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  1. Wolrajh

    EPIC Store has a bunch of games for free for one week

    It's too late for Subnautica I think - the giveaway window has passed. As for the EGS... Your Mileage May Vary. I personally hate it - for multiple reasons I won't care to disclose here to not bore everyone to death. But I also am stuck with it if I want to play a certain BL3 when it's released... So... Yeah, up to our personnal preferences I guess.
  2. One thing I forgot to mention was the context of that discussion, which is using Houdini for heavy VFX simulation work. It should put the ram under more pressure than during gaming. Also, I vaguely mentionned am4 : consider the CPU to be at least the upcoming 3950x, which, again, considering the nature of Ryzen, could influence the importance of the memory kit specs. While 3200cl14 is still a very good combo as far as I know, I find it a bit strange to advise people to buy, like, 2666 with lowest CL (13 according to PCPP ) alongside a 3950x, especially for the aforementionned pretty intensive tasks. I mean, even AMD recommends 3600cl16 over 3200cl14 anyway. So at least in gaming, bandwidth is indeed relevant. Some pretty important fps differences here... He doesn't mention latency though, I wonder how much it would affect his benchmarks.
  3. I recently came into contact with someone claiming CAS was way more important than ram speed, and should almost be the only criteria to factor in when choosing a ram kit. They also claimed saying that "3600 is the sweetspot for am4" is stupid and moronic. Finally, they said they'd rather get a 2666mhz CL 12 kit than a 3600 CL 15 kit. Now from what I understand, the "common" formula used to calculate actual timings or "true latency", (CL/FREQ) * 1000 * 2, yields us the following score : (12/2666)*2000 = 9.00ns (15/3600)*2000 = 8.33ns making the theoretical 3600 CAS 15 kit a winner. Not to mention it also gets better bandwidth, and should be a better base for OCing ? As for me, I think speed and latency are obviously connected, hence the term of sweetspot after all. I'd go as far as give a little preference to speed as long as latency doesn't suffer too much ( went with 64gb 3600/17, couldn't find 16, don't know how much the ram amount and stick setup can affect latency ). You can always underclock the frequency to get good latency or something, but that's a world I do not know yet. So... Are they wrong, or am I missing something fundamental here ? a few links to common sources over the internet :
  4. Wolrajh

    3950x release date ?

    Yeah... Ah well it's better than nothing, amirite ? Heh, I was chuckling to myself earlier thinking exactly that.
  5. As far as I can tell, except for a vague "September", nothing has been confirmed about a potential release date for the next Ryzen. I forgot to put points in the Googling skill though, so maybe I'm not aware of the latest news... Do we have any actual or even rumoured clues as to when the Ryzen 3950x will be available "exactly" ? ( basically one of the web retailer in my country offers a 60days testing period, so I'm thinking of grabbing a 3900x for now and sending it back to get a 3950x come September )
  6. Actually, they do ; but I think at 760euros it's a bit expensive with a meh latency (18). Hence a slight bias toward the Trident. There was also Vengeance LPX 3733 but with a pricetag close to 1000euros it would just have teared through my budget
  7. PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (€225.89 @ Alternate) CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 SE-AM4 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler (€89.90 @ Amazon France) Motherboard: MSI - MEG X570 ACE ATX AM4 Motherboard (€400.90 @ LDLC) Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory (€667.30 @ LDLC) Storage: Corsair - MP600 Force Series Gen4 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (€254.70 @ Amazon France) Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 2 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (€312.23 @ Amazon France) Storage: Corsair - MP600 Force Series Gen4 2 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (€487.70 @ Amazon France) Video Card: MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card (€1209.98 @ Cdiscount) Case: Fractal Design - Define R6 USB-C ATX Mid Tower Case (€139.99 @ Amazon France) Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€128.90 @ LDLC) Case Fan: Noctua - NF-A15 PWM 140 mm Fan (€21.90 @ Amazon France) Case Fan: Noctua - NF-A15 PWM 140 mm Fan (€21.90 @ Amazon France) Total: €3961.29 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-12 03:43 CEST+0200 I cut costs on the Samsung Evo as I'm not a big data hoarder anyway, so I can safely drop from 4TB to 2 and cut price in half ; also went for a M2 version since I will have 3 available slots. After much reviewing, the 2080ti gaming X trio should fit both my bill and my needs. The FTW3 I was considering earlier actually is rare in my country and as such is too expensive. Too bad, it was a bit noisy but featured some nice temp. Trio is quieter but hotter too. Also put case fans as an option for now. So I went ahead and started ordering. There was only one model of that ram left in stock so I decided it was maybe a good idea to just get it now instead of risking being stuck with arguably lower quality sticks ( or worst, physically bigger... shivers ). So I just grabbed everything from LDLC : motherboard ( after reviewing my options Meg Ace just feels like the right one ), PSU, and RAM. I still have a bit of time to decide about the main cooler as I order the rest. No idea if I'll need some additionnal cables, I'll go on the assumption that it should be ok. I'll stay open to suggestions though, I haven't locked everything yet ^^ Thanks
  8. Did a bit of looking around and I wonder. DRP4 has better base clearance ( 40 mm ) than D15 ( 32mm ) BUT apparently the Noctua has way more room to move the fans up and ultimately get more clearance ( as long as it fits in the case, 185mm max according to Fractal Design website ). This has been discussed some time ago here notably : In short both should work ( I found at least two other occurences of people claiming the Trident Z indeed fit naturally under the DRP4 ) with Noctua requiring a little bit of tweaking which, thankfully, seems to be an easy enough task. Maybe I'll actually stick with Noctua here...
  9. Wolrajh

