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"I Need a New PC!" 2020. Ray Tracing. 120Hz-360Hz. Next-Gen Already.

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As far as benchmarks go a difference of 10 fps is what u can expect. I wouldn't bother with it. The game needs patches because even the top cpu's will tank in busy area's to below 60.
I guess you're talking about Cyberpunk. What about other games in general. Is it worth it?
 

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Hmm that's an interesting idea. But I have 650 W psu so it should have enough headroom...
Which power supply is it exactly...?

Are you sure you plugged in both of the power connectors in your graphics card? If one is not plugged in well enough, it might draw additional power from the PCIe slot.
 

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Which power supply is it exactly...?

Are you sure you plugged in both of the power connectors in your graphics card? If one is not plugged in well enough, it might draw additional power from the PCIe slot.
XFX TS Single Rail 650W - its a 80 Plus Gold model.
B450, Ryzen 5 2600, 2x DDR4 8GB, RX6800 (TUF gaming, not a top OC model like STRIX), 3 SATA SSDs, 5 fans, not much more. Do you really think it is not enough?
I will check the cables of course.
Though PSU makes sense if this is the only way you can find connection between the card and ram...

E; had a look through the glass and gpu cables look fine. Tomorrow I will reconnect it and also reseat the ram.
 
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Figured I'd post my newest build since I finally got around to snapping some photos of it.






Ryzen 5900x
EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3
64GB 3200 Ram
MSI Tomahawk x570
1TB Sabrent gen4 M.2
2x 1TB Samsung 860 Evo SSDs
6TB Western Digital HDD
6x Corsair QL 120 Fans
Corsair H100i Platinum Cooler

I believe that covers the majority of it.

Thing is great though. Having no issues running Cyberpunk completely maxed out 80+/1440p.

Apologies if those images are huge.

Sweet looking beast. Not usually a LED fan, but this ones tastefully done!
Have you tried upgrading the motherboard bios, and what about overclocking?

Similarly, my upgrade will share quite a few parts between our builds:

5900x*
EVGA RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra*
64GB 3600 c16 RAM
MSI Tomahawk x570
1TB AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD
EVGA 280mm CLC cooler

other bits ill inherit from my current build are:

500GB Samsung SATA 3 SSD
Multiple 7200rpm HDD, various capacity
Lian Li PC-Z70 Black USB3.0 Case
Pioneer Blueray burner

*waiting on delivery
 

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Sweet looking beast. Not usually a LED fan, but this ones tastefully done!
Have you tried upgrading the motherboard bios, and what about overclocking?

Similarly, my upgrade will share quite a few parts between our builds:

5900x*
EVGA RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra*
64GB 3600 c16 RAM
MSI Tomahawk x570
1TB AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD
EVGA 280mm CLC cooler

other bits ill inherit from my current build are:

500GB Samsung SATA 3 SSD
Multiple 7200rpm HDD, various capacity
Lian Li PC-Z70 Black USB3.0 Case
Pioneer Blueray burner

*waiting on delivery
Thank you!

Honestly the LEDs are off 99% of the time, but I already went with and liked Corsair from previous builds and wanted everything easily compatible.

I don't do much overclocking. I just set the voltage a bit higher and let it do its thing. Honestly couldn't even tell you where it landed as I don't really ever monitor it.

I updated the motherboard when I got it, but unless I have issues it'll probably remain there as long as I have it, lol.

It's a very sick machine though. You'll definitely have fun with it!
 
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XFX TS Single Rail 650W - its a 80 Plus Gold model.
B450, Ryzen 5 2600, 2x DDR4 8GB, RX6800 (TUF gaming, not a top OC model like STRIX), 3 SATA SSDs, 5 fans, not much more. Do you really think it is not enough?
I will check the cables of course.
Though PSU makes sense if this is the only way you can find connection between the card and ram...

E; had a look through the glass and gpu cables look fine. Tomorrow I will reconnect it and also reseat the ram.
Yeah the PSU should be enough.... Indeed try to reseat the RAM and see how it goes.
If it doesn't work, try using the Ryzen dRAM calculator and compare your previous timings to it, and see if you can improve things that way. You can also try increasing the ram voltage a bit to see if that helps.

