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3721
#3721
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SetsulIf you want one with an aftermarket cooler (you should, reference design is never all that great) you should definitely wait for reviews.

The founders editions are not reference designs if you were refering to those

[quote=Setsul]If you want one with an aftermarket cooler (you should, reference design is never all that great) you should definitely wait for reviews.[/quote]
The founders editions are not reference designs if you were refering to those
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#3722
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They use the reference PCB, they're made by the GPU manufacturer, I don't know what else they would be. Fancy marketing names don't change that, nor do nVidia's weird money grabbing schemes.

They use the reference PCB, they're made by the GPU manufacturer, I don't know what else they would be. Fancy marketing names don't change that, nor do nVidia's weird money grabbing schemes.
3723
#3723
serveme.tf
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Unlike previously the PCBs based on reference design are different from the founders edition PCB.

Unlike previously the [url=https://i.imgur.com/iypCk5g.jpg]PCBs based on reference design[/url] are different from the [url=https://i.imgur.com/M0MHdgQ.jpg]founders edition PCB[/url].
3724
#3724
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Oh right, the stupid 12 pin marketing bullshit.
Yeah, not a point in favour tbh.

Oh right, the stupid 12 pin marketing bullshit.
Yeah, not a point in favour tbh.
3725
#3725
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do you guys think pc games will actually use 8 cores soon because of the consoles and therefore I should get a 10700k, or just get the 10600k?

do you guys think pc games will actually use 8 cores soon because of the consoles and therefore I should get a 10700k, or just get the 10600k?
3726
#3726
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wonderlanddo you guys think pc games will actually use 8 cores soon because of the consoles and therefore I should get a 10700k, or just get the 10600k?

Wait for Zen 3/Navi 2.0 unless you don't have a computer and you NEED one now.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EhfE2vWXkAIpf3s?format=jpg&name=orig

[quote=wonderland]do you guys think pc games will actually use 8 cores soon because of the consoles and therefore I should get a 10700k, or just get the 10600k?[/quote]
Wait for Zen 3/Navi 2.0 unless you don't have a computer and you NEED one now.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EhfE2vWXkAIpf3s?format=jpg&name=orig
3727
#3727
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I just wanted to have it done before Cyberpunk releases (Nov. 19th).

I'm skeptical Zen 3 is going to beat Comet Lake in FPS specially overclocked which is why I'm not sure I want to wait, but maybe its worth it.

On the GPU side AMD has been flailing around since Ampere, if they had anything they wouldn't be marketing Walmart tier bicycles.

I just wanted to have it done before Cyberpunk releases (Nov. 19th).

I'm skeptical Zen 3 is going to beat Comet Lake in FPS specially overclocked which is why I'm not sure I want to wait, but maybe its worth it.

On the GPU side AMD has been flailing around since Ampere, if they had anything they wouldn't be marketing Walmart tier bicycles.
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#3728
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The 3800xt (according to GN CPU benchmarks) does about 128fps stock. I would expect out of a comet lake CPU you will get 5.1ghz max (silicon lottery). This is about 146fps.

this info is not confirmed. but to be safe, i will lower the numbers a bit from leaks.

If Zen 3 is 10% faster in games than the current Zen 2 CPUs, then that's 141fps. A 3% difference. Comet Lake CPUs you will have to manually OC and it will consume over 250W - and you get no PCI-e Gen 4 support.

And that's a conservative 10%. Most recent leaks suggest that Zen 3 beats Comet Lake in CPU bound games. And will probably use less power. Besides October 8th isn't that far away, so if you don't need a new CPU right now, might as well wait to see. I doubt 10700Ks will go out of stock in that time.

As for RDNA 2, there is a lot of conflicting information. The most realistic thing I've seen is that it will perform about the same as a 3080 and will consume less power for the top model. I doubt we will see another Vega again, but who knows. The only way to know is wait until 28th October. I just wouldn't count RTG out just yet.

Why do you think NVIDIA increased performance so much over Turing this time for the same prices? I can tell you with some certainty that NVIDIA isn't doing this out of the goodness of their heart.

The 3800xt [url=https://i.imgur.com/p2tKpvk.png](according to GN CPU benchmarks)[/url] does about 128fps stock. I would expect out of a comet lake CPU you will get 5.1ghz max ([url=https://siliconlottery.com/pages/statistics]silicon lottery[/url]). This is about 146fps.

