Building A Gaming PC - Parts Advice Needed Page 145

  • quadfather 29 Nov 2019 16:28:32 36,741 posts
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    @CrispyXUKTurbo

    Yeah you're right. I'm just getting ahead of myself as per usual. I'll see if I can get the vr at a decent price and take it from there
  • KD 29 Nov 2019 19:12:53 2,762 posts
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    I ran Beat Saber fine on a amd fx cpu with 8gb ram and gtx 1050ti, my old pc and was just curious, I wouldn't bother trying Dirt Rally 2 or Project Cars 2.
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 29 Nov 2019 20:42:06 2,930 posts
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    Only issue youíll have is supersampling, that needs a much better card these days.

    But the experience will be the same, donít fall down the vr rabbit hole
  • quadfather 30 Nov 2019 10:11:35 36,741 posts
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    If there's a hole to fall in, I will fall in it :)
  • MadCaddy13 1 Dec 2019 19:18:18 3,116 posts
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    Went for this today, hopefully my gaming laptop will sell soon!
    https://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/system/AM4-Ryzen-5-Gaming-PC-Configurator

    With a few swaps and additions. Swapped the graphs card for a 2070, SSD to a 480GB, different case etc. Came to just over £1000.
  • Carlo 1 Dec 2019 22:05:47 21,324 posts
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    Done well MCt3. Looks like a good system, and a good price for it too
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 1 Dec 2019 22:07:49 2,930 posts
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    RIP those leds out though
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 1 Dec 2019 22:43:44 9,028 posts
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    Was remarkably hard to get all the lights on my case to just turn off and never switch back on. A hell of a lot of fiddling around in the UEFI. Was causing actual eye-strain while on.

    Lighting effects on the new keyboard were easier to dial back to something civilised, but seriously, who actually likes that techniclour shit?
  • KD 1 Dec 2019 22:54:21 2,762 posts
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    My gpu tuned out to be a mobile disco
  • Carlo 3 Dec 2019 21:11:15 21,324 posts
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    So, lets say you've decided to run your own plex server after the prolonged showbox outage, and have given yourself £100 (plus the cost of storage) to build a server.

    Something based on the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G maybe? Which way would you go?
  • fontgeeksogood 3 Dec 2019 21:19:52 10,023 posts
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    Raspberry Pi and spend the rest on coke and hookers
  • Carlo 3 Dec 2019 22:45:14 21,324 posts
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    Carlo wrote:
    So, lets say you've decided to run your own plex server after the prolonged showbox outage, and have given yourself £100 (plus the cost of storage) to build a server.

    Something based on the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G maybe? Which way would you go?
    Answering my own question, if plex supports the hardware...

    https://www.nvidia.com/en-gb/autonomous-machines/embedded-systems/jetson-nano/
  • FatsoJetson 19 Dec 2019 00:24:16 405 posts
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    Quick question:

    When booting up games on my PC these past two weeks, once the game loads in I seem to get about 5-10 seconds of game play freezing or severe slowdown, after which everything runs perfectly fine. What could be causing this?

    I haven't changed any components, but the weird behaviour seems to have coincided with a new Windows update a couple of weeks ago, plus there's been a couple of NVIDIA updates (Game Ready Drivers for Halo Reach and Mechwarrior 5).

    This weird freezing/slowdown doesn't happen with applications I use for work, like Photoshop or InDesign or basic MS Office packages, just games it seems.

    Any ideas where I should be looking to fix it?
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 19 Dec 2019 00:34:23 9,028 posts
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    @FatsoJetson Running from a mechanical HDD? Had something similar in the past once one of those started to go wonky.
  • FatsoJetson 19 Dec 2019 00:40:32 405 posts
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    @Rogueywon Yeah. I do have an SSD, but it's a small one (500gb), so I tend to keep that for Windows programs, which might explain why they aren't affected.

    Have been thinking about getting a bigger SSD for a while now, so perhaps it's time to make the investment.
  • Daz190uk 19 Dec 2019 10:23:28 418 posts
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    Interesting time to build a gaming PC with the next gen consoles around the corner - we all know they will dictate how much power games need for the next 5-7 years.

    I've got an i5 8400, 16GB RAM and an RTX 2060 that I built in March expecting to essentially be a next gen console.

    With all the rumours flying around, and just the fact that you need more power to achieve the same on PC, I don't think it will quite make the cut.

    If you're trying to future proof now, I don't envy you, tough call!
  • MrWonderstuff 19 Dec 2019 10:28:59 3,303 posts
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    I'm in that predicament. However, the spec I'm intending to get includes a 3700x (those threads and cores) and 2080s should see me fine for a few years. 16Gb RAM is still ok.
  • Daz190uk 19 Dec 2019 11:43:38 418 posts
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    MrWonderstuff wrote:
    I'm in that predicament. However, the spec I'm intending to get includes a 3700x (those threads and cores) and 2080s should see me fine for a few years. 16Gb RAM is still ok.
    A 2080 will almost certainly do the job I think but probably only just, interesting to see what happens on the CPU side as that's a bit more of an unknown.

    This is me assuming that 4k60 will become the standard - it might not be.

    Edited by Daz190uk at 11:44:20 19-12-2019
  • MrWonderstuff 19 Dec 2019 14:59:35 3,303 posts
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    I'm not too fussed about 4k/60 - 1440p/60 upscaled should be ok. Just can't bring myself to go the 2080ti route.
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 19 Dec 2019 21:37:34 2,930 posts
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    New consoles wonít have anything over what is currently available on pc now. They never do
  • Technoishmatt 20 Dec 2019 05:57:25 4,285 posts
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    If DF are right, the new xbox is somewhere between a 2080 and 2080 ti in TFLOPS but with special features making it not a direct comparison.
  • Pipedream 20 Dec 2019 06:27:12 550 posts
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    Iím using a 12 year old Benq monitor and I think itís about time for an upgrade.

    Iím looking for a 24inch gaming monitor suitable for pc and console for under £200, any advice?
  • Technoishmatt 20 Dec 2019 07:51:40 4,285 posts
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    You forgot to say what resolution and refresh rate.
  • Carlo 20 Dec 2019 08:43:49 21,324 posts
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    For that size and price I would guess it would be 1080p.

    I think 4k is outside that price range, or if it is, it'll not have variable or high refresh?

    How's this for an option Pipedream?

    https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-27ud59-w-6858-cm-27-inch-uhd-4k-ips-monitor-amd-freesync-das-mode-game-mode-white-3367847
  • Daz190uk 20 Dec 2019 09:36:39 418 posts
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    Technoishmatt wrote:
    If DF are right, the new xbox is somewhere between a 2080 and 2080 ti in TFLOPS but with special features making it not a direct comparison.
    This is why it might be different this time. Console tech is speeding up, PC hardware has not had a great few years for price vs performance.

    If that is the case then you will need at least a 2080ti to keep up with it, in reality probably more power as PC games are just never as well optimized. It's an interesting time where you might need a £400+ GPU to match a console at launch!

    Edited by Daz190uk at 09:37:08 20-12-2019
  • Malek86 20 Dec 2019 11:08:53 10,177 posts
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    @Daz190uk not that strange, the Xbox 360 was also like that.

    It's just that it will probably get surpassed very quickly.
  • atothewest 16 Jan 2020 13:49:37 1,098 posts
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    What's the general consensus (is there one?) on how long a 2070 will continue to be a viable/good GPU for?
  • DodgyPast 16 Jan 2020 14:33:07 9,342 posts
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    atothewest wrote:
    What's the general consensus (is there one?) on how long a 2070 will continue to be a viable/good GPU for?
    Ampere ( nVidia 3000 series ) might be released as soon as March.

    Having said that it really depends on what you think is acceptable performance. If you're not planning on going above 1080p it's going to last you a lot longer than if you have 4k planned.
  • atothewest 16 Jan 2020 14:34:53 1,098 posts
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    Presumably those new Ampere cards will be crazy money? I know conventional wisdom would suggest that the existing cards will fall in price once the new ones are out, but don't GPU's sometimes have a kind of weird supply/demand economy in that regard?
  • Spectral 16 Jan 2020 14:36:36 6,385 posts
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    As others have said, it's uncertain at the moment. We don't know how much power it's going to take to run ports from next gen yet.
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