 

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Well got my elgato card and guess what my 11 year old motherboard isn't supporting it for some reason which makes it simple not boot with it in there. Main pc no issue, stream pc gg.
So now i either gotta upgrade my cpu/motherboard/memory on my streaming pc or ditch the card.
 
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Hi people! I might need some help, as I´m building a new PC but I´m kinda lost, since I haven´t done this in many years.

Here´s the current setup:

Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro AC
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5800X 3.8GHz + Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition
GPU: GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge OC 8GB GDDR6
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury Black DDR4 3200Mhz PC-25600 16GB 2x8GB CL16
Storage 1: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB SSD NVMe M.2
Storage 2: Seagate BarraCuda 3.5" 1TB SATA3
PSU: Tempest Gaming GPSU 650W

How do you see it? Should I change anything?
 
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Hi people! I might need some help, as I´m building a new PC but I´m kinda lost, since I haven´t done this in many years.

Here´s the current setup:

Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro AC
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5800X 3.8GHz + Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition
GPU: GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge OC 8GB GDDR6
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury Black DDR4 3200Mhz PC-25600 16GB 2x8GB CL16
Storage 1: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB SSD NVMe M.2
Storage 2: Seagate BarraCuda 3.5" 1TB SATA3
PSU: Tempest Gaming GPSU 650W

How do you see it? Should I change anything?

Is it a gaming only PC? What are your performance goals? 4K or 1440/high fps?

If you're aiming at 4K and the PC is just for gaming I'd cut back on CPU budget and put that towards a stronger GPU but otherwise that setup should run really well.

I generally don't tell people to wait to buy anything, but there should be some really good bargains coming up after Christmas where you might be able to get a mobo/cpu combo on the cheap. If you can hold out and aren't married to that mobo you picked out you might save $100 or more waiting for post-Christmas sales. You could put that savings towards the GPU.
 
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Is it a gaming only PC? What are your performance goals? 4K or 1440/high fps?

If you're aiming at 4K and the PC is just for gaming I'd cut back on CPU budget and put that towards a stronger GPU but otherwise that setup should run really well.

I generally don't tell people to wait to buy anything, but there should be some really good bargains coming up after Christmas where you might be able to get a mobo/cpu combo on the cheap. If you can hold out and aren't married to that mobo you picked out you might save $100 or more waiting for post-Christmas sales. You could put that savings towards the GPU.
Yep, mainly gaming. I thought of grabbing the 5600x instead of the 5800x, but the difference was just 80€ and I don´t mind expending extra on some additional cores. And yeah I would love a better GPU, but that one is the only I was able to grab before all the stock fly away. :messenger_grinning_sweat:

Do you think this config will last for all this gen? I know it´s like asking you to see into the future, but... what would you say?
 

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So I'm closing in on a new build. Just waiting for the GPU to arrive.

I'm curious what you all do with your old builds. Do you part them out and sell them? Sell the whole thing after doing a system reset? Keep it as a backup/second pc?

My last complete scratch build I sold as a one-off for $900.


For context my "old" system is an i7-6700/1080 Ti build. 32GB of 2333 RAM, 3TB of SATA SSD storage and 1TB platter storage. Not exactly a slouch and I'm curious what you lot would do with it in my shoes. It's been used heavily but not for anything super-taxing. I've babied it and never use settings that pin anything at 100% usage.

I really don't need a second PC.

What say you lot?
 
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One question about monitors guys. If I buy one thats 144hz, will it look weird if I run games at 60fps?

So I'm closing in on a new build. Just waiting for the GPU to arrive.

I'm curious what you all do with your old builds. Do you part them out and sell them? Sell the whole thing after doing a system reset? Keep it as a backup/second pc?

My last complete scratch build I sold as a one-off for $900.


