #14 on: 08 March 2020, 07:16: AM »
Nice build but I wouldn't spend that much on a pc if it was just for gaming not anymore anyway.


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Re: New build question
« Reply #15 on: 12 March 2020, 02:25: PM »
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Re: New build question
« Reply #16 on: 12 March 2020, 05:36: PM »
Let us know how you get on with it, personally I need a thumb rest ?

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Re: New build question
« Reply #17 on: 20 March 2020, 10:41: AM »
On the plus side of all this CV-19 business, China seems to be recovering now, that means that they will be ramping up production again.....just when the rest of the world is stopping spending. That means that there may be some great deals coming soon for people who still want to/can buy PC parts :)
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Re: New build question
« Reply #18 on: 20 March 2020, 12:20: PM »
You do know that PC parts are primarily priced in Dollars, and you have seen how badly the pound is currently doing  :eek: ?  A glut of supply, which would take a while to achieve, would take some doing to overcome that drop in value.
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Re: New build question
« Reply #19 on: 20 March 2020, 05:22: PM »
You do know that PC parts are primarily priced in Dollars, and you have seen how badly the pound is currently doing  :eek: ?  A glut of supply, which would take a while to achieve, would take some doing to overcome that drop in value.
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