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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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Re: Gaming PC Build
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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