[u][b]this info is not confirmed. but to be safe, i will lower the numbers a bit from leaks.[/b][/u]

If Zen 3 is 10% faster in games than the current Zen 2 CPUs, then that's 141fps. A 3% difference. Comet Lake CPUs you will have to manually OC and it will consume over 250W - and you get no PCI-e Gen 4 support.

And that's a conservative 10%. Most recent leaks suggest that Zen 3 beats Comet Lake in CPU bound games. And will probably use less power. Besides October 8th isn't that far away, so if you don't need a new CPU right now, might as well wait to see. I doubt 10700Ks will go out of stock in that time.

As for RDNA 2, there is a lot of conflicting information. The most realistic thing I've seen is that it will perform about the same as a 3080 and will consume less power for the top model. I doubt we will see another Vega again, but who knows. The only way to know is wait until 28th October. I just wouldn't count RTG out just yet.

Why do you think NVIDIA increased performance so much over Turing this time for the same prices? I can tell you with some certainty that NVIDIA isn't doing this out of the goodness of their heart.
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#3729
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Is this a good 240hz monitor? I'm kinda worried about response time since I've seen that all the IPS panels aren't "true" 1ms or it's "simulated" but idk what that really means. coming from a vg248qe 144hz.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0845QFDVM&ie=UTF8&th=1

Is this a good 240hz monitor? I'm kinda worried about response time since I've seen that all the IPS panels aren't "true" 1ms or it's "simulated" but idk what that really means. coming from a vg248qe 144hz.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0845QFDVM?tag=teamfortresst-20&ie=UTF8&th=1
3730
#3730
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#3727

wonderlandOn the GPU side AMD has been flailing around since Ampere, if they had anything they wouldn't be marketing Walmart tier bicycles.

Yes, how dare they not release new GPUs within 5 days of nVidia releasing one! It is an outrage!

#3728
Just to add: Iirc the "official" AMD numbers were 10-12% for INT, 50% for FP, 17% average.
And that's before even considering that even the engineering samples seem to be higher clocked than even the Matisse Refresh (XT) CPUs.
If AMD delivers what they promised, beating Comet Lake is very doable.

#3727
[quote=wonderland]
On the GPU side AMD has been flailing around since Ampere, if they had anything they wouldn't be marketing Walmart tier bicycles.[/quote]
Yes, how dare they not release new GPUs within 5 days of nVidia releasing one! It is an outrage!

#3728
Just to add: Iirc the "official" AMD numbers were 10-12% for INT, 50% for FP, 17% average.
And that's before even considering that even the engineering samples seem to be higher clocked than even the Matisse Refresh (XT) CPUs.
If AMD delivers what they promised, beating Comet Lake is very doable.
3731
#3731
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ok so lets theoretically say that im receiving a best buy gift card for 1800~ dollars because my pc broke. Whats the best option to get my moneys worth?

ok so lets theoretically say that im receiving a best buy gift card for 1800~ dollars because my pc broke. Whats the best option to get my moneys worth?
3732
#3732
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nikkomodeWhats the best option to get my moneys worth?

wait until the pandemic is over

[quote=nikkomode]Whats the best option to get my moneys worth?[/quote]
wait until the pandemic is over
3733
#3733
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Hi i would like to upgrade my PC so i could run games such as Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Cyberpunk 2077 and more of that type at a solid 60+ fps on about medium quality at least, maybe even get a bit more frames in TF2

My current specs:
Video Card - Radeon RX 580 Series 4GB RAM
CPU - Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz
RAM - 8GB
Motherboard - Gigabyte H97M-HD3
PSU: Seasonic SS-520GM M12II 520W 80 Plus Bronze
Case: some regular size old Sharkoon case

Budget is about 500$ / 1700 NIS (could go a bit higher if it's worth it)
Rather use local stores https://ksp.co.il/ and https://www.ivory.co.il/ but can use https://www.amazon.com/ if needed.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!

