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Title: New build question
Post by: Ramrod 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.....
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: bopdude 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
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Scary 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.
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 09 February 2020, 10:34: PM
Waiting till April.....ta :tu: :)
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: damien c 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.
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 10 February 2020, 12:39: PM
Cheers Damien  :tu:
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 11 February 2020, 11:56: AM
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<  Backs away quickly from this thread :D
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: damien c 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  ;)
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Scary 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.

Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 11 February 2020, 08:53: PM
Yeah, I've noticed those 3990's  :o
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: damien c 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.

 :P
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Scary on 12 February 2020, 12:07: PM
TBH, I just clicked the most expensive shit lol
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: MovedGoalPosts 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.
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 07 March 2020, 09:22: PM
I see that Damien has been busy: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Desktop-PC-enthusiast-builds-monster-rig-with-AMD-Ryzen-Threadripper-3990X-two-Nvidia-GeForce-RTX-2080-Ti-cards-and-47-case-fans.456037.0.html

:D
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: damien c 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.

Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 12 March 2020, 02:25: PM
After much research I just bought this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07SVNQ54V/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: bopdude on 12 March 2020, 05:36: PM
Let us know how you get on with it, personally I need a thumb rest ?
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod 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 :)
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: MovedGoalPosts 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.
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod 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.
Arse :(
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 20 March 2020, 06:26: PM
Arse :(

:rofl:

Sorry in these times, any small cause for amusement must be appreciated.
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 20 March 2020, 06:43: PM
Arse :(

:rofl:

Sorry in these times, any small cause for amusement must be appreciated.
:D Happy to help :)
I suspect/hope that the pound/dollar will recover fairly quickly so I can splurge sometime in April :D
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: damien c on 20 March 2020, 07:18: PM
Well the pc that I put the image to above, has gone up by £100.
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 19 April 2020, 10:39: PM
Damien, I'd really appreciate it if you would cast your eyes over these choices for me:
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/msi-meg-x570-unify-amd-am4-ddr4-x570-chipset-atx-motherboard-mb-34q-ms.html
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/amd-ryzen-9-3950x-sixteen-core-4.7ghz-socket-am4-processor-retail-cp-3bc-am.html
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/patriot-viper-steel-16gb-2x8gb-ddr4-pc4-35200c19-4400mhz-dual-channel-kit-pvs416g440c9k-my-103-pa.html (obviously, I'm doubling up on this)
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/corsair-hxi-series-hx1200i-1200w-80-plus-platinum-digital-modular-power-supply-cp-9020070-uk-ca-195-cs.html
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/asus-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-rog-strix-oc-11264mb-gddr6-pci-express-graphics-card-gx-427-as.html
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: damien c on 20 April 2020, 07:01: AM
Ok so the ram you don't need 4400Mhz, it offers little to no extra performance for purely gaming and can be difficult to get running at that speed.

You will be perfectly fine with 3600Mhz, and you would be best getting a 2x 16Gb kit rather than 4x 8Gb kit unless the ram stick's are single ranked in which case then 4x 8Gb would be better than 2x 16Gb.

Unless you are doing something else than gaming, occasional video/photo work you would be fine with 2x 16Gb 3600Mhz.

The board is fine it's the same one I have got, but if you have 2x monitors then you need to make sure you change the Bios type from "CSM" to "UEFI".

PSU wise 1200w is overkill massively overkill.

I am running a 850w PSU with a 3950x, 2080Ti, 360mm AIO, 1Tb SSD, 6 fans, it would be fine to add hdd's and more fans etc etc.

GPU wise it's up to you but I wouldn't go with the ASUS card because it doesn't offer more performance than the MSI Gaming X Trio and the Trio is £100 cheaper and that £100 could be used for a 1TB NVME SSD.
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 20 April 2020, 08:04: AM
Ramrod tends to keep his kit for a number of years yet Damien has probably rebuilt twice in that period.  On that basis, for headroom and longevity even though it may not be used now would you change to 32 rather than 16GN RAM and as the other thread, perhaps the ryzen 9 is a good option?
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: damien c on 20 April 2020, 09:32: AM
Oh MGP is it to early for you  :D

All the Ram options I mentioned were 32Gb, since most games these days are using up to 16Gb.