    Looking for the right 2080ti model

    It is indeed ; trio is in the 1200-1260 euros range. FTW3 starts at 1410 and is apparently not frequent here. It's not even listed in some of the more known french retailers lists. Weird. Now I feel bad for not thinking of checking for stocks - didn't even cross my mind it would be scarcely available
  10. Wolrajh

    Looking for the right 2080ti model

    The issue with the ftw3 hybrid is more about the noise, apparently the pump suck and evga can't do anything about it except RMA - and people report the new product don't really improve. There is always a relatively loud whinning noise, like a beer fridge or something And I'm not sure I have the skillz and patience to efficiently OC , let alone custom-rig things... I mean it's always a good thing to know how to DIY but I'm not sure I can pull it off Thanks! You really helped me get that rig going !
  11. Wolrajh

    Looking for the right 2080ti model

    Yeah this post is scaring me away from the Hybrid, to be fair Just to protect my sanity I'll look at one of the alternative. I could always buy the hybrid kit later if I feel like it. So Gaming X trio vs ftw3 non hybrid, I guess. The Trio costs 210 euros less. The Trio however heats more. And everyone seems to love Evga. Can't deny that fact... Hm !
  12. As the title suggests, I'm looking for the one 2080ti GPU to go complete my planned rig ( 3950x, x570 meg ace, 3 m2 ssds, air cooling, Fractal design R6 ) This should be about the last piece I have to research before fine tuning the thing. And as always within the computer hardware world, so many choices ! So far my researches seem to constantly come back to Evga and MSI, with the forerunners being the EVGA 2080ti FTW3 Ultra [hybrid] Gaming and the MSI 2080ti Gaming X Trio. EVGA seems to feature some of the best temperatures ( and support ), but it seems noisy especially in the Hybrid version, while the MSI is quieter but of course also hotter. Any opinions about those two? Or maybe there are some runner-up I didn't foresee ? Aorus extreme ? Asus ROG strix ? MSI lightning ? And while my budget is high ( 5k for the rig ) I don't think I want to dip in to the high waters of the Kingpin. Top usage is gaming, though I'll indulge myself with GPU rendering ( redshift ) which may put some pressure on the card.
  13. it really is a shame there aren't more usb in the back. I too am still toying with the idea of getting the creation instead myself because I have a sh!tload of things to plug. im a bit intimidated by the eatx form though... I have also been recommended the Aorus Ultra but you already covered that one. These considerations aside, however angle I look at it the meg ace seems like the right solution for my needs and at this price. 3 m2 slots, above average Ethernet, wifi, and I even just learned there was the heatpipe stuff. Dang couldn't they have put just two more usb back behind !
  14. Some solid points indeed. I've never jumped the gun and have always used Noctua based air cooling myself. It's good you mention the issue with memory modules as, as far as I can remember, I always had issues with Noctua cpu coolers blocking one slot of RAM, which is obviously annoying as heck. As for the GPU I'm probably over-overthinking it... Indeed I read that the pump on the Ultra Hybrid seems to be quite noisy and people have been put off by it. I'd rather not deal with that so I'll just keep reading reviews to find the right one. But maybe I'm just hurting myself ; I could probably just grab one and be happy with it edit : oh, case fans! I guess I could go with case fans? probably a couple https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/product/znPfrH/noctua-case-fan-nfa15pwm
  15. Wolrajh

    Coolermaster ML240R

    I see ; if course I wasn't expecting a high end cooler but it's best to have an idea where it stands. While it's free I'd rather not cut costs on CPU cooling - it would be very sad indeed to build a 4/5k rig and cheap out on the cooling Also, I can consider other mobo brands with my heart at peace .... ( thought the Ace indeed got a lot of features right )