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RiskyBomberPT

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    Male
  • Location
    Aveiro - Portugal
  • Interests
    Gaming and Technology
  • Occupation
    Student

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  • CPU
    AMD FX-8320
  • Motherboard
    Asrock 970 Pro3 R2.0
  • RAM
    2x Patriot Viper Series3 4GB 1600Mhz DDR3
  • GPU
    VTX3D Radeon HD7870 Black Ed. (Tahiti Le)
  • Case
    CM Storm Scout 2
  • Storage
    WDC 1TB Blue
  • PSU
    XFX Pro 550W Core Edition
  • Display(s)
    Samsung SyncMaster S24B300
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow
  • Mouse
    Logitech G400
  • Sound
    Logitech X-210 and Steelseries 5HV2

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  1. Yes I'm always on the latest driver as the old ones seem to have bigger issues than the latest ones in terms of crashing stuff up, it's unfortunately still very unstable and as someone who came from an Nvidia card it feels really unpolished
  2. Hey guys, so I've upgraded my PC a while ago with an RX5700 hoping I would get the performance I needed, while not overspending and going beyond what I really needed for the upcoming years. However I noticed in a few titles that my 7600k (OC @ 4.8GHz) is lagging behind, with CPU usages fixed at 100% and background applications like Discord and OBS (even with AMD encoder) FREEZING when playing recent titles like COD: Modern Warfare, and sometimes even freezes on Forza Horizon 4, I realised it was time to go for a overhaul of my system. I will be keeping my PSU as it's recent, as well as the RX5700, and I will be keeping my old SSD and HDD, although adding more storage in the process too. The rest of the PC will be built new, as I intend of saving the current setup, mixed with my old GPU and PSU, and passing it down to my dad, who's in need of an upgrade as well. The purpose of this build is to be a mid-tier setup, capable of at least streaming some gameplay through discord to my friends without hiccups, which I can't with my current setup due to the CPU. I'm asking you for advice on the purchase, I'm mostly already settled on what I'm getting although I could be missing some important aspects in compatibility and overlooking other important aspects, so please give me your opinion on this planned setup! Phanteks Eclipse P300 Air 54,9 Arctic P12PWM PST 120mm x5 VALUE PACK 29,99 AMD Ryzen 5 3600 199,9 Team Group Kit 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200MHz Dark Pro CL14 8Pack Edition 134,9 MSI B450-A PRO MAX 90,9 Arctic Freezer 34 eSports Duo 33,9 Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut 0 Sapphire Radeon RX5700 Pulse 8GB 0 Bitfenix Whisper M 650W 0 WDC Blue 1TB EZEX 0 Samsung 850 Evo 250GB 0 M.2 2280 Toshiba RC500 500GB 3D TLC NVMe 69,9 Edit: For clarification, everything marked with 0 is something I already own Anything I should change? This totals at about 615 euros and I don't intend on extending my budget unless it's a very nice price-value proposition to go over this My biggest concerns are the case (although this is the new P300 with the mesh front), the fans, and the motherboard, as I can't get a definitive "this is an awesome buy, go for it" feedback just from looking through the reviews and specs of said items. Thanks for your help!
  3. Hey! Slightly late reply but I didn't have much time yesterday to mess around with the overclock So I've been going around it for a little while, following the Anandtech post's clocks and voltages. I did my stress testing with Realbench I ran it at 4.6ghz with cache at 4.3, at 1.114v (idk what happened, i input 1.150 on the bios but Intel XTU gave me only 1.114v), got temperatures of about 70ºC in stress testing Then ran it at 4.7ghz, with cache at 4.4, at 1.200v (showing 1.199 on Intel XTU). It sat at around 76ºC to 78ºC after i made my fans spin faster and earlier, with small spikes to 81ºC. Idling on 4.7ghz is jumping massively, from 45ºC to 50ºC, might be because of the fan curves kicking it way faster past 50 and quickly cooling it back to 45ºC, then slowing down and repeating this cycle over and over... I've checked the temperatures with both Intel XTU and HWMonitor. Are these results satisfactory to pair up with a 2060super/5700xt? Should I switch my thermal paste too? I've got Artic MX-2 currently, which has been there for a good 2years now. Maybe it's time to replace, but what should I get? Quick edit: Should i try to lower my voltages too? I've followed this post: https://www.anandtech.com/show/10969/the-intel-core-i57600k-91w-review-the-more-amenable-mainstream-performer/11 Quick edit2: Not sure if it's any relevant but the room temperature is 24.3ºC, so quite cold
  4. Well, if the prices for the custom cards will be the same then I'm totally interested in waiting the 1 or 2 weeks for this to happen, like I mentioned in the post I'm not interested in the Ray Tracing, and I'm not sure I'll have any particular need for CUDA cores in specific. So if I can get a custom cooler 5700XT card for 440€ and that can perform better than the 2060Super it seems like a nice deal to me Would a 550w PSU be enough for either of these cards if I'm overclocking my i5?
