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Re: Gaming PC Build
Reply #15 on: March 13, 2019, 14:08:41 PM
might find this helpful for ryzen without gpu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5FiwITzm3M

Yeah came up in my YouTube feed last night.. :)

The ruddy 2600 doesn't appear to have the vega graphics, infact no graphics on chip at all  :dunno: :roll:

Good spot cheers! I think I might go for a separate GPU and push the budget a little more..

I was recommended the Ryzen 2600X gen2 - No regrets there. As a note - if you do not plan to try crazy overclock and do not buy a board with good voltage modifiers then the standard version is cheaper and still does the business from what I read online.

In terms of graphics card - I have friends with Radeon but TBH most games still optimize well for nVidia first. Also depends on your monitor and what sync tech it has but a 1060 will still be on max settings and above 60fps for most games UNLESS you have an UltraWide where a 1080/TI will be better.

I am not sure on the new RTX cards without ray tracing that are supposed to be the new 1060's. Mixed views on those. I think people still saying either new or second hand 1080/TI from ex mining is better.


The new raft of underperforming nVidia cards should be pushing prices down on the older models now, so I'd leave buying your graphics card until last, you can probably get a bargain on a 1070/1080

Cheers, the 1080ti blows the budget anyway even second hand at the moment, but will look at the 1060 instead of the RTX perhaps.. and maybe wait to see what happens..




Re: Gaming PC Build
Reply #16 on: March 13, 2019, 18:26:15 PM
very little game support for RTX anyway I believe, still too new

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Re: Gaming PC Build
Reply #17 on: March 14, 2019, 06:04:29 AM
very little game support for RTX anyway I believe, still too new


Full Ray Tracing still seems to heavy as well. What Metro has done is used it for in regards to DLSS to good effect.
But yeah, the cheaper version or just a 1080 will still do you well for the most part for some time still.

Re: Gaming PC Build
Reply #18 on: March 15, 2019, 09:49:47 AM
So the Ryzen 3000 series chips should be out sometime in the next 3 months, so it's probably worth waiting to see what pricing these come out with and then see what happens with the GPUs at the same time.. it would be nice to have a system before then, but probably more sensible to wait for the extra benefit..

Re: Gaming PC Build
Reply #19 on: March 15, 2019, 11:29:42 AM
Just looking at cases.. I'm thinking of spending a little extra here and get something that can handle future upgrades and looks good..

I was thinking MATX, but TBH I don't need the small size and and I think it will give me more options then..

I was thinking this, as they also have easy water cooling upgrades and great cable management, but open to options..

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/NZXT-Tempered-Supports-MicroATX-Motherboards/dp/B07D7H5T57/

Re: Gaming PC Build
Reply #20 on: March 26, 2019, 12:33:49 PM
Are you planning on getting into water cooling? If you are, I think that's a solid choice.

Re: Gaming PC Build
Reply #21 on: March 27, 2019, 21:34:07 PM
Are you planning on getting into water cooling? If you are, I think that's a solid choice.

No it's a liquid choice

Re: Gaming PC Build
Reply #22 on: March 28, 2019, 16:29:47 PM
I used to get expensive cases, not really sure why... my nephew bought a £20 case... and it's awesome, bought myself one on my next upgrade

I thought it was an NZXT make like the one you posted above (but googled it and can't see the one I have)... I've text my nephew to see what he says

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Re: Gaming PC Build
Reply #23 on: March 31, 2019, 00:31:13 AM
Are you planning on getting into water cooling? If you are, I think that's a solid choice.

No it's a liquid choice

Fluidity is always good in computer driven environments, until you get a leak. :ptu:

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Re: Gaming PC Build
Reply #24 on: July 02, 2019, 12:22:13 PM
New Ryzen chips out Sunday. https://www.amd.com/en/products/apu/amd-ryzen-5-3400g is the new GPU on board offering (also lesser priced Ryzen 3 variant)

Also re-looking at the original build spec, consider an M2 NVME instead of an SSD.
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Re: Gaming PC Build
Reply #25 on: July 02, 2019, 14:58:04 PM
New Ryzen chips out Sunday. https://www.amd.com/en/products/apu/amd-ryzen-5-3400g is the new GPU on board offering (also lesser priced Ryzen 3 variant)

Also re-looking at the original build spec, consider an M2 NVME instead of an SSD.

Yep, so I've been waiting for this, there are excellent deals on the 1k and 2k series chips in anticipation of the 3k (Zen 2) for anyone interested, HUKD is full of them..

In terms of my build I've decided to screw my budget and spend double what I was planning, and NVME is on the list, although real life performance is likely negligible compared to a standard SSD I believe, despite much more significant bandwidth availability..

I'll also be going for a dedicated GPU, although still a little lost on what to get.. for around £300ish

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Re: Gaming PC Build
Reply #26 on: July 02, 2019, 18:02:45 PM
In terms of my build I've decided to screw my budget and spend double what I was planning

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Re: Gaming PC Build
Reply #27 on: July 05, 2019, 06:29:25 AM
Classic Tekforums fashion  :lol: God speed!  ;D

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Re: Gaming PC Build
Reply #28 on: July 11, 2019, 01:29:02 AM
I am looking very closely for a new system, last two are intel boxes and, while the CPUs are still OK, the graphics card on one is an Nvidea 970                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            GTX and the other an even older MSI AMD Radeon HD7800.

So absolute minimum is a new graphics card.

Re: Gaming PC Build
Reply #29 on: July 25, 2019, 16:19:04 PM
Sorry not been on in a while and just seen your comments, LMAO!  :rofl:

So I'm likely going to be going for a Ryzen 3700X paired with an MSI B450 or X470 board (possibly a max version if they are coming out any time soon, which can properly handle the new BIOS)

Graphics I'm still undecided, maybe a vega 56.. maybe something else around £250-300.. the thing is in the old days I knew my graphics cards.. now I have no idea and just reliant on peoples opinions.. feel free to throw some ideas :)

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