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#3794 PC Build Thread in Hardware

Alright, thanks for the useful graph and info !

How big is the gap in performance between the 5600X @4.7 GHz and i7-10700K @5.1 GHz ? I believe we've mostly talked about the gap at stock, that's why I'm asking, and I've mostly only found benchmarks at stock too. Would it justify paying for a new PSU ? (assuming similar prices for mobo+cooler no matter what CPU I choose)

The only thing that would bother me is choosing the W of the PSU I would get if I were to change in any case, since I could end up upgrading my 1070 in a few years, and would then be annoyed if I had to change the PSU again just because of average midrange (70-ish) GPUs' power usage values being really high at that point in time (not sure if there is a way to make a good assumption on how power consumption will evolve in the next few years in the GPU department).

posted 3 months ago
#3792 PC Build Thread in Hardware

Yeah I realize most of what I said is incoherent, and no matter how I try to think about it, the 5800X is probably not worth it. So it's really either 5600X or 10700K.

We have around 10-20% better performance for the 10700K in rendering as you said, and slightly better performance from the 5600X in games and editing. Does that remain true when you go up on overclocks for both ? And do the thermals and power consumption discrepancies remain at a similar ratio when the overclock makes both of them go up too ?

If I really think about it, my time in video work is mostly going to be editing for like 90% of the time, and 10% rendering anyway, since the type of videos I do require quite a bit of time in editing. So maybe the gap in rendering doesn't matter that much, and I'm trying to shift to better GPU use in rendering with Voukoder and other plugins as of recently anyway.

My 1070 is the EVGA SC Gaming Black Edition, I haven't overclocked it myself but I believe it is by default like most aftermarket graphic cards ? My PSU is fine for stock clocks I suppose yes but how far will I be able to go in overclocking with it ? Is 5.1 GHz on the i7 or 4.7 GHz on the Ryzen 5 (which I believe is the typical max OC target ?) manageable with a good motherboard and that PSU ? (if the cheaper and equally good move is a better PSU and a cheaper motherboard then I'm down obviously but I doubt it based on what you said with the mobos)

posted 3 months ago
#3790 PC Build Thread in Hardware

Just what I thought about future proofing, it's not a valid criterion for choosing a CPU. Thanks for the confirmation.
Assuming my use case doesn't change much in the coming 3-4 years or so and I end up having a much different type of use after that, which could be true regarding real life objectives, I would probably not care about how my CPU performs in 5 years since I'd either not need it anymore or just get a new one.

I've made my calculation in terms of budget and assuming it's not worth it to overclock the 5800X, like most guides seem to suggest (especially if I do 80% gaming and 20% editing), upon checking prices on geizhals, it seems like I could have around 450 for the CPU and 65 for the SSD, and then based on the no overclock probably settle for a cooler like the Noctua DH-15 or Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 (if I want to keep things at around 70°C max). If I say I'm getting an entry-level B550 mobo then I'd be at around 700 euros in total. So that would make the 5800X affordable somehow. Or am I wrong in terms of motherboards ? Should I go for a better one, especially if my PSU is tight (450W where calculators seem to recommend 500W at least for 5800X + 1070) ? Am I wasting money on a 5% performance increase compared to the 10700K or 5600X with a 25-30% price gap ?

That last calculation would make it seem unreasonable to go for the 5800X, but I'm wondering if thermals, power consumption, motherboard prices, possible PSU issues and/or necessary upgrade and socket features make the gap much more reasonable somehow, especially in comparison to the 10700K ?

That being said, a similar no-overclock setup for the 10700KF would mean around 100 euros less total. But at the same time many of the stuff cited above seems to narrow the gap quite a bit. And it seems like overclocking the 10700KF is actually worth it, so I probably would be underestimating the costs for getting the most out of that CPU somehow ?