Hi i would like to upgrade my PC so i could run games such as Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Cyberpunk 2077 and more of that type at a solid 60+ fps on about medium quality at least, maybe even get a bit more frames in TF2

My current specs:
Video Card - Radeon RX 580 Series 4GB RAM
CPU - Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz
RAM - 8GB
Motherboard - Gigabyte H97M-HD3
PSU: Seasonic SS-520GM M12II 520W 80 Plus Bronze
Case: some regular size old Sharkoon case

Budget is about 500$ / 1700 NIS (could go a bit higher if it's worth it)
Rather use local stores https://ksp.co.il/ and https://www.ivory.co.il/ but can use https://www.amazon.com/ if needed.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!
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#3734
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How many fps are you getting right now? Not in Cyberpunk obviously, but the others?

How many fps are you getting right now? Not in Cyberpunk obviously, but the others?
3735
#3735
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In AC Odyssey about 60-40 fps on lowest quality, RDR2 would probably be worse i don't have it at the moment because i will probably have lower fps since im currently not meeting the minimum requirements. In Horizon Zero Dawn for example i have about 60 fps on lowest settings but the game lags all the time trying to load everything.
I was told by some friends i should mainly upgrade my CPU since my GPU is kinda decent.

In AC Odyssey about 60-40 fps on lowest quality, RDR2 would probably be worse i don't have it at the moment because i will probably have lower fps since im currently not meeting the minimum requirements. In Horizon Zero Dawn for example i have about 60 fps on lowest settings but the game lags all the time trying to load everything.
I was told by some friends i should mainly upgrade my CPU since my GPU is kinda decent.
3736
#3736
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HZD is probably just the shitty port, maybe your HDD.

Because the prices are what they are it's more like 250$ so I'm not sure what would be best.
For a new CPU you'd need a new mobo and RAM as well and that means 4 cores is doable, but not really worth it (used older CPU would get you half the benefit or more at a fraction of the cost), 6 cores is difficult and you'd have to get one with lower clockrate and that's not ideal for games so you'd be missing out on what a slightly more expensive upgrade would get you, high clocked 6 core is nice, but over budget and at that point you might be limited by your GPU again (especially in Cyberpunk 2077) so that doesn't really seem worth it either.
So those are your options. If you're not in a hurry wait for the 5600X because even if you don't want to go over budget like you'd need to to afford it it would at least push down the prices for older models.

HZD is probably just the shitty port, maybe your HDD.

Because the prices are what they are it's more like 250$ so I'm not sure what would be best.
For a new CPU you'd need a new mobo and RAM as well and that means 4 cores is doable, but not really worth it (used older CPU would get you half the benefit or more at a fraction of the cost), 6 cores is difficult and you'd have to get one with lower clockrate and that's not ideal for games so you'd be missing out on what a slightly more expensive upgrade would get you, high clocked 6 core is nice, but over budget and at that point you might be limited by your GPU again (especially in Cyberpunk 2077) so that doesn't really seem worth it either.
So those are your options. If you're not in a hurry wait for the 5600X because even if you don't want to go over budget like you'd need to to afford it it would at least push down the prices for older models.
3737
#3737
2 Frags +

Hi, I would like to upgrade my current PC which has served me well these past 7 years.

My current PC contains (roughly) this:
https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/vm3fPV

I am planning on upgrading the CPU, Mobo, RAM and Cooling and came up with this:
https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/nN9xcT

No budget at this stage, I'm just looking for quality parts, good warranties, and ease of install. I will be updating the GPU later on down the track. This PC will be used primarily for gaming (so should I go for the 10600K instead?). I realise these new AMD CPUs may be better, but I'm hearing people having issues with updating the BIOS, so I don't mind going with Intel to avoid that.

Any issues / suggestions / comments are appreciated, but keep in mind that I don't really know what I'm doing. Thanks.

Hi, I would like to upgrade my current PC which has served me well these past 7 years.

My current PC contains (roughly) this:
https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/vm3fPV

I am planning on upgrading the CPU, Mobo, RAM and Cooling and came up with this:
https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/nN9xcT

No budget at this stage, I'm just looking for quality parts, good warranties, and ease of install. I will be updating the GPU later on down the track. This PC will be used primarily for gaming (so should I go for the 10600K instead?). I realise these new AMD CPUs may be better, but I'm hearing people having issues with updating the BIOS, so I don't mind going with Intel to avoid that.

Any issues / suggestions / comments are appreciated, but keep in mind that I don't really know what I'm doing. Thanks.
3738
#3738
4 Frags +

What issues with updating the BIOS? Apart from the usual not being able to update the BIOS without a CPU, which should be obvious? You can also avoid that issue by buying a mobo from 2020 instead of 2019. Or buying one that can be updated without a CPU installed.

