Building A Gaming PC - Parts Advice Needed Page 247

  • Rogueywon 9 Jul 2021 09:13:03 12,260 posts
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    @THFourteen No. My PC troubles ended up costing me quite a lot of money, as I ended up doing pretty much a full system rebuild, replacing everything bar the 3090. The cost came out... high. Not quite on the level of a PG32UQx, but not a million miles off either.

    I'm also looking at needing to redecorate my home in the next few months, so no new monitor for me this year.
  • LoneWolf80 10 Jul 2021 21:05:01 197 posts
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    I've gone for a Ryzen 7 5800x on a MSI X570 Ace board.

    Corsair DDR4 vengeance pro 32gb from 16gb

    Noctua NH-D15 cooler instead of the kraken x72.

    Everything arrived today apart from the CPU so I've got to wait to build it.
  • muddyyfunster 10 Jul 2021 23:05:42 1,276 posts
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    Finally, a pc monitor that can do proper HDR. Pity it costs more than a second hand car. My guess is it'll be three years before the tech is a sensible price.

    Edited by muddyyfunster at 23:06:23 10-07-2021
  • Rogueywon 10 Jul 2021 23:28:54 12,260 posts
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    The adaptive boost on the 11900K frightens me a bit and confuses 3dmark.
  • uiruki 13 Jul 2021 15:36:52 5,924 posts
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    Pricing's definitely coming down, Scan have the big fuckoff 3.5 slot Gigabyte 3090 in stock for a 'mere' 1950 quid.
  • Fake_Blood 13 Jul 2021 16:07:15 11,056 posts
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    Ive got the 3080 version of that. Never seen it go above 67C. And it has a tiny screen that displays info on top of a gif if you are so inclined. Not my first choice.
  • Rogueywon 13 Jul 2021 17:12:07 12,260 posts
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    Prices seem to have dipped a bit since the launch of the 3080Ti. Even though those were sold out pretty much immediately, the dumping of a big load of stock onto the market on launch day probably reduced demand a bit.
  • Blackmarsh63 13 Jul 2021 18:31:03 4,420 posts
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    @uiruki Amazon had those earlier for 1,680.23 so definitely dropping a bit now.
  • THFourteen 14 Jul 2021 08:19:29 54,901 posts
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    Finally got round to setting up a proper streaming setup from my office PC. Got wake on lan working finally so the PC can be woken up from shut down with moonlight or steam link.

    Main issue so far is the fire stick 4k i'm using doesnt support 1080p120hz which is annoying. I don't have a 4k tv or projector but was hoping it could do that res.

    Also disabled the intro videos on cyberpunk with a mod, so quick resume can fuck right off :-)
  • neems 14 Jul 2021 08:28:25 5,608 posts
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    I've seen a 3060 on Currys for 450, 3070 and 3070 ti for 825 and 880 respectively on Amazon. I would happily buy one of the latter for the price of the former.
  • uiruki 14 Jul 2021 09:12:23 5,924 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Also disabled the intro videos on cyberpunk with a mod, so quick resume can fuck right off :-)
    Yeah, you'd be surprised how much cruft there is at the start of games where nothing happens. The Cold Steel games on PC (at least the first couple) had a startup option which made it automatically load into the last save game with no intro at all and you'd click Play on Steam and be playing in maybe 2 seconds.
  • dfunked09 14 Jul 2021 09:16:54 2,255 posts
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    Yeah, the Borderlands series has always been especially awful for it. That's the beauty of PC gaming though, someone always figures out a launch argument, INI file edit or just good old deleting/replacing files to get around stupid "unskippable" splash screens and intro videos.

    Playing Yakuza LAD at the moment on my SX and quick resume is definitely a game changer though. Something I'll definitely miss next time I load up a game on PC.
  • uiruki 14 Jul 2021 09:18:09 5,924 posts
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    Yeah, I played through on Series X and it didn't fail once for me. Seems really solid. Could do with that for Returnal on PS5.
  • THFourteen 14 Jul 2021 09:39:38 54,901 posts
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    dfunked09 wrote:
    Playing Yakuza LAD at the moment on my SX and quick resume is definitely a game changer though. Something I'll definitely miss next time I load up a game on PC.
    1000% this. I would not have completed this game on PC. So many times i left it to go to bed halfway through a 30 minute battle or 60minute cutscene.
  • Fake_Blood 14 Jul 2021 09:44:30 11,056 posts
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    I think some of the direct storage access things are coming to Windows too.

    https://devblogs.microsoft.com/directx/directstorage-is-coming-to-pc/

    Requires NVMe drive though.