Going to a 16 Core will be overkill for probably a good 4 years, and going beyond that really wouldn't do anything other than cost more and be wasted.

To give you an idea I have recently started playing Elite again, and when running it cranked up at 1440p with max detail the 3950x is only being used to 15% max, and Destiny 2 uses about 20% to 40%, The Division 2 which is a CPU intensive game still only uses up 50% max.

This is the first CPU upgrade I have done in about 5 years, but I won't NEED to do one for probably 5+ years but will end up doing one probably in about 3 years.

The GPU is where the upgrade in performance comes from, going from my 7700K to the 3950X has given around a 2% to 5% upgrade in terms of gaming performance, but in other stuff it's a much bigger increase.

Basically anything 4 core 8 thread at the moment is still perfectly fine but within the next 2 years will start to struggle and a 8 core 16 thread will be the best choice to have.
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 20 April 2020, 10:04: AM
Yes it was early :)

How much of the graphics performance improvement is actually the CPU, or is it the better motherboard and it's chipset allowing greater bandwidth between CPU / RAM and  GPU?

I'm not doing enough gaming at the moment to justify any upgrade on my PC from it's 2015 base (i7-5820K, 16GB RAM, 980Ti GPU), especially looking at current prices of decent kit.  But I'm also aware that at approaching 5 years old, it's risking that something is going to expire, especially when I used to run the PC and GPU at 100% load 24/7 when I was doing all the distributed computing stuff (CPU thread cores were important but energy bills were horrendous).  I'm going to have some interesting choices to make when the time comes.
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: damien c on 20 April 2020, 10:56: AM
For what I have seen performance increase wise it's because my CPU playing certain games is no longer being used to 100% causing my GPU to be used less, however in some I have lost performance because the games only use 1 or 2 cores, and prefer higher speed than core count.

For example, The Division 2 at 1440p my GPU on the 7700K was used around 80% to 90% whilst my CPU was up at 100% but now my GPU is used to 99% giving more performance because the CPU can keep up with it.

A high core count CPU will reduce the time it takes for the GPU to render the frames etc, I cannot remember the exact way it work's and I am supposed to be working at the moment  :rofl: but basically for me my 2080Ti gives better performance on a CPU that can cope with the frames it produces but a lower core count AMD/Intel CPU wouldn't cope mainly the Dual/Quad core CPU's.

Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 20 April 2020, 06:23: PM
Thanks for the input guys.
Got a link to that GPU of yours Damien?
edit: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/pc-components/graphics-cards/nvidia/geforce-rtx-2080-ti?ckSuppliers=396&ckTab=0&sSort=2   ?


Btw, where does one plug one of those NVME SSDs into a mobo? :dunce:
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: damien c on 20 April 2020, 07:17: PM
Right question for you Rammy, do you need a case and PSU?

I am going to put a few pc's together for you on PCPartpicker, and that way your options are laid out and if you decide to go with one of them I will only charge £1K  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 20 April 2020, 07:26: PM
Right question for you Rammy, do you need a case and PSU?
Yeah. The reason I'm upgrading is because Alex's Lappy is struggling with the music work that he's throwing at it so I'm giving him my old PC which will be more than adequate

Quote
I am going to put a few pc's together for you on PCPartpicker, and that way your options are laid out and if you decide to go with one of them I will only charge £1K  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
  :angel:

You mentioned a NVME SSD, where do they plug into the mobo?
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: damien c on 20 April 2020, 08:16: PM
So first build:

AMD Ryzen 9 3900x (12 Core)
MSI X570 MEG Unify or Gigabyte Auros X570 Elite
32Gb (2x16Gb) Corsair Vengeance LPX C18 (From Scan LN104174 as it's Ryzen Optimised and it worked no issues out of the box for me at it's rated speed)
MSI RTX 2080Ti Gaming X Trio (The one you linked to)
Samsung 970 Evo 1TB NVME SSD or WD Black SN750 1Tb (with or without the Heatsink)
Corsair HX Platinum 850W Fully Modular
Deepcool Castle 360EX