For context my "old" system is an i7-6700/1080 Ti build. 32GB of 2333 RAM, 3TB of SATA SSD storage and 1TB platter storage. Not exactly a slouch and I'm curious what you lot would do with it in my shoes. It's been used heavily but not for anything super-taxing. I've babied it and never use settings that pin anything at 100% usage.

I really don't need a second PC.

What say you lot?
I'm currently building a new system from scratch too, but in my case I'm keeping my current one becuse it's a laptop, and who knows when that could come in handy.

If I were you I would just sold your old system, as it's only losing value as time passes.
 
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So I'm closing in on a new build. Just waiting for the GPU to arrive.

I'm curious what you all do with your old builds. Do you part them out and sell them? Sell the whole thing after doing a system reset? Keep it as a backup/second pc?

My last complete scratch build I sold as a one-off for $900.


For context my "old" system is an i7-6700/1080 Ti build. 32GB of 2333 RAM, 3TB of SATA SSD storage and 1TB platter storage. Not exactly a slouch and I'm curious what you lot would do with it in my shoes. It's been used heavily but not for anything super-taxing. I've babied it and never use settings that pin anything at 100% usage.

I really don't need a second PC.

What say you lot?
Pretty much plan once I finish my new build (still need the video card) is hook it up to my TV in the other room and use it to play emulated SNES, Genesis, Saturn, and PSX games. (Yes I own the games I'm going to play.) It's a little older(3570 with a GTX 970) but it should be more than capable for that.
 

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One question about monitors guys. If I buy one thats 144hz, will it look weird if I run games at 60fps?


I'm currently building a new system from scratch too, but in my case I'm keeping my current one becuse it's a laptop, and who knows when that could come in handy.

If I were you I would just sold your old system, as it's only losing value as time passes.

This is my gut, but I don't see a lot of full systems for sale on eBay. I've been eBaying stuff for years and know how to package a pc properly. I was thinking about listing it for an even grand and then maybe dropping to $800 if it doesn't sell.

Pretty much plan once I finish my new build (still need the video card) is hook it up to my TV in the other room and use it to play emulated SNES, Genesis, Saturn, and PSX games. (Yes I own the games I'm going to play.) It's a little older(3570 with a GTX 970) but it should be more than capable for that.

Eh I have a setup for emulation already. Like I said, I don't really need another pc. It's a great idea for people who aren't into it already though.
 
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So I'm closing in on a new build. Just waiting for the GPU to arrive.

I'm curious what you all do with your old builds. Do you part them out and sell them? Sell the whole thing after doing a system reset? Keep it as a backup/second pc?

My last complete scratch build I sold as a one-off for $900.


For context my "old" system is an i7-6700/1080 Ti build. 32GB of 2333 RAM, 3TB of SATA SSD storage and 1TB platter storage. Not exactly a slouch and I'm curious what you lot would do with it in my shoes. It's been used heavily but not for anything super-taxing. I've babied it and never use settings that pin anything at 100% usage.

I really don't need a second PC.

What say you lot?

Hand me downs to the youngest.
 
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No need keyboard/mouse or monitor.

not much for game so memory/cpu and 2 harddrive is important (ssd windows 512 , work 1t ssd)
Need super fast ssd, mv2?

ideas?
 

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Got all my parts, now just need to build. This is the most I've spent on a PC build to date (never thought I would spend more than $1.5k on a complete build)

Specs:
- Windows 10 Pro Edition
- G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB DDR4 3200 RAM
- Seasonic Focus Plus SSR-850FX 850W PSU
- Fractal Design Define 7 Black Brushed E-ATX Case
- Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVME SSD
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Desktop Processor
- ASUS TUF Gaming OC GeForce RTX 3080 GAMING Video Card
- MSI MPG B550 Gaming Edge WiFi Gaming Motherboard
- Noctua NH-D15 Chromax.Black Dual-Tower CPU Cooler

Price paid for what's listed is about $1950. And I still need to factor in additional storage. Some of the stuff is from my old build (RAM and PSU), but is still factored into the price.

Feeling a little sick I spent this much. Ryzen better impress, as I'm coming from an i7-8700, which seemed pretty capable.
 