I don't like the cooler for the usual reasons.
https://www.teamfortress.tv/12714/pc-build-thread/?page=19#555
https://www.kitguru.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/chart3.png

https://www.kitguru.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/chart3.png

Timings on that RAM really aren't great.

Do you need WiFi?

Yes, 10600KF would probably be enough.

What issues with updating the BIOS? Apart from the usual not being able to update the BIOS without a CPU, which should be obvious? You can also avoid that issue by buying a mobo from 2020 instead of 2019. Or buying one that can be updated without a CPU installed.

I don't like the cooler for the usual reasons.
https://www.teamfortress.tv/12714/pc-build-thread/?page=19#555
https://www.kitguru.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/chart3.png
[img]https://www.kitguru.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/chart3.png[/img]

Timings on that RAM really aren't great.

Do you need WiFi?

Yes, 10600KF would probably be enough.
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#3739
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My understanding isn't great, but from what I read, I thought I would need either an older gen CPU to first boot and update the bios, then switch it out for the new CPU, or get the computer shop to do it for me. Guess I needed to read into this a little more.

I just chose an AIO cooler as my H60 has given me temps at roughly 20-30C at idle, and 40-50C in-game for the past 7 years. Would the NH-D15 from your post give me these temps still, even while overclocking? Seems like it's the exact same price here in AUS as the H100x one I linked above, plus if it's quieter, and most likely easier to install, I'll go with that.

Yes I'd like my motherboard to have WIFI capabilities, as my living situation is likely to change in the coming months. I've seen both the ASUS and MSI ones for similar prices, but just went with the Gigabyte one as I had no issues with my current Gigabyte one. Let me know if you think they are better alternatives.

I'm sorry but I'm going to need your help with the RAM. I don't really understand what I'm looking for.

So far that leaves me with this:
CPU: Intel Core i5-10600KF 4.1 GHz 6-Core Processor ($359.00 @ Centre Com)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($143.00 @ Newegg Australia)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z490 AORUS ELITE AC ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($329.00 @ Umart)
Total: $831.00

My understanding isn't great, but from what I read, I thought I would need either an older gen CPU to first boot and update the bios, then switch it out for the new CPU, or get the computer shop to do it for me. Guess I needed to read into this a little more.

I just chose an AIO cooler as my H60 has given me temps at roughly 20-30C at idle, and 40-50C in-game for the past 7 years. Would the NH-D15 from your post give me these temps still, even while overclocking? Seems like it's the exact same price here in AUS as the H100x one I linked above, plus if it's quieter, and most likely easier to install, I'll go with that.

Yes I'd like my motherboard to have WIFI capabilities, as my living situation is likely to change in the coming months. I've seen both the ASUS and MSI ones for similar prices, but just went with the Gigabyte one as I had no issues with my current Gigabyte one. Let me know if you think they are better alternatives.

I'm sorry but I'm going to need your help with the RAM. I don't really understand what I'm looking for.

So far that leaves me with this:
CPU: Intel Core i5-10600KF 4.1 GHz 6-Core Processor ($359.00 @ Centre Com)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($143.00 @ Newegg Australia)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z490 AORUS ELITE AC ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($329.00 @ Umart)
Total: $831.00
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#3740
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zfnMy understanding isn't great, but from what I read, I thought I would need either an older gen CPU to first boot and update the bios, then switch it out for the new CPU, or get the computer shop to do it for me. Guess I needed to read into this a little more.

Not to shill for AMD but I thought the same thing, but some mobo manufacturers (at least MSI) allow the BIOS to be updated via one specific USB port on the back of the mobo, pretty sure you don't even need to have a CPU installed for it to work.

[quote=zfn]My understanding isn't great, but from what I read, I thought I would need either an older gen CPU to first boot and update the bios, then switch it out for the new CPU, or get the computer shop to do it for me. Guess I needed to read into this a little more.[/quote]

Not to shill for AMD but I thought the same thing, but some mobo manufacturers (at least MSI) allow the BIOS to be updated via one specific USB port on the back of the mobo, pretty sure you don't even need to have a CPU installed for it to work.
3741
#3741
2 Frags +

#3739
Yes, though AMD will send you one on loan if you can provide proof of purchase for the CPU and mobo.
And like I said there are some mobos that can be updated without a CPU (see #3740) or you can simply buy one from 2020 (B550/X570) and CPUs from 2020 will work without any update.