  5. I'll give it a go then, at which temperatures and clocks should I stop to stay on the safe side? I didn't even know about the 7800's existence, but a quick googling shows me that it's on other socket (LGA2066 instead of 1151) and around 500 dollars (can't even find it in my country)... Maybe you meant the 7700k? Though at 370€ brand new for just hyperthreading and a little bit more clock it seems a bit overpriced... And I can't really say much about the used market in my country as it's very hard to find anything, people don't sell used parts very often here Seems like a nice plan My CPU is stock right now, but it seems to idle at 4.1ghz and when at 100% it goes to 4.2ghz, as if it's constantly turbo-boosting... Maybe my motherboard or power settings are making it constantly boost? Does this mean if I raise my base 3.8ghz clock to 4.2ghz it will constantly boost all the way to 4.6ghz?
  6. Hello, I've been wanting to upgrade my PC since the beginning of the year and I was put off by some real life friends of mine who said "wait! just wait! you're fine for now, there will be new stuff coming out later this year". And I've waited... But recently I've been hitting the wall when it comes to gaming performance. Hitting max VRAM in some games and dropping frames very often (sometimes even in League of Legends, in late game, when there's a baron buff), I've just reached my limit with my poor old 3gb GTX1060 I've previously made a thread here, in January, asking for advice on upgrading, but now I'm coming back with a higher budget and more and more confusion as there's so many new releases in both the GPU and CPU markets... My Budget: I'm unsure if I can keep my system as is From what I've seen I'll need a new PSU since mine is outdated and could be unreliable, even if it meets the power target. The CPU is a big question mark for me. Can I keep the i5? I noticed my CPU reaching 100% very easily. I'm currently not overclocking it and with only the Hyper 212x I don't think I can overclock a lot... I never even tried out of fear of overheating the PC or just making it very unstable overall. So... if I'm only upgrading the GPU (and the PSU) I would set a limit of around 500 euros for the budget If my i5 is not enough to handle a new GPU, I was thinking about maybe going with a Ryzen 3600, extending my budget to double (1000 euros) The Current PC: CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212x GPU: ASUS GTX1060 DUAL OC 3GB MOBO: MSI Z270-A PRO SKT1151 RAM: GSkill PC4-19200 2400MHz 16GB (2x8gb) AEGIS CL15 DDR4 SSD: Samsung 850 EVO ULTRASLIM 250GB SSD HDD: Western Digital Blue 1TB HDD 7200RPM PSU: Seasonic S12ii GB 520W 80plus Bronze Case: Cooler Master CM590 iii Window The target use: 1080p gaming (I have a dual monitor setup, primary monitor at 75hz and secondary at 60hz, both 1080p, usually game on the primary) Some of the games I play or intend to play are CSGO, League of Legends, Rainbow 6 Siege, Overwatch, Anno 1800, Destiny2, Black Desert Online, Monster Hunter World, Forza Horizon 3 and 4, etc Streaming smoothly is not necessarily within my needs but would be a nice bonus (for screen sharing on Discord, which with my current setup seems to make me drop quite a lot of frames) I'm not sure I will be using RTX on my games, but with the RX 5700 blower card at 380€ the AMD offering seems a bit overpriced (maybe?) Now for the prices and items that I have in my area of residence... GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus XS 6G OC - 374,9€ Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 AMP! Edition 6GB - 379,9€ (This one is clocked higher than the MSI by about 90mhz for just 5€ more) MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Ventus 8G OC - 444,90€ MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8G - 474,90€ Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 8GB - 384,90€ (stock reference cooler and clocks) Gigabyte/MSI/Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB - 439,90€ (they're basically the exact same card, same stock reference cooler with same clocks and price) PSU: Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 550W Full Modular - 84,9€ Corsair RM550x Series 80PLUS Gold Full Modular - 94,9€ In case of needing to upgrade the rest of the PC: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 - 218,9€ MSI B450-A Pro - 94,9€ (should have a button to flash BIOS without CPU, I think) GSKILL Ripjaws V 16gb (2x8GB) DDR4-3200MHz CL14 - 138,3€ So my question is how to best