Total Price £2484.98 depends on where you buy it all

Second:

AMD Ryzen 9 3950x (16 Core)
MSI X570 MEG Unify or Gigabyte Auros X570 Elite
32Gb (2x16Gb) Corsair Vengeance LPX C18 (From Scan LN104174 as it's Ryzen Optimised and it worked no issues out of the box for me at it's rated speed)
MSI RTX 2080Ti Gaming X Trio (The one you linked to)
Samsung 970 Evo 1TB NVME SSD or WD Black SN750 1Tb (with or without the Heatsink)
Corsair HX Platinum 850W Fully Modular
Deepcool Castle 360EX

Total Price £2770.72 again depends on where you buy it all


Third is a Threadripper build (read expensive, overkill and really! really! really! needs a custom watercooling loop)

AMD Threadripper 3960x (24 Core)
MSI S-TRX40 Creator
32Gb (4x8Gb) Corsair Vengeance
MSI RTX 2080Ti Gaming X Trio (The one you linked to)
Samsung 970 Evo 1TB NVME SSD or WD Black SN750 1Tb (with or without the Heatsink)
Corsair AX Titanium 1500W Fully Modular (required since the cpu can draw up to 400w at stock)
Deepcool Castle 360EX

Total Price £3532.75 again depends on where you buy it all


Fourth again a Threadripper and again read expensive, overkill and really! really! really! needs a custom watercooling loop

AMD Threadripper 3970x (32 Core)
MSI S-TRX40 Creator
32Gb (4x8Gb) Corsair Vengeance
MSI RTX 2080Ti Gaming X Trio (The one you linked to)
Samsung 970 Evo 1TB NVME SSD or WD Black SN750 1Tb (with or without the Heatsink)
Corsair AX Titanium 1500W Fully Modular (required since the cpu can draw up to 400w at stock)
Deepcool Castle 360EX

Total Price £4132.73


Now you may notice none of them include a case, that's because I don't know what you would like in terms of Glass, RGB etc etc and if you did go the threadripper route the case I would advise if the Corsair Obsidian 100d priced at close to £500, because that will give you the room for the ideally 2x 360mm radiators that would be needed to cool it when at full chat without sounding like a jet turbine.

Now if you go with the Ryzen build, either one of them it's not my money so it's up to you but make sure you get the ram I have provided the LN number for at Scan because Ryzen is picky about Ram and given this stuff was installed and in the Bios I just enabled XMP and it worked without question or issue, it is the stuff I would recommend anyone to buy.

The NVME thing, depends on which board you go for, but if you look at the pictures of mine, on one of the pictures you can see my WD Black on it and where it's connected just below the cpu block, now because that has a Heatsink already attached then the one that was supplied already installed on the motherboard wouldn't fit, so I had to leave it off but if you buy a NVME without a heatsink you will be able to put it on.
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 20 April 2020, 09:36: PM
I feel sorry for Rammy's patients and the amount of pain he's going to have to inflict on them to relieve the fees needed to pay for even the cheapest of those options. :stretcher:
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 20 April 2020, 10:13: PM
Jesus Damien, nice work  :tu: :notworthy:
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: damien c on 21 April 2020, 06:03: AM
I forgot to mention that if you go with the cooler or another 360mm AIO cooler then you will need to make sure that the case you choose can support it.

You can also go for an Air Cooler but it would need to be the Noctua NH-D15 but I believe you have to buy the AM4 socket mounting hardware seperate unless you buy the all Black version, but your temps will be quite warm.

Also with an NVME drive, you lose some Sata ports but if you go for the MSI board, you don't lose any because they don't include the ones that you would lose in the first place.