The NH-D15 is just one examples and featured in many reviews, that's why I used it. No, 50°C while under load and overclocked is unrealistic for a 10600KF with either cooler. The 10600KF is much worse in that regard than the 4820K, but I also suspect that there wasn't that much load in games and you didn't overclock it very high. In a stress test it most likely would've gone up to 70°C and the 10600KF will probably reach 80 or higher and 60 during "normal" gaming loads. Either way the NH-D15 should be quieter at the same temperatures, though I haven't seen a direct comparison.

Yes, just checking so you don't pay for something you won't need.

You can check the timings on pcpartpicker. Basically marketing playing stupid games. Adverstise as "CL18", don't mention that the timings are 18-22-22-42, not 18-18-18-38 like you'd want them to be. Without changing the price range these would be better options:
https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/ckvbt6/patriot-viper-steel-16-gb-2-x-8-gb-ddr4-3600-cl17-memory-pvs416g360c7k
https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/2TFKHx/crucial-ballistix-16-gb-2-x-8-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-bl2k8g36c16u4b
Of course you can also go for the good stuff with 16-16-16-36 that is also better for a few other reasons but that's more like 180$ and not really worth it in your case.

#3739
Yes, though AMD will send you one on loan if you can provide proof of purchase for the CPU and mobo.
And like I said there are some mobos that can be updated without a CPU (see #3740) or you can simply buy one from 2020 (B550/X570) and CPUs from 2020 will work without any update.

The NH-D15 is just one examples and featured in many reviews, that's why I used it. No, 50°C while under load and overclocked is unrealistic for a 10600KF with either cooler. The 10600KF is much worse in that regard than the 4820K, but I also suspect that there wasn't that much load in games and you didn't overclock it very high. In a stress test it most likely would've gone up to 70°C and the 10600KF will probably reach 80 or higher and 60 during "normal" gaming loads. Either way the NH-D15 should be quieter at the same temperatures, though I haven't seen a direct comparison.

Yes, just checking so you don't pay for something you won't need.

You can check the timings on pcpartpicker. Basically marketing playing stupid games. Adverstise as "CL18", don't mention that the timings are 18-22-22-42, not 18-18-18-38 like you'd want them to be. Without changing the price range these would be better options:
https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/ckvbt6/patriot-viper-steel-16-gb-2-x-8-gb-ddr4-3600-cl17-memory-pvs416g360c7k
https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/2TFKHx/crucial-ballistix-16-gb-2-x-8-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-bl2k8g36c16u4b
Of course you can also go for the good stuff with 16-16-16-36 that is also better for a few other reasons but that's more like 180$ and not really worth it in your case.
3742
#3742
1 Frags +

Thank you Setsul that was really helpful.

If I was to go down the AMD route, do you see any issues with the following components (as well as my existing ones):

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($469.00 @ Computer Alliance)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($309.10 @ Newegg Australia)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($122.10 @ Newegg Australia)
Total: $900.20

I figured I can try the cooler that comes in the box and if temps are no good, I'll grab the Noctua one.

Thank you Setsul that was really helpful.

If I was to go down the AMD route, do you see any issues with the following components (as well as my existing ones):

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($469.00 @ Computer Alliance)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($309.10 @ Newegg Australia)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($122.10 @ Newegg Australia)
Total: $900.20

I figured I can try the cooler that comes in the box and if temps are no good, I'll grab the Noctua one.
3743
#3743
2 Frags +

No issues.
Yes, for stock the stock cooler will obviously be good enough, overclocked it is indeed the easiest and potentially cheapest option to simply try and see.

That mobo will need a BIOS update to officially support that CPU but since it can be updated without a CPU or RAM installed that shouldn't be a problem.

Gigabyte also hasn't published the QVL (list of officially supported RAM kits) yet, but I'm fairly that RAM will work. If not since you can update the BIOS without having any installed when the new version to improve RAM compatibility is inevitably released that should also be fixable.

No issues.
Yes, for stock the stock cooler will obviously be good enough, overclocked it is indeed the easiest and potentially cheapest option to simply try and see.

That mobo will need a BIOS update to officially support that CPU but since it can be updated without a CPU or RAM installed that shouldn't be a problem.

