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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I pull the trigger?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Anyway , the average FPS (GPU) capability in games, in order to remain almost constant the Monitor Visual Quality settings , means that the Monitor must better be in lower Frequency

The sentence is a bit broken, could you clarify? If you mean “consistent” as in the tested 1% lows, well, I hope I don’t have to explain why that’s a stupid argument.

I believe FreeSync actually has less tearing in higher refresh rates. I’ll try and back this up with a source.

Sorry but I do not believe “stressing” these GPUs is an argument. Could you clarify what exactly you mean by “stressing” and the detriments of said stressing?

If you’re referencing the degradation of the die over time due to high operating temperatures, https://youtu.be/uMHUz16MuYA. The 5700XT is a pretty small die and a bit of tweaking can ensure, if thermal degradation is truly a worry, junc temps ramp up slowly and never hit dangerous levels.

Also, ultra shouldn’t really be your gameplay setting. https://youtu.be/d2E1FY6TlPk

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone smart enough for this???"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

**** thought it was the 500W BQ and didn’t check the list.

Sorry :(

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need second opinion"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty big oof on the memory there. $10 more for 3200MHz Rev E.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone smart enough for this???"

  • 2 months ago
  • -1 points

Don’t worry about the second one.

The BQ isn’t really up to standard. Try the CX450M instead.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I pull the trigger?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Also kinda nitpicking but I would hope you'd have a 3440x1440p Monitor if you’re driving it with a 2080 Ti.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I pull the trigger?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

I politely disagree, you really shouldn’t get X570 just because your GPU is 4.0. There is zero advantage to be had.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on this part list."

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I believe with exception to CPU heavy titles such as BFV you’ll have no trouble running a 720p stream and without a CPU bottleneck on FPS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I pull the trigger?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn that’s a impressive heatsink for 30CAD.

1 year ago all we had (or at least commonly used) was the Hyper 212, now there’s at least 4 budget coolers packed with aluminium.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I pull the trigger?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

https://youtu.be/rz47WqRDDK4 You sure about that mate.

Plus typically 60Hz monitors don’t have variable refresh rate. The 1440p 144Hz space been really heating up recently, the price delta is very small between 60Hz and 144Hz so there’s not much of a reason not to get a monitor that will stand up to future upgrades.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4KYLrH/nixeus-nx-edg27s-v2-270-2560x1440-144-hz-monitor-nx-edg27s-v2 A example of a monitor that can match any metric of a 1440p 60Hz IPS at an affordable price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on this part list."

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Microcenter in Kansas

Lucky *******.

I’m not sure Ryzen 4000 would be a worthwhile upgrade, especially if you're going to be streaming - lower core count Ryzens are usually the best value on launch. At the very most 2700X -> 4700X would give you 40% perf boost, likely less. If I were you I’d get Ryzen 5000 when 6000 launches :/ and get a GPU upgrade in the meantime.

You probably want 3200Mhz Crucial Ballistix. This means you can run 3200Mhz natively so as to not roll the dice with the 2nd gen IMC, and overclock to 3600MHz when you upgrade - assuming AM5 is still on DDR4 which it probably isn’t.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need assistance with motherboard change"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

And there I was searching for the 1600 AF on PCPP wondering why I couldn’t find it.

Jeez I’m dumb

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need assistance with motherboard change"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

At this price point the motherboard in the list is a pretty good option. A step up could be the B450M Gaming Plus but depending on your needs shouldn't be necessary.

No such thing as take advantage of your case size. You buy the features you need.

I will point out tho 1650 Super and 240GB SSD is a pretty bad idea, consider RX 570 Pulse and 512GB A2000.

Edit: Sorry, didn't see you had already purchased the SSD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming build"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $174.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler $20.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.89 @ B&H
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $74.95 @ Amazon
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $119.00 @ Adorama
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.98 @ Newegg
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card $393.98 @ Newegg
Case Silverstone RL06 ATX Mid Tower Case $87.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $69.34 @ Amazon
Monitor Nixeus NX-EDG27S v2 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $309.98 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1420.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-26 21:41 EST-0500

Added CPU cooler will be quieter.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Novice - But Maybe I Studied? Maybe?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $169.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard $149.43 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $74.95 @ Amazon
Storage Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $229.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.98 @ Newegg
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card $393.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.00 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G1+ 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $106.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1268.30
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1248.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-26 21:36 EST-0500

If you're gaming, $30 more for a 3600 and Gammaxx 400 is worth it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Novice - But Maybe I Studied? Maybe?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. Didn't notice the EX950 had become so affordable. Now there's a very solid argument to be made against the 660p.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tell it to me straight"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm very sorry for the late reply, last few days not been so smooth.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4KYLrH/nixeus-nx-edg27s-v2-270-2560x1440-144-hz-monitor-nx-edg27s-v2 A very well performing, economic 1440p 120Hz FreeSync ultrawide. Reviewed by HU.

