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  • THFourteen 1 Nov 2018 05:09:10 50,208 posts
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    166 for 1TB SSD!? Wow
  • b-rk 1 Nov 2018 05:50:16 679 posts
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    cost me about 197 quid a month ago. :/
  • Fake_Blood 1 Nov 2018 13:53:23 9,094 posts
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    b-rk wrote:
    yeah

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-MZ-76E1T0B-EU-Solid-State/dp/B078WST5RK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1541035408&sr=8-3&keywords=ssd+860
    Ow right an evo 860.
    I was thinking that sata 860 was some new faster port, like you have sata 3 gbps and sata 6 gbps, thought sata 860 was a new faster standard I was unaware off.
  • Rhaegyr 19 Nov 2018 16:20:08 4,634 posts
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    Looking for a decent 24/27" monitor with freesync to pair with a RX580 for less than 250.

    Is this even possible with the price above? Would I be better getting forgoing freesync and getting a decent IPS monitor?

    Any advice greatly appreciated!
  • Malek86 19 Nov 2018 17:00:00 7,881 posts
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    @Rhaegyr how about this=?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-29WK500-29-Inch-Ultrawide-Freesync/dp/B079SJ36Y8/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1542646745&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=lg+ultrawide

    It's 29", but ultrawide means the overall height should be closer to 27".

    I suppose you'd still be able to use it as a normal 16:9 monitor for any game that doesnt support ultrawide. And 2560x1080 is not high enough to give a RX580 too much trouble, unlike say, a 1440p monitor.

    There is a cheaper and smaller 25" model too, but that doesn't have Freesync.

    Edited by Malek86 at 17:05:41 19-11-2018
  • Futaba 20 Nov 2018 00:22:44 3,636 posts
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    Hi guys. It been around 9 years since my last PC build so I'm looking at making a new one.

    I've decided to opt for the Ryzen 7 2700x CPU but I'm having more trouble deciding which GPU to go for, currently am leaning between the RTX 2080 and a GTX 1080ti. I wish they weren't the closer side to a grand but that's the side effect of all the crypto mining and NVIDIA having a monopoly. If I want a high-end one I guess I have to fork out.

    Any thoughts on which to opt for? I currently have a 1080p PC monitor but I'm going to buy a new one in future, undecided between 1440p and 4k at the moment but leaning towards the latter. I am thinking the RTX 2080 might have the edge based on the fact it's not much more expensive than the 1080ti's and it is probably more future-proof based on the connections and new tech in it.

    Here's the full build I'm looking at making, constructive criticism/comments welcome:

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700x
    GPU: 1080ti/RTX2080
    SSD: Samsung 500gb Evo
    HDD: 10TB HDD
    PSU: 750W Corsair RMX750x Modular
    MOBO: MSIX470 M7
    RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair 3000mhz
    Case: Not sure? Open to recommendations. Need one with good air flow.

    Edited by Futaba at 00:26:07 20-11-2018
  • b-rk 20 Nov 2018 00:44:09 679 posts
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    I have a 2700X paired with a 1080ti and am quite pleased with it. One thing, change the RAM to G. Skill F4-3200C14-8GFX. Ryzen seems to like Samsung B-Die modules the best. I went with the H500P Mesh, it's reasonably priced and has good airflow but personally I found it a pain in the arse to build in, so took out the PSU shroud but you'll probably have more patience than I do.
  • THFourteen 20 Nov 2018 07:07:34 50,208 posts
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    @Rhaegyr

    Or spend your whole budget plus 5 on this

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B06Y634VP9/ref=psdcmw_428652031_t2_B079SJ36Y8
  • Futaba 20 Nov 2018 09:33:50 3,636 posts
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    b-rk wrote:
    I have a 2700X paired with a 1080ti and am quite pleased with it. One thing, change the RAM to G. Skill F4-3200C14-8GFX. Ryzen seems to like Samsung B-Die modules the best. I went with the H500P Mesh, it's reasonably priced and has good airflow but personally I found it a pain in the arse to build in, so took out the PSU shroud but you'll probably have more patience than I do.
    Thanks for the info about the RAM, didn't realise how much better some would perform with Ryzen. I'll keep looking into other cases, that one doesn't sound fun to setup lol.