go about upgrading, I wouldn't want to spend my 1000 euro bigger budget unless I really needed to upgrade the CPU At the same time, I'm not sure at which point am I overspending on the graphics card, so which would be the sweet spot, the 2060? the 2070? or in-between, with the 2060 super? Would the AMD cards still be relevant at their current price tag even if just available with reference card blower style coolers? As for what I'll be doing with my old parts, the used market here is not the best, hard to sell and hard to buy, so my older components will be used to upgrade the other family rig (which is basically all built out of donations from my old PC parts), so no money can be extracted out of my current parts to make the upgrade easier Thanks to anyone who can contribute to this thread and to making my final decision on the upgrade... It's been some tough months trying to hold on with the upgrades but I think it's finally time I'll go through with it
  7. So if I do save up the extra for the new PSU and I get a TierC PSU should I still aim for the 500~550 W range, or should I get a bit more like 650W? The PSUs on Tier C are already pretty expensive (compared to what my current one costed me about 2 years ago), so if I should buy one I want to do the right purchase EDIT: Also, aren't the RT cores useful for more than just Raytracing? I heard about something like better streaming on the RTX cards and so on with newer NVidia drivers, not sure if it has anything to do with that
  8. Hello, The problem here is simple: I'm looking to upgrade my PC, I think I'm gonna get the most by upgrading the graphics card at this moment, because I believe my CPU should still be decent for the time being, however I'm open for discussion and suggestions on this! My biggest concern right now is (if I do upgrade the GPU) the power draw. My PSU is only 520w and I'm afraid that any significant upgrade at this moment would increase my GPU's power draw by a significant amount. On top of that, I'm not sure if I have any available connectors in case of an upgrade to a GPU with more pins than my current GPU, however if you're more informed about the available connections on my PSU let me know (I have no clue how the PSU cables work really). Other issue is the clearance in my case, for a comparison, the Hyper 212x cooler is about 1mm from touching the side panel! A very tight fit. However I don't think GPUs are too tall but should take that in mind too My budget right now would be about 350 euros, not very tight so I can go up or down a bit, I'm looking around the RTX2060 which has models at around 380euros on preorder right now. The 1070ti are out of stock in the shops I'm looking at, and they come at about 480 euros, making it a bit too expensive. The biggest concern is if I have to upgrade the PSU then my budget wouldn't allow me to upgrade, that's why I'm looking for opinions. The Current PC: CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212x GPU: ASUS GTX1060 DUAL OC 3GB MOBO: MSI Z270-A PRO SKT1151 RAM: GSkill PC4-19200 2400MHz 16GB (2x8gb) AEGIS CL15 DDR4 SSD: Samsung 850 EVO ULTRASLIM 250GB SSD HDD: Western Digital Blue 1TB HDD 7200RPM PSU: Seasonic S12ii GB 520W 80plus Bronze Case: Cooler Master CM590 iii Window edit: I'm running dual 1080p monitor setup, for reference... Both via HDMI (one of the monitors does have DVI though, the other doesnt)
  9. So I've decided to go with that Corsair memory at 3000 Mhz and lower the SSD to the 850 EVO, which is just a little more on the ram but 50 less on the drive. Having a little bit of flexibility now on the budget due to lowering the SSD I decided to look for a power supply of better rating, cause it could be a good investment as I can recover the money I spend now by simply having lower electricity bills over time. I found this one which is 80 Plus Gold, compared to the Seasonic in the original post: Corsair CS550M Modular 550W 80PLUS Gold - 78.90 € Model CP-9020076-EU Would the upgrade be worthy in the long run? The money I saved on the drive (which anyway, it's just a drive, maybe in a couple months I can just buy the 960 EVO anyway and keep the 850 EVO as an extra drive) allows me to put this upgrade on the PSU (if it really is an upgrade). I suppose with the PC ON for about 12 to 14h a day I can get back the price difference to the 80PLUS Bronze from Seasonic in about a year. Can I get a confirmation (or denial) on this? Thanks a lot for everyone who has collaborated in this thread so far!