QLC SSDs are very reliant on a large pSLC cache to give the perception of speedy writes. Once the cache is full, direct-to-QLC speeds are very noticeably slow. The quantity of pSLC availible in a drive is proportionate to the available space.

While the P1 has not been looked at in detail, its sibling, the 660p, has, and they appear to operate similarly. At 512GB capacity, the 660p has 76GB pSLC cache when empty, which slowly deteriorates rapidly until the drive is over 75% full, when it will have 6GB pSLC. The 1TB model has about twice the quantity of pSLC cache at any % filled, and the 2TB model four times as much.

On a less important but interesting note, the P1/660p uses 64L QLC 1Tb dies compared to other TLC drives at this price point using 256Gbit dies. The P1 uses the SM2263 controller in quad-channel whilst something like the A2000 would use the E12/E12S or SM2262 in octa-channel.

It is optimal to have two CEs per channel, so 2x128GBx4 gives a optimal capacity for performance of 1TB for the P1 or other QLC SSDS such as the 660p and 665p and 2x32GBx8 gives 512GB optimal capacity for octa channel TLC SSDs such as the EX920, SX8200 and A2000.

Note: It's been a while and I'm a little rusty, forgive me if I got some of the controller names wrong.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Tower build $2000 budget"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This is great! I like your AMD build. Just IMO might wanna switch out the Founders Edition.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time builder, need help with parts"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Would get a Ballistix 3200MHz kit to OC, if you don’t want to do that then go for a 3600MHz Hynix kit on sale.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tell it to me straight"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Gaming doesn’t need a 3900X. 3700X is already topping it, 3600 is good for all gaming applications.

X570 Steel Legend isn’t worth your time. The B450 Tomahawk Max is sufficient - if you intend to OC hard the X470 Taichi is good for that.

Push the mem up to 3200MHz. You’ll have better luck OCing.

500GB P1 isn’t a good choice for more technical reasons concerning QLC, I can explain if you wish. I would consider either the 500GB A2000 or a 1TB 660p and drop the hard drive. You have 2 M.2 slots, just add a second if you run out.

If cost is a concern the 5700 XT Pulse is $400 and drops less than 10fps in most games, no difference when OCed.

Do you have a monitor already?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Valve Index VR system for Make-A-Wish"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Since this is your compilation of everyone's part lists I'm just going to point some things out objectively.

The WD Blue you chose is AHCI in an M.2 form factor which means it doesn't really perform up to its cost. A 660p would do better. Also, since cost isn’t an issue a 2TB SSD could store all the games your son could want.

You probably also want to have a list of parts for the filter to choose from rather than parametric filters.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Valve Index VR system for Make-A-Wish"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah sorry abou the lack of explanation I was in a hurry when I made the list and probably sounded a little rude.

I'm not sure about the VR kit - that was just me thinking $999 was a little expensive. I'm not very familiar with VR.

The Ballistix memory is Micron Rev E which when OCed will offer a framerate boost. If you don't really want to mess with OCing then (this kit)[https://pcpartpicker.com/product/jBZzK8/gskill-ripjaws-v-16-gb-2-x-8-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-f4-3600c16d-16gvkc] is better. 16GB is more than sufficient for any purpose your son might use the PC for, rule of thumb is if you don't know exactly what you need more than 16GB for then you don't need more than 16GB. Typically 32GB is required by professionals working with long 4K timelines or 3D design.

Your selected GPU cooler isn't very good, I switched to better performing model.

The 3700X and 3800X differ very little in gaming, around 5% at 1080p, and at 1440p there is no difference.

You should only buy what you need in a motherboard, not what you can afford (this is a very common mistake even among experienced builders, myself included), and for gaming I doubt there was anything in the Aorus Ultra that specifically appealed to you. For WiFi+BT and RGB see the B450 Gaming Pro Carbon.

The motherboard I used is the Max variant and does not require a BIOS update. It also has BIOS Flash functionality which means all you need is a USB stick to update or modify the BIOS.

