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Re: Gaming PC Build
Reply #30 on: July 26, 2019, 01:25:03 AM
AMD have just brought out a couple of new GPU chips, but they are still being sold on reference boards with dodgy single fan.

Might be a couple of moths before they get drivers sorted out properly as well.

Depends entirely on the resolution you intend to use, there isn't much out there that will not put out 1080p at a good refresh rate. On the other hand there isn't much that will put out 4K at a consistent good refresh without cutting back on options.

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Reply #31 on: July 26, 2019, 07:33:33 AM
I did a Ryzen 3200G build for my arcade cab, it's used for emulators at 640x480 so pretty much breezes anything I chuck at it  :lol:

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Re: Gaming PC Build
Reply #32 on: July 26, 2019, 09:57:31 AM

Depends entirely on the resolution you intend to use, there isn't much out there that will not put out 1080p at a good refresh rate. On the other hand there isn't much that will put out 4K at a consistent good refresh without cutting back on options.

Native is 1920 x 1200 on my monitors, but TBH even 1080 will be good enough for me, will do a bit more research on the new AMD stuff, I've spend most of my time reading about the new Ryzens and boards at the moment, GPU is next on my list..

Edit: The 5700 does look tasty.. will wait a bit for a non blower I think..

I did a Ryzen 3200G build for my arcade cab, it's used for emulators at 640x480 so pretty much breezes anything I chuck at it  :lol:

lol, just marginal overkill when a raspberry PI would have done it  ;D
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Reply #33 on: July 26, 2019, 13:07:56 PM
I did a Ryzen 3200G build for my arcade cab, it's used for emulators at 640x480 so pretty much breezes anything I chuck at it  :lol:

lol, just marginal overkill when a raspberry PI would have done it  ;D

Huge fan of the PI and I have plenty of them inc the new 4, but when it comes to emulation IMO they're good, but not great.

edit- oops and crucially I forgot to point out it's used as a server also  :lol:
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Reply #34 on: July 26, 2019, 14:54:28 PM
I'm using a GTX 970 to push 4K graphics in Guild Wars 2, when I feel well enough to play, not that often now.

Does over 30FPS until I run into a massive open world battle or zerg in World vs World play, then it tries to fry itself.

Still playable, just but nowhere near ideal.

Re: Gaming PC Build
Reply #35 on: July 26, 2019, 21:19:44 PM
I did a Ryzen 3200G build for my arcade cab, it's used for emulators at 640x480 so pretty much breezes anything I chuck at it  :lol:

lol, just marginal overkill when a raspberry PI would have done it  ;D

Huge fan of the PI and I have plenty of them inc the new 4, but when it comes to emulation IMO they're good, but not great.

edit- oops and crucially I forgot to point out it's used as a server also  :lol:

Here's my RetroPie setup:
https://www.instagram.com/p/ByWCNppFeM6/?igshid=dkrdunn5msle

Re: Gaming PC Build
Reply #36 on: August 31, 2019, 19:50:02 PM
Critique on the below specs welcome..

* Ryzen 5 3600 @ £189
* Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED @ £35
* MSI B450M Gaming Plus @ £75
* Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 3200 @ £75
* Corsair RM750X 80 Plus Gold 750w @ £103
* Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe @ £110
* Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC 8G @ £421
* NZXT H510 @ £75

Total @£1083 from Amazon, but I'll shop around.. any suggestions?

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Reply #37 on: September 01, 2019, 20:42:54 PM
any suggestions?

At the moment only one, the British pound is down 27% on pre you know what prices.

Might be worth waiting see what happens in the next few weeks.

Or everything might just end up much worse.

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Reply #38 on: September 02, 2019, 18:44:37 PM
any suggestions?

At the moment only one, the British pound is down 27% on pre you know what prices.

Might be worth waiting see what happens in the next few weeks.

Or everything might just end up much worse.

We probably won't even have electricity.. so might save myself a grand..

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Reply #39 on: September 12, 2019, 13:16:57 PM
looks good to me... I really like noctua heat sinks, but I don't think there's much difference between high end heat sinks tbh

and I'd have gone with a name I recognise for the nvme... but maybe the're well knows and I'm just to old to know it now :-o

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Reply #40 on: September 16, 2019, 19:10:20 PM
I've heard of Sabrent before but couldn't comment on how reliable they are, I always tend to go for Crucial for SSDs for their track record. Great spec though! I really feel like I should be upgrading as I'm stuck on DDR3, USB 3.0, no NVMe, etc but my i7-3770K just doesn't feel long in the tooth yet, I reckon I can just keep eeking graphics card upgrades out of it for a while longer. Not that I find time to game much these days either!

Maybe PCIe4 will change my mind :yarr:

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Reply #41 on: September 16, 2019, 22:51:12 PM
I always tend to go for Crucial for SSDs for their track record.

So far I have 5 Crucial from 240GB to 1TB, all of them work well.

Although for some strange reason one of them, a 1TB used as a boot disk, is refusing to work plugged in to the SATA connectors but works fine in a USB caddy.

Think the contacts are oxidized or just not connecting properly. Although no idea why it should then run perfectly in the caddy.

Anyone got experience with AMD Radeon rx 5700 xt graphic cards? Was thinking of going for a 2070 but it's quite a bit more expensive.
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Reply #42 on: September 17, 2019, 12:51:37 PM
I've been very ill recently so bought a new laptop so I could use it in bed (old one was from 2007!) £606 with an eBay voucher (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183889220639) for, a Ryzen 5 3500 with integrated vega graphics, it's hilariously capable of even modest gaming  :thumbup:

Oh and a thumbs up to Noctua, I use their fans for all my gear, I've had 1 out of easily 20 odd go wrong and they sent another out that day!
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Reply #43 on: October 02, 2019, 09:34:14 AM
I've been on holiday hence the late response, the Sabrents get good reviews, but may end up going Crucial..

I'm currently gaming on a laptop, and it gets VERY hot and is heavy so will likely get a PC for gaming and a light laptop for other stuff...

Cheers for your input!

Re: Gaming PC Build
Reply #44 on: December 11, 2019, 10:19:27 AM
So I thought I'd update you with what I went for in the end.. I took advantage of some black Friday deals and came in under budget with enough change for a better cooler..

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Processor (6C/12T, 35MB Cache, 4.2 GHz Max Boost) @£179 (Just missed a better deal)
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT BLS2K8G4D32AESCK 3200 MHz, DDR4, DRAM, Desktop Gaming Memory Kit, 16 GB (8 GB x 2), CL16, White @£70
Corsair RM750x 80 PLUS Gold, 750 W Fully Modular ATX Power Supply Unit - Black @£83
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1 TB NVMe M.2 Internal SSD @£155
NZXT H510 - Compact ATX Mid-Tower PC Gaming Case @ £55
MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX AMD Socket AM4 Motherboard @ £90
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Super Windforce 8GB @ £335

Total £967

Currently running stock on the stock cooler, I'll swap that out for something a little quieter in the new year and maybe swap out the case fans at the same time..

I went for the RTX 2060 Super in the end at the price point the ATI 5700XT is a blower card and the drivers seem pretty hit and miss for the range at the moment and just wanted something that worked. The 2070 (non Super) gave a small increase, but not enough to warrant the cost, although I could have possibly held out for a better deal..

Only played a couple of games, at stock games are running smooth (1920 x 1200) on max settings, although are now let down by my 60Hz monitors! So an ultrawide or a pair of new monitors may be on the cards next year..

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