  10. A quick digging through my local shop and found this sticks: CORSAIR PC4-24000 3000Mhz 16GB VENGEANCE LPX CL15 (2X8GB) DDR4 - 149.90 € on the store page it shows this model CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 which seems to be on the supported list for my motherboard (there was 2 entries on it, one with exactly just that model and other with ver4.24 in front of it) The price difference isn't too big so they seem alright, would this be recommended then? Quick Edit: I never used any "OC" RAM sticks, are they hard to configure? Or does the motherboard detect the speeds and timings from a profile automagically? And back to the SSD topic, I do understand that it might not make any difference to my gaming but on the particular case of Black Desert Online where the game is constantly loading as you travel, even with my current SSD (which is a subpar compared to the 850 Evo, I think I get 250mb/s sequencial reads currently(?) ) I constantly get frozen in the middle of the game because the map hasn't fully loaded yet (I have a very fast mount and the game doesn't have loading screens, it loads as you travel). So I was thinking that maybe the NVMe SSD could be helpful, but I might be wrong, maybe currently I get those freezes because my CPU is also very very slow, and with a decent SSD and the Ryzen processor the loading speeds would be sufficient to not freeze. It's a huge saving going for the 850 EVO so I'd be REALLY happy to do it, but on the other side I'm a bit afraid of the speed
  11. Would you really recommend going with the 850 EVO? How much of a speed difference would that be? The hard drive speed is a bit crucial on my scenario Anyway I checked the prices for it: SAMSUNG SERIES 850 EVO ULTRASLIM 250GB 2.5" SATA III - 99,90 € Way cheaper but 540 MB/s vs 3200 MB/s on Sequencial Read seems a bit huge to me? The power supply is this one: https://seasonic.com/product/s12ii-520/ So, it's safe to go with this one? I don't want it to go boom on my PC so I'm a little concerned of it's quality Now on that RAM topic that both Drake and Aerel mentioned: How much of an advantage is getting 3000 Mhz RAM? I remember seeing a video with benchmarks that would only show improvement on FPS on higher graphics cards (as in, the 1060 would always be the bottleneck even with 2400 Mhz RAM). Maybe it's more noticeable outside gaming, perhaps noticeable while streaming?