Your monitor was 1080p but the 2080 Super can easily push 1440p 120fps in the vast majority of titles. The model I used is a very good 1440p and rtings.com, probably the most objective monitor reviewer, rates it as the best QHD gaming monitor.

For the HDD, yeah I screwed up. Typically parametric filters produce some knockoff cheapo product so I assumed the drive wasn't very good without checking. I'm not very familiar with hard drives, sorry.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Gaming PC (For Streaming)"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $344.50 @ 1stWave Technologies
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $239.00 @ 1stWave Technologies
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $130.00 @ 1stWave Technologies
Storage Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $389.75 @ Paradigm PCs
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB OC Video Card $610.13 @ PC Force
Case Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case $84.95 @ PB Technologies
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $194.00 @ 1stWave Technologies
Monitor LG 24GL600F-B 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $321.72 @ Aquila Technology
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2314.05
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-29 18:59 NZDT+1300

Assuming you're gaming, I've used the 3600.

If you really need two monitors your second one doesn't need to be 144Hz.

Also wow stuff in NZ is overpriced as hell

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming PC"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

970 Evo is pointless for gaming, use 1TB 660p.

Case is decent, I would get 3x RF120 for $45.

A Dark Rock Pro 4 would be more reliable, quieter and cooler over longer time periods than the H100i.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First and Last Gaming PC"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor $493.49 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard $188.99 @ B&H
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $74.98 @ Amazon
Storage Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card $1199.89 @ Walmart
Case Cooler Master MasterCase H500P Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case $157.16 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $119.99 @ Best Buy
Monitor Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQ 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $421.29 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2854.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-29 00:48 EST-0500

Got a monitor for ya.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Valve Index VR system for Make-A-Wish"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $314.99 @ Walmart
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ B&H
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $74.98 @ Amazon
Storage Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $199.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $86.85 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card $719.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG ATX Mid Tower Case $117.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply *EVGA 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $101.82 @ Walmart
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQ 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $421.29 @ SuperBiiz
Speakers Logitech Z623 200 W 2.1 Channel Speakers $103.52 @ Amazon
Custom Valve Index VR Kit $999.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $3375.39
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $3355.39
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-29 00:36 EST-0500

No offense intended but your list was a pretty bad mess of unbalanced and unnecessary components.

I've dropped the unnecessary motherboard, changed to 16GB better RAM, better and larger SSD, better HDD, better GPU, better monitor, dropped the sound card, dropped the external hard drive and dropped the bracket+backplate.

I'm pretty sure the VR kit is much cheaper on sale dates.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to PC"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, for a gaming PC the lifespan of the GPU is usually 3-4 years and the CPU 5-6 years, but it also depends on your personal preference.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to PC"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $288.00 @ Shopping Express
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $179.00 @ Shopping Express
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $120.75 @ Amazon Australia
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $149.00 @ Shopping Express
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 8 GB PULSE Video Card $555.00 @ Umart
Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $149.00 @ PCCaseGear
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $89.00 @ Shopping Express
Monitor LG 32GK650F-B 32.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $399.00 @ Shopping Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1928.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-26 18:33 AEDT+1100

Since you are new to PC this build doesn't need much tweaking, if you feel up to it OCing memory to 3600MHz and flashing 5700 XT BIOS will give some performance boost but out-of-box it's ready to game.

I've also included a monitor. It was basically my only choice of a (well reviewed) [https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/32gk650f-b] 1440p since other QHD monitors in Aus are strangely overpriced. (The one engie_51 used is a excellent 1440p, usually my pick, typically found for 350 USD yet it's $800 in Aus)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please help me finish parts list after xmas"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually officially rated TDP means whatever is the best number for marketing/product management to work with. If you look at this GN video you will see that TDP itself is a number Intel and AMD can freely change to suit their purpose.

The majority doesn't mean the objectively correct. The Rocket uses the E12/S controller, a controller designed more for sequential workloads typical of tasks like video editing. Meanwhile the 660p uses the SM2263 which is designed for the more bursty read/writes typical of consumer workloads.

For gaming, all this is beside the point, as the main factor of performance is capacity. The 660p uses 64L QLC which is 1Tb/die while the Rocket uses 64L TLC which is 256Gbit/die. The E12/S is octa-channel while the SM2263 is quad-channel. It is optimal to have two CEs per channel, so the 660p performs the best at 1TB while the Rocket performs best at 512GB and drops ~20% performance at 1TB.

The result is the the 660p is more inexpensive, is advantageous at 1TB and, negligibly, performs slightly better at consumer workloads.

You cannot apply such logic for the PSU. Why not get a 3950X then? For gaming he will only ever use 4 cores, but

...you cannot be sure for his future intentions ...

However your chosen model is very remarkable considering it's Tier B, 1200W, 80+ Platinum rated and is somehow still $120. I did not know that was possible. I would have used a cheaper option in this scenario but I will keep this PSU in mind for future use.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "~$700 for photo-editing"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I wasn't worried about the VRAM.

Wat I'm saying is the RX 570/80 may not have enough power to drive dual monitors, and the next step up, the 1660, only has 6GB VRAM. I think the performance will be enough also but am not sure.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Gaming PC Build £2000 ($2600)"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

All true but I thought $200 is a little expensive for 3600MHz Hynix. The reason it's cheaper than 3200MHz CL14 is because the latter is most likely B-die and will overclock to 3600MHz CL14.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please help me finish parts list after xmas"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. Cooler rated TDP means nothing. Two coolers rated for the same TDP can operate at completely different temperatures.

  2. He's gaming, the Rocket is optimised for prosumer workloads. 1TB 660p would be better.

  3. That PSU is crazy and an absolute waste of money. Unless you're running quad 2080 Ti you don't need that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Gaming PC Build £2000 ($2600)"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I have my opinion obviously but overall it's a very good build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Suggestions on a <1100 CAD PC"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The 16GB kit I used uses what's called Micron Rev E, which can overclock to 3600MHz on tight timings. Your kit uses Hynx AFR/MFR, which doesn't overclock or tighten much if at all.

It doesn't matter that much which kit you use since the CPU isn't really very picky above 3200MHz but 32GB is definitely not necessary.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "~$700 for photo-editing"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm...for photo editing you want as much VRAM as you can get but if you're driving dual monitors...an RX 580 may cut it, I'm not sure. Sorry but I can't really help here.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Gaming PC Build £2000 ($2600)"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

You're overpaying for the memory, that stick is Hynix.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Gaming PC Build £2000 ($2600)"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor £278.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard £117.24 @ CCL Computers
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £74.98 @ Amazon UK
Storage HP EX920 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive £117.53 @ Amazon UK
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card £719.98 @ CCL Computers
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case £74.25 @ AWD-IT
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply £85.97 @ Laptops Direct
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1468.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-25 21:21 GMT+0000

I cannot advise you on peripherals as I am unexperienced there but this build should be quite below budget when completed. Maybe spoil yourself on better headphones?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Suggestions on a <1100 CAD PC"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean, I kinda need to know what you’re doing other than gaming to know whether you need this much RAM.

32GB RAM is typically if you do video editing, 3D design, professional 2D design etc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "~$700 for photo-editing"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, if you want 32GB just plop in another 2x8GB kit.

Yes, you can run two HDMI monitors off the GPU. I did miss the fact you're running dual monitors though - what resolution are you driving on them? The RX 570 might not be sufficient.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1100 Quiet Gaming PC"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Good point. I should specify that in the future.

Ryzen Master is easy-to-use auto-OC software.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2,000 Please help! Build for my son..."

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I didn't know what he was after, also thought the money would be better spent on a monitor.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2,000 Please help! Build for my son..."

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm...I couldn't actually find a cheaper 2080 Ti at time of compiling list (except the EVGA Black which has bad coil whine), could you link me to it?

PSU could do with a bump up, yes. So could RAM up to 3733Mhz B-die.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2,000 Please help! Build for my son..."

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $309.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $74.98 @ Amazon
Storage Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card $1248.79 @ Walmart
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2038.71
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $2018.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-25 06:24 EST-0500

Surprise...2080 Ti at $2k

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video Editing Rig (4k,6k,8k, all k's)"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

To achieve the insane writes of a Gen4 SSD, the controller is highly optimised and prepares the cells purely to sustain a 6000-7500MB/s bursty write. When the SLC cache is exhausted they drop to as low as 750MB/s and in writes over 5 minutes workstation drives such as the SN750 or 970 Evo Plus have higher GB written. Anandtech tested this, I'll try and find it.

Hmm...were those tweaked kits? HU seem to disagree.

Yeah I thought you were probably going for the 128GB compatibility but IMO if he ends up doing heavy VFX RIP non-HEDT anyway.

Yeah ok I see where you’re coming from.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video Editing Rig (4k,6k,8k, all k's)"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor $749.00 @ Best Buy
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard $189.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital SN750 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $149.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $86.85 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card $504.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $98.99 @ Walmart
Power Supply SeaSonic FOCUS 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $139.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Deepcool RF 120 (3 in 1) 56.5 CFM 120 mm Fans $32.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2186.76
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $2166.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-25 01:34 EST-0500

Very powerful CPU

Quiet and capable cooler

Good VRMs and feature set on mobo

Good memory easily OCable to 3600MHz

Workstation SSD & 4TB HDD

GPU should cater for basic VFX

High airflow case + fans

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video Editing Rig (4k,6k,8k, all k's)"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Gen4 SSD unsuitable for video editing or any sequential workload in general.

3200MHz Rev E or 3600MHz would offer substantial performance boost.

RTX 2070? Not really good choice at the moment, 2070 Super at $520 or 5700 XT at $410 would be better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "~$700 for photo-editing"

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

The first build had a awful motherboard that would not support an 8-core, a consumer oriented SSD unsuitable for larger files, awful GPU cooler, awful case and poorly rated PSU. He cut corners to make the core specs look appealing.

The second build uses an unnecessary aftermarket cooler (the Wraith Spire is more than capable of cooling the 2600X), awful motherboard, poor case and didn't sound like he knew what he was doing in general.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $124.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $78.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $74.98 @ Amazon
Storage Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 570 8 GB NITRO+ Video Card $199.90 @ Amazon
Case Cougar MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $708.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-25 01:15 EST-0500

No need for 8 cores for photo processing, neither Lightroom or Photoshop will utilise them.

Used SSD much better suited to photo editing.

Photo editing doesn't actually require much GPU power - a 1660 in any case is entirely overkill. The RX 570 has 2GB more memory, of higher importance than performance.

The MX330 is a decent case with acceptable airflow and quality.

Of course all this will cost extra, so minus peripherals it's at $700.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Suggestions on a <1100 CAD PC"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $145.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $64.75 @ Vuugo
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $100.99 @ PC-Canada
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Memory Express
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card $329.99 @ Memory Express
Case Cougar MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Memory Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $951.69
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $896.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-25 01:06 EST-0500

The motherboard is fine, it would be my pick as well.

I used better memory. You don't need 32GB.

I used the MX330, it has a mesh panel with decent airflow so you can add more fans if you want.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1100 Quiet Gaming PC"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Ballistix kits use what's called Micron Rev E, while your kit most likely uses higher binned Hynix MFR - it's not Samsung or Rev E in any case.

Rev E overclocks insanely well with not much voltage scaling. At 1.35v, the 3200MHz CL16 kit above could consistently hit 3600MHz 16-18-18. However, the 8Gbit Hynix dies in your kit will not tighten much in terms of timings, especially not to 16-18-18 and with a little extra voltage (1.38v-1.4v) and luck could be pushed to 3733MHz or so. On Ryzen 3000 this clockspeed boost is not significant.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3950x Build, anything wrong with this build?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor $749.00 @ Best Buy
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock X570 Taichi ATX AM4 Motherboard $299.00 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $124.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital SN750 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $191.47 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $86.85 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card $1248.79 @ Walmart
Case NZXT H510 Elite ATX Mid Tower Case $149.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $116.98 @ Newegg
Monitor MSI Optix MAG341CQ 34.0" 3440x1440 100 Hz Monitor $389.99 @ B&H
Keyboard Razer Huntsman Elite Wired Gaming Keyboard $174.99 @ Amazon
Custom Elgato Game Capture 4K60 Pro MK.2, 4K60 HDR10 Capture and PassThrough, PCIe Capture Card, Superior Low Latency Technology $249.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $3985.52
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $3955.52
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-24 16:45 EST-0500

I'm assuming this build is for CAD/modelling from the specifications.

Swapped out the AIO since you want reliability in workstations.

Switched to Rev E memory, will have tighter timings at 3600MHz than your current pick.

Virtually equivalent motherboard for less, I can’t see any difference between the two except better power stages on the Master which you won’t notice.

PCIe 4.0 SSDs are poor in sequential workloads, switched to workstation standard SSD. $2 more for an extra terabyte of HDD.

Cooler card.

Just a heads up, the H510 Elite has pretty awful thermals, for a workstation I would recommend the Meshify C + SilentWing fans.

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