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I don't know then. I guess try reseating the memory since I guess something could have gotten knocked a little loose when you pushed in the video card. Easy enough to try.
Yeah the PSU should be enough.... Indeed try to reseat the RAM and see how it goes.
If it doesn't work, try using the Ryzen dRAM calculator and compare your previous timings to it, and see if you can improve things that way. You can also try increasing the ram voltage a bit to see if that helps.


Looks like I fixed it.
Not sure what helped though!

1. I swapped the DDR sticks, cleaned them and the sockets with compressed air while doing that
2. re-attached GPU cables
3. un-installed any aura-sync / armory crate shit I had. Which surprised me by the way because the installation failed when I tried to install them. It was messing with the led lighting, I don't think it has anything to do with RAM, but who knows.
4. un-installed the MSI Red Dragon center just to be sure.
5. re-atteched GPU cables once again, just to be sure.
6. Changed XMP to 3200 profile
7. Everything is working.

Now I might be imagining it, but suddenly driving around night city got a lot smoother. It was just a quick test, with sunny weather, but I was driving very fast (rayfield) and FPS wasn't dropping below 40, usually around 50. Which means with the free-sync it is a good experience. Before it was dropping into low 30s ant it was influencing how it felt a lot. Also didn't see any CPU bottlenecking... Will see how it works in more demanding weather and places, but so far so good.


So anyway, thanks - your ideas might have helped me.
 
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Fuck sake. Noticed my temps were climbing on my 6700k/h100iv2 even hitting 100 degrees during certain points.

Took cooler off, 're applied thermal paste cleaned out all my setup, no change. Noticed a bubbling noise coming from the pump so I've ordered a new h100i Pro RGB, should be coming Monday.
 

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Hey so kind of a newbie question, but this is something I've never done before.

Just finished a new build and I'd like to add the old SATA SSDs from my previous build to the new one. One is 2TB and one is 1TB and has my old windows install on it.

This shouldn't cause any kind of weird Windows conflict, right? It should basically be "rip out of old pc and format on new pc" right?

For context, I have data backups and all that. Not worried at all about losing data.
It's kind of a dumb question but it's not something I've dealt with before ...
 

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I tried 90, 120, 240 fps and haven't felt much difference between it and 60. Some - sure but not enough to justify the horse-power required to play games in those high framerates. Maybe this will change when we'll see more games developed with higher FPS marks.
 

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Hey so kind of a newbie question, but this is something I've never done before.

Just finished a new build and I'd like to add the old SATA SSDs from my previous build to the new one. One is 2TB and one is 1TB and has my old windows install on it.

This shouldn't cause any kind of weird Windows conflict, right? It should basically be "rip out of old pc and format on new pc" right?

For context, I have data backups and all that. Not worried at all about losing data.
It's kind of a dumb question but it's not something I've dealt with before ...

Nope. I installed windows onto a new M.2 drive for this build and meant to install the old OS SSD into my laptop but got it mixed up with another drive. I didn't notice until my system was already up and running. No issues, I just formatted the drive because I didn't feel like opening up my PC to swap the drives again.

If you open up File Explorer > This PC, then look at all your drives, the icon for your OS drive will be marked with the windows logo. That is your OS drive and no matter how many other drives you put a copy of Windows on, your PC will see that drive as your OS drive. You can plug them in and reformat them for other uses without any worries.
 
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Nope. I installed windows onto a new M.2 drive for this build and meant to install the old OS SSD into my laptop but got it mixed up with another drive. I didn't notice until my system was already up and running. No issues, I just formatted the drive because I didn't feel like opening up my PC to swap the drives again.

This is a nice little post and I appreciate you getting back to me.

Decided to say screw it and and proceed and, yeah I was overthinking it like crazy. Can't get much easier than this.

Had an "oh shit" moment after the first boot though. Initially it worked fine. I put the side panels back on and plugged it in again. Black screen. I don't know or want to know what happened but checking my connections fixed it. Never fun though.

