New PC build

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  1. Calliers

    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    OK, so my current PC build is still up to snuff but I don't know if I should get a new one or not, Ryzen is pulling at my heart strings and I sooo want an AMD computer now that AMD is back with a vengeance.

    This is what I slapped together, everything is on www.newegg.ca and all prices are in Canadian dollars:-

    - Patriot Viper Elite 16GB (1 x 16GB) DDR4 2400MHz DRAM (Desktop Memory) CL16 1.2V Grey DIMM (288-pin) Extreme Performance Memory PVE416G240C6GY (Intel XMP, AMD Ryzen): $159.99
    - Crucial MX300 M.2 2280 275GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT275MX300SSD4: $134.99
    - G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM570 MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Brown: $119.99
    - Fractal Design Meshify C FD-CA-MESH-C-BKO-TG ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX Power Supply: $119.99
    - LG 27UD68-W 27” 4K UHD IPS FreeSync Monitor (3840 x 2160): $549.99
    - ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive: $64.99
    - Windows 10 Home - 64-bit - OEM: $119.99
    - GIGABYTE GA-AX370-Gaming (rev. 1.0) AM4 AMD X370 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard: $149.99
    - GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 DirectX 12 GV-N1080WF3OC-8GD 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5X PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX Video Card: $644.99
    - CORSAIR RMx Series RM750X 750W 80 PLUS GOLD Haswell Ready Full Modular ATX12V & EPS12V SLI and Crossfire Ready Power Supply: $169.99
    - AMD RYZEN 7 1700 8-Core 3.0 GHz (3.7 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 65W YD1700BBAEBOX Desktop Processor: $379.99

    Total: $2614.89 (excluding tax I think)

    So what do you all think? As for the mouse I already have a Steelseries Rival 100 that's still pretty new and that I like a lot, it's speed should be good enough for the 4K display because I don't usually set my mouse speed that high anyway for games so it's all good.

    Edit: I'm wondering should I change the processor to a Ryzen 7? Will it really make a big difference? Like in gaming?

    Edit 2: I switched out the processor to a Ryzen 7, it wasn't much more for one anyway.
     
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  2. Calliers

    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    NB: The video card I will upgrade to a Radeon RX Vega 64 when they don't cost so much.
     
  3. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -1 Great-grandson-and one in the oven

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    I keep tinkering with the thought of doing a new build myself. But, I just really cannot justify it in my mind as my current system is doing everything I want to do...and doing so well. I can think of a thousand other things I could spend money on and be happier with the purchase.
     
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    Tipstaff Well-Known Member

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    Same here. I just can't justify buying a new rig as my machine eats up anything I throw at it. About the only things I've look at recently are a hard drive (1TB SSD has been fine, but since I keep a lot of games installed I decided to swap out the 4TB WD RE for a 6TB WD Gold drive, and threw the 4TB into the server for more storage.. killed 2 birds there), video card (which I'll be holding off until the next round of Nvidia cards come out), and monitor (looking for a good G-Sync 27+ incher.. maybe an Acer Predator).
     
  5. Calliers

    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    Yeah, my current rig is doing pretty well too. No real reason to upgrade.
     
  6. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    The only thing i would consider upgrading to AT the moment... would be a 12 core Threadripper 1920x. It's far too much of a side grade for me to move from my 3930k to a Ryzen 1600... the 1700 would obviously be faster.. but realistically it's not overly necessary. Moving to a 12 core threadripper however would show a substantial upgrade... but personally, unless i can find a new home for my 3930k at a decent sale price.... I think i'd like to let the 1st generation Zen architecture even with it's revisions/improvements so far since the ryzen launch.... go by. Instead i'll likely finally make the jump to the 2nd generation Zen.. which hopefully will include PCI-EX 4.0 specifications (apparently the epyc and threadripper has pci-ex 4.0 somewhat implemented, but it's not fully certified and likely won't be enabled on current chips, it's an earlier form than even intel's implementation of v3.0 on the x79 initial boards/chips, which came later as a bios update which does in fact work).

    Having had the chance to build a 1920x Threadripper recently.... what i can say is that it's fucking glorious. Specially compared to the x99 and x299. Gaud damn it's beautiful to work with...

    I'm however leaning on a vega 56 however, it'll be the aftermarket model... I really wish a manufacturer would drop the clocks to 1200mhz core and perhaps 800mhz memory which should make hitting around the 120-150 watt draw a reality as well as performing basically on par with a 1070/1080 still. otherwise i'm more likely to just snag up another 3x of the 470/570's and run in triple crossfire as it just worked so damn good.
     
  7. Liqourice

    Liqourice Well-Known Member

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    Considering my almost 8 year Phenom II 965, HD 5870 build still does quite well with most games I don't see a need for an upgrade for those who have a more recent system. I want to upgrade but I've realised that it's not as important to do so as it was ten years ago.
     
  8. dj_stick

    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    heh I just ordered the same case myself.
    My Mac Pro will be 10 years next year, and up until recently it's handled anything I can throw at it (with a couple of GPU upgrades along the way)

    My main reason for updating that things are starting to slow down - takes AGES to log in and everything to load up, Win10 really is optimised for SSDs - and this system doesn't handle SSDs very well in Windows,
     
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