Gigabyte also hasn't published the QVL (list of officially supported RAM kits) yet, but I'm fairly that RAM will work. If not since you can update the BIOS without having any installed when the new version to improve RAM compatibility is inevitably released that should also be fixable.
3744
#3744
0 Frags +

I've got a HP Pavilion Desktop PC 570-p0XX atm and i'm looking to juice it up a bit . I don't know much about tech stuff so i'd be happy about some input about what parts would work well / which parts i should replace.
I'm pretty unhappy with the cooling of the graphics card, on tf2 it stays around 50 degrees but on more modern games it jumps up to 80 degrees. i guess a different case and coolers will help with this?

specs:
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700 CPU @ 3.60GHz, 3601 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 2GB
16gb ram ddr4 DDR4-2400 SDRAM
Mainboard Intel H270
and 2 harddrives 1 128 gb ssd and a 1tb hdd which im pretty happy with
tried to get as much information as possible but i couldnt find any specifis on the motherboard or the memory

I've got a HP Pavilion Desktop PC 570-p0XX atm and i'm looking to juice it up a bit . I don't know much about tech stuff so i'd be happy about some input about what parts would work well / which parts i should replace.
I'm pretty unhappy with the cooling of the graphics card, on tf2 it stays around 50 degrees but on more modern games it jumps up to 80 degrees. i guess a different case and coolers will help with this?

specs:
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700 CPU @ 3.60GHz, 3601 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 2GB
16gb ram ddr4 DDR4-2400 SDRAM
Mainboard Intel H270
and 2 harddrives 1 128 gb ssd and a 1tb hdd which im pretty happy with
tried to get as much information as possible but i couldnt find any specifis on the motherboard or the memory
3745
#3745
2 Frags +

80°C seems like a normal target temperature for a GPU. You can set it lower if you want to, but it will get louder and is unnecessary.

80°C seems like a normal target temperature for a GPU. You can set it lower if you want to, but it will get louder and is unnecessary.
3746
#3746
-2 Frags +

bros 16gigs of 3200-16 cost me $75 a year ago and now I can get 16 gig 3600-16 for the same price...
hold me...

bros 16gigs of 3200-16 cost me $75 a year ago and now I can get 16 gig 3600-16 for the same price...
hold me...
3747
#3747
0 Frags +

Looking at finally upgrading again, and as usual I'm completely out of the loop on pc parts. I'm thinking of a full replacement so I can just sell off my current one.

Current build:
CPU: i7-4790k
GPU: RX 580
RAM: 16GB 2400
Mobo: Asus Z87-A
SSDs: 2x some regular SSD 256GB each, 1x SN750 1TB (NVMe)

I'd def keep the NVMe as it's a recent purchase, and I'm currently using an adapter so it would be nice to have a mobo with a proper slot for it. I was also considering keeping the RX 580, but I'm hesitant as it would make selling it more difficult.

Been looking at a Ryzen 3900x maybe, or the 5800x/5900x? Budget I'm flexible with, thinking around $1,000-$1,500 CAD. Usage-wise, mostly gaming (AC:Valhalla atm) and a bit of streaming.

Looking at finally upgrading again, and as usual I'm completely out of the loop on pc parts. I'm thinking of a full replacement so I can just sell off my current one.

Current build:
CPU: i7-4790k
GPU: RX 580
RAM: 16GB 2400
Mobo: Asus Z87-A
SSDs: 2x some regular SSD 256GB each, 1x SN750 1TB (NVMe)

I'd def keep the NVMe as it's a recent purchase, and I'm currently using an adapter so it would be nice to have a mobo with a proper slot for it. I was also considering keeping the RX 580, but I'm hesitant as it would make selling it more difficult.

Been looking at a Ryzen 3900x maybe, or the 5800x/5900x? Budget I'm flexible with, thinking around $1,000-$1,500 CAD. Usage-wise, mostly gaming (AC:Valhalla atm) and a bit of streaming.
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zigzterBeen looking at a Ryzen 3900x maybe, or the 5800x/5900x? Budget I'm flexible with, thinking around $1,000-$1,500 CAD. Usage-wise, mostly gaming (AC:Valhalla atm) and a bit of streaming.

12 cores is overkill for that price range, get the 5600x when it comes out.

