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Re: Upgrade Time

Post by Achtung Englander » Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:59 pm

Mantis wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:39 pm
Had a quick browse and it does seem that their component selection is a little more restrictive than Cyberpower. Anecdotally I've heard that both are decent companies to go through, so it'll be down to which has the most suitable components stocked at the time as to which I go with.

I'm going down the sensible route and putting money away for it each month rather than just blow a huge chunk of savings all in one go, so it'll be a few months before I take the plunge. A quick build on Cyberpower looks like I'll need between £2,500 and £3,000, not counting the 1440p g-sync monitor I've had my eye on for a while.

I'm not hugely in the loop on the tech scene at the moment though, so are there any glaring issues that I would need to consider with something tentatively like this:

MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus: ATX
Intel® Core™ i5-10600KF - 6-Core 4.10GHz
MSI GeForce® RTX 3080 10GB
32GB (2x16GB) DDR4/3200mhz HyperX Fury
1TB (1x1TB) Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

I'll broadly be aiming to future proof myself for a long time and to beast pretty much everything I can currently throw at it at 1440p 120hz.
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Re: Upgrade Time

Post by Raid » Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:57 pm

Forgive my possible ignorance on Intel's offerings, but isn't that CPU a bit of a bottleneck? I have a 3700X matched with the same 3080, and I already know my CPU is the bottleneck in my system, and benchmarks have it a good 50% more powerful than that 10600KF.

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Re: Upgrade Time

Post by Sly Boots » Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:39 pm

Raid wrote:
Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:57 pm
Forgive my possible ignorance on Intel's offerings, but isn't that CPU a bit of a bottleneck? I have a 3700X matched with the same 3080, and I already know my CPU is the bottleneck in my system, and benchmarks have it a good 50% more powerful than that 10600KF.
From what people were telling me (and from what I then gleaned from my own research), Intel chips have been rather left behind by AMD these days. I'd always been an Intel user before, but in this latest build went for a Ryzen 5 5600X Six Core CPU.

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Re: Upgrade Time

Post by Mantis » Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:01 pm

You're probably right actually. I've always been averse to AMD CPUs due to various horror stories, but the 5900x looks incredibly beefy for only a modest increase in price.

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Re: Upgrade Time

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Re: Upgrade Time

Post by DjchunKfunK » Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:06 am

A bit late but AMD's chip are mostly ahead or at least level with Intel on gaming performance and their productivity performance is miles ahead so really no reason to go with Intel unless you get a really good deal price wise.

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Re: Upgrade Time

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Re: Upgrade Time

Post by DjchunKfunK » Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:11 pm

Reviews I have seen for that card say performance at 1080p appears to be good but the pricing isn't. £380 for a card that performs worse than a 3060ti, supply issue aside.

This from the PCGamer review is pretty damming.
It's also not like the RX 6600 XT is really moving things along any either. It's practically the same price as the RX 5700 XT, and only single digit figures faster on average. Taking our entire benchmarking suite into account, this new card delivers average 1080p frame rates only 7% higher than the first-gen Navi card, while only being 5% cheaper than the RX 5700 XT's $399 MSRP.

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Re: Upgrade Time

Post by Hatredsheart » Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:48 pm



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Re: Upgrade Time

Post by Achtung Englander » Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:50 pm

Interesting conclusion - I wonder if AMD and Nvidia will now purposely cut back production to keep prices high given China has banned bitcoin mining and the market in the far east is being flooded with cards.

I only managed to pick up my 3060Ti at what I thought was a reasonable price of £380 and that was waiting for more than a year. Even if I had the budget of over a £1k to buy a 3080 I still wouldn't buy one at that price.
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