I would also recommend getting 6x EK Vardar 1850rpm fans for the 360mm AIO cooler priced at £14 each, and then a fan controller priced at anything from £35 to £50+ depends on what you want but it would need to support 6 fans, if the case you choose can support fans in push/pull on the AIO, they are not RGB but they are really good but if you want RGB then the Corsair ML120's or LL120's I think are a good choice.

Also if you do go Push/Pull then you will need to order some screws from Amazon which are these:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B015BSAQ0O/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The ones you want are the 16x 30mm you will need to order 1 pack to have enough but if you wanted spare then order 2 packs.

Thermal paste wise the cooler will have some pre-applied but if you do want some then the Noctua NT-H2 or Artic Cooling MX4 (2019) is really good.

The PSU if you go for one of the Corsair ones, then you can look on the Corsair website at what Generation it is and then get a complete custom cable kit, like I did if you want to use different cables and keep the stock ones seperate as a spare set.
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 21 April 2020, 11:20: AM
Cheers damien.
Case wise I'm thinking of something like these:
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/be-quiet-dark-base-900-full-tower-gaming-case-black-ca-118-bq.html
or
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/fractal-design-define-7-xl-full-tower-black-ca-08r-fd.html
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: damien c on 21 April 2020, 12:30: PM
Will throw some videos on and look at them, but be careful about closed off side panels etc you need plenty of airflow in the case when you are running a 3950x or Threadripper with a 2080Ti.

It's not just CPU/GPU temps you have to be careful of but also CPU VRM temps.
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: damien c on 21 April 2020, 02:24: PM
Define 7 XL out of those two, as that is a case I after watching some videos might look at it in the future because of it's massive watercooling support.

The only downside is that front door, but it has a decent amount of ventilation on the side with the door closed.

The none XL version probably would be fine for most people since they are not going to do a custom waterloop, but if you are going for a custom waterloop the XL is the option to go for.

So if your going to go for the Threadripper build with custom watercooling then the XL is the one to get, if you are going to get the Ryzen 9 build and use a AIO then you can get either the none XL or the XL it will only affect temps a small amount by going for the XL over the normal when using Air or AIO cooling.
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 21 April 2020, 03:40: PM
Prolly go for the XL as you never know what the future holds.
love the way that the storage is hidden behind the back plate.
The guy at (iirc) kitguru was reviewing a white one which looks very nice but it's not the XL afaik
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: damien c on 21 April 2020, 04:09: PM
If you want to watch videos on cases then GamersNexus is the one to watch, but for the Define 7 you can watch the review from Tom at OC3D as he shows the none XL one and then towards the end he shows the XL, but it's worth watching the whole thing.

Hardware wise if you want a 5 minute generic over view of something then that is most of the Tech Youtubers, but if you actually want to know about the hardware then GamersNexus and OC3D go in to details and they are who I watch for information.
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 21 April 2020, 04:43: PM
Yeah, the OC3D vid is useful :tu:
I think that I'll go for the Define 7 (not XL) 'cos it comes in white :D
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: damien c on 21 April 2020, 04:57: PM
It does look good  :D
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 21 April 2020, 10:26: PM
Allrightey then:
MSI AMD Ryzen X570 MEG Unify AM4 PCIe 4.0 ATX Motherboard
Ryzen 9 3950X Sixteen Core 4.7GHz (Socket AM4) Processor - Retail
Corsair Vengeance LPX Black 32GB 3600MHz AMD Ryzen Tuned DDR4 Memory Kit
DEEPCOOL 360mm CASTLE White ARGB Intel/AMD CPU Liquid Cooler
HXi Series HX850i 850W '80 Plus Platinum Digital Modular Power Supply ( Liked the idea of 'near silent')
MSI NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB GAMING X TRIO Turing Graphics Card
Define 7 Mid-Tower Case - White
Black 1TB SN750 M.2 2280 NVME PCI-E Gen3 Solid State Drive (S100T3X0C)
WD Black SN750 500GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Performance 3D SSD/Solid State Drive with Black Heatsink
Bought between Overclockers and Scan to squeeze the best prices out of it all.