Long story short though: I have a nice extra 2TB of SATA storage in the most ludicrous pc I've ever built.

Kind of fell into this build by accident due to the shortages of 3080s.

I now have a liquid-cooled 10900K and 3090 combo with 32GB of 3000 RAM, 2TB M2 storage, 2TB SATA SSD storage and 2TB platter storage.

I decided to order another 32GB of RAM just to make this thing extra stupid.

Thanks, nVidia. Your shortages paid off I guess.

Edit: sorry if the quote was merged with my own post. Briefly used GAF on mobile and fucked about. Should be fixed. Cheers.
 
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New build up and running, didn't follow any build guides just shopped for good deals and available;

  • MSI B550 Tomahawk - £140
  • 3800x - £288.98, which was £10 cheaper than the 3700x @ Time of purchase. Not sure the 5600x is going to be available in the near future at mrsp.
  • 16GB vengeance - £65.99
  • 1TB 970 evo plus - £155
  • cx750m - £80 - seems fine
  • carbide 275R -£58.99 - I like, 1 wonky standoff that cross threaded, but you get a a spare.:messenger_grinning_sweat:
  • 2x 1Tb WD drives salvaged from a networked storage device no one uses.


Not getting a new video card yet, keeping my powder dry, sapphire RX580 8GB transferred and GTX770 making a surprise reappearance in the old machine.

Not overclocking obviously. Might replace stock cooler just to have something a little more substantial.
 
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I think I need some help in choosing a monitor. :messenger_grinning_sweat:

I've built this system:
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro AC
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5800X 3.8GHz + Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition
GPU: GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge OC 8GB GDDR6
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury Black DDR4 3200Mhz PC-25600 16GB 2x8GB CL16
Storage 1: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB SSD NVMe M.2
Storage 2: Seagate BarraCuda 3.5" 1TB SATA3
PSU: Tempest Gaming GPSU 650W

And I'm thinking of buying a 144hz, 1440p, but I have two questions:

1) Let's say I play some games at 60fps on a 144hz monitor. Will they look like they lag? Should I buy a g-sync monitor to avoid it?

2) And if I play some games at 1080p. Will they look much worse than on a 1080p native monitor?
 
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Hi guys, I am going to upgrade my pc soon (If I can find the parts) and by watching some videos online (including Jay Two cents) they highly recommended for cpu the Rysen 5 5600x and for motherboard the rog strix 470 F. Since it has been impossible to find the 5600 x what is the best amd cpu available close to it in the 300-400 price range? Thanks in advance!
 

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Random question, and I'm not entirely sure how to word it:

A movie is stored on computer A, but I have file-sharing set up so that I can access that movie from computer B in a different room.
When the movie is playing on computer B, is B rendering the file, or is A rendering the file and streaming the data over my network?

The answer to this will determine what level of hardware I use in each room, so any help is appreciated.
 

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Hi guys, I am going to upgrade my pc soon (If I can find the parts) and by watching some videos online (including Jay Two cents) they highly recommended for cpu the Rysen 5 5600x and for motherboard the rog strix 470 F. Since it has been impossible to find the 5600 x what is the best amd cpu available close to it in the 300-400 price range? Thanks in advance!
To be honest it's hard to get any AMD CPU now. I guess the closest thing to it would have been a 3700x which used to go for about $300 but now have jumped up to the MSRP of $330 if you can find it. Admittedly if you have a microcenter you can probably get one for the old price. I know the 3800x and 3800xt are a little better but might not be worth the money. (I bought a 3800xt but that's because I got a really good deal on it right before everything went crazy.) I guess it doesn't hurt but you can look here to try and find one of those chips

Nowinstock for AMD processors.
 
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To be honest it's hard to get any AMD CPU now. I guess the closest thing to it would have been a 3700x which used to go for about $300 but now have jumped up to the MSRP of $330 if you can find it. Admittedly if you have a microcenter you can probably get one for the old price. I know the 3800x and 3800xt are a little better but might not be worth the money. (I bought a 3800xt but that's because I got a really good deal on it right before everything went crazy.) I guess it doesn't hurt but you can look here to try and find one of those chips

Nowinstock for AMD processors.
Thanks I was able to get a 3700 X online from best buy!
 