[quote=zigzter]
Been looking at a Ryzen 3900x maybe, or the 5800x/5900x? Budget I'm flexible with, thinking around $1,000-$1,500 CAD. Usage-wise, mostly gaming (AC:Valhalla atm) and a bit of streaming.[/quote]
12 cores is overkill for that price range, get the 5600x when it comes out.
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AbsoluteZerozigzterBeen looking at a Ryzen 3900x maybe, or the 5800x/5900x? Budget I'm flexible with, thinking around $1,000-$1,500 CAD. Usage-wise, mostly gaming (AC:Valhalla atm) and a bit of streaming.12 cores is overkill for that price range, get the 5600x when it comes out.

How much higher would I have to go for it to be worth a 5800x? The $1,500 isn't a hard cap but I'm not looking to spend like $3,000 either.

Edit: To update my original ideal specs, I was thinking being able to output Valhalla (or similar) at 4K to my TV would be perfect so I could just game from the couch when I want to.

[quote=AbsoluteZero][quote=zigzter]
Been looking at a Ryzen 3900x maybe, or the 5800x/5900x? Budget I'm flexible with, thinking around $1,000-$1,500 CAD. Usage-wise, mostly gaming (AC:Valhalla atm) and a bit of streaming.[/quote]
12 cores is overkill for that price range, get the 5600x when it comes out.[/quote]
How much higher would I have to go for it to be worth a 5800x? The $1,500 isn't a hard cap but I'm not looking to spend like $3,000 either.

Edit: To update my original ideal specs, I was thinking being able to output Valhalla (or similar) at 4K to my TV would be perfect so I could just game from the couch when I want to.
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I don't think there's a rule "you have to spend at least X Dollars before you're allowed to buy a CPU with more than 6 cores".
Also if he were to keep the 580 it'd be virtually impossible to even reach 1500$ without doing something utterly retarded like buying a 500$ mobo and 500$ RAM.

Anyway, this is not a question of "only buy X if you spend Y dollars", it's a question of usefulness.
Even if he had a budget of 3000$ I still wouldn't recommend 12 cores if nothing he does uses more than 4.

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Why are you upgrading?
If it's for games you probably want a new GPU. If you're getting a new GPU you'd better have a very good reason for using CPU encoding instead of GPU encoding for streaming. Because if you don't I'm not seeing why you'd need 12 cores. A 5600X or 5800X is going to be much better for games because of the higher per-thread performance than a 3900X.

And as always, the cheapest upgrade is no upgrade. If your CPU turns out to be good enough for the games you're playing why not just get a GPU and be done with it? It's not like CPUs are going to be worse or more expensive next year or in two years or whenever the time comes that you actually need to replace it.

EDIT: Your CPU would be enough for 80+ fps but even an RTX 3090 isn't going to get you 60 fps at 4K in AC:Valhalla. Well the 6900 XT will be a thing soon and you can obviously drop the settings a bit but I would strongly recommend you save some (or all) of the money for the CPU and put it towards a much better GPU.

I don't think there's a rule "you have to spend at least X Dollars before you're allowed to buy a CPU with more than 6 cores".
Also if he were to keep the 580 it'd be virtually impossible to even reach 1500$ without doing something utterly retarded like buying a 500$ mobo and 500$ RAM.

Anyway, this is not a question of "only buy X if you spend Y dollars", it's a question of usefulness.
Even if he had a budget of 3000$ I still wouldn't recommend 12 cores if nothing he does uses more than 4.

#3747
Why are you upgrading?
If it's for games you probably want a new GPU. If you're getting a new GPU you'd better have a very good reason for using CPU encoding instead of GPU encoding for streaming. Because if you don't I'm not seeing why you'd need 12 cores. A 5600X or 5800X is going to be much better for games because of the higher per-thread performance than a 3900X.

And as always, the cheapest upgrade is no upgrade. If your CPU turns out to be good enough for the games you're playing why not just get a GPU and be done with it? It's not like CPUs are going to be worse or more expensive next year or in two years or whenever the time comes that you actually need to replace it.

EDIT: Your CPU would be enough for 80+ fps but even an RTX 3090 isn't going to get you 60 fps at 4K in AC:Valhalla. Well the 6900 XT will be a thing soon and you can obviously drop the settings a bit but I would strongly recommend you save some (or all) of the money for the CPU and put it towards a much better GPU.
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