  12. So, a while back I was looking for a cheap upgrade on my CPU cause my CPU is pretty lacking. For reference it's a FX8320. But seeing a lot of people recommend me the wait for the Ryzen 5 I did so. Even with a broken ethernet port I got a cheap adapter and here I am today, with a slightly higher budget, going for a full pc upgrade (except the graphics card which I upgraded in december). If you're curious about my current rig and the old thread where I got recommended to wait for Ryzen5, here's the thread: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/746430-any-worthy-upgrade-on-the-fx8320-for-200euros-or-less/#comment-9454221 This build will include also power supply and case since I'll be trying to keep my old pc fully operational for my dad The build I got planned so far: CPU: AMD RYZEN 5 1600 3.2GHz 16MB SKT AM4 BOX - 229,90€ MOBO: ASUS PRIME B350-PLUS SKT AM4 - 104,90€ RAM: G.SKILL PC4-19200 2400MHZ 16GB FLARE X SERIES (AMD) CL16 (2X8GB) BLACK DDR4 - 133,60€ M.2 SSD: SAMSUNG SSD 960 EVO M.2 250GB - 149€ PSU: Seasonic S12II GB 520W 80Plus Bronze - 54,90€ CASE: COOLER MASTER CM 590 III WINDOW USB 3.0 - 54.90€ Total of 727,20€ From my old PC I will be taking the Asus GTX1060 Dual OC 3GB and a WDC Blue 1TB HDD (and I'll place back my old HD7870 on the old rig to keep it functional) >Now the questions here are: 1. Overall compatibility? 2. Is it worth getting the CL15 version of that G.SKILL RAM for 142,50€ (8,90€ more)? 3. Is the power supply enough? How's the build quality on said power supply? Is it worth going for the CORSAIR CX550M 550W MODULAR 80PLUS BRONZE instead? the price difference is quite noticeable ( 74,96€, so 20,06€ more than the Seasonic), and I don't need the power supply to be Modular. Maybe there's some other power supply with a decent price tag that would be better than this Seasonic? I'm really confused and worried about the power supply. 4. How's overall the computer case? I noticed in videos that it's inside seems identical to my current case (CM Storm Scout2) which I really like, it's not anything crazy but it's just overall solid and functional. Do you guys recommend any other case on the same price tag? I noticed a lot of people going for the NZXT S340 but the 3.5' HDD mounting seemed bad and overall paying ~20€ more just for looks (and questionably less airflow) isn't really something I'd consider worth. Functionality and airflow > Looks 5. Any other upgrades/downgrades I should take in mind? I don't wanna blow up my wallet but I don't wanna lose a lot for only a few euros more. This build will be mostly for gaming (with some twitch streaming maybe), I kinda want the M.2 drive since I play Black Desert very often, that game abuses the pagefile and needs fast hard drive speeds to load the map, since it loads while you play. On my current pc it's a bummer to constantly freeze while the game tries to load, even tho I have an SSD already (just a normal Sata3 SSD). I don't wanna say a rigid budget but I don't plan on going much over 730€. But like I said, it's not a rigid budget, either saving 10 or going 10 above would be fine. (Tho I'd be more than happy to get more performance for less money, so if it would be possible to get the build even cheaper that would also be appreciated so I'm open for any kinds of recommendations) Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me on this, and apologies for my perhaps bad English (I'm Portuguese btw) Quick Edit: Prices are from a local store and I don't plan on ordering online
  13. Quickly browsing, trying to find the cheapest DDR4 2x4GB, I found this: G.SKILL PC4-19200 2400MHZ 8GB VALUE SERIES CL15 (2X4GB) DDR4 70€ Is this good enough? I'm wondering how it performs comparatively to my current RAM, if better, worse, or equality, because it seems like the frequency is way higher, tho the CL is higher too quick edit: just realised its 10 euros above my budget, I think I can still push the extra 10 euros tho
  14. Checking for B250 motherboards, the cheapest I found on my local retailer is: ASUS PRIME B250M-K SKT 1151 79€ That would be 200 euros with the I3 and 140 euros with the Pentium. Seems on point! There's something that I saw however that concerns me, my current RAM memory is DDR3 and the motherboard specifies DDR4 memory, there's no backwards compatibility with RAM memory?
  15. Yeah, the main reason I'm looking for an upgrade on the CPU is the fact my Motherboard is failing, it was a cheap one so I kinda expected trouble So, changing the motherboard, I could either for for another platform and cpu (the reason why I'm asking if there's a worthy upgrade over my cpu) or I can simply get a new motherboard for the current CPU I have Since the ethernet port is kind of a big bummer I wouldn't want to wait for more than, let's say, a month, so without an ETA yet I might just not wait for it then According to those two suggestions, what motherboard would I pair with them? I quickly browse my local retailer and this are the prices: INTEL CORE I3 6100 3.7GHZ 3 MB SKT 1151 120€ INTEL PENTIUM G4560 3.50GHZ 3 MB SKT 1151 60€ so that would leave 80 euros budget for the mobo on the first cpu and 140 euros budget on the second one Thanks both of you for the quick answer, btw!
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