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I built a new PC on December 7th, but never posted the specs. I'll get around to posting pics, but here are the good at least.

  • Ryzen 7 3700x (Wanted a 5600x, but yeah...) This will do until my next upgrade of AM5 Sometime in 2 or 3 years
  • Be Quiet Pure Rock 2 Cooler
  • MSI B550 Gaming Plus Motherboard
  • Geil Evo X II 16GB 3600mhz RAM
  • MSI 3060 Ti Ventus 2x OC (Wanted 3070 or 6800, but was able to grab this without the line hassles at Microcenter)
  • 750 W Fully modular Corsair RM PSU
  • Corsair K55 keyboard and Harpoon RGB Pro Mouse
Maybe after Christmas I'll find a monitor upgrade for 1440p gaming. Currently running dual monitors with two Acer 1080p's (One 144hz the other 60hz)
 
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I built a new PC on December 7th, but never posted the specs. I'll get around to posting pics, but here are the good at least.

  • Ryzen 7 3700x (Wanted a 5600x, but yeah...) This will do until my next upgrade of AM5 Sometime in 2 or 3 years
  • Be Quiet Pure Rock 2 Cooler
  • MSI B550 Gaming Plus Motherboard
  • Geil Evo X II 16GB 3600mhz RAM
  • MSI 3060 Ti Ventus 2x OC (Wanted 3070 or 6800, but was able to grab this without the line hassles at Microcenter)
  • 750 W Fully modular Corsair RM PSU
  • Corsair K55 keyboard and Harpoon RGB Pro Mouse
Maybe after Christmas I'll find a monitor upgrade for 1440p gaming. Currently running dual monitors with two Acer 1080p's (One 144hz the other 60hz)


Nice. I run 2 montiors as well. Both at 1440p. One 144hz in landscape for gaming and a second at 60hz in portrait.
 
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Random question, and I'm not entirely sure how to word it:

A movie is stored on computer A, but I have file-sharing set up so that I can access that movie from computer B in a different room.
When the movie is playing on computer B, is B rendering the file, or is A rendering the file and streaming the data over my network?

The answer to this will determine what level of hardware I use in each room, so any help is appreciated.

Are you talking about regular file sharing like through Windows? If yes then the below answer is correct. If you are using a media server program like plex then its different.


Computer B is doing the decoding. Computer A is just sending data.
 

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So, I finished my upgrade and installed it, Doom Eternal runs flawlessly.

AMD - 5600X
Asus Rog strix WIFI
EVGA 3080 XC3 FTW3
16GB G.SKILL Trident Z Neo 3600mhz CL16
6TB 7200 WD Black
1TB NVME Crucial
256GB SSD SanDisk

I am looking to upgrade my old case and have better air ventilation, any recommendations?
and is the basic CPU cooler that comes with it enough or should I upgrade?
 

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So, I finished my upgrade and installed it, Doom Eternal runs flawlessly.

AMD - 5600X
Asus Rog strix WIFI
EVGA 3080 XC3 FTW3
16GB G.SKILL Trident Z Neo 3600mhz CL16
6TB 7200 WD Black
1TB NVME Crucial
256GB SSD SanDisk

I am looking to upgrade my old case and have better air ventilation, any recommendations?
and is the basic CPU cooler that comes with it enough or should I upgrade?


When choosing cases start with your motherboard. Is it ITX mATX or ATX?

That will eliminate some choices.

Next concern is the size of the case itself. Do you have any concerns, requests there? Smaller? Is bigger ok?

Personally I never use stock CPU coolers, when I tried it they were crazy loud.
 
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So, I finished my upgrade and installed it, Doom Eternal runs flawlessly.