I'm having a very hard time figuring out which CPU would be the best choice, sorry if I'm unclear.

posted 3 months ago
#3788 PC Build Thread in Hardware

Hello again, I'm now pretty sure that I will end up gifting my CPU, mobo and cooler to my brother, or giving them to him for a very small, symbolic amount if he insists on it, so that this should mean no gain in budget for the main upgrade overall, but also mean that I don't really intend to build a secondary PC anymore, at least in the near future. So we could actually consider going over 600-700 euros a little bit if worth it.

Also, I would like to mention that I am currently in Germany, and returning to France on the last weekend of February, which leads me to think that I should probably buy my new CPU, mobo, SSD and cooler here in Germany and bring them back with me on my way home, seeing as prices in France are much higher (more than 20% more for the 10700KF for instance). That would mean that I'd end up buying everything in 3 or 4 weeks. I've mostly been looking at Alternate for prices but feel free to recommend any other retailers that are worth checking out.

For the SSD, I've been looking at the Mushkin Pilot-E 500 GB, as suggested by the guide you linked to me, which is at 65 euros on Alternate.

For the CPU, well it's not that easy to choose. I think I'd lean towards the 10700K rather than the 5600X simply because of 8-core performance in editing, but at the same time since I'm no professional and don't intend to be one, would it really be worth it in terms of trade-off for the single-core performance in games ? Is 8 cores more "future-proof" (if that even means anything with how CPUs evolve) if my main use remains games and editing for the coming years ?

I would go a bit over budget and buy the 5800X with my eyes closed considering it pretty much solves the single/multithreaded tradeoff problem, if only the huge price premium (+150 euros on Alternate compared to the 10700K) didn't seem so undeserved. Is there any chance of it becoming more reasonable in Germany by the end of February ? Or even reasonable in France in March or so ? Is it worth waiting ?

I was going to start talking about overclocking, mobos and coolers initially, but I suppose we should settle firmly for a CPU before doing so. At least the part about reusing components or not is sorted out.

posted 3 months ago
#41 Phoenix Red announces GGtoor Locked (down) & Loaded in News

is this going to happen if the signed up teams remain so few ? (14/72 as of right now)

posted 3 months ago
#3787 PC Build Thread in Hardware

Thanks a lot for the advice, no worries for the being lazy part I can perfectly understand !

I'll wait until I'm sure whether I'm selling/giving the CPU+mobo+cooler combo or not and what CPU I'd like to get depending on that first condition as you suggested, and then ask again for further advice on mobos, coolers, PSUs and SSDs.

posted 3 months ago
#3785 PC Build Thread in Hardware

Alright thanks for the input, so I would say we have 2 scenarios then, depending on whether I sell or gift the CPU+mobo+cooler combo or not :

  • if I don't, I should probably go for the 9900KF, keep the PSU, mobo and cooler, aim for a 4.7 GHz oc (will the cooler suffice for that too ? Else I can keep it for the 8350K and buy a beefier one) or keep it stock and rely on boosts, and then figure out a potential 8GB RAM + cheap used mobo for the 8350K, plus (used) case/GPU/PSU/small SSD for cheap, and get an NVMe M.2 500GB SSD for the main PC ; how much would that possibly amount to ? do you have any mobos, coolers and NVMe's to recommend (if you have time for this of course) ?
  • if I do, then I would probably say, based on the information you gave me, that either the 10700K or the 5600X are the best options and that they're fairly equivalent? In which case I would only need a mobo and a cooler for either of those, along with an NVMe M.2 SSD (and maybe a PSU I suppose unless it's a similar power draw to the 9900KF ?), but nothing else because of no secondary PC. Would you have any recommendations in that case too ?

Thanks again for all the advice !

posted 3 months ago
#3783 PC Build Thread in Hardware

All this sounds a bit tight, but it might be worth it, thanks for the advice !

Now let's assume that in a different scenario I were to gift/sell mobo+CPU+cooler instead of just the chip (a few people asked me for either of those), what new "combo" should I then go for ? I could gift/sell the PSU as well if necessary, or gift/sell/keep a small secondary PC with all those 4 components + a few second-hand ones like I intended to in my first post.

