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System spec thread

Discussion in 'PC Discussion' started by Midknight, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. MrINBN

    MrINBN Unspeakable

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    I would up the ram speed to 3200mhz (minimal cost increase), and go with a much bigger hard drive. You can get a WD 4tb for about $150 on Amazon, and you'll be glad you did when you don't have to juggle space to install a new game. Other than that, excellent choices (assuming you can find a 3080). The parts I've linked are examples only, make sure whatever you do get works with your setup.
     
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  2. World

    World Oberstgruppenführer DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    Except for no SSD? Seriously, get an SSD.
     
  3. MonkeyEpoxy

    MonkeyEpoxy Half-Blood Prince DLP Supporter

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    After your computer boots up and is shittin' and gettin' 2 seconds after you press the power button, you can't go back to an old optical drive. It'd be like using a fuckin' abacus.
     
  4. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    SSD is worth it. Otherwise I'm a bit out of date. Built mine a few years ago with a Ryzen5 and a 1070Ti I somehow managed to snag. Only change since is adding a 1TB SSD to go with the smaller NVME I have the OS on.
     
  5. Jjf88

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    I've also got a 512GB SSD which I'll have the OS installed on, I just popped the main components here.

    I do appreciate the support for keeping my machine from shitting itself.

    Yeah, getting a 3080 is a bit of a wait list but I'm prepared for it, it means I'll have a rig that can do all the things I need it to for a good while.

    Plus I can't wait to see Hitman's shiny bald head on PC.
     
  6. Knightwing

    Knightwing First Year

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    I just built a new rig, specs are:
    Ryzen 9 5950x
    ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
    Corsair H150i White
    Trident Z Royal 128 GB
    ROG Strix 3090 OC (White Edition)
    Samsung 980 Pro 2TB
    Seagate Barracuda 6TB x2
    Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic White
    ROG Thor 1200w PSU
    and of course a crapload of RGB
    PCPartPicker Link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/sH9T9N
    Thoughts?
    I am upgrading from an AMD Phenom II x4 950 Black Edition with a GTX 1060, so this is a HUGE upgrade for me. It's also nice to move away from an antec case from 2009.
     
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  7. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    I used a x4 965 for AGES (nearly 10 years). Only upgraded recently myself after an aborted attempt a couple years ago.
     
  8. Eilyfe

    Eilyfe Supreme Mugwump

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    So that's a pretty sick rig alright, gratz on the upgrade, especially coming from your old build. What are you doing with it? For pure gaming it seems overkill (in almost every metric lol). I also think that a 3090 is super wasted on a 1080p monitor. With your 360mhz monitor, I suspect you're going for shooters of some kind (or something that necessitates fast reactions), but I'd think about switching one of those monitors to a 4k one with 120hz if you occasionally also dabble in more scenic games. 4k@120 are becoming more and more available, and it just kind of hurts to see a 3090 work 1080p.

    Don't know about the PSU. 1200w seems over the top, even for a 3090 build. I'm running a 3080/3600 with 750w, so I doubt that config needs 450w extra headroom, but I guess it's future proofing. As for the motherboard, are you planning on doing oc's of some kind?

    Honestly, it all boils down to what you're doing with it. Also, post some pics, dude. A rig like that needs to be showcased haha.
     
  9. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    If I were to build a PC today, on a realistic basis:

    Core Components - £1,498

    AMD Ryzen 5 5600X - £270
    ASUS TUF GAMING B550M-E WIFI mATX - £140
    CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB PRO SL 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 3200Mhz White - £172
    GeForce RTX 3060 Ti - £740
    Seagate FireCuda 530 1TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD - £176

    Case, PSU, Cooling - £515

    Corsair Crystal Series 280X RGB Tempered Glass Micro ATX Case — White - £180
    Corsair RMx Series White RM750x Power supply - £100
    iCUE H100i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler — White - £150
    2x iCUE ML120 RGB ELITE Premium 120mm PWM Magnetic Levitation Fan — White - £85

    Software - £95

    Windows 11 - £95

    TOTAL: £2,108

    Fuck me that's a lot of money.

    Looked on ChillBlast and configured a PC with the exact same components. Comes out as £2,126. So for the price difference of £18 you would get a 5 year warranty and someone else doing all the work of putting the system together (including premium cable management).

    Would come out looking something like this:

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  10. Innomine

    Innomine Dark Lord ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Is this Britain doing Brexit things or is this actually the cost of a new basic gaming PC these days? The price for that basic graphics card is insane. I take it that's due to crypto mining?
     
  11. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Well components have always been more expensive in the UK than in the US, so that is an element, but the biggest cause of the absurd price is the global shortage of GPUs.

    That and all the RGB.
     
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  12. MonkeyEpoxy

    MonkeyEpoxy Half-Blood Prince DLP Supporter

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    We're in a microship and semiconductor shortage rn. That's actually pretty reasonable for a 3060TI right now. Crypto mining doesn't help.

    The Radeon RX 6600 XT isn't a bad downgrade if you can get it for cheaper.
     
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  13. MonkeyEpoxy

    MonkeyEpoxy Half-Blood Prince DLP Supporter

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    For people who are okay with a gaming laptop vs a desktop, this really is the time to go for it, IMO.

    Not to hawk product, but the Legion Y540 is one of the best machines I've owned. It does, however, have a pretty critical 2 year flaw - they cheaper out on the power jack (cheap materials plus the jack being very near the heat vents = ungood), and it requires soldering skill to replace. I still recommend it: either with a warranty or physical tech knowledge. It's a beautiful machine.

    Mine has a 1660TI. Newest models have a 2060TI
     
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  14. Gengar

    Gengar Degenerate Shrimp –§ Prestigious §– DLP Supporter

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    I just bought a new PC in Australia, cost me almost $5000. Probably not the best time to upgrade....

    • AMD Ryzen 7 5800x - $629
    • Gigabyte B550 Vision MB - $399
    • Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070TI - $1999
    • Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB - $259
    • Samsung 1TB SSD Evo Plus - $209
    • 2TB Seagate - $89
    • EVGA 750W Modular Power Supply - $179

    • NZXT H510 Elite Matt White case - $269
    • NZXT Kraken Liquid CPU Cooler - $219
    • 2x NZXT 120mm RGB case fans - $96

    • Windows 10 - $189

    • Assembly - $250 (I'd spent so much at this point, I just wanted to pick it up and have it be ready to go, lol...)
    I plan on finally getting an ultrawide, and I didn't think my PC from 2016 would cut it (Odyssey G9).


    signal-2022-01-15-072116_001.jpeg
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Alistair

    Alistair DA Member

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    I only have a laptop due to lack of space and a desire to use one computer for general messing around as well.

    It's an 2021 HP Omen 17.

    Intel Core i9-11900H
    32GB of 3200MHz DDR4 Ram
    RTX 3080
    2x 1TB SSDs

    All running on a 330W power supply. Good luck getting any battery life though, with discrete graphics running and some light gaming mine is done in less than 2 hours. 6 or so hours of general use is possible on integrated at least.

    You get a lot more performance for the same money with a desktop obviously, but at least you can actually get laptop graphics cards and it's still more than sufficient for my gaming needs.
     
  16. Gengar

    Gengar Degenerate Shrimp –§ Prestigious §– DLP Supporter

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    Oh and btw, if you're like me and really like clicky mechanical keyboards, @Jon put me on the Box White key switches. I bought the 'Ducky One 2 RGB Black Mechanical Keyboard Kailh BOX White,' and it's honestly a dream to use.

    If you like clicky keyboards.

    Which I very much do.

    Don't be that guy and get it if you work in an office though lmao.
     
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