AMD - 5600X
Asus Rog strix WIFI
EVGA 3080 XC3 FTW3
16GB G.SKILL Trident Z Neo 3600mhz CL16
6TB 7200 WD Black
1TB NVME Crucial
256GB SSD SanDisk

I am looking to upgrade my old case and have better air ventilation, any recommendations?
and is the basic CPU cooler that comes with it enough or should I upgrade?
Congrats on the build. Got yourself a beast right there! And far as cases go, a lot of folks love the Meshify C and I believe Gamers Nexus posted that another just came out or is about to come out. The Corsair AIRFLOW 4000 series is said to be cool, too. I bought the be quiet! Silent Base 802 case. Smooth as butter, imo. And a lot better than the original Dark Base 700 case I was going to get. Far as cooler, the stock one should do you just find unless you plan to OC. Then I'd tell you to look at Noctua coolers or Be Quiet. Two solid options.
 
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So, I finished my upgrade and installed it, Doom Eternal runs flawlessly.

AMD - 5600X
Asus Rog strix WIFI
EVGA 3080 XC3 FTW3
16GB G.SKILL Trident Z Neo 3600mhz CL16
6TB 7200 WD Black
1TB NVME Crucial
256GB SSD SanDisk

I am looking to upgrade my old case and have better air ventilation, any recommendations?
and is the basic CPU cooler that comes with it enough or should I upgrade?
Great computer dude, that 3080 makes me jealous. :messenger_squinting_tongue:

About the case, I built mine in this one. It's cool, elegant, reduces noises and doesn't have flashy lights:

 
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Are you talking about regular file sharing like through Windows? If yes then the below answer is correct. If you are using a media server program like plex then its different.

It would only really be different if you do realtime transcoding, which wouldn't really be necessary on a local network. People run Plex Servers on Raspberri Pis just fine.
 

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It would only really be different if you do realtime transcoding, which wouldn't really be necessary on a local network. People run Plex Servers on Raspberri Pis just fine.

It absolutely would be necessary depending on the device you are using to watch. IE watching x265 source on a device that doesnt decode x265.
 

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So transcoding.

Just have hardware accelerated HEVC decoding on the client (i.e. any GPU from like the last 5 years) and you'll be fine. My Plex Server is some piece of junk Celeron from 10 years ago and I can stream 4K60 x265 videos just fine from it.
 

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OK, now that I have fixed XMP profiles, here is my current config:

MSI B450 tomahawk
Ryzen 5 2600
16 GB DDR4 HyperX Predator @ 3200 mhz
RX6800 TUF Gaming OC
SATA SSDs
XFX 650W PSU
AOC AOC CU34G2X (UWQHD @144hz)


Considering CPU is often a bottleneck in Cyberpunk, I'm wondering if it makes sense to upgrade to 3700x? because it is now available (I wouldn't buy 3800x I think, it has much higher TDP).... 5600x is not possible to buy now.

Or maybe a good alternative is to keep the 2600 and wait for a new socket from AMD? Then it would be a 90% new system though, as I'd need also new ram and would probably buy m2 drive...
 
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So transcoding.

Just have hardware accelerated HEVC decoding on the client (i.e. any GPU from like the last 5 years) and you'll be fine. My Plex Server is some piece of junk Celeron from 10 years ago and I can stream 4K60 x265 videos just fine from it.

yes transcoding. If watching on an old tablet for example it is necessary. or depending on the speed of your local network (IE streaming 4k over wifi is sometimes spotty)...
 
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Yo guys I'm absolutely desperate with my computer. One day while playing it started resetting out of nowhere. This was like a month ago and I haven't been able to fix it.

So far I've tried:
- new psu
- new mobo + CPU
- removed GPU, tested with integrated
- tested RAM modules and slots separately and independently
- tested hard disks independently
- removed reset button front panel cable
- tried different power socket in a different room
- formatted and reinstalled Windows
- tried starting in safe mode, doesn't work (black screen)
- Disabled automatic reset in Windows options

Nothing works. I switch on the computer and in less than ten seconds, it resets. Seems to take less time if I'm connected to the internet. I'm literally at a loss and I don't know what else to try.

Any ideas? Anything helps
 
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