Budget for the upgrade should be around the same, that is 600-700 euros max.

posted 3 months ago
#3781 PC Build Thread in Hardware

I see, thanks a lot for your answer ! But assuming I want to keep similar performance in most games, I'd need to overclock the i9-9900KF to a similar clockrate : wouldn't I then need a new cooler ? I'm pretty sure the VRMs on my mobo aren't the best either, so I'm unsure how I'd manage to reach 4.7-8 GHz safely. (if I were to change my motherboard I'd rather use that occasion to get something even more recent like a 10700KF or 5800X, but that's another topic)

I'm very surprised about 450W being enough for an oc'd 9900KF + 1070 but if you say so I guess I'm overestimating how much it puts out.

I definitely don't need more than 8/16 of course, I'm no professional.

posted 3 months ago
#3779 PC Build Thread in Hardware

Hey ! I've gotten a lot more into video editing over the past few months, and I'm starting to feel very limited by my i3-8350K @4.7 GHz in that regard, since it's a 4/4 CPU. So I'm looking to upgrade my CPU and maybe other components if worth it, ideally towards the end of February or the beginning of March (hopefully things are in stock or at a price close to MSRP by then). My current build is :

- MSI Z370 A-PRO
- i3-8350K @4.7 GHz
- Be Quiet! Pure Rock
- 16GB RAM @3200 MHz
- GTX 1070
- Crucial MX500 SSD
- Seagate 1TB 7200RPM HDD
- Corsair CX450M PSU
- Fractal Design Focus G

I was considering getting a 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD to get Windows, basic programs and a few games like TF2 or Apex on too, so that I could have my footage and working directories on my SATA SSD, and thus gain performance in editing and rendering compared to having it on my HDD. Not sure about getting 16 more gigs of RAM, would that really be worth it ? I might have to change the PSU if I get a much beefier CPU as well I suppose. As for the GPU, correct me if I'm wrong but I still believe it's more than enough for 1440p-4K editing.

Ideally the goal would be to have a much smoother editing experience, without too much lag or delay in previews and upon making changes, while not sacrificing too much performance in games like TF2 or Apex at 1080p144 in general (assuming I were to lose single-core performance upon getting more cores, but maybe that's a bit stupid considering the performance of the last AMD lineup for instance). I also play some graphics-heavier games here and there but that shouldn't be too much of a factor since they're mostly GPU-bound I believe.

(On a side note, I'm planning on not throwing away my mobo, CPU and cooler if I am to swap them out, and would then consider buying a case, RAM, small SSD, PSU and cheap GPU second hand to combine with those for a second little PC than I can use for LANs (lol) or at-home 2-PC gaming with friends and family, or even gift to a friend eventually, so if you have any recommendations for that part I'd be interested too)

Budget for the main upgrade would be around 600-700 euros max ideally, and around 200-250 for the second little PC.

Thanks in advance !

posted 3 months ago
#7973 Frag Clips Thread in Videos


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#6 TFTV pickup lines in Off Topic

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posted 4 months ago
#281 The Mouse/Mousepad Thread v2 in Hardware

Planning on getting a new mouse and mousepad for christmas cause they're both getting old and unreliable at times (HyperX Pulsefire FPS and Steelseries QcK)
I mostly play soldier and medic, hard wrist aim, 1600 dpi 2.3 ingame, not that firm of a grip it seems. I also have big hands with fairly long fingers (span of a tenth to an eleventh on a piano if that helps in any way) so I can't settle for a mouse that I can only fit half a finger on.
Thanks in advance

posted 4 months ago
#6599 HUD editing: short questions, quick answers in Customization

does anybody know how to get rid of the white shadow-like bar that comes from the middle of the screen and lands on the control point icon when someone starts contesting it ? I have the control point icon disabled per se but that feature seems to remain for some reason


posted 5 months ago
#18 Spotify Wrapped 2020 in Music, Movies, TV

tfw it's all just one artist's various names making up the list

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