    Edit: And Windows 11
    https://www.google.be/amp/s/www.pcgamer.com/amp/directstorage-windows-11-exclusive/

    Edited by Fake_Blood at 09:47:22 14-07-2021
  • dfunked09 14 Jul 2021 10:33:32 2,255 posts
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    Windows 11 as a pre-req is a bit annoying... I've been testing the preview build on my laptop and have been toying with the idea of just giving it a miss on my main PC unless they sort out the sluggish feeling menus.
  • Fake_Blood 14 Jul 2021 15:48:48 11,056 posts
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    Yup, was planning to put off the upgrade as long as possible, but this would push me over the edge. Will be a while before any games make use of it though.
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 14 Jul 2021 17:19:19 3,148 posts
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    Intrigued to see the difference though, games load mega fast on my nvme as it is
  • addybV3 15 Jul 2021 01:18:52 363 posts
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    Bought this last week. It's pretty damn sweet.
    https://www.ebuyer.com/1137282-asus-rog-strix-g17-ryzen-9-16gb-1tb-ssd-rtx-3070-17-3-g713qr-k4038t
  • neems 18 Jul 2021 07:52:55 5,608 posts
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    A phone shop (more of a random bits and bobs of tech shop really) near my work has an RTX 3060 in the window, finally got the chance to pop in and get a price.

    "That is 700 my friend!"

    Haha, no.

    Mind you, CEX opposite currently have a GTX 1060 for the low low price of 280. A second hand 1060 for what should be roughly the price of an RTX 3060. Clucking bell.
  • Tomo 18 Jul 2021 08:27:38 19,525 posts
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    At work recently, two Titan Xs got taken out by a leaking air conditioning unit. We're replacing them with two 3090s... 1400 quid each. Sigh.
  • Frogofdoom 18 Jul 2021 08:33:26 17,851 posts
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    That's about what a 3090 costs though, the fe ones are 1300 each.
  • Tomo 18 Jul 2021 08:45:21 19,525 posts
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    Are they?! God I've lost track. Thought they were about 900!

    The days when 1300 is RRP for a GPU. What a time to be alive
  • Rogueywon 18 Jul 2021 09:46:06 12,260 posts
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    The RRP for the 3090 is 1,400. Your chances of getting one at that price through normal channels are very low, barring getting lucky on an Nvidia stock drop. Guessing your work has a different procurement channel that lets it buy at RRP.
  • uiruki 20 Jul 2021 11:38:27 5,924 posts
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    Given up, spotted an EVGA 3080 FTW3 for 1000 at Scan so I've gone with it. That's about 150 more than it would be if I waited for my turn on the EVGA website and since a work bonus is paying for it I think that'll do me for the next couple of years at least. The price difference with the Ti and 3090 are a bit too much for now.

    Also picked up a Samsung T7 external drive, they come with a code for RE8 so I get that and the ability to move a 2tb SSD I've been using as external storage into my main machine.
  • captbirdseye 21 Jul 2021 09:20:36 11,135 posts
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    Sounds like something weird is going on with the New World beta and bricking 3090 cards.
  • Rogueywon 21 Jul 2021 10:25:37 12,260 posts
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    captbirdseye wrote:
    Sounds like something weird is going on with the New World beta and bricking 3090 cards.
    Holy shit... if the articles on that are correct... just holy shit. I honestly thought New World couldn't be more of a disaster at this point, though surely some of the blame has to go to Nvidia if their drivers allow this to happen.
  • captbirdseye 21 Jul 2021 10:31:33 11,135 posts
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    People seems to be moaning that the unlimited FPS on the menu is causing there GFX cards to going crazy. It doesn't make much sense to me when loads of games do that.
  • Rogueywon 21 Jul 2021 10:33:57 12,260 posts
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    captbirdseye wrote:
    People seems to be moaning that the unlimited FPS on the menu is causing there GFX cards to going crazy. It doesn't make much sense to me when loads of games do that.
    Yeah, I've taken my 3090 (and plenty of other cards over the years) to sustained full load in both games and stress-tests. There does seem to be something actually going on with New Worlds, particularly with EVGA 3090s, but it can't just be full load. Possibly it's doing something with fluctuating power levels?
  • captbirdseye 21 Jul 2021 10:37:02 11,135 posts
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    Yeah, I thought power levels would be issue here and it sounds more like an Nvidia issue than New Worlds. I am glad I didn't get a key now lol.
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