£3204   :-X
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: damien c on 22 April 2020, 06:47: AM
Cool but before you build it, just be aware that the drive with the heatsink will need to go in the top M.2 slot and the one without will go lower down in the board.

Up to now this thread isn't as long as your last upgrade one is it?  :rofl:
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: bopdude on 22 April 2020, 07:28: AM
Very nice indeed, expected delivery and build dates ?
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: damien c on 22 April 2020, 08:01: AM
I know Scan are running at up to 2 weeks for delivery.


Rammy when you build it, you may have to give me a call using Whatsapp using the video chat thing so we can check to see if you need a bios upgrade and I can walk you through doing that and setting up the bios properly.
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 22 April 2020, 09:07: AM
Will do, ta :tu:
Just had a thought/realization about that AIO CPU cooler.........do you think that it can be mounted somewhere else other than the top of the case? Reason I'm asking is that I'm not a fan of having an open topped case......which I'd need to have if those AIO fans are mounted blowing upwards.
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: damien c on 22 April 2020, 09:18: AM
Ideally you would want it at the top drawing air through the radiator blowing air out the top.

However you should be able to put it in the front, and then have the rear fan as a intake and put some at the top as a intake.
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 22 April 2020, 09:34: AM
Not sure that blowing air out the front is a good solution with that case and I def don't want a fan at the top (I really want a solid top-no holes)
I'll have to rethink this.......possibly a AIO cooler with a single fan that blows out of the back of the case?
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: damien c on 22 April 2020, 09:43: AM
The front has vents on the side, where the air can escape unless you plan on filling them in.

The top also has a slim line along it which allows air in.

A single 120mm AIO cooler will not cope with a 3950x.
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 22 April 2020, 09:49: AM
The top also has a slim line along it which allows air in.
I wonder if it would allow sufficient air out....... :scratchchin:
That would be fine if it did....I do like that cooler
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: damien c on 22 April 2020, 10:13: AM
Sent you a PM Rammy
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 22 April 2020, 11:49: AM
Very nice indeed, expected delivery and build dates ?
I should be building by early May as the AIO cooler isn't in stock at Scan till the 1st.
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: bopdude on 22 April 2020, 01:23: PM
Very nice :)
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 24 April 2020, 03:22: PM
Case, PSU, CPU and the 1Tb stick of NVMe SSD goodness turned up today from Overclockers  8)
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 24 April 2020, 03:59: PM
Case, PSU, CPU and the 1Tb stick of NVMe SSD goodness turned up today from Overclockers  8)
And haribo?
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 24 April 2020, 05:30: PM
And haribo?
Nope :(
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 24 April 2020, 11:42: PM
Demand a refund :(
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 02 May 2020, 05:49: PM
Assembled
BIOS updated
Installing windows
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 02 May 2020, 06:22: PM
F*ck me, the NVMe's are fast! 8)
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 02 May 2020, 11:02: PM
Thank you for your help Damien :)  :notworthy:
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 02 May 2020, 11:31: PM
We need the specs of the old PC to see how much of a leap your over £3k spend has got you just so you can spend your time running around a map hoping to find a useful weapon.

I do hope you have a large 4k monitor so you are taxing that GPU.
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 02 May 2020, 11:59: PM
980Ti
16 gig ram
i7...possibly gen 3
15 year old case
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: MovedGoalPosts on 03 May 2020, 10:58: AM
Minor improvement then - but the case won't make it go faster :)
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: damien c on 03 May 2020, 12:16: PM
We need the specs of the old PC to see how much of a leap your over £3k spend has got you just so you can spend your time running around a map hoping to find a useful weapon.

I do hope you have a large 4k monitor so you are taxing that GPU.

1440p 144hz or 165hz will tax it easily enough, don't need 4k to put it under some pressure.
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 03 May 2020, 01:27: PM
Minor improvement then - but the case won't make it go faster :)
It's got stripes on the side........ ;)
Title: Re: New build question
Post by: Ramrod on 06 May 2020, 11:46: AM
The NVMe drives are stupidly fast. It's really startling how fast they are! So I've just bought and installed a 2Tb NVMe :D
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