    Amazon have 50 off of this SSD I was looking at for a Black Friday deal. Seems like an obvious good buy right now even though I might not complete the build until early next year.

    Edited by Futaba at 09:35:10 20-11-2018
  • OnlyJoeKing 20 Nov 2018 12:18:16 773 posts
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    @Futaba on 4k vs 1440p, if probably go for the latter with high refresh rate. My 3440x1440 screen only goes up to 75hz, kind of wish it was more!

    Thought this video was fairly well argued:

    https://youtu.be/ehvz3iN8pp4
  • Futaba 20 Nov 2018 17:18:26 3,636 posts
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    Thanks for that link Joe, pretty good arguments there that have made me reconsider.

    I've been researching different cases today and Im very tempted by the Corsair 780T, despite it not being the cheapest (I want to make myself poor apparently). Anyone have any experience with this case, or the 760T?

    I'm also looking at NZXT H500 and S340 Elite if anyone has any comments on those...

    Edited by Futaba at 19:06:18 20-11-2018
  • Innit 20 Nov 2018 18:50:33 312 posts
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    Any owners of a Vega 56? I'm thinking of picking one up and wondering what averages you get in graphic levels and fps when paired with a Ryzen CPU.
  • b-rk 20 Nov 2018 23:16:17 679 posts
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    Vega seems to be doing well in some of the recent benchmarks I've seen. Can't do any better for 300.
  • Futaba 6 Dec 2018 17:00:04 3,636 posts
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    Hey guys. I managed to finish my build last weekend and I'm pretty ecstatic with how it's turned out. Got some pics to share for those who may be interested :)

    1. Components
    2. Mid-build.
    3. First boot.
    4. Setup finished
  • Tomo 6 Dec 2018 21:01:49 16,180 posts
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    So you're the person that buys RGB things.
  • Technoishmatt 6 Dec 2018 21:27:28 2,972 posts
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    I would if I was a teenager, for sure.
  • Futaba 6 Dec 2018 21:55:46 3,636 posts
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    Tomo wrote:
    So you're the person that buys RGB things.
    Never really bought anything like it before making this build, but I'm quite chuffed with it ;)
  • Innit 6 Dec 2018 23:15:26 312 posts
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    @Futaba I wish I had enough money to afford a build with a 2080.

    I've gone with a Vega 56 but was initially going for an RX 590 but reconsidered because of the ridiculous power draw, which is minimal for the performance advantage it has over a 580.
  • Innit 6 Dec 2018 23:16:38 312 posts
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    Nice build.

    GOOD CABLE MANAGEMENT
  • Innit 6 Dec 2018 23:35:25 312 posts
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    Actually, I think I would have gone for a 1080 instead of a 2080; for the performance I don't think it's worth the price tag.

    I'd go for a 1440p monitor for the higher framerate and less input lag over a 4K monitor. Saying that, your build has a 2080 so you might be able to push past 60fps on an expensive 4k monitor - if you opted for this I'd be interested to know if your CPU bottlenecks the graphics card if it's the hexa core Ryzen.
  • Futaba 7 Dec 2018 00:12:30 3,636 posts
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    @Innit

    Thanks, I saved up most of this year for it. I decided to opt for the 2080 over a 1080 ti because the price wasn't massively different (I didn't want to buy second-hand) and the 2080 has some new tech that game developers are just starting to use that will hopefully become more efficient and powerful in future years.

    I also bought a new monitor for this new build, after using a 1080p Samsung 23" for 6 years I bought a new MSI 2440p 144hz monitor. I got it on Black Friday for 239 which I thought was pretty decent considering most other 144hz 2k monitors were closer to around 500. I went for the Ryzen 2700x CPU so I think it's a good match for the 2080.
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