Building A Gaming PC - Parts Advice Needed Page 246

  • THFourteen 28 Jun 2021 06:35:37 54,901 posts
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    bone-on wrote:
    Also a 3090 owner and I can honestly say it gets so hot it bothers me.
    FE?

    You may need to undervolt it. I have a 3080 FE and it was so loud before I fiddled with the settings.

    Unfortunate.
  • Frogofdoom 28 Jun 2021 06:52:20 17,851 posts
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    @Blackmarsh63 they do. If you setup the ctrl alt stock discord channel you get alerted when they come in. Scan limit to 1 per household so you get a little more chance to grab one. 3080 is the hardest to get though as they get snapped up really fast, which is why I ended up with the 3090 :D

    Edited by Frogofdoom at 06:54:13 28-06-2021
  • Wayne 28 Jun 2021 09:07:06 3,955 posts
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    I donít suppose anyone could recommend a decent wireless keyboard and mouse at a reasonable price. Itís just for work. Doesnít need to be overly fancy. Main thing is like is a relatively quite scroll wheel as the one I have is annoyingly loud.
  • THFourteen 28 Jun 2021 09:54:55 54,901 posts
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    @Wayne Try perrix stuff.
  • OnlyJoeKing 28 Jun 2021 10:42:56 1,282 posts
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    Blackmarsh63 wrote:
    @Frogofdoom Do Scan sell at rrp. Iím after at 3080 but OC and Ebuyer prices are a joke.
    +1 for the ctrlaltstock Discord. I got a 3080fe somehow a while back. Have a go. You'll need to be patient... and fast!

    The trick to it is that they seem to go live in batches. So you'll get a notification which should take you to the right Scan page, but you probably won't see the 'buy now' button. But keep hitting f5 - once they're actually sold out, it will say so. I got mine maybe 7 mins after the notification, presumably after most other people have given up.

    Will still need to get ridiculously lucky though, probably. It's an ordeal.
  • MrWonderstuff 28 Jun 2021 10:47:58 3,610 posts
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    @Wayne I use this for work: Logitech MK710
  • StixxUK 3 Jul 2021 11:30:27 8,741 posts
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    PC started failing, trying to hold off buying a new one until graphics cards are available again as I don't really fancy doing the motherboard, processor etc. and it being massively out of date by the time I get around to the graphics and the 1070 is doing me fine to be able to play even modern games, just not at the top settings.

    It's started sometimes not turning on when I press the button. Guessing that points to the PSU, which to be fair is 13 years old and has been with me through a couple of builds.

    Definitely want a modular one, hopefully that'll last me another 10+ years... Corsair RM750x looks good, if prices/availability was good I'd probably upgrade to a 3060ti / Intel 11400F based system. Would 750W be suitable for that or is it excessive?
  • Rogueywon 3 Jul 2021 12:01:38 12,260 posts
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    @StixxUK That does sound like a PSU problem. The Corsair RM750x is pretty good... not like you've really got much room to choose at the moment.

    For the spec you describe a 750W PSU will give you some comfortable headroom. In theory, I think you'd be fine with a 650W, but it never hurts to over-spec a little on the PSU.
  • StixxUK 3 Jul 2021 12:22:22 8,741 posts
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    @Rogueywon Thanks, I think I'll look into whether I can test anything else, and then probably get that one.

    Hopefully the rest of my rig can scrape by for a bit longer, I last updated the mobo processor and ram 6 years ago, and graphics card 4 years ago and really impressed at how well it's all held up.
  • dfunked09 3 Jul 2021 15:22:58 2,255 posts
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    EVGA PSUs have never done me wrong. Silent eco mode is a nice touch.
    Pretty much anything from a recent PSU tier list that's not in the bottom few will be fine though in fairness.

    650w is pretty safe, but 750w seems to be the sweet spot of not really having to worry about it at all.
  • Fake_Blood 3 Jul 2021 15:29:28 11,056 posts
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    Iíd recommend Seasonic for PSUs, mainly because I have a stroke of bad luck with anything Corsair related.
  • uiruki 3 Jul 2021 15:33:42 5,924 posts
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    It's worth having a look who actually makes the PSU as they often change between ranges. For example, the Corsair AX850 I use is a rebadged Seasonic Prime Titanium unit but at about 30 quid less than the TX-850 at the time I bought it, but the HX750 I previously had was built by Channel Well.

    Edited by uiruki at 15:34:36 03-07-2021
  • THFourteen 3 Jul 2021 15:36:27 54,901 posts
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    PSU Tier list. Donít waste money on a top tier one but definitely avoid the ones at the bottom.

    https://linustechtips.com/topic/1116640-psucultists-psu-tier-list/
  • StixxUK 3 Jul 2021 17:15:10 8,741 posts
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    Apparently that rm750x is made by CWT if that means anything to anyone... Personally I've never heard of them but I'm far from a PSU expert!
  • darrenb 3 Jul 2021 22:21:54 1,176 posts
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    My son just did a new build with a SF750 PSU, couldn't believe how compact those SFX units are
  • Fake_Blood 3 Jul 2021 22:58:13 11,056 posts
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    Iíve never seen one irl, Iíd imagine they are a bit louder than normal sized ones?
  • uiruki 4 Jul 2021 00:22:08 5,924 posts
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    The fans are smaller so if they spin up then yeah, they will be. If you can get one which only spins up at a certain level (usually the more efficient/expensive units) then at that point the rest of the system's cooling should be spinning up anyway so it's less noticeable.
  • darrenb 4 Jul 2021 10:03:43 1,176 posts
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    @uiruki yeah, he had it running last night, the fans have hardly spun on the psu. The whole thing is pretty quiet compared to his first build
  • darrenb 4 Jul 2021 10:03:43 1,176 posts
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    @uiruki yeah, he had it running last night, the fans have hardly spun on the psu. The whole thing is pretty quiet compared to his first build
  • Fake_Blood 4 Jul 2021 11:14:12 11,056 posts
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    My Seasonic psu doesnít spin up the fan until it needs to, but it kicks in full speed then ramps down immediately. But the effect comes across as an audible sigh because itís been under a heavy workload for a couple minutes.
  • darrenb 4 Jul 2021 11:37:58 1,176 posts
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    When a PC goes silent my old school mentality thinks there is something wrong with it.

    I now have his old 2060 build connected to the TV downstairs.. time to see how it handles some stuff in the library.
  • Fake_Blood 4 Jul 2021 12:40:59 11,056 posts
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    Don't know if you have seen one of the latest DF videos, they have a 2060 running Doom Eternal at 1080p with crazy raytracing at 60fps.
  • captbirdseye 4 Jul 2021 15:15:57 11,135 posts
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    I know someone was looking at Dell monitors a while ago and was waiting for a new set of discount codes, here you go:

    https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dell-s2721dgfa-gaming-monitor-ps27298-3757624
  • muddyyfunster 4 Jul 2021 20:52:03 1,276 posts
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    I saw that monitor deal earlier, looks like a great price for one of the best 27" 1440p monitors.

    Held off as the reviews disagree on its HDR capabilities. R-tings say it's pretty poor, Tomshardware says it's good. Not really sure who to believe.
  • uiruki 4 Jul 2021 22:02:39 5,924 posts
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    It's a 400 nit display. Don't expect anything approaching HDR on it, but don't expect it on any PC monitor right now unless you're either repurposing a TV or spending ten times the price.
  • muddyyfunster 4 Jul 2021 22:45:34 1,276 posts
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    Yeah I know. The Tom's review suggested it had really clever dynamic contrast that meant it's gaming HDR was better than video HDR. If I understand correctly they are saying that range shifts up and down as required to give the best compromise most of the time.

    Rtings didn't mention it and they are very thorough normally. I know TVs essentially do this as well but I've not previously heard of a display mapping 3D engine and video hdr content significantly differently.
  • Rogueywon 4 Jul 2021 22:51:00 12,260 posts
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    Umm... did they patch Crysis Remastered?

    Havent't tried it for a while, but just gave it a go with the new 11900K and at 4k with all settings maxed and DLSS on "balanced", I'm getting a locked 60fps.

    Do I finally have a PC that can run Crysis?
  • LoneWolf80 8 Jul 2021 22:44:37 197 posts
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    Need some upgrade advice if possible.

    I'm currently using a i7-7700k with a 2080ti

    It seems my m.2 drive slots have failed as they are not recognised.

    So my MB needs replacing so I thought I'd upgrade my CPU at the sane time. I'm not sure if I swap to Ryzen or stick with intel. I'm not sure how the numbers work with the ryzen and how they compare to what I currently have. Would I need to upgrade ram/cooler and stuff if I went Ryzen? Which Ryzen is better then the i7-7700k? Or do I go i9-10900x

    TIA
  • dfunked09 8 Jul 2021 23:37:17 2,255 posts
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    The latest gen are the 5xxx model numbers.

    5600x (6 core 12 thread) would be the minimum I'd look at for an upgrade imo. If you want to go all out, go for the 5900x which is an absolute beast.

    Intel really haven't done anything competitive since the 8th gen IMO, so you're definitely right to be considering AMD now.

    5600x comes with a cooler IIRC, or you can get AM4 mounting kits from the manufacturer of your current cooler instead if you want to use that. Everything else should just work.

    Edited by dfunked09 at 23:41:26 08-07-2021
  • THFourteen 8 Jul 2021 23:43:02 54,901 posts
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    @Rogueywon

    https://www.pcgamesn.com/asus/rog-swift-pg32uqx-gaming-monitor-review

    Donít tell me, you bought 2?
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