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About RadiatingLight

  • Title
    Testing... 123

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  • Location
    Bay Area


  • CPU
    Intel Core I7 4770K
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    2X 8GB DDR3
  • GPU
    GTX 1070 STRIX
  • Case
    Corsair Crystal 460X RGB
  • Storage
    220GB Sandisk SSD
  • PSU
    Corsair RM750X
  • Display(s)
    ViewSonic 1080p 24''
  • Cooling
    NZXT Kraken X62 (With 120mm Fans)
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K95 Cherry MX Brown
  • Mouse
    Corsair M65
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Nobody knows about the future, but it's likely it will take years for direct storage to appear in games, and 3400MB/s is more than enough for any gaming you could dream of today.
  2. No probably not. Get a better PSU is possible.
  3. The define r5 is a wonderful case and you'd have absolutely no problems reusing it and saving $80 my go-to recommendation for good airflow is the Fractal Meshify C
  4. It would either perform, or shutdown... I suspect it would work (just barely), but your mileage may vary, and it might be close enough to the edge that literally connecting a few USB peripherals would cause system shutdown. (RGB Keyboards take like 5W, charging your phone is 5W, etc.)
  5. Schooling is required. Major issues: - CPU is not a cutting-edge platform (it's a few years old at this point), and is handily beat out in every metric by the much cheaper AMD 3900X -- If I were you, I'd get the Ryzen 3950X unless you can stomach the extra cost to upgrade to Threadripper. Minor issues: - GPU was the best you could get a week ago, but the RTX 3080 Just came out and its much better. If you really want to go balls-to-the-wall, get the RTX 3090 coming out in 3 days. - Personally, I'd get 3600Mhz RAM at least if I were really going all-out, but this isn't a real issue - You don't really need a 1200W PSU. 750W is more than enough. if you can, I would return the CPU and Motherboard and get a Ryzen 3950X (or if you're an intel person, the 10900K). Also keep in mind that new Ryzen CPUs are being announced on October 8th, which will be better than anything else I've mentioned here. With all that considered, here's what I would get: (choices for case, storage, psu are mostly arbitrary) PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $89.90 @ Amazon Motherboard MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $179.99 @ Amazon Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory $289.99 @ Newegg Storage Sabrent Rocket 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $279.99 @ Amazon Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.99 @ Amazon Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $98.89 @ B&H Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $139.93 @ Newegg Custom RTX 3090 $1500.00 Custom 3950X OR 4950X $750.00 Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $3418.68 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-21 22:02 EDT-0400
  6. Any one you want. They're all going to work, some have better airflow, some have better looks, some have better pricing. It's all up to you. My reccomendations (assuming you have an ATX build): - Fractal Design Meshify C - NZXT H510 - Phanteks P300(A) Really, anything from any major brand will be good, Gamersnexus has great case reviews if you really want to maximize airflow, but I wouldn't worry too much.
  7. Absolutely has a tangible effect, especially on Ryzen. We don't know how Ryzen 4000 will behave, but on Ryzen 3000 (Zen 2) going from stock 2133Mhz to 3600Mhz could easily lead to a 20% performance uplift in FPS. This is because the interconnects within the Ryzen CPU are directly linked to memory speed. If you increase memory speed by 30%, those interconnects (Infinity fabric or FCLK in BIOS) get faster too. So even if your app isn't memory-heavy, the CPU itself gets better.
  8. Incorrect. Overclocking voids warranty on both Intel and AMD. (However, neither can really check if you overclocked, so it doesn't matter all that much) The difference is that Intel voids warranty for XMP, while AMD doesn't.
  9. Just go with something like this? You can of course change the case, and add a Dark Rock Pro 4 cooler for overclocking PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price Motherboard MSI B550-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.99 @ B&H Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory $114.99 @ Newegg Storage ADATA Swordfish 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $219.99 @ Amazon Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $96.99 @ B&H Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $109.98 @ Newegg Custom Ryzen 4700X (Estimated Pricing) $329.00 Custom RTX 3080 $750.00 Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $1760.94 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-18 01:53 EDT-0400
  10. 4th gen Ryzen is announced October 8th, I'd wait until then (also good luck getting any 3000 series cards before october anyway)
  11. Probably not, but it would still be a huge leap. Reviews are comparing against the 2080 Super, not the 2080, and still finding that the GPUs are a huge step up.
  12. You might want to wait until October 8th when new Ryzen CPUs are announced.
  13. My personal choice would be the fractal design meshify C
  14. For a low-budget gaming PC, yeah for sure. PSU might be super crappy though, so you'll probably have to replace that. A PC like this would go great with something like a used GTX 970, RX 480/470/580